Victor matrix PBVE-61013. Three little words / Duke Ellington Orchestra ; Rhythm Boys

TitleSource
Three little words (Primary title)Disc label
Fox trot (Title descriptor)Disc label
Tres palabritas (Parallel (translated) title)Disc label (Vi 25076)
Check and double check [Motion picture] (Work title)Disc label
Authors and ComposersNotes
Harry Ruby (composer)
Bert Kalmar (lyricist)
Composer information source: Disc label; sheet music.
PersonnelNotes Hide Additional Titles
Duke Ellington Orchestra (Musical group)
Rhythm Boys (Vocal group)Takes 4-6.
Duke Ellington (leader)
LeRoy Shield (session supervisor)Takes 4-6.
Barney Bigard (instrumentalist : clarinet)
Barney Bigard (instrumentalist : tenor saxophone)
Wellman Braud (instrumentalist : string bass)
Harry Carney (instrumentalist : alto saxophone)
Harry Carney (instrumentalist : clarinet)
Harry Carney (instrumentalist : baritone saxophone)
Duke Ellington (instrumentalist : piano)
Sonny Greer (instrumentalist : drums)
Fred Guy (instrumentalist : banjo)Takes 1 & 2.
Johnny Hodges (instrumentalist : alto saxophone)
Johnny Hodges (instrumentalist : clarinet)
Johnny Hodges (instrumentalist : soprano saxophone)
Freddy Jenkins (instrumentalist : trumpet)
Tricky Sam Nanton (instrumentalist : trombone)
Juan Tizol (instrumentalist : valve trombone)
Cootie Williams (instrumentalist : trumpet)
Emmanuel Hall (choral director)Takes 1 & 2.
Emmanuel Hall's Quintet (Vocal group)Takes 1 & 2; listed in Victor ledgers as "Emanuel Hall's Qt."
Jimmy Miller (vocalist)Take 3.
Harry Barris (vocalist : tenor vocal)Takes 4-6.
Al Rinker (vocalist : tenor vocal)Takes 4-6.
Bing Crosby (vocalist : baritone vocal)Takes 4-6.
Arthur Whetsel (instrumentalist : trumpet)
  • Description: Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio
  • Instrumentation: Bass, 3 clarinets, 5 saxophones, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, banjo, piano, and drums
  • Category: Instrumental with vocal refrain
  • Language: English
  • Master Size: 10-in.
Notes
Instrumentation is from Victor ledgers and is not confirmed; collective personnel from notes to reissue compilation CD. Personnel listings here are not intended to imply that every instrument listed is played on every master recorded at the session.
Ledgers: "Roy Shield, present."
It is not stated whether Emmanuel Hall's group is a quintet or quartet.
Source(s): CD: Duke Ellington centennial edition : The complete RCA Victor recordings (personnel); John Bolig files (issues); Rigler-Deutsch Index; Victor blue history card; trade catalog; Victor ledgers; disc.
Take Date and PlaceTakeStatusLabel Name/NumberFormatNote Hide Additional Titles
8/20/1930 Hollywood, California. Studio 1 Destroy RCA Victor DUKE4 Compact disc
8/20/1930 Hollywood, California. Studio 2 Destroy
8/20/1930 Hollywood, California. Studio 3 Destroy
8/26/1930 Hollywood, California. Studio 4 Destroy
8/26/1930 Hollywood, California. Studio 5 Master Victor 22528 10-in.
8/26/1930 Hollywood, California. Studio 5 Master Victor 25076 10-in.
8/26/1930 Hollywood, California. Studio 5 Master Victor 42-0031 10-in.
8/26/1930 Hollywood, California. Studio 5 Master Gramophone 40-2803 (Not issued) 10-in. Gram. Co. face number.
8/26/1930 Hollywood, California. Studio 5 Master Gramophone B-5945 10-in.
8/26/1930 Hollywood, California. Studio 5 Master Gramophone (Australia) EA-834 10-in.
8/26/1930 Hollywood, California. Studio 5 Master Gramophone (Switzerland) JK-2842 10-in.
8/26/1930 Hollywood, California. Studio 5 Master Gramophone (Italy) R-14531 10-in.
8/26/1930 Hollywood, California. Studio 5 Master RCA Victor 27-0031 45-rpm
8/26/1930 Hollywood, California. Studio 5 Master RCA Victor DUKE4 Compact disc
8/20/1930 Hollywood, California. Studio 6 Hold

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Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Victor matrix PBVE-61013. Three little words / Duke Ellington Orchestra ; Rhythm Boys," accessed May 22, 2019, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/800031457/PBVE-61013-Three_little_words.

Victor matrix PBVE-61013. Three little words / Duke Ellington Orchestra ; Rhythm Boys. (2019). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 22, 2019, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/800031457/PBVE-61013-Three_little_words.

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