Arthur Whetsel

Arthur Parker Whetsel (February 22, 1905 – May 1, 1940) was an early "sweet" trumpeter for Duke Ellington's Washingtonians.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 22, 1905 (Punta Gorda), Died January 5, 1940 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, composer

Notes: Name often misspelled as "Whetsol."

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 51-75 of 93 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-64812 10-in. 11/21/1930 Nine little miles from Ten-Ten-Tennessee Smith Ballew ; Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-64813 10-in. 11/21/1930 I'm so in love with you Smith Ballew ; Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-67401 10-in. 1/16/1931 Rockin' in rhythm Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-67798 10-in. 1/16/1931 The river and me Chick Bullock ; Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-67799 10-in. 1/16/1931 Keep a song in your soul Chick Bullock ; Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-67800 10-in. 1/16/1931 Sam and Delilah Chick Bullock ; Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor CRC-68231 12-in. 6/11/1931 Creole rhapsody Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BRC-68232 10-in. 6/11/1931 Creole rhapsody Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor CRC-68233 12-in. 6/11/1931 Creole rhapsody Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BRC-68237 10-in. 6/16/1931 Limehouse blues Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BRC-68238 10-in. 6/16/1931 Echoes of the jungle Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BRC-68239 10-in. 6/17/1931 It's glory Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BRC-68240 10-in. 6/17/1931 The mystery song Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor LBRC-71811 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 2/3/1932 Mood indigo Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor LBSHQ-71812 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 2/3/1932 Mood indigo Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor LBRC-71836 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 2/9/1932 East St. Louis toddle Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor LBSHQ-71837 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 2/9/1932 East St. Louis toddle Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BRC-71838 10-in. 2/9/1932 Dinah Duke Ellington Orchestra ; Sonny Greer ; Cootie Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BRC-71839 10-in. 2/9/1932 Bugle call rag Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-73557 10-in. 9/21/1932 Maori Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-73558 10-in. 9/21/1932 Jive Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-73559 10-in. 9/21/1932 My sophisticated daddy Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-73560 10-in. 9/21/1932 Margie Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-77025 10-in. 9/26/1933 Rude interlude Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-77026 10-in. 9/26/1933 Dallas doings Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 51-75 of 93 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Whetsel, Arthur," accessed April 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102899.

Whetsel, Arthur. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102899.

"Whetsel, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102899

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