“Limehouse Blues” (1934) Fletcher Henderson with Red Allen, Buster Bailey, Keg Johnson and Ben Webster/ (1935) Benny Goodman with Bunny Berigan, Jack Lacey and Arthur Rollini

“Limehouse Blues” Composed by: Philip Braham (music) and Douglas Furber (lyric)(*); arranged by Benny Carter. Recorded by Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra for Decca on September 11, 1934 in New York. Fletcher Henderson, piano, directing: [..]

“Jack the Bear” (1940) Duke Ellington with Jimmie Blanton, Barney Bigard, Cootie Williams, Harry Carney and Joe “Tricky Sam” Nanton / (1959) Glen Gray with Mike Rubin, Gus Bivona, Shorty Sherock, Chuck Gentry and Si Zentner

“Jack the Bear” Composed and arranged by Duke Ellington. Recorded by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra for Victor on March 6, 1940 in Chicago. Duke Ellington, piano, directing: Wallace Jones, first trumpet; Cootie Williams, trumpet; [..]

“Just a-Settin’ and a-Rockin'” (1941) Duke Ellington with Ben Webster, Ray Nance, Barney Bigard and “Tricky Sam” Nanton / (1949) Duke Ellington with Ben Webster and Tyree Glenn

“Just a-Settin’ and a-Rockin’” Composed and arranged by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn . Recorded by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra for Victor on June 5, 1941 in Hollywood. Duke Ellington, piano, directing: Wallace Jones, [..]