DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA:
Arthur Whetsol, Freddy Jenkins, Cootie Williams (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol (tb), Marshall Royal (cl, as), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (as), Harry Carney (bars), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (bj), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (dr), Billie Holiday (vcl)

NYC, December 1934 or January 1935

Sound-track Blues *) (Saddest Tale) blue moon BMCD 1054

Pre-recorded sound-track made in December 1934 or January 1935 for the movie picture ‘Symphony in Black’, recorded May 12, 1935
*) Often noted as ‘Big City Blues’
Klaus Stratemann: “Duke Ellington: Day By Day And Film By Film”, (Jazzmedia ApS, Copenhagen, Denmark 1992)