Duke Ellington January 17, 1945
|Main Session Personnel|
|clarinet, tenor saxophone|
Since Varela only lists the two tracks on which Billie Holiday sings, we have relied on Lord for the other tracks during this radio broadcast concert.
For 'Things Ain't What They Used to Be,' Benny Goodman and Louis Armstrong were wired in from different locations. Armstrong from New Orleans and Goodman from NYC.
I don't understand one thing about Varela's information: Duke is not listed as playing on the Billie Holiday tracks, but sometimes he does this because (I think) he assumes it's a given that the leader of a band plays on all tracks. Secondly, he lists one of the tracks as 'live track'.
The reason that Varela lists one of the Billie Holiday tracks as a live recording, and the other as a broadcast, even though they were part of the same concert is the obvious one: only part of the concert was broadcast, but it was all recorded.
Lord does not accurately or clearly list the individual movements and songs that make up the 'Black, Brown & Beige' suite. We got our information from the wikipedia page, which sources many studies on Ellington's composition that confirm the correct titles, orders, etc. Essentially, each movement (Black, Brown & Beige are each titles of movements) consist of 2-3 individual songs, often with alternate titles.