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The Alternate Takes In Chronological Order, Vol. 9: 1942-1947

# Tracks Playtime Session Session Personnel & Personnel Variances for Tracks
1 Perdido 3:11 Duke Ellington January 21, 1942 Wallace Jones (trumpet), Rex Stewart (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet, violin), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Joe Nanton (trombone), Juan Tizol (trombone), Barney Bigard (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Otto Hardwick (clarinet, alto saxophone), Ben Webster (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitar), Junior Raglin (bass), Sonny Greer (drums, chimes)
2 Moon Mist 3:01 Duke Ellington January 21, 1942 Wallace Jones (trumpet), Rex Stewart (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet, violin), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Joe Nanton (trombone), Juan Tizol (trombone), Barney Bigard (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Otto Hardwick (clarinet, alto saxophone), Ben Webster (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitar), Junior Raglin (bass), Sonny Greer (drums, chimes)
3 I Don't Mind 2:51 Duke Ellington February 26, 1942 Wallace Jones (trumpet), Rex Stewart (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet, violin), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Joe Nanton (trombone), Juan Tizol (trombone), Barney Bigard (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Otto Hardwick (clarinet, alto saxophone), Ben Webster (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitar), Junior Raglin (bass), Sonny Greer (drums, chimes)
(variance) -- Ivie Anderson (vocal)
4 Hayfoot, Strawfoot 2:36 Duke Ellington July 28, 1942 (a) Wallace Jones (trumpet), Rex Stewart (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet, violin), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Joe Nanton (trombone), Juan Tizol (trombone), Chauncey Haughton (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Otto Hardwick (clarinet, alto saxophone), Ben Webster (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitar), Junior Raglin (bass), Sonny Greer (drums, chimes)
(variance) -- Ivie Anderson (vocal)
5 I Didn't Know About You 3:04 Duke Ellington July 28, 1942 (a) Wallace Jones (trumpet), Rex Stewart (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet, violin), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Joe Nanton (trombone), Juan Tizol (trombone), Chauncey Haughton (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Otto Hardwick (clarinet, alto saxophone), Ben Webster (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitar), Junior Raglin (bass), Sonny Greer (drums, chimes)
6 I'm Beginning To See The Light 3:15 Duke Ellington December 1, 1944 Shelton Hemphill (trumpet), Taft Jordan (trumpet), William Anderson (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet, violin), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Joe Nanton (trombone), Claude Jones (trombone), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Otto Hardwick (clarinet, alto saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Al Sears (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitar), Junior Raglin (bass), Sonny Greer (drums, chimes)
(variance) -- Joya Sherrill (vocal)
7 Don't You Know I Care 3:08 Duke Ellington December 1, 1944 Shelton Hemphill (trumpet), Taft Jordan (trumpet), William Anderson (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet, violin), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Joe Nanton (trombone), Claude Jones (trombone), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Otto Hardwick (clarinet, alto saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Al Sears (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitar), Junior Raglin (bass), Sonny Greer (drums, chimes)
(variance) -- Al Hibbler (vocal)
8 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart 3:04 Duke Ellington May 15, 1945 Shelton Hemphill (trumpet), Rex Stewart (trumpet), Taft Jordan (trumpet), William Anderson (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet, violin), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Joe Nanton (trombone), Claude Jones (trombone), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Otto Hardwick (clarinet, alto saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Al Sears (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitar), Junior Raglin (bass), Sonny Greer (drums, chimes)
(variance) -- Joya Sherrill (vocal)
9 Lover Man 3:22 Duke Ellington August 26, 1946 Shelton Hemphill (trumpet), Taft Jordan (trumpet), William Anderson (trumpet), Francis Williams (trumpet), Harold Baker (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet, violin), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Wilbur de Paris (trombone), Claude Jones (trombone), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Russell Procope (clarinet, alto saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Al Sears (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Fred Guy (guitar), Oscar Pettiford (bass), Sonny Greer (drums, chimes)
(variance) -- Marion Cox (vocal), Billy Strayhorn (piano), Duke Ellington (omit),
10 C-Jam Blues 04:06 Duke Ellington May 10, 1947 Taft Jordan (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet, violin), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Al Sears (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitar), Oscar Pettiford (bass), Ed McConney (drums)
11 Moon Mist 02:11 Duke Ellington May 10, 1947 Duke Ellington (piano)
(variance) -- Ray Nance (vocal), Taft Jordan (omit), Lawrence Brown (omit), Johnny Hodges (omit), Al Sears (omit), Harry Carney (omit), Fred Guy (omit), Oscar Pettiford (omit), Ed McConney (omit),
12 H'ya Sue 4:13 Duke Ellington August 14, 1947 Shelton Hemphill (trumpet), Dud Bascomb (trumpet), Francis Williams (trumpet), Harold Baker (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet, violin), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Claude Jones (trombone), Tyree Glenn (trombone, vibraphone), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Russell Procope (clarinet, alto saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Al Sears (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitar), Oscar Pettiford (bass), Sonny Greer (drums, chimes)
13 H'ya Sue 3:01 Duke Ellington August 14, 1947 Shelton Hemphill (trumpet), Dud Bascomb (trumpet), Francis Williams (trumpet), Harold Baker (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet, violin), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Claude Jones (trombone), Tyree Glenn (trombone, vibraphone), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Russell Procope (clarinet, alto saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Al Sears (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitar), Oscar Pettiford (bass), Sonny Greer (drums, chimes)
14 Lady of the Lavender Mist (Too Weary To Worry) 3:21 Duke Ellington August 14, 1947 Shelton Hemphill (trumpet), Dud Bascomb (trumpet), Francis Williams (trumpet), Harold Baker (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet, violin), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Claude Jones (trombone), Tyree Glenn (trombone, vibraphone), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Russell Procope (clarinet, alto saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Al Sears (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitar), Oscar Pettiford (bass), Sonny Greer (drums, chimes)
15 Women, Women, Women 3:00 Duke Ellington August 14, 1947 Shelton Hemphill (trumpet), Dud Bascomb (trumpet), Francis Williams (trumpet), Harold Baker (trumpet), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Claude Jones (trombone), Tyree Glenn (trombone, vibraphone), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Russell Procope (clarinet, alto saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Al Sears (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitar), Oscar Pettiford (bass), Sonny Greer (drums, chimes)
(variance) -- Ray Nance (vocal)
16 Golden Cress 3:02 Duke Ellington September 1, 1947 Shelton Hemphill (trumpet), Dud Bascomb (trumpet), Francis Williams (trumpet), Harold Baker (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet, violin), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Claude Jones (trombone), Tyree Glenn (trombone, vibraphone), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Russell Procope (clarinet, alto saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Al Sears (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitar), Oscar Pettiford (bass), Sonny Greer (drums, chimes)
17 I Fell and Broke My Heart 2:40 Duke Ellington September 29, 1947 Shelton Hemphill (trumpet), Dud Bascomb (trumpet), Francis Williams (trumpet), Harold Baker (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet, violin), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Claude Jones (trombone), Tyree Glenn (trombone, vibraphone), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Russell Procope (clarinet, alto saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Al Sears (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitar), Oscar Pettiford (bass), Sonny Greer (drums, chimes)
(variance) -- Woody Herman (vocal)
18 Antidisestablishmentarianismist 3:17 Duke Ellington September 29, 1947 Shelton Hemphill (trumpet), Dud Bascomb (trumpet), Francis Williams (trumpet), Harold Baker (trumpet), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Claude Jones (trombone), Tyree Glenn (trombone, vibraphone), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Russell Procope (clarinet, alto saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Al Sears (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitar), Oscar Pettiford (bass), Sonny Greer (drums, chimes)
(variance) -- Ray Nance (vocal)
19 You Gotta Crawl Before You Walk 3:07 Duke Ellington October 1, 1947 Shelton Hemphill (trumpet), Dud Bascomb (trumpet), Francis Williams (trumpet), Harold Baker (trumpet), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Claude Jones (trombone), Tyree Glenn (trombone, vibraphone), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Russell Procope (clarinet, alto saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Al Sears (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitar), Oscar Pettiford (bass), Sonny Greer (drums, chimes)
(variance) -- Ray Nance (vocal)
20 Maybe I Should Change My Ways 3:15 Duke Ellington October 1, 1947 Shelton Hemphill (trumpet), Dud Bascomb (trumpet), Francis Williams (trumpet), Harold Baker (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet, violin), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Claude Jones (trombone), Tyree Glenn (trombone, vibraphone), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Russell Procope (clarinet, alto saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Al Sears (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Fred Guy (guitar), Oscar Pettiford (bass), Sonny Greer (drums, chimes)
(variance) -- Billy Strayhorn (piano), Duke Ellington (omit),
21 Kitty 3:05 Duke Ellington October 2, 1947 Shelton Hemphill (trumpet), Dud Bascomb (trumpet), Francis Williams (trumpet), Harold Baker (trumpet), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Claude Jones (trombone), Tyree Glenn (trombone, vibraphone), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Russell Procope (clarinet, alto saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Al Sears (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Billy Strayhorn (piano), Fred Guy (guitar), Oscar Pettiford (bass), Sonny Greer (drums, chimes)
(variance) -- Ray Nance (vocal)
22 Maybe I Should Change My Ways 3:32 Duke Ellington October 6, 1947 Shelton Hemphill (trumpet), Dud Bascomb (trumpet), Francis Williams (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet, violin), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Claude Jones (trombone), Tyree Glenn (trombone, vibraphone), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Russell Procope (clarinet, alto saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Al Sears (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Fred Guy (guitar), Oscar Pettiford (bass), Sonny Greer (drums, chimes)
(variance) -- Billy Strayhorn (piano), Duke Ellington (omit),
23 Boogie Bop Blue 2:58 Duke Ellington October 6, 1947 Shelton Hemphill (trumpet), Dud Bascomb (trumpet), Francis Williams (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet, violin), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Claude Jones (trombone), Tyree Glenn (trombone, vibraphone), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Russell Procope (clarinet, alto saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Al Sears (tenor saxophone), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitar), Oscar Pettiford (bass), Sonny Greer (drums, chimes)
24 Ain't The Gravy Good? 3:02 Cootie Williams February 28, 1939 Barney Bigard (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Harry Carney (baritone saxophone), Duke Ellington (piano), Billy Taylor, Sr. (bass), Sonny Greer (drums)
(variance) -- Cootie Williams (vocal)
Leader(s): 
Duke Ellington
Label Name: 
Neatwork
Catalog Number: 
RP 2056
Release Date: 
October 22, 2002
Format: 
CD
Total Time: 
1:15:26
Issue Status: 
reissue
Post-production audio editing
Remaster: 
no
Remix: 
no
Overdub: 
no
Sources: 
http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-alternative-takes-vol-9-1942-1947-mw0000232290