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JUBILEE

PART 1

Programs 1-100

GMA 15-A

AFRS/SSD SERIES H-11

BLUE 2014-2016 Third Edition GREEN 2005 Second Edition

Updated: August 4, 2016

Prepared by: Dennis M. Spragg

1 GMA AFRS-632 AFRS program announcer: unidentified (white) staff announcer Master of Ceremonies: Rex Ingram Studios: unidentified venue ("very small Studio" by aural evidence), Hollywood Pre-recording date: October 6 or 7 1942 (possible) Date of dubbing: October 9, 1942 Label information: Ethel Waters, Rex Ingram, Duke Ellington and Orchestra, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Hall Johnson Choir Notes: (1) Transcription edited at Radio Recorders in Hollywood; mfg. by Columbia Record Corp. Side 1, wax info: RR-8378-2 H-11 Program No. 1 Part 1 Time: 13:22 01 Introduction & unidentified theme 02 Series introduction 03 Hayfoot Strawfoot - v BR (announced by Rex Ingram as "The Duke Steps Out") 04 A City Called Heaven 05 St. Louis Blues (with partly special lyrics & "Rhapsody In Blue" end tag) 06 Comedy skit 07 My! My! Side 2, wax info: RR-8379 H-11 Program No. 1 Part 2 Time: 28:47 Fill to 30:00 03 Going Up 08 "God Is On Our Side" 04 Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho 05 Blues In The Night 09 Stormy Weather 01 Signoff & unidentified theme -01 Studio Orchestra No details. -02 Rex Ingram Introduction to the "Jubilee" series -03 Duke Ellington and his Orchestra Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart, Harold "Shorty" Baker, trumpets; Ray Nance, trumpet & violin; Joseph Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown, trombones; Chauncey Haughton clarinet & tenor sax; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Otto Hardwicke, alto & bass saxes; Ben Webster, tenor sax; Harry Carney, baritone & alto saxes, clarinet; Duke Ellington, piano; Fred Guy, guitar; Alvin "Junior" Raglin, string bass; Sonny Greer, drums. Betty Roché, vocal -04 Hall Johnson Choir Hall Johnson Choir, mixed choir (thirty voices) singing a cappella, conducted by Dr. Hall Johnson.

-05 Ethel Waters Ethel Waters, vocal, acc. by Reginald Beane, piano & arranger; bass, drums; with unidentified Orchestra -06 Eddie "Rochester" Anderson & Mantan Moreland Comedy skit -07 Eddie "Rochester" Anderson Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, vocal, acc. by unidentified Orchestra -08 Rex Ingram Rex Ingram, reciting a poem by Dore Schary, then a young film writer at MGM, who probably produced this program -09 Ethel Waters Ethel Waters, vocal, acc. by violin; Reginald Beane, piano; unidentified Orchestra (BFS comments): The Orchestral accompaniment to Ethel Waters (05 and 09) is most certainly by unidentified Studio musicians (not Duke Ellington’s Orchestra, as previously suggested for 05) (February 2014).

2 GMA AFRS-633 AFRS program announcer: unidentified (white) staff announcer Master of Ceremonies: Dooley Wilson Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: October 1942 Dates of dubbings: November 4 (Side 1), November 10, 1942 (Side 2) Label information: Sergeant Joe Louis; Golden Gate Quartette; Dooley Wilson; Wonderful Smith, Lena Horne; Les Hite and His Orchestra. Notes: Transcription edited & mfg. by RCA Victor. "NH" presumably means "NBC Hollywood" Side 1, wax info: PMS 072387-1 / NH 0377 01 Introduction & theme, “Great Day” and a few bars of two unidentified "themes" 02 Spruce Juice 03 I‘ve Got A Gal In Kalamazoo 04 The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else 05 Comedy skit: "Hello Mr. President" Side 2, wax info: PMS 072388-1A / NH 0383 B / 02 Three Bones 03 Blind Barnabas 06 Interview 04 On The Sunny Side Of The Street 02 Signoff & Hi Spook (nc) -01 Studio Orchestra No details. -02 Les Hite and his Orchestra Les Hite fronting his big band, probably including some of the following: Gerald Wilson, Fred Jack Trainor, Eugene "Snooky" Young, Walter Williams, trumpets; Luther "Sonny" Craven, John Ewing, Jimmy Robinson, trombones; Buddy Collette, alto & baritone saxes; Gerald Wiggins, piano -03 Golden Gate Quartet Henry Owens, first tenor vocal; Clyde Riddick, second tenor vocal; Willie Johnson, baritone vocal; Orlandus Wilson, bass vocal; acc. by Conrad Frederick, piano -04 Lena Horne Lena Horne, vocal, acc. by trumpet; clarinet; tenor sax; piano; guitar; string bass; drums. -05 "Wonderful" Smith Comedy skit. The "Hello Mr. President" routine debuted in "Jump For Joy", the musical revue starring Duke Ellington and his Orchestra that played at Los Angeles‘ Mayan Theatre in the summer of 1941. Floyd Smith, guitarist with the Andy Kirk Orchestra also had the nickname of "Wonderful Smith" but he was of course an entirely different person.

-06 Joe Louis & Dooley Wilson Dooley Wilson interviews Joe Louis. Joe Louis was the boxing champion. Dooley Wilson was an actor, he appeared in the motion picture "Casablanca" in which he sang "As Time Goes By" and he played the "Joe" character in the stage play version of "Cabin In The Sky." (BFS comments): The musicians suggested for the Les Hite personnel are listed for this period by Albert McCarthy in his book "Big Band Jazz", p. 199. I have identified Snooky Young and John Ewing as soloists. Hi Spook is a composition and arrangement by Gerald Wilson, recorded by Jimmie Lunceford when Wilson was a member of that band in 1941. Snooky Young, who was with Les Hite from October 1942 to early 1943, remembered all men listed above, and also Luther “Sonny” Graven (correct spelling), but Graven was probably still with Lionel Hampton in October 1942 and didn’t return to Hite until later that year (see Jubilee 3) (March 2014).

3 GMA AFRS-926 AFRS program announcer: unidentified (white) staff announcer Master of Ceremonies: Jules Bledsoe Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: October 1942 Dates of dubbing: November 12, 1942 (Side 1), November 13, 1942 (Side 2) Label information: Lionel Hampton; The Charioteers; Jules Bledsoe; Ben Carter; Mantan Moreland; Lois Arnetta and Rubel Blakely Notes: (1) Transcription edited & mfg. by RCA Victor (2) The reverse of Jubilee 3, Part 1 is Jubilee 4, Part 1 (3) The reverse of Jubilee 3, Part 2 is Jubilee 4, Part 2 Side 1, wax info: PMS 072394-1 01 Introduction & themes 02 The Great Lie 02 At Last v RB 03 Swing For Sale 04 Where Are You Hiding? Side 2, wax info: PMS 072395-1 05 Comedy skit 02 Mister Five By Five v LA 03 Little David, Play On Your Harp 02 Flying Home & closing remarks by Jules Bledsoe -01 Studio Orchestra No details -02 Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra Probably Karl George, Ernie Royal, Joe Newman, William "Cat" Anderson, trumpets; Fred Beckett, Luther "Sonny" Graven, Harry Sloan, trombones; Marshall Royal, clarinet & alto sax; Ray Perry, alto sax & violin; Dexter Gordon, Illinois Jacquet, tenor saxes; Jack McVea, baritone sax; Lionel Hampton, vibraphone & arranger; Milton Buckner, piano; Irving Ashby, guitar; Vernon Alley, bass; George Jenkins, drums; Rubel Blakely, Lois Arnetta, vocals. The reeds double on clarinets in "At Last." -03 The Charioteers Probably Wilfred "Billy" Williams, first tenor vocal; Eddie "Turkey" Jackson, second tenor vocal; Ira "House" Williams, baritone vocal; Howard "Dan" Daniel, bass vocal; James Sherman, piano, arranger. -04 Jules Bledsoe Jules Bledsoe, vocal acc. by unidentified piano. -05 Ben Carter & Mantan Moreland Comedy skit

(BFS comments): The initials of the singer on Mister Five By Five were previously written as JA, but it should be LA (Lois Arnetta). The last name of the second trombone player has often been spelled Craven, but we have now documents proving that the correct spelling is Luther “Sonny” Graven (courtesy of Bo Lindström). The correct spelling of the male vocalist’s name is Rubel Blakely (May 2014).

4 GMA AFRS-927 AFRS program announcer: unidentified (white) staff announcers Master of Ceremonies: Mantan Moreland Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: December 1942 Date of dubbing: December 18, 1942. Label information: Ben Carter (sic!) and His Orchestra; Rose Murphy; Jester Hairston‘s Hallelujah Four; Mantan Moreland; Nicademus (sic!) and Savannah Churchill. Notes: (1) Mantan Moreland is introduced by the AFRS announcer as “star of pictures, stage and radio” (2) Transcription edited & mfg. by RCA Victor (3) The reverse of Jubilee 4, Pt. 1 is Jubilee 3, Pt. 1 (4) The reverse of Jubilee 4, Pt. 2 is Jubilee 3, Pt. 2 Side 1, wax info: PMS 072906-1 01 Introduction & three unidentified “themes” 02 Stomping At The Savoy 02 All I Need Is You - v SC 03 Little Liza 02 I Can‘t Get Started Side 2, wax info: PMS 072907-1 04 Comedy skit 05 Honeysuckle Rose 03 Do You Call That Religion? 02 Ol‘ Man River 02 Signoff & Opening Night (nc) - 01 Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Benny Carter and his Orchestra Probably Benny Carter, trumpet & alto sax, fronting William “Chiefie” Scott, Hal Mitchell, George Treadwell, trumpets; John “Shorty” Haughton, Alton “Slim” Moore, J. J. Johnson, Earl Hardy, trombones; Ted Barnett, alto sax; Gene Porter, Stretch Ridley, tenor saxes; Eddie DeVerteuil, baritone sax; Teddy Brannon, piano; John Smith, guitar; Curly Russell, string bass; probably Alvin Burroughs or possibly Jack “The Bear” Parker, drums; Savannah Churchill, vocal - 03 Jester Hairston‘s Hallelujah Four Jester Hairston (1901-2000) fronting male vocal quartet, singing a cappella - 04 H. "Nicodemus" Stewart Comedy skit. Benny Carter and his Orchestra play a brief introduction only - 05 Rose Murphy Rose Murphy, piano & vocal; unknown string bass

(BFS comments): The personnel for 02 Benny Carter and his Orchestra (previously preceded by “probably”, which we have now deleted) is taken from the bio/discography Benny Carter, A Life in American Music, by Monroe Berger, Ed Berger and James Patrick. Their personnel is based on the review of Carter’s opening at the Swing Club in Los Angeles, November 1942 (Down Beat, November 15, 1942, p. 11). In our previous Jubilee listing, Jack “The Bear” Parker was suggested as an alternative to Alvin Burroughs on drums, but the drumming here (ensemble playing and solo in Ol’ Man River) certainly sounds more like Burroughs, who was with Carter in late 1942, according to John Chilton’s Who’s Who of Jazz (February 2014).

5 GMA-AFRS-630 AFRS program announcer: Larry Keating Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: January 1943 Date of dubbing: January 17, 1943 Label information: Notes: Notes: (1) The reverse of Jubilee 5, Part 1 is Jubilee 6, Part 1 (2) The reverse of Jubilee 5, Part 2 is Jubilee 6, Part 2 Side 1, wax info: 01 Theme: Great Day & Introduction 02 Pay Day 03 Hip Hip Hooray 04 Comedy skit 02 Mr. Five By Five - v OM 05 Glory Road Side 2, wax info: 03 I Know That You Know 04 Comedy skit 06 I Had The Craziest Dream 02 Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition - v NS & JC 01 Theme: Great Day & Signoff - 01 Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Noble Sissle and his Orchestra Noble Sissle, vocal; fronting a big band, including Wendell Cully, George Winfield, Demas Dean and possibly another, trumpets; possibly Chester Burrill, trombone; Jerome “Don” Pasquall, clarinet & alto sax; probably Ben Whitted, Eugene Mikell, alto saxes; possibly Paul Cubinar, tenor sax; possibly Harry Brooks, piano; possibly Jimmy Jones, string bass; Wilbert Kirk, drums; Olivette Miller, Jesse Cryor, vocals. - 03 Nat “King” Cole Trio Nat “King” Cole, piano & vocal; Oscar Moore, guitar & vocal; string bass & vocal - 04 Ben Carter, Mantan Moreland & Ernest Whitman Comedy Skits. Ben Carter is heard only in the second skit, which ends with a few instrumental bars of “I’m Just Wild About Harry” by Noble Sissle and his Orchestra - 05 Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Ernest Whitman, vocal, probably acc. by Noble Sissle and his Orchestra - 06 Judy Carol Judy Carol, vocal, acc. by unidentified big band, possibly Noble Sissle & his Orchestra

(BFS comments): The correct name of the first alto sax and clarinet player is Jerome “Don” Pasquall (see Walter C. Allen, Hendersonia and John Chilton, “Who’s Who of Jazz”). Judy Carol joined Lucky Millinder’s Orchestra in July 1943. She appeared as a dancer in the 20th Century Fox motion picture “Stormy Weather” (1943) and sang in the MGM motion picture “Presenting Lily Mars” (1943). Later she sang on Jubilee No. 129 and 131 with Benny Carter’s Orchestra (1945) and recorded with the Basin Street Boys (1946). According to a newspaper clipping from August 4, 1943, she had then been managed for the past several years by the comedian Ben Carter, who is on this Jubilee program. The accompaniment on “I Had The Craziest Dream” is by a muted trumpet and a rhythm section, joined by a full big band at the end. We haven’t been able to identify it, but it could possibly be Noble Sissle and his Orchestra (February 2014).

6 GMA AFRS-631, SSRH 72-1 AFRS program announcer: unidentified Master of Ceremonies: Cab Calloway Studios: NBC Hollywood & Possibly NBC New York Pre-recording dates: January 1943 Date of dubbing: Possibly January 17, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) The reverse of Jubilee 6, Part 1 is Jubilee 5, Part 1 (2) The reverse of Jubilee 6, Part 2 is Jubilee 5, Part 2 Side 1, wax info: 01 Part of unidentified tune & introduction 02 Calloway theme: Minnie The Moocher - v CC & band 02 I Get The Neck Of The Chicken - v CC 03 Summertime 03 Blind Barnabas 02 A Wild Man‘s Dream (featuring J. C. Heard) 04 Foot Pedal Boogie Side 2, wax info: 04 Movin‘ The Boogie 02 The Fuehrer‘s Got The Jitters - v CC & band 02 The Jumpin‘ Jive - v CC & band 03 Moses Smote The Waters 02 Signoff and The Keyboard Shuffle - 01 Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Cab Calloway and his Orchestra Cab Calloway, vocal, fronting Russell Smith, Lester “Shad” Collins, Jonah Jones, Lammar Wright, trumpets; Tyree Glenn, Keg Johnson, Claude Jones, Quentin Jackson, trombones; Hilton Jefferson, alto sax; Andrew Brown, clarinet & alto sax; Illinois Jacquet, Walter Thomas, tenor saxes; Alfred Gibson, baritone sax & clarinet; Bennie Payne, piano; Danny Barker, guitar; Milton Hinton, string bass; J. C. Heard, drums; Buster Harding, arranger - 03 Golden Gate Quartet Male vocal group: Henry Owens, first tenor; Clyde Riddick, second tenor; Willie Johnson, baritone; Orlandus Wilson, bass, acc. by Conrad Frederick, piano - 04 Albert Ammons & Pete Johnson Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson, piano duets, with unknown drums in “Movin‘ The Boogie” which also has a big band (Cab Calloway´s?) in the last bar. According to the book “Boogie Woogie Stomp, Albert Ammons and his music” by Christopher I. Page, these two titles were recorded in New York City, January 1943.

(BFS comments) There is clearly a piano accompaniment on the two titles by the Golden Gate Quartet, most certainly by Conrad Frederick, who was the regular pianist for the group at this time. Cab Calloway announces the last title as “The Keyboard Shuffle.” This tune ends the program – there is no Jubilee theme (July 2014).

7 GMA AFRS-928 AFRS program announcer: Art Gilmore Master of Ceremonies: Babe Wallace Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: December 1942 Date of dubbing: January 24, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) The reverse of Jubilee 7, Part 1 is Jubilee 8, Part 1 (2) The reverse of Jubilee 7, Part 2 is Jubilee 8, Part 2 Side 1, wax info: 01 Introduction Fanfare, Great Day and Introduction 02 9:20 Special 03 Blues In The Night 04 Ezekiel Saw The Wheel 02 I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City - v SC 05 Comedy Skit (beginning) Side 2, wax info: 05 Comedy Skit (conclusion) 06 In The Still Of The Night 03 Let It Ride 07 Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho - v AB 02 Without A Song 08 Signoff & closing remarks by BBR & BW 01 Signoff & theme: unidentified tune - 01 Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Benny Carter and his Orchestra Probably Benny Carter, trumpet & alto sax, directing, William “Chiefie” Scott, Hal Mitchell, George Treadwell, trumpets; John “Shorty” Haughton, Alton “Slim” Moore, J. J. Johnson; Earl Hardy, trombones; Ted Barnett, alto sax; Gene Porter, Stretch Ridley, tenor saxes; Eddie DeVerteuil, baritone sax; Teddy Brannon, piano; John Smith, guitar; Curly Russell, string bass; Jack “The Bear” Parker or Alvin Burroughs, drums; Savannah Churchill, vocal - 03 Loumell Morgan Trio Loumell Morgan, piano & vocal; Ham Jackson, guitar & vocal; Jimmy Smith, string bass & vocal - 04 Dreamer‘s Quartet Unidentified male quartet, singing a cappella - 05 Bill “Bojangles” Robinson & Babe Wallace Comedy skit.

- 06 Bill “Bojangles” Robinson Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, tap dancing, acc. by unidentified Orchestra. - 07 Ada Brown Ada Brown, vocal, acc. by unidentified Orchestra - 08 Bill “Bojangles” Robinson & Babe Wallace. Closing remarks. (BFS comments): Babe Wallace is a male person and should be called master of ceremonies (not mistress of ceremonies as in the previous listing!). The correct title of -04 is Ezekiel Saw De Wheel (published in 1940 with William Levi Dawson as composer, but the music and lyrics are public domain and of much earlier, unknown origin). The correct title of the Loumell Morgan tune on side 2 is Let It Ride. He also performed it with his trio in the movie All By Myself from 1943. (In the previous Jubilee listing, it was erroneously listed as Swing For Sale, the words Babe Wallace used when he introduced the trio: “They have about 74 bars of swing for sale”) (March 2014).

8 GMA AFRS-929 AFRS program announcer: Art Gilmore Mistress of Ceremonies: Hattie McDaniel Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02-03, 05: c. December 1942; 04: c. October 1942 Date of dubbing: January 28, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) The reverse of Jubilee 8, Pt. 1 is Jubilee 7, Pt. 1 (2) The reverse of Jubilee 8, Pt. 2 is Jubilee 7, Pt. 2 Side 1, wax info: 01 Introduction fanfare (a few bars only) 01 Theme: Great Day & introduction 02 Short ‘n Sweet But Hard 03 Loch Lomond - v MS & Band 04 Ride, Red, Ride 02 At Last - band vocal 05 Comedy Skit (beginning) Side 2, wax info: 05 Comedy Skit (conclusion) 03 Cow Cow Boogie - v MS & Band 04 All I Need Is You 02 ‘Tain‘t What You Do (nc) v JTY & Band 01 Signoff & theme: Great Day - 01 Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra Jimmie Lunceford, leader, and occasionally playing most reed instruments including the flute, with probably Freddy Webster, Harry “Pee-Wee” Jackson, Robert “Bob” Mitchell, Paul Webster, trumpets; Fernando Arbello, Russell Bowles, trombones, James “Trummy” Young, trombone and vocal; Omer Simeon, alto sax & clarinet; Benny Waters, Dan Grissom, Kurt Bradford, alto saxes; Joe Thomas, tenor sax; Earl Carruthers, baritone & alto saxes, clarinet; Edwin Wilcox, piano; Al Norris, guitar; Charles “Truck” Parham, string bass; Jimmie Crawford, drums; band vocal - 03 Maxine Sullivan Maxine Sullivan, vocal, acc. by unidentified Orchestra - 04 The Charioteers Probably Wilfred “Billy” Williams, first tenor vocal; Eddie “Turkey” Jackson, second tenor vocal; Ira “House” Williams, baritone vocal; Howard “Dan” Daniel, bass vocal; James Sherman, piano, arranger - 05 Eddie Green & Canada Lee Comedy skit.

(BFS’ comments): I haven’t heard side 1 of this program, but the closing theme on side 2 is Great Day, and it is most certainly the same in the introduction on side 1. The revised personnel is based on new information about personnel changes in "Rhythm Is Our Business: Jimmie Lunceford and the Harlem Express" by Eddie Determeyer (pp. 204 to 209) and his discography in the same book (pp. 297 to 300). However, I disagree with Mr. Determeyer about the tenor sax player on this session. Although Joe Thomas had been replaced by Ted McRae in November 1942, Thomas returned after a short time. According to John Chilton’s "Who’s Who of Jazz", Mc Rae was "briefly with Jimmie Lunceford in late 1942". The tenor sax soloist on ‘Tain’t What You Do certainly sounds like Joe Thomas and not at all like McRae. The multi reed player Eugene "Gene" Porter, whose tenor sax playing was sometimes similar to that of Joe Thomas, was with Lunceford from June to September 1942 (according to Chilton), before the recording of this Jubilee show. In the previous listing, the personnel included four alto sax players (Omer Simeon, Benny Waters, Dan Grissom and Kirtland "Kirt" Bradford, misspelled Kurt Bradford). Simeon was with Lunceford from the summer 1942 to the leader’s death in 1947, and Benny Waters from c. June to December 1942 (see Chilton). Chauncey Jarrett had replaced Dan Grissom as first alto sax player in the late autumn of 1942, and Kirtland Bradford didn’t join the band on first alto until July 1943. According to Eddie Determeyer, Jarrett is not present on Jubilee No. 8, which could be correct – it sounds like a four piece saxophone section. The first trumpet player’s name is usually spelled Freddie Webster, and the drummer signed his name Jimmie Crawford. The 04 titles are probably from the same pre-recording session as the Charioteers titles on Jubilee 3, 13, 19 and No. 23. (April 2014)

9 AFRS program announcer: Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02 - 05: January 1943 Date of dubbing: January 31, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program features Lena Horne, Ernest Whitman, Mills Brothers, Noble Sissle, Willie Best. Best was not used because he could not read. (2) The reverse of Jubilee 9, Part 1 is Jubilee 10, Part 1 (3) The reverse of Jubilee 9, Part 2 is Jubilee 10, Part 2 10 AFRS program announcer: Art Gilmore? Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02 - 05: January 1943 Date of dubbing: February 7, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, the program features Kenneth Spencer, Ernest Whitman, Mantan Moreland, Ben Carter, Ivie Anderson, Nat “King” Cole, Les Hite, Art Gilmore. (2) The reverse of Jubilee 10, Pt. 1 is Jubilee 9, Pt. 1 (3) The reverse of Jubilee 10, Pt. 2 is Jubilee 9, Pt. 2

11 GMA-AFRS-625 AFRS program announcer: Art Gilmore Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02-06: January 1943 Date of dubbing: February 3, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) The reverse of Jubilee 11, Pt. 1 is: Jubilee 12, Pt. 1 (2) The reverse of Jubilee 11, Pt. 2 is: Jubilee 12, Pt. 2 Side 1, wax info: 01 Fanfare & Introduction 01 Theme: Great Day & Introduction 02 Canteen Bounce 03 Summertime 04 Melody In F 02 My Beloved Is Rugged - v OM & band Side 2, wax info: 05 Comedy Skit (brief band intro: & coda “ I´m Just Wild About Harry”) 04 Let Me Off Uptown 03 Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho 06 Daybreak 02 The Dawn Of A Brighter Day - v NS & T4T 01 Theme: Great Day & Signoff - 01 Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Noble Sissle and his Orchestra Noble Sissle, vocal; fronting big band, including Wendell Cully, George Winfield, Demas Dean and possibly another, trumpets; possibly Chester Burrill, trombone; Jerome “Don “Pasquall, probably Ben Whitted, Eugene Mikell, alto saxes and clarinets; possibly Paul Cubinar, tenor sax; possibly Harry Brooks, piano; possibly Jimmy Jones, string bass; Wilbert Kirk, drums; Olivette Miller, The Four Tones, vocals. All the reed players double on clarinets on “Canteen Bounce”. The clarinet soloist on “My Beloved Is Rugged” is probably Eugene Mikell or possibly Ben Whitted. - 03 Golden Gate Quartet Henry Owens, first tenor vocal; Clyde Riddick, second tenor vocal; Willie Johnson, baritone vocal; Orlando Wilson, bass vocal, acc. by Conrad Frederick, piano. - 04 Art Tatum Trio Art Tatum, piano; “Tiny” Grimes, guitar; “Slam” Stewart, string bass & vocal humming. - 05 H. "Nicodemus" Stewart Comedy skit. (“Nicodemus” introduced as “The Dean of the Saratoga Race Tracks”) - 06 Lillian Randolph Lillian Randolph, vocal, acc. by unidentified Studio Orchestra including harp

(BFS Comments): Note the correct spelling Lillian Randolph. She lived 1898-1980 and had a long career in Hollywood and on radio and television. Among other things, she replaced Hattie McDaniel for the part of Beulah in the popular radio show of the same name (1952). Her elder sister Amanda “Mandy” Randolph (1896-1967), who was an actress, singer and pianist, made an excellent jazz session for Bluebird in 1936 and took over the part of Beulah from her sister in 1954. Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman played the part of Beulah’s boyfriend Bill in the same show during both periods (June 2014).

12 GMA AFRS-626, SSRH 84-2 AFRS program announcer: Jack Slatterly Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01-02: unknown, 03-05, 07: c. January 1943; 06: c. December 1942 Date of dubbing: February 14, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) The reverse of Jubilee 12, Pt. 1 is: Jubilee 11, Pt. 1 (2) The reverse of Jubilee 12, Pt. 2 is: Jubilee 11, Pt. 2 Side 1, wax info: 01 Fanfare & Introduction 02 Theme: Great Day 03 Rose Room 04 Comedy skit 03 There‘ll Be Some Changes Made - v HMcD 06 Slender, Tender And Tall 03 Don‘t Get Around Much Anymore - v CC Side 2, wax info: 05 Comedy Skit 07 You Can Depend On Me 03 Hey, Frantic, Relax! 01 Theme: Great Day & Signoff - 01 Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Unidentified Orchestra No details. - 03 Cab Calloway and his Orchestra Cab Calloway, vocal, fronting Russell Smith, Lester “Shad” Collins, Jonah Jones, Lammar Wright, trumpets; Tyree Glenn, Keg Johnson, Claude Jones, Quentin Jackson, trombones; Hilton Jefferson, alto sax; Andrew Brown, clarinet & alto sax; Illinois Jacquet, Walter Thomas, tenor saxes; Alfred Gibson, baritone sax & clarinet; Bennie Payne, piano; Danny Barker, guitar; Milton Hinton, string bass; J. C. Heard, drums; Buster Harding, arranger, Hattie McDaniel, vocal - 04 Hattie McDaniel & Ernest Whitman Comedy Skit -05 Cab Calloway, Hattie McDaniel & H. “Nicodemus” Stewart Comedy Skit, ended with four bars by Cab Calloway and his Orchestra - 06 Loumell Morgan Trio Loumell Morgan, piano & vocal; James “Ham” Jackson, guitar & vocal; Jimmy Smith, string bass & vocal - 07 Rose Murphy

Rose Murphy, piano & vocal, with the last bar by Cab Calloway and his Orchestra (BFS Comments): The 03, 04, 05 and 07 titles are probably from the same pre-recording session as the Cab Calloway titles on Jubilee No. 6 and 14. The 06 title is probably from the same pre-recording session as the Loumell Morgan Trio titles on Jubilee 7 and 16. Jimmy Smith was the regular bass player in the trio at this time. Lynwood “Duke” Jones, who was suggested in the previous Jubilee listing, replaced him several years later for the Apollo label session (June 2014).

13 GMA AFRS-930 AFRS program announcer: Art Gilmore? Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02-05: c. October 1942 Date of dubbing: February 21, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, the following artists are featured: Ernest Whitman, Dooley Wilson, The Charioteers, Mae Johnson, Les Hite, Art Gilmore. (2) The reverse of Jubilee 13, Pt. 1 is Jubilee 14, Pt. 1 (3) The reverse of Jubilee 13, Pt. 2 is Jubilee 14, Pt. 2 Side 1, wax info: 01 Fanfare & introduction 01 Theme: Great Day & introduction 02 Moonlight On The Ganges 03 When The Shepherd Leads The Sheep Back Home 04 I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City 05 Comedy Skit Side 2, wax info: 02 Hi Spook 02 02 01 Jubilee theme & sign off - 01 Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Les Hite and his Orchestra Les Hite fronting his big band, probably including some of the following: Gerald Wilson, Fred Jack Trainor, Eugene “Snooky” Young, Walter Williams, trumpets; John Ewing, Jimmy Robinson, trombones; Buddy Collette, alto & baritone saxes, clarinet; Gerald Wiggins, piano. - 03 The Charioteers Probably Wilfred “Billy” Williams, first tenor vocal; Eddie “Turkey” Jackson, second tenor vocal; Ira “House” Williams, baritone vocal; Howard “Dan” Daniel, bass vocal; James Sherman, piano, arranger. - 04 Mae Johnson Mae Johnson, vocal, acc. by possibly Les Hite and his Orchestra. The reed section doubles on clarinets. -05 Ernest "Bubbles" Whitman, Henry Armstrong and Dooley Wilson Comedy skit, with a music coda of three bars, probably by Les Hite and his Orchestra

(BFS comments): Side 2 of this program hasn’t been available for listening, but “Hi Spook”, the first title on side 2, is announced at the end of side 1. It could possibly be the same version that is faded at the end of Jubilee No. 2. The 02, 04 and 05 titles are probably from the same pre-recording session as the Les Hite titles on Jubilee No. 2. The 03 title is probably from the same session as the two Charioteers titles on Jubilee No. 3, 8 and 19. Mae E. Johnson (1915-1999) was a well known black entertainer, discovered by Duke Ellington and appearing at the Cotton Club in the late 1930s. After moving to California she was featured in several movies, most notably “Stormy Weather”, where she sang I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City as in this Jubilee show. As far as I know, she did not work regularly with Les Hite but could of course have guested with his Orchestra here (April 2014).

14 GMA AFRS-931 AFRS program announcer: Art Gilmore Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02, 06 and probably 04, 05 and 07: January 1943; 03: probably December 1942. Date of dubbing: February 28, 1943 Date of first broadcast: Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program features Ernest Whitman, Shelton Brooks, Margaret Bond, Calvin Jackson, Cab Calloway, Savannah Churchill, Wesley Spicer, Art Gilmore. (2) The reverse of Jubilee 14, Pt. 1 is Jubilee 13, Pt. 1 (3) The reverse of Jubilee 14, Pt. 2 is Jubilee 13, Pt. 2 Side 1, wax info: 01 Fanfare & introduction 01 Theme: Great Day & introduction 02 A Smo-o-o-oth One 03 Saving Myself For Bill 04 Then I’ll Go In That Lion’s Cage 05 Some Of These Days 05 Darktown Strutters’ Ball 06 Comedy skit Side 2, wax info: 02 07 02 01 Jubilee theme & sign off - 01 Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Cab Calloway and his Orchestra Cab Calloway, vocal, fronting Russell Smith, Lester “Shad” Collins, Jonah Jones, Lamar Wright, trumpets; Tyree Glenn, Keg Johnson, Claude Jones, Quentin Jackson, trombones; Hilton Jefferson, alto saxophone; Andrew Brown, clarinet & alto saxophone; Illinois Jacquet, Walter Thomas, tenor saxophones; Alfred Gibson, baritone saxophone & clarinet; Bennie Payne, piano; Danny Barker, guitar; Milton Hinton, string bass; J. C. Heard, drums; Buster Harding, arranger

-03 Savannah Churchill, vocal, acc. by probably Benny Carter and his Orchestra Benny Carter, trumpet & alto sax, fronting William "Chiefie" Scott, Hal Mitchell, George Treadwell, trumpets; John "Shorty" Haughton, Alton "Slim" Moore, J. J. Johnson, Earl Hardy, trombones; Ted Barnett, alto sax; Gene Porter, Stretch Ridley, tenor saxes; Eddie DeVerteuil, baritone sax; Teddy Brannon, piano; John Smith, guitar; Curly Russell, string bass; probably Alvin Burroughs or possibly Jack "The Bear" Parker, drums -04 Shelton Brooks Shelton Brooks, speech and vocal, with own piano accompaniment -05 Shelton Brooks Shelton Brooks, vocal, with own piano and an unidentified Orchestra including trumpet, trombone, clarinet, string bass and drums. -06 Ernest Whitman, Cab Calloway and Wesley Spicer Comedy skit -07 Margaret Bonds and Calvin Jackson, piano duet (BFS comments): Side 2 of this program has not been available for listening, but the closing theme is most certainly Great Day, as in the introduction on this show and the introduction and closing on many other early Jubilee shows. The announcer mentions in the introduction that the program will include a piano duet by Margaret Bonds and Calvin Jackson. It is probably placed between two Cab Calloway titles on side 2. The arrangement of A Smo-o-o-oth One is by Buster Harding. Al Gibson (clarinet), Jonah Jones (trumpet) and Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax) are the soloists on this title. Savannah Churchill sang regularly with Benny Carter at this time, and the accompaniment on Saving Myself For Bill sounds more like Carter’s Orchestra than Calloway’s. It is probably from the same pre-recording session as the Carter titles on Jubilee 4. The accompaniment on Some Of These Days is probably a by a white Studio group (March 2014).

15 AFRS program announcer: Dave Vaile? Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: February – March 1943 Date of dubbing: March 7, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program features Benny Carter, Phil Moore, Ernest Whitman, Rose Murphy, Leon Rene, Military Police Choir, Dave Vaile. (2) The reverse of Jubilee 15, Pt. 1 is Jubilee 16, Pt. 1 (3) The reverse of Jubilee 15, Pt. 2 is Jubilee 16, Pt. 2 Side 1, wax info: 01 Jubilee theme & introduction Side 2, wax info: 01 Jubilee theme & sign-off - 01 Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Benny Carter and his Orchestra Probably Benny Carter, trumpet & alto sax, directing, Chiefie Scott, Hal Mitchell, George Treadwell, trumpets; Shorty Haughton, Slim Moore, J. J. Johnson, trombones; Gene Porter, alto sax; Stretch Ridley, Eddie DeVerteuil, tenor saxes; Teddy Brannon, piano; James Smith, guitar; Curly Russell, string bass; Jack Parker, drums, Savannah Churchill, vocal. - 03 Phil Moore Probably - 04 Rose Murphy Probably - 05 Military Police Choir Probably

16 AFRS program announcer: Art Gilmore? Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02: c. early March 1943; 03: c. December 1942 Date of dubbing: March 14, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program features Ernest Whitman, Loumell Morgan, Louis Armstrong, and Art Gilmore. (2) The reverse of Jubilee 16, Pt. 1 is Jubilee 15, Pt. 1 (3) The reverse of Jubilee 16, Pt. 2 is Jubilee 15, Pt. 2 Side 1, wax info: 01 Jubilee theme & introduction 02 I‘ve Got A Gal In Kalamazoo 03 00- Side 2, wax info: 02 Me And Brother Bill - v LA & band 0 02 01 Jubilee theme & sign off - 01 Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra Probably Louis Armstrong, trumpet, vocal, Shelton Hemphill, Frank Galbreath, Bernard Flood, trumpets; George Washington, trombone & possibly vocal; Henderson Chambers, James Whitney, trombones; Rupert Cole, Joe Hayman, alto saxes; Joe Garland, tenor sax & arranger; Prince Robinson, tenor sax; Luis Russell, piano; Lawrence Lucie, guitar; Ted Sturgis, string bass; Henry “Chick” Morrison, drums. - 03 Loumell Morgan Trio (BFS comments): Only the two Armstrong titles listed above have been available for listening on Moon MCD056-2, a reissue of AFRS Downbeat 38. It is presumed that these are identical to the versions on Jubilee 16 (see Jos Willems’ Armstrong discography "All Of Me") or possibly different versions from the same pre-recording session. The 03 title(s) are probably from the same pre-recording session as the Loumell Morgan titles on Jubilee 7 and 12 (April 2014).

17 GMA AFRS-932 AFRS program announcer: Art Gilmore Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02 and 04: March 1943 03: January 1943 Date of dubbing: March 22, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program features Ernest Whitman, Billie Holiday, Red Allen, J. C. Higginbotham, Art Tatum, Joe Turner, Art Gilmore. (2) The reverse of Jubilee 17, Pt. 1 is Jubilee 18, Pt. 1 (3) The reverse of Jubilee 17, Pt. 2 is Jubilee 18, Pt. 2 Side 1, wax info: 01 Jubilee theme & introduction 02 Side 2, wax info: 03 Tiny‘s Exercise 04 Travelin‘ Light 02 Ride, Red, Ride - v HRA & band 02 Signoff tune - 01 Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Henry “Red” Allen and his Orchestra Henry “Red” Allen, trumpet & vocal; J. C. Higginbotham, trombone; Don Stovall, clarinet, alto sax; Barney Bigard, clarinet (?),“General” Morgan, piano; Jim “Daddy” Walker, guitar; Benny Moten, string bass; Paul Barbarin, drums. - 03 Art Tatum Trio Art Tatum, piano; Tiny Grimes, guitar; “Slam” Stewart, string bass. - 04 Billie Holiday Billie Holiday, vocal, acc. by Henry "Red" Allen and his Orchestra: Personnel as on the 02 titles.

(BFS comments): Side 1 of this program has not been available for listening. Tiny’s Exercise is probably from the same pre-recording session as Melody In F and Let Me Off Uptown on Jubilee No. 11. Henry "Red" Allen and his Orchestra were in Los Angeles between March 1 and May 9, working with Billie Holiday at Club 331. Don Stovall plays only alto sax (not clarinet) on Ride, Red, Ride and Riffin’. Barney Bigard, clarinet and Jim "Daddy" Walker, guitar were included in the personnel in the previous Jubilee listing, but these instruments cannot be heard, so I have deleted them. General is probably the real given first name of the pianist, not a nickname (March 2014).

18 GMA AFRS-933 AFRS program announcer: Ken Niles Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02 - 05: January 1943; 03-05, c. January-March 1943 Date of dubbing: March 29, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program features Ernest Whitman, Ada Brown, Bob Parrish, Barney Bigard, Eddie Beal, Noble Sissle, Ken Niles. (2) The reverse of Jubilee 18, Pt. 1 is Jubilee 17, Pt. 1 (3) The reverse of Jubilee 18, Pt. 2 is Jubilee 17, Pt. 2 Side 1, wax info: 01 Theme: Great Day & introduction 02 Side 2, wax info: 04 Rose Room 05 Beau Night In Hotchkiss Corners 03 Barrelhouse Bessie From Basin Street - v AB & band 02 Take It And Git - v NS & OM 01 Sign off tune 02 I‘m Just Wild About Harry (nc) - 01 Studio Orchestra No details - 02 Noble Sissle and his Orchestra Noble Sissle, vocal; fronting a big band including Wendell Cully, George Winfield, Demas Dean and possibly another, trumpets; possibly Chester Burrill, trombone; Jerome “Don” Pasquall, clarinet & alto sax, probably Ben Whitted, Eugene Mikell, alto saxes; possibly Paul Cubinar, tenor sax; possibly Harry Brooks, piano; possibly Jimmy Jones, string bass; Wilbert Kirk, drums, Olivette Miller, vocal. - 03 Ada Brown Ada Brown, vocal, acc. by unidentified big band (Noble Sissle?) - 04 Barney Bigard Barney Bigard, clarinet soloist, acc. by possibly Freddie Slack and his Orchestra - 05 Bob Parrish Bob Parrish, vocal, acc. by unidentified big band

(BFS comments): Side 1 of this program has not been available for listening. An incomplete version of the theme “Great Day” is played after the sign off on side 2, and it is most certainly also played on side 1 before the introduction. The accompaniment to Ada Brown does not sound like Noble Sissle’s Orchestra. It is probably a Studio band. The full title of her song from this program is “Barrelhouse Bessie From Basin Street,” written by Jule Styne (music) and Herb Magidson (lyrics) for the movie Sleepytime Gal 1942. The female vocalist, who sings in duet with Noble Sissle on “Take It And Git”, is most certainly Olivette Miller, who was regularly with the band and can be heard on other Jubilee shows. Barney Bigard played regularly with Freddie Slack and his Orchestra from November 1942 and left in the summer of 1943, according to John Chilton’s “Who’s Who of Jazz” (June 2014).

19 GMA AFRS-956, SSRH-317-1 AFRS program announcer: Art Gilmore Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02: c. early March 1943; 03-04: c. October, 1942 Date of dubbing: April 5, 1943 Label information: Printed both sides: All artists. Side one: Program Time 28:59 Notes: (1) The reverse of Jubilee 19, Pt. 1 is Jubilee 20, Pt. 1 (2) The reverse of Jubilee 19, Pt. 2 is Jubilee 20, Pt. 2 Side 1, wax info: H-11-19 Pt. 1 Jubilee Time 15:24 01 Introduction & unidentified theme 02 Coquette -v LA 03 Someday Sweetheart - v LH 02 Shine - v LA 04 Down The Glory Road - v Ch Side 2, wax info: H-11-19 Pt. 2 Jubilee Time 28:59 Fill to 30:00 02 Lazy River - v LA 03 Don‘t Get Around Much Anymore - v LH 02 One O‘Clock Jump - v GW & band 01 Signoff: unidentified tune - 01 Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra Probably Louis Armstrong, trumpet, vocal, Shelton Hemphill, Frank Galbreath, Bernard Flood, trumpets; George Washington, trombone & possibly vocal; Henderson Chambers, James Whitney, trombones; Rupert Cole, Joe Hayman, alto saxes; Joe Garland, tenor sax & arranger; Prince Robinson, tenor sax; Luis Russell, piano; Lawrence Lucie, guitar; Ted Sturgis, string bass; Henry “Chick” Morrison, drums - 03 Lena Horne Lena Horne, vocal; acc. by unidentified Orchestra: trumpet; piano, string bass; drums with clarinet and tenor sax added on “Someday Sweetheart”. This could well be the small group Phil Moore fronted at the time with himself at the piano and Johnny Letman on the trumpet - 04 The Charioteers The Charioteers, vocal quartet: Billy Williams, first tenor-lead; Edward Jackson, second tenor; Ira Williams, baritone; Howard Daniel, bass; acc. by James Sherman, piano

(BFS’ comments): The 02 titles are probably from the same pre-recording session as the Armstrong titles on Jubilee 16, 21, 24, 25, 26, 49 and 58; the 03 titles from the same session as the Lena Horne titles on Jubilee 2 and 9 and the 04 title from the same session as the Charioteers titles on Jubilee 3, 8 and 13. The Lena Horne and Louis Armstrong spoken dialogue introductions to Horne’s two performances were probably recorded separately at an unknown date. I have corrected the misspelling of The Charioteers in the personnel listing. The correct title of the Charioteers song is De Glory Road. They had previously featured it on Bing Crosby’s Kraft Music Hall show and also made a Studio recording of it in two parts. I recognize the singer on One O’Clock Jump as George Washington. The first trumpet solo on this title is by Frank Galbreath, the second by Louis Armstrong. The trombone soloist is Henderson Chambers. The trumpet player on Lena Horne’s "Don’t Get Around Much Anymore" sounds indeed like Johnny Letman (April 2014).

20 AFRS program announcer: Art Gilmore Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02 - 06: April 1943 Date of dubbing: April 12, 1943 Label information: Printed both sides: All artists. Side one: Program Time 28:58 Notes: (1) The reverse of Jubilee 20, Pt. 1 is Jubilee 19, Pt. 1 (2) The reverse of Jubilee 20 Pt. 2 is Jubilee 19, Pt. 2 Side 1, wax info: H-11-20 Pt. 1 “Jubilee” Time 14:12 01 Introduction & unidentified theme 02 Riff Romp 03 Jump For Joy - v HJ 02 Why Don‘t You Do Right? - v SC 02 Ill Wind 04 Comedy skit Pt. 1 Side 2, wax info: H-11-20 Pt. 2 Jubilee Prog. time 28:58 Fill to- 29:59 04 Comedy skit Pt. 2 05 Sweet Patootie - v PM 03 As Time Goes By - v HJ 02 Honeysuckle Rose 01 Signoff: unidentified tune - 01 Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Benny Carter and his Orchestra Probably Benny Carter, trumpet & alto sax, fronting Gerald Wilson, Eugene “Snooky” Young, Walter Williams, Fred Trainer, trumpets; John “Shorty” Haughton, Alton “Slim” Moore, J. J. Johnson, trombones; Kirt Bradford, Willard Brown, alto saxes; Gene Porter, Eddie Davis, tenor saxes; Ted Brannon, piano; John Smith, guitar; Curly Russell, string bass; Oscar Bradley, drums, Savannah Churchill, vocal. - 03 “Herb Jeffries” Umberto Alexandro Balentino, vocal; acc, by the Eddie Beal Trio: Eddie Beal, piano; Ulysses Livingston, guitar; Joe Comfort, string bass. - 04 Ben Carter & Mantan Moreland Comedy skit. - 05 Phil Moore Phil Moore, piano & vocal, acc. by Benny Carter and his Orchestra.

(BFS comments): The fourth trumpet player with Benny Carter is listed in discographies alternatively as Fred Trainer, Fred Trainor and Jack Trainor. His correct full name is Fred Jack Trainor (see Albert McCarthy, "Big Band Jazz", p. 179, quoting from reports on Les Hite’s Orchestra in Down Beat and Metronome 1942). He also played with the Orchestras of Lionel Hampton and Gerald Wilson and recorded with T-Bone Walker and Helen Humes, among others (April 2014)

21 AFRS program announcer: Art Gilmore Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02-03: c. March, 1943; 04-05: c. March or early April 1943 Date of dubbing: April 191943 Label information: Printed both sides: All artists. Side one: Program time 28:22 Notes: (1) The reverse of Jubilee No. 21, Pt. 1 is Jubilee No. 22 Pt. 1 (2) The reverse of Jubilee No. 21, Pt. 2 is Jubilee No. 22 Pt. 2 Side 1, wax info: H- 11-21 Pt. 1 Jubilee Time 13:52 01 Introduction & unidentified theme 02 On The Sunny Side Of The Street - v LA 02 Leap Frog (clt solo-Robinson; tenor & bass sax solos-Garland) 03 Comedy skit (intro “Blues In The Night” by Louis Armstrong Orchestra) Side 2, wax info: H-11-21 Pt. 2 (RE) Jubilee Prog. Time 28:22 Fill to 30:00 02 Dear Old Southland - v LA 04 Drum Stomp 05 Stormy Weather - v IA 02 Ol‘ Man Mose - v LA & band 01 Closing remarks & unidentified tune 02 Dear Old Southland - a few choruses repeated as “filler”. - 01 Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra Probably Louis Armstrong, trumpet, vocal, Shelton Hemphill, Frank Galbreath, Bernard Flood, trumpets; George Washington, trombone & possibly vocal; Henderson Chambers, James Whitney, trombones; Rupert Cole, Joe Hayman, alto saxes; Joe Garland, tenor & bass saxes, arranger; Prince Robinson, clarinet & tenor sax; Luis Russell, piano; Lawrence Lucie, guitar; Ted Sturgis, string bass; Henry “Chick” Morrison, drums. -03 Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Louis Armstrong, Jack Benny & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit. - 04 Lee Young Lee Young, drum soloist, with unidentified Orchestra. - 05 Ivie Anderson Ivie Anderson, vocal, acc. by unidentified Orchestra.

(BFS comments): The 02 and 03 titles are probably from the same pre-recording session as the Louis Armstrong titles on Jubilee 16, 24, 25, 26 and 58. George Washington does not sing on Leap Frog, but he is probably the one shouting some remarks. The growl trumpet player on Stormy Weather sounds much like Cootie Williams, as Steve Lasker has remarked, but I don’t think he is the man here. It could possibly be Johnny Letman (April 2014).

22 AFRS program announcer: Ken Niles Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02 - 07: c. March 1943 Date of dubbing: April 26, 1943 Label information: Printed both sides: All artists. Side one: Program time 28:59 Notes: (1) The reverse of Jubilee No. 22 Pt. 1 is Jubilee No. 21 Pt. 1 (2) The reverse of Jubilee No. 22 Pt. 2 is Jubilee No. 21 Pt. 2 Side 1, wax info: H-11-22-Pt. 1 (RE) Jubilee Time 14:35 02 Unidentified tune (drums introduction & 4 bars each by JCH, HRA & DS) 01 Introduction & theme: Great Day 02 Harlem Stomp 03 I Can‘t Believe That You‘re In Love With Me - v JP 02 I‘ve Got The World On A String 04 Tea For Two Side 2, wax info: H-11-22 Pt. 2 (RE) Jubilee Prog. 28:58 Fill to 29:58 05 Comedy Skit 02 Don‘t Get Around Much Anymore 06 Hip Hip Hooray - v JP 07 Drum break into: 02 Rug Cutter‘s Swing 01 Signoff: unidentified tune - 01 Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Henry “Red” Allen and his Orchestra Henry “Red” Allen, trumpet; J. C. Higginbotham, trombone; Don Stovall, alto sax; “General” Morgan, piano; Benny Moten, string bass; Paul Barbarin, drums. - 03 Jewel Paige Jewel Paige, vocal; acc. by Henry “Red” Allen and his Orchestra: as above plus Barney Bigard, clarinet. - 04 Barney Bigard Leon Albany Bigard, clarinet soloist; acc. by “General” Morgan, piano; Benny Moten, string bass; Paul Barbarian, drums. -05 H. “Nicodemus” Stewart Comedy skit - 06 Jewel Paige Jewel Paige, vocal; acc. by “General” Morgan, piano; Benny Moten, string bass. - 07 Paul Barbarin Paul Barbarin, unaccompanied drum soloist. (BFS comments): The titles 02 to 07 are probably from the same pre-recording session as the Henry "Red" Allen titles on Jubilee 17 (April 2014).

23 AFRS program announcer: Ken Carpenter Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02 - 05: April 1943 Date of dubbing: May 10, 1943 Label information: Printed on both sides: All artists, side one: Program Time 29:04 Notes: Side 1, wax info: 072865-1A / NH0586 H-11-23 01 Introduction & unidentified theme 02 Bugle Call Rag 03 Star Dust - v CH 02 What‘s The Good Word, Mr. Bluebird? - v NS 02 All For You - v OM 04 Comedy skit Side 2, wax info: 072866-1 / NH0576 H-11-23 05 Jumpin‘ Jive - v HMcD 03 Red River Valley - v CH 02 Johnny Zero - v NS & JC 06 I Left A Good Deal In Mobile - v HJ & CH 02 Wahoo 01 Signoff: unidentified tune - 01 Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Noble Sissle and his Orchestra Noble Sissle, vocal; fronting a big band including Wendell Cully, George Winfield, Demas Dean and possibly another, trumpets; possibly Chester Burrill, trombone; Jerome Don Pascall, clarinet & alto sax, probably Ben Whitted, Eugene Mikell, alto saxes; possibly Paul Cubinar, tenor sax; possibly Harry Brooks, piano; possibly Jimmy Jones, string bass; Wilbert Kirk, drums; Olivette Miller, Jesse Cryor, vocals. - 03 The Charioteers Vocal quartet: Billy Williams, first tenor-lead; Edward Jackson, second tenor; Ira Williams, baritone; Howard Daniel, bass; acc. by James Sherman, piano. -04 Hattie McDaniel Comedy skit. - 05 Hattie McDaniel Hattie McDaniel, vocal, acc. by Noble Sissle and his Orchestra. - 06 “Herb Jeffries” Umberto Alexandro Balentino, vocal, acc. by the Charioteers, vocal quartet and the Eddie Beal Trio: Eddie Beal, piano; Ulysses Livingston, guitar; Joe Comfort, string bass

24 AFRS program announcer: Larry Keating Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02 - 05: c. early March 1943 Date of dubbing: May 3, 1943 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: PMS 072867 / NH 0585 01 Fanfare and Introduction 01 Theme: Great Day and Introduction 02 If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight - v LA 02 Hip Hip Hooray - v AB 02 It Ain’t Necessarily So (Few bars only) into: 05 Comedy skit 06 Rhythm For Sale 07 It Ain‘t Necessarily So - v B & B & Band Side 2, wax info: PMS 072686 / NH 0578 03 Confessin‘ - v LA 03 In The Mood 04 I Got Plenty Of Nothing - v AB 08 Comedy skit 03 I Can‘t Give You Anything But Love - v LA 01 Signoff & theme: Great Day - 01 Studio Orchestra No details - 02 Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra Probably Louis Armstrong, trumpet, vocal, Shelton Hemphill, Frank Galbreath, Bernard Flood, trumpets; George Washington, trombone; Henderson Chambers, James Whitney, trombones; Rupert Cole, Joe Hayman, alto saxes; Joe Garland, tenor sax & arranger; Prince Robinson, tenor sax & clarinet; Luis Russell, piano; Lawrence Lucie, guitar; Ted Sturgis, string bass; Henry “Chick” Morrison, drums. - 03 Ada Brown Ada Brown, vocal, acc. by the Louis Armstrong‘s Orchestra sans Louis Armstrong - 04 Ford Lee “Buck” Washington & John “Bubbles” Sublett Comedy Skit - 05 Ford Lee “Buck” Washington Ford Lee “Buck” Washington, piano soloist

- 06 Buck & Bubbles Ford Lee “Buck” Washington, John “Bubbles” Sublett & band vocal, acc. by Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra. - 07 Louis Armstrong, Ada Brown & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit (BFS comments): The 02 titles are probably from the same pre-recording session as the Armstrong titles on Jubilee 16, 19, 21, 25, 26, 49 and 58. George Washington plays trombone but does not sing on this program. The few instrumental bars before the first comedy skit are not from “Jonah And The Whale” but “It Ain’t Necessarily So”, which “Buck” and “Bubbles” sing later in the program. Joe Garland plays bass sax on “In The Mood”, as he did with Edgar Hayes February 17, 1938. The trumpet solo on this title is not by Louis Armstrong but probably by Frank Galbreath. Prince Robinson plays the clarinet solo on “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love”. The correct title for the Gershwin song from Porgy And Bess is “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’” (June 2014).

25 AFRS program announcer: Ken Carpenter? Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02 - 05: March – April 1943 Date of dubbing: May 17, 1943 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: PMS 072877-1 / NH 0589 01 Jubilee theme & introduction 02 Baby, Don‘t You Cry - v LA 03 Sweet Lucy Brown 04 Comedy skit Side 2, wax info: PMS 072878-1 / NH 0590 05 Murder, He Says - v AB, GW & band 02 Barrel House Bessie From Basin Street - v LA 03 Don‘t Get Around Much Anymore 02 Harlem Stomp - v LA 01 Jubilee theme & signoff - 01 Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra Louis Armstrong, trumpet & vocal, Shelton Hemphill, Frank Galbreath, Bernard Flood, trumpets; George Washington, trombone & possibly vocal; Henderson Chambers, James Whitney, trombones; Rupert Cole, Joe Hayman, alto saxes; Joe Garland, tenor sax & arranger; Prince Robinson, tenor sax; Luis Russell, piano; Lawrence Lucie, guitar; Ted Sturgis, string bass; Henry “Chick” Morrison, drums. - 03 The Mills Brothers Vocal quartet: Henry Mills. Herbert Mills, Donald Mills, John Mills, acc. by unidentified guitar (Not Bernard Addison, who left in 1938.) - 04 Flournoy Miller & ? Lee? Comedy skit (Flournoy Miller did a comedy skit with Mantan Moreland in the all sepia motion picture “Stormy Weather”, and it sounds like it is the same man here) - 05 Ann Baker Ann Baker, vocal, acc. by Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra.

26 GMA AFRS-15, SSRH 213-1 AFRS program announcer: Ken Carpenter Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02 - 04: March – April 1943 Date of dubbing: May 24, 1943 Label information: Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra; Ernie Whitman; Teresa Harris; Sonny Woods; Red Callender. Notes: Side 1, wax info: PMS 072708-1 / NH 0609 01 Jubilee theme & introduction 02 Ain‘t Misbehavin‘ - v LA 03 Tea For Two 04 Comedy skit 02 Ain‘t That Just Like A Man? - v TH Side 2, wax info: PMS 072709-1 / NH 0610 02 The Peanut Vendor - v LA & um 02 You‘re Everything I Love - v SW 02 Lazy River - v LA 01 Jubilee theme & signoff - 01 Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra Probably Louis Armstrong, trumpet & vocal, Shelton Hemphill, Frank Galbreath, Bernard Flood, trumpets; George Washington, trombone & possibly vocal; Henderson Chambers, James Whitney, trombones; Rupert Cole, Joe Hayman, alto saxes; Joe Garland, tenor sax & arranger; Prince Robinson, tenor sax; Luis Russell, piano; Lawrence Lucie, guitar; Ted Sturgis, string bass; Henry “Chick” Morrison, drums; Sonny Woods, Teresa Harris, unidentified male, vocals. - 03 Red Callender Trio Probably Emmanuel “Duke” Brooks, piano; Louis Gonzales, guitar, George “Red” Callender, string bass, with a big band, probably Armstrong‘s, as above. - 04 Louis Armstrong & Teresa Harris Comedy skit.

27 AFRS program announcer: Larry Keating? Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02 - 05: May 1943 Date of dubbing: May 31, 1943 Date of first broadcast: Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: 01 Jubilee theme & introduction 02 03 04 05 Side 2, wax info: 02 02 02 01 Jubilee theme & sign off - 01 Studio Orchestra No details - 02 Benny Carter and his Orchestra Probably Benny Carter, trumpet & alto sax, directing, Gerald Wilson, Eugene “Snooky” Young, Walter Williams, Fred Trainer, trumpets; John “Shorty” Haughton, Alton “Slim” Moore, J. J. Johnson, trombones; Kirt Bradford, Willard Brown, Gene Porter, alto sax; Eddie Davis, tenor sax; Ted Brannon, piano; James Smith, guitar?; Curly Russell, string bass; Oscar Bradley, drums, Savannah Churchill, vocal - 03 Barney Bigard Probably - 04 Savannah Churchill Savannah Churchill, vocal, acc. by Benny Carter and his Orchestra.

28 AFRS program announcer: Art Gilmore? Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02-04: late May 1943 Date of dubbing: June 7, 1943 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: PMS 072725-1 01 Drum roll into unidentified theme 01 Theme: Great Day and Introduction 02 Basie Boogie 02 Don‘t Get Around Much Anymore - v TC & Band 02 Dance Of The Gremlins 03 Time On My Hands - v RM 02 Baby, Won‘t You Please Come Home? - v JR Side 2, wax info: PMS 072726-1 02 Green 02 Them There Eyes - v TC 04 I Cried For You - v RM 01 One O‘Clock Jump 01 Signoff & Theme: Great Day - 01 Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Count Basie and his Orchestra Ed Lewis, Buck Clayton, Harry Edison, Eugene “Snooky” Young, trumpets; Dicky Wells, Robert “Buster” Scott, Eli Robinson, Louis Taylor, trombones; Earle Warren, Jimmy Powell, alto saxes; Buddy Tate, Don Byas, tenor saxes; Jack Washington, baritone & alto saxes; Count Basie, piano; Freddie Green, guitar; Walter Page, string bass; Jo Jones, drums; Thelma Carpenter, Jimmy Rushing, vocals. NOTE: “Green” was probably composed & arranged by Freddie Green, it was later on known as “Jumping For Maria”. - 03 Rose Murphy Rose Murphy, vocal, acc. by own piano - 04 Rose Murphy Rose Murphy, vocal, acc. by Freddie Greene, guitar; Walter Page, string bass; Jo Jones, drums (BFS Comments): Count Basie and his Orchestra was at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles May 26 to June 1, 1943 so the pre-recording session for Jubilee No. 28, 30 and 32 probably took place during that period (June 2014).

29 AFRS program announcer: Jim Doyle Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: May or early June 1943 Date of dubbing: June 14, 1943 Date of first broadcast: Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program features Ernest Whitman, Dolores Williams, Nat King Cole, Jim Doyle, Jimmie Lunceford. Side 1, wax info: 01 Drum Roll into unidentified theme 02 Introduction & theme: Great Day (?) 03 Blues In The Night 04 Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe - v DW 03 Chocolate Side 2, wax info: 04 Do I Know What I‘m Doing? – v DW 05 Honeysuckle Rose - v NCK 05 Slender, Tender And Tall - v NKC 02 unidentified tune 02 Sign off & theme: Great Day (?) - 01 Unidentified No details. - 02 Studio Orchestra No details. - 03 Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra Probably Jimmy Lunceford, playing most reed instruments including the flute, fronting:- Freddy Webster, Harry “Pee-Wee” Jackson, Robert Mitchell, Paul Webster, trumpets; Fernando Arbello, Russell Bowles, John “Streamline” Ewing, trombones; Jimmie Lunceford, soprano and alto saxes, Omer Simeon, alto sax & clarinet; Dan Grissom, alto sax, Joe Thomas, tenor sax; Earl Carruthers, baritone and alto saxes, clarinet, vocal; Edwin Wilcox, piano; Al Norris, guitar; Charles “Truck” Parham, string bass; Joe Marshall, drums. - 04 Dolores Williams Dolores Williams, vocal, acc. by the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra - 05 Nat King Cole Trio Nat “King” Cole, piano & vocal; Oscar Moore, guitar; Johnny Miller, string bass

(BFS comments): Chocolate (issued on LP, Polydor 236524) has been checked aurally. The rest of this program has not been available for listening. According to Eddie Determeyer, Blues In The Night from this program is on Hindsight HBCD 504, but it is not, and the version on Hindsight HSR-221 is from November 23, 1945. The 03 and 04 titles were probably recorded at the same pre-recording session as the Jimmie Lunceford titles on Jubilee No. 31 and 33. John “Streamline” Ewing replaced James “Trummy” Young in March 1943 (see Eddie Determeyer, Rhythm Is Our Business, pp. 205, 300 and John Chilton, Who’s Who in Jazz). Jimmie Lunceford led the saxophone section for a short period before July 1943 (see Determeyer, pp. 208, 300). Dan Grissom was still with the band at this time and was replaced by Kirtland “Kirt” Bradford in July 1943 (see Determeyer, p. 205). Joe Marshall replaced Jimmie Crawford in February 1943 (see Determeyer, pp. 76, 300) (July 2014).

30 GMA AFRS-508 AFRS program announcer: Jim Doyle Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: Unknown; 02: possibly 03 and 05 late May 1943; 04: probably c. March 1943 Date of dubbing: June 21, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program features Lena Horne, Miller & Lee, The Charioteers, “Butterfly” McQueen, Ernest Whitman, Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing, Earle Warren and Jim Doyle. Side 1, wax info: 01 Fanfare & Introduction 02 Theme: One O’Clock Jump & Introduction 02 Rhythm Man 03 Taking A Chance On Love v LH 02 Jazz Me Blues 04 Comedy skit Side 2, wax info: 02 Boogie Woogie Blues – v JR 05 Amen v CH 02 I’ve Got The World On A String – v LH 02 It’s Sand, Man! 02 Sign Off & Theme: One O’Clock Jump - 01 Studio Orchestra No details - 02 Count Basie and his Orchestra Ed Lewis, Buck Clayton, Harry Edison, Eugene “Snooky” Young, trumpets; Dicky Wells, Robert “Buster” Scott, Eli Robinson, Louis Taylor, trombones; Earle Warren, alto sax & vocal; Jimmy Powell, alto sax; Buddy Tate, Don Byas, tenor saxes; Jack Washington, baritone & alto saxes; Count Basie, piano; Freddie Green, guitar; Walter Page, string bass; Jo Jones, drums; Jimmy Rushing, vocal. -03 Lena Horne, vocal, acc. by Unknown Band -04 Flournoy Miller and Johnny Lee Comedy Skit - 05 The Charioteers Probably Wilfred “Billy” Williams, first tenor vocal; Eddie “Turkey” Jackson, second tenor vocal; Ira “House” Williams, baritone vocal; Howard “Dan” Daniel, bass vocal; James Sherman, piano, arranger.

(BFS Comments): The 02 titles are probably from the same pre-recording session as the Count Basie titles on Jubilee No. 28 and 32. The comedy skit on this program is probably from the same pre-recording session as the one on Jubilee No. 25. “Butterfly” McQueen, who is mentioned in the AFRS ledgers, does not participate in this program. The title announced as Boogie Woogie Blues is better known as Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong), composed by Count Basie and Jimmy Rushing (June 2014)

31 AFRS program announcer: Jim Doyle Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: May or early June 1943 Date of dubbing: June 28, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program features Ernest Whitman, Velma Middleton, Jimmie Lunceford, Jim Doyle, Art Tatum. Side 1, wax info: 01 Jubilee theme & introduction 02 03 04 05 Side 2, wax info: 02 02 02 01 Jubilee theme & sign off - 01 Studio Orchestra No details - 02 Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra Freddie Webster, Harry “Pee-Wee” Jackson, Robert Mitchell, Paul Webster, trumpets; Fernando Arbello, Russell Bowles, John “Streamline” Ewing, trombones; Jimmie Lunceford, soprano and alto saxes; Omer Simeon, alto sax & clarinet; Dan Grissom, alto sax; Joe Thomas, tenor sax; Earl Carruthers, baritone and alto saxes, clarinet, vocal; Edwin Wilcox, piano; Al Norris, guitar; Charles “Truck” Parham, string bass; Joe Marshall, drums. - 03 Velma Middleton vocal, acc. by ? - 04 Art Tatum Piano soloist (BFS comments): This program has not been available for listening. The 02 titles from this program are probably from the same pre-recording session as the Jimmie Lunceford titles on Jubilee 29 and 32. For my comments on the Lunceford personnel, see Jubilee 29 (July 2014).

32 GMA AFRS-16 AFRS program announcer: Larry Keating Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01-02: Late May – June 1943; 03: January 1943 Date of dubbing: July 5, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) Thelma Carpenter is announced in the sign-off by Ernest Whitman, she is not to be heard in this program, indicating that this is a heavily edited version of a longer Studio session. “Swing Shift” is not complete on the transcription but was surely performed in full in the Studio. The first parts of this Studio session appear to be on Jubilee No. 28 and Jubilee No. 30. Side 1, wax info: HD3-MM-6006-1 Time: 13:57 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 Air Mail Special 02 After You‘ve Gone - v IJ 03 Sweet Lorraine (reissued on Jubilee 69) 01 St. Louis Blues - v JR Side 2, wax info: HD3-MM-6007-1 Program Time: 29:04 Fill to 30:00 01 Cabin In The Sky - v EW 03 Exactly Like You (reissued on Jubilee 69 & BML P-68) 02 I Won‘t Say I Will - v IJ 01 Swing Shift (nc) 01 Signoff: One O‘Clock Jump - 01 Count Basie and his Orchestra Ed Lewis, Buck Clayton, Harry Edison, Eugene “Snooky” Young, trumpets; Dicky Wells, Robert “Buster” Scott, Eli Robinson, Louis Taylor, trombones; Earle Warren, alto sax & vocal; Jimmy Powell, alto sax; Buddy Tate, Don Byas, tenor saxes; Jack Washington, baritone & alto saxes; Count Basie, piano; Freddie Greene, guitar; Walter Page, string bass; Jo Jones, drums; James Rushing, vocal. - 02 Ida James Ida James, vocal, acc. by Count Basie and his Orchestra. - 03 Art Tatum Trio Art Tatum, piano; “Tiny” Grimes, guitar; “Slam” Stewart, string bass. (BFS Comments): The 01 and 02 titles are probably from the same pre-recording session as the Count Basie titles on Jubilee 28 and 30 (see note above). The 03 titles are probably from the same pre-recording session as the Art Tatum titles on Jubilee 11, 17 and 31 (June 2014).

33 GMA AFRS-640, SSRH 195-1 AFRS program announcer: Jim Doyle Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: May or early June 1943 Date of dubbing: July 12, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) The AFRS ledgers do not mention Jimmie Lunceford for this program. On the other hand, Bill Robinson is listed but cannot be heard. Side 1, wax info: HD3-MM-6022-1 01 Introduction & Lunceford theme: Uptown Blues 01 Hallelujah 02 Mandy, Make Up Your Mind 01 Yesterdays (feature spot for Freddie Webster) 03 Hip Hip Hooray - v AB & band Side 2, wax info: HD3-MM-6023-1 04 Dry Bones 05 In The Blue Of The Evening - v DW 06 Comedy skit 01 Wham - v ECa & band 01 Signoff & For Dancers Only (nc) - 01 Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra Freddie Webster, Harry “Pee-Wee” Jackson, Robert Mitchell, Paul Webster, trumpets; Fernando Arbello, Russell Bowles, John “Streamline” Ewing, trombones; Jimmie Lunceford, soprano and alto saxes; Omer Simeon, alto sax & clarinet; Dan Grissom, alto sax; Joe Thomas, tenor sax; Earl Carruthers, baritone and alto saxes, clarinet, vocal; Edwin Wilcox, piano; Al Norris, guitar; Charles “Truck” Parham, string bass; Joe Marshall, drums - 02 Rose Murphy Rose Murphy, piano & vocal, unidentified string bass. - 03 Ada Brown Ada Brown, vocal, acc. by the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra - 04 Delta Rhythm Boys Vocal quartet: Carl Jones, Traverse Crawford, tenor; Kelsey Pharr, baritone; Lee Gaines, bass, acc. By Raymond Tunia, piano, unidentified string bass - 05 Dolores Williams Dolores Williams, vocal, acc. by unidentified pianist. An unidentified big band comes in for the final bar only - 06 “Butterfly” McQueen & Dolores Williams Comedy skit. (Film actress Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen played the house servant “Prissy” in the 1939 film “Gone With The Wind”)

(BFS Comments): The 01 and 03 titles from this program are probably from the same pre-recording session as the Jimmie Lunceford titles on Jubilee 29 and 31. For my comments on the Lunceford personnel, see Jubilee 29. In the previous listing, Jimmie Lunceford’s band was suggested as a possibility for the final note of the Dolores Williams title, but it is impossible to identify it, so I prefer to call it an unidentified big band. Also, I am not sure that Ada Brown is accompanied by Jimmie Lunceford’s orchestra (July 2014).

34 AFRS program announcer: Jim Doyle Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: July 1943 Date of dubbing: July 19, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program features Ernest Whitman, Ida James,Barney Bigard, Mills Brothers, “Butterfly” McQueen, Saunders King, Jim Doyle. Side 1, wax info: 01 Jubilee theme & introduction 01 Vagabond Lover 02 “C” Jam Blues 00 Side 2, wax info: 01 Big Fat Butterfly 00 01 B Flat Blues 01 Jubilee theme & sign off - 01 Saunders King and His Rhythm Sammy Deane, trumpet; Eddie Taylor, tenor saxophone; Johnny Cooper, piano; Saunders King, guitar & vocal; Joe Holder, string bass; Bunny Peters, drums - 02 Barney Bigard Barney Bigard, clarinet soloist, acc. by - 03 Ida James Probably - 04 Mills Brothers Probably

35 AFRS program announcer: Larry Keating Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: July 1943 Date of dubbing: July 26, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program features Benny Carter, “Butterfly” McQueen, The Four Blazes, Rex Stewart, Calvin Jackson, Savannah Churchill, Larry Keating, Ernest Whitman Side 1, wax info: 01 Jubilee theme & introduction 02 03 04 05 Side 2, wax info: 02 02 02 01 Jubilee theme & sign off - 01 Benny Carter and his Orchestra Probably Benny Carter, trumpet & alto sax, directing, Gerald Wilson, Eugene “Snooky” Young, Walter Williams, Fred Trainer, trumpets; John “Shorty” Haughton, Alton “Slim” Moore, J. J. Johnson, trombones; Kirt Bradford, Willard Brown, alto saxes; Gene Porter, Eddie Davis, tenor saxes; Ted Brannon, piano; John Smith, guitar; Curly Russell, string bass; Oscar Bradley, drums, Savannah Churchill, vocal. - 02 The Four Blazers Probably - 03 Rex Stewart Probably - 04 “Butterfly” McQueen

36 AFRS program announcer: Jim Doyle Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: July 1943 Date of dubbing: August 2, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program features Lucky Millinder, Rosetta Tharpe, Nat King Cole, Mabel Scott, Ernest Whitman, Jim Doyle, Trevor Bacon Side 1, wax info: 01 Jubilee theme & introduction 02 03 04 05 Side 2, wax info: 02 02 02 01 Jubilee theme & sign off - 01 Studio Orchestra No details - 02 Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra Probably Lucius “Lucky” Millinder, fronting Milton Fletcher, Joe Guy, Ludwig “Joe” Jordan, Frank Humphries, trumpets; George Stevenson, Gene Simon, Joe Britton, trombones; Tab Smith, Billy Bowen, alto saxes; Sam “The Man” Taylor, Michael “Mike” Hedley, tenor saxes; Ernest “Ernie” Purce, baritone sax; Ray Tunia, piano; Trevor Bacon, guitar; George Duvivier, string bass; David “Panama” Francis, drums - 03 Nat King Cole Trio Probably - 04 Mabel Scott Probably

37 AFRS program announcer: Bob Anderson Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: July 1943 Date of dubbing: August 9, 1943 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: HD3-MM-6517-1A Time 14:51 01 Jubilee theme & introduction 02 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 02 Git It 03 Rigoletto 02 Rock, Daniel - v SRT & band 02 Are You Ready? - v TB & band Side 2, wax info: HD3-MM-6518-1 Time 28:31 fill to 29:43 02 After You‘ve Gone - v FH 04 Comedy skit 02 Rustle Of Spring 01 Jubilee theme & signoff: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra Probably Lucius “Lucky” Millinder, fronting Milton Fletcher, Joe Guy, Ludwig “Joe” Jordan, trumpets; Frank Humphries, trumpet & vocal; George Stevenson, Gene Simon, Joe Britton, trombones; Tab Smith, Billy Bowen, alto saxes; Sam “The Man” Taylor, Michael “Mike” Hedley, tenor saxes; Ernest “Ernie” Purce, baritone sax; Ray Tunia, piano; Trevor Bacon, guitar & vocal; George Duvivier, string bass; David “Panama” Francis, drums; Sister Rosetta Tharpe, vocal NOTE: The Millinder band opened at the “Casa Manana” in Culver City, CA on July 6, 1943, replacing Benny Carter. Rosetta Tharpe joined in July 1943, left on August 28, 1943 at the end of the contract to go to the “Streets of Paris” nightclub. Millinder was supposed to be the first band at the re-opening of the “Savoy Ballroom” in New York in September 1943, however “Savoy” did re-open without the participation of the Millinder band. - 03 Delta Rhythm Boys Vocal quartet: Carl Jones, Traverse Crawford, tenor; Kelsey Pharr, baritone; Lee Gaines, bass, acc. by Raymond Tunia, piano - 04 Johnny Mason & Johnny Vigal Comedy skit

38 AFRS program announcer: Bob Anderson Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: August 1943 Date of dubbing: August 16, 1943 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: 01 Drum roll into: unidentified theme 02 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 02 Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong) 02 Down By The Riverside - v SRT & band 03 I Know That You Know 02 Big Fat Mama - v TB & band Side 2, wax info: 04 Embraceable You 05 Comedy skit 02 I Want A Tall, Skinny Papa -v SRT & band 02 Chinatown, My Chinatown - v FH 02 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 AFRS Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra Probably Lucius “Lucky” Millinder, fronting Milton Fletcher, Joe Guy, Ludwig “Joe” Jordan, trumpets; Frank Humphries, trumpet & vocal; George Stevenson, Gene Simon, Joe Britton, trombones; Tab Smith, Billy Bowen, alto saxes; Sam “The Man” Taylor, Michael “Mike” Hedley, tenor saxes; Ernest “Ernie” Purce, baritone sax; Ray Tunia, piano; Trevor Bacon, guitar & vocal; George Duvivier, string bass; David “Panama” Francis, drums; Sister Rosetta Tharpe, vocal. - 03 Jimmie Noone and his Trio Jimmie Noone, clarinet; piano; string bass; drums - 04 Ida James Ida James, vocal, acc. by trumpet; tenor sax; piano; string bass; drums; possibly others - 05 Ida James, Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit.

39 AFRS program announcer: Bob Anderson Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: July 1943 Date of dubbing: August 23, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program features Rosetta Tharpe. Side 1, wax info: HD3-MM-6673-1 01 Drum roll into unidentified theme 02 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 02 I Got Rhythm 03 Red River Valley - v C 04 Comedy skit 05 Stormy Weather - v JC 02 St. Louis Breakdown Side 2, wax info: HD3-MM-6674-1 06 Comedy skit 07 Life‘s Full Of Consequences - v ERA & JC 08 Comedy skit 02 Cherokee 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 AFRS Studio Orchestra No details - 02 Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra Probably Lucius “Lucky” Millinder, fronting Milton Fletcher, Joe Guy, Ludwig “Joe” Jordan, Frank Humphries, trumpets; George Stevenson, Gene Simon, Joe Britton, trombones; Tab Smith, Billy Bowen, alto saxes; Sam “The Man” Taylor, Michael “Mike” Hedley, tenor saxes; Ernest “Ernie” Purce, baritone sax; Ray Tunia, piano; Trevor Bacon, guitar; George Duvivier, string bass; David “Panama” Francis, drums - 03 The Charioteers Probably Wilfred “Billy” Williams, first tenor vocal; Edward “Turkey” Jackson, second tenor vocal; Ira “House” Williams, baritone vocal; Howard “Dan” Daniel, bass vocal; James Sherman, piano & arranger - 04 Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen & Ernest Whitman. Comedy skit - 05 Judy Carol Judy Carol, vocal, acc. by Lucky Millinder´s Orchestra - 06 Eddie “Rochester” Anderson & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit - 07 Eddie “Rochester” Anderson & Judy Carol Eddie “Rochester” Anderson & Judy Carol, vocal duet, acc. by Lucky Millinder´s Orchestra. - 08 Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, “Butterfly” McQueen & Ernest Whitman. Comedy skit.

40 AFRS program announcer: Jerry Wilson Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: August 1943 Date of dubbing: August 30, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) The AFRS recording ledgers do not list Freddy Webster. Side 1, wax info: HD3-MM-6727-1 Time 14:33 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 02 Jerry‘s Jump 03 Stormy Weather 04 Comedy skit 05 Donkey Serenade Side 2, wax info: HD3-MM-6728-1 Prog. time: 29:15 Fill to 30:05 02 Star Dust 03 Honeysuckle Rose 04 Comedy Skit 02 Rock Jubilee 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump - 01 AFRS Studio Orchestra - 02 Phil Moore and The All Star Orchestra Freddie Webster, trumpet; Phil Moore, piano & arranger; others unidentified NOTE: Jerry Wilson arranged “Jerry‘s Jump”, he is the piano player on “Star Dust.” - 03 Lena Horne Lena Horne, vocal, acc. by Phil Moore‘s Orchestra - 04 Lena Horne & Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen Comedy skit - 05 Bob Parrish Bob Parrish, piano soloist.

41 AFRS program announcer: Forbes Skin Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01, 08: unknown; 02-07: Summer 1943 Date of dubbing: September 6, 1943 Label information: Notes: Also released as Navy Department Jubilee 9 Side 1, wax info: HD3-MM-6768-1 Time 14:30 01 Drum Roll 02 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 02 Five Guys Named Moe - v LJ & band 03 Marry A Woman Uglier Than You 04 Honky Tonk Train Blues 02 I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town - v LJ Side 2, wax info: HD3-MM-6769-1 Time 28:40 Fill to 30:00 02 The Infantry Blues - v LJ 05 In The Mood 06 Comedy skit 07 Dis Train - v SRT 02 Knock Me A Kiss - v LJ 08 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump - 01 AFRS Studio Orchestra No details - 02 Louis Jordan and his Tympani Five Probably Eddie Roane, trumpet; Louis Jordan, alto & tenor saxes, vocal; Arnold Thomas, piano; Jesse “Po” Simpkins, string bass; Rossiere “Shadow” Wilson, drums; band vocal - 03 The Duke Of Iron “The Duke of Iron” (Cecil Anderson), vocal and cuatro with Eddie Roane, trumpet, Louis Jordan, alto sax; guitar; Jesse “Po” Simpkins, string bass - 04 Meade Lux Lewis Meade Lux Lewis, piano soloist, acc. by Rossiere “Shadow” Wilson, drums. -05 Ernie Morris Ernie Morris, harmonica solo; acc. by Arnold Thomas, piano; Rossiere “Shadow” Wilson, drums. - 06 Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen & Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman. Comedy skit. - 07 Sister Rosetta Tharpe Sister Rosetta Tharpe, guitar & vocal, acc. by Louis Jordan and his Tympani Five. - 08 Unidentified Orchestra No details

(BFS comments): I have deleted the word “probably” before the personnel for the Louis Jordan band, which is definite, see John Chilton, Let The Good Times Roll, The Story of Louis Jordan and His Music, p. 99: “Louis’ musical companions on the Pabst Blue Ribbon tour (May 1943) were Earl Hines’ orchestra…Billy Eckstine was singing with Hines then, and so too was…Sarah Vaughan...Sarah played piano , alongside Hines’ bassist Jesse “Po” Simpkins and drummer Rossiere “Shadow. Louis enjoyed ” the accompaniment the trio provided and some while later both the drummer and the bassist joined the Tympani Five.” Other sources for this personnel are Louis Jordan Discographie, by Danny Garçon and Jacques Lubin, and the booklet of the Louis Jordan CD box on Bear Family BCD 15557: “For the Jubilee programs, Jordan and the Tympani Five (now based in Hollywood with Jesse “Po” Simpkins on bass and Rossiere “Shadow” Wilson on drums) did new songs, old hits…and backed …calypso singer Duke of Iron, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Pha Terrell, and Ida James.” I have deleted the word “probably” before “The Duke of Iron” and added his real name. He sings and accompanies himself on cuatro (a small four string guitar which is common in the music of Trinidad and which he played regularly). The other musicians are members of Louis Jordan and his Tympani Five on aural evidence. The last number on side one should have the complete title as above. The Sister Rosetta Tharpe title has been changed to This Train. This is how it is written on all recordings by her and others (not Dis Train). The signoff theme One O’Clock Jump does not sound like Count Basie’s orchestra to me as previously suggested. It is probably a studio orchestra (July 2015).

42 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: Date of dubbing: September 13, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program features Ernest Whitman, Ida James, T-Bone Walker, Rex Stewart, Cee Pee Johnson, Phil Moore, Vernon Smith. Side 1, wax info: 01 02 00 00 00 Side 2, wax info: 00 00 00 01 - 01 AFRS Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Cee Pee Johnson and his Orchestra Probably Teddy Buckner, Karl George, trumpets; Edward Hale, alto sax; Chuck Walker, alto & baritone saxes; Ulysses “Buddy” Banks, tenor sax; Joe Liggins, piano; Ted Shirley, string bass; Raybon Tarrant, drums, Cee Pee Johnson, tom toms & vocal.

43 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02-05: late August or early September 1943 Date of dubbing: September 20, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program features Ernest Whitman, Rosetta Tharpe, Erskine Hawkins, Gene Rogers, Jimmy Mitchelle, Vernon Smith. (2) Erskine Hawkins remarks: “...folks, here we have been doing this Jubilee for 46 weeks...” Side 1, wax info: 01 Drum roll into unidentified theme 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 02 Let‘s Go Home 03 Sin Is to Blame – v SRT 02 Limehouse Blues (feature number for Gene Rogers) 02 Don‘t Cry, Baby - v JM Side 2, wax info: 02 The Jubilee Hop 04 Medley: These Foolish Things - Body And Soul 02 Tuxedo Junction -sp EH 02 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 AFRS Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Erskine Hawkins and his Orchestra Erskine Hawkins, trumpet, speech, arranger & leader; Sam Lowe, trumpet & arranger; Wilbur “Dud” Bascomb, Charlie “Chuck” Jones, trumpets; Matthew Gee, Ed Sims, Bob Range, trombones; Bill Johnson, alto sax & arranger; Jimmy Mitchelle, alto & baritone saxes, vocal; Julian Dash, Paul Bascomb, tenor saxes; Haywood Henry, tenor sax & clarinet; Gene Rodgers, piano; William McLemore, guitar & alto sax; Leemie “Lee” Stanfield, string bass; Edward McConney, drums. NOTE: Haywood Henry played tenor (not baritone) sax and clarinet during this period. - 03 Sister Rosetta Tharpe Sister Rosetta Tharpe, vocal, acc. probably by the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra - 04 The Phil Moore Combo Phil Moore, piano & whistling; Doles Dickens, string bass; Wallace Bishop, drums (BFS comments): My main source for the personnel on Jubilee 43, 44, 45 and 48 is the well researched information in the article by Ian Crosbie, “Twentieth Century Gabriel”, Jazz Journal, August 1972. The theme, One O’Clock Jump, after the introduction is aurally played by an unknown studio orchestra. The signoff version of One O’Clock Jump, with solos by Julian Dash and Paul Bascomb, was used on Jubilee 43, 44, 45 and 48, probably also on 47, which I haven’t heard. It was faded out on all programs at different length. The above version of Tuxedo Junction is different from the one on Jubilee 48 (August 2016).

44 GMA AFRS-641 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: Date of dubbing: September 27, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program features Ernest Whitman, Babe Wallace, Rosetta Tharpe, Erskine Hawkins, Vernon Smith. Side 1, wax info: 01 Drum Roll into unidentified theme 01 Introduction and theme: One O’Clock Jump 02 Sweet Georgia Brown 03 Git It (‘Cause I Want to See You With It) – v BW 02 Bear Mash Blues Side 2, wax info: 04 Rock Me – v SRT 02 You’ll Never Know – v JM 03 Nje (?) – v BW 02 Unknown title 02 Signoff & theme: One O’Clock Jump - 01 AFRS Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Erskine Hawkins and his Orchestra Erskine Hawkins, trumpet, arranger & leader; Sam Lowe, trumpet & arranger; Wilbur “Dud” Bascomb, Charlie “Chuck” Jones, trumpets; Matthew Gee, Ed Sims, Bob Range, trombones; Bill Johnson, alto sax & arranger; Jimmy Mitchelle, alto & baritone saxes, vocal; Julian Dash, Paul Bascomb, tenor saxes; Haywood Henry, tenor sax & clarinet; Gene Rodgers, piano; William McLemore, guitar & alto sax; Leemie “Lee” Stanfield, string bass; Edward McConney, drums NOTE: Haywood Henry played tenor (not baritone) sax and clarinet during this period. - 03 Babe Wallace, vocal, acc. by Erskine Hawkins and his Orchestra - 04 Sister Rosetta Tharpe, vocal & guitar, acc. by probably Erskine Hawkins and his Orchestra (BFS comments): Babe Wallace is a male singer. He first recorded “Git It” on a Decca session with Skeets Tolbert and his Orchestra September 10, 1941. The suggested title of his second performance may not be correct but is a phonetic interpretation of how he introduced it (August 2016).

45 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02-05: c. late August or early September 1943 Date of dubbing: October 4, 1943 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: 01 Drum Roll into unidentified theme 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 02 Bicycle Bounce - arr SL 03 Tutti Frutti - v LW 02 Get Up Mule - v JM Side 2, wax info: 04 Slender, Tender And Tall - v NKC 05 The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else - v LH 05 Embraceable You - v LH 02 No Soap - arr SL 02 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 AFRS Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Erskine Hawkins and his Orchestra Erskine Hawkins, trumpet, arranger & leader; Sam Lowe, trumpet & arranger; Wilbur “Dud” Bascomb, Charlie “Chuck” Jones, trumpets; Matthew Gee, Ed Sims, Bob Range, trombones; Bill Johnson, alto sax & arranger; Jimmy Mitchelle, alto & baritone saxes, vocal; Julian Dash, Paul Bascomb, tenor saxes; Haywood Henry, tenor sax & clarinet; Gene Rodgers, piano; William McLemore, guitar & alto sax; Leemie “Lee” Stanfield, string bass; Edward McConney, drums NOTE: Haywood Henry played tenor (not baritone) sax and clarinet during this period. - 03 The Spirits Of Rhythm Probably Leo Watson, vocal; unknown piano; Teddy Bunn, guitar; probably Red Callender, string bass; probably George Vann, drums. - 04 Nat King Cole Trio Nat King Cole, piano & vocal; Oscar Moore, guitar; Johnny Miller, string bass - 05 Lena Horne Lena Horne, vocal, acc. by probably unknown studio orchestra (BFS comments): Teddy Bunn is mentioned in the introduction of the program and can be identified aurally in Tutti Frutti by The Spirits of Rhythm. Leonard Feather played piano on the 1945 Black & White session of the group (and produced it), but the pianist on this program is aurally a different and more accomplished musician, whom I cannot identify. The accompaniment to Lena Horne does not sound like Erskine Hawkins’ band but is probably an unknown studio big band (August 2016).

46 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: Circa Summer 1943 Date of dubbing: October 11, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program features Ernest Whitman, Pha Terrell, Barney Bigard, Louis Jordan, Thelma “Pal” Jackson, Vernon Smith Side 1, wax info: HD3-MM-8069-1 Time 13:58 01 Drum roll into theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 Pistol Packin´ Mama - v LJ & band 02 My Devotion - v PT 01 Is You Is Or Is You Ain´t My Baby? - v LJ & band 03 Comedy skit Side 2, wax info: HD3-MM-8070-1 Time 28:51 Fill to 30:07 01 I Can´t Get Started - v LJ 04 Rose Room 01 Nagasaki - v LJ 01 Signoff & theme: One O´Clock Jump (nc) -01 Louis Jordan and his Tympani Five Eddie Roane, trumpet; Louis Jordan, alto sax, tenor sax & vocal; Arnold Thomas, piano; Jesse “Po” Simpkins, string bass; Rossiere “Shadow” Wilson, drums -02 Pha Terrell Elmer “Pha” Terrell, vocal, acc. by Eddie Roane, trumpet; Arnold Thomas, piano; Jesse “Po” Simpkins, string bass; Rossiere “Shadow” Wilson, drums -03 Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman & Louis Jordan and his Tympani Five Comedy skit, with close harmony singing by the band only -04 Barney Bigard Barney Bigard, clarinet soloist, acc. by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five (BFS comments): This program was probably pre-recorded during the same period as Jubilee 41 and 51. The first Theme: One O’Clock Jump is the same as on Jubilee 41. Louis Jordan plays tenor sax on this title and Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby, alto sax on Pistol Packin’ Mama, I Can’t Get Started, Rose Room and Nagasaki. Louis Jordan is not audible on My Devotion, but the accompanying musicians are aurally the rest of his band. The comedy skit is titled Jubilee Jingle Rap on the Louis Jordan CD Vintage Jazz Classics VJC-1037. Thelma “Pal” Jackson, who is listed in the AFRS ledgers, does not appear in this program (July 2015).

47 AFRS program announcer: Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: Date of dubbing: October 18, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program features Ernest Whitman, Erskine Hawkins, Arthur Lee Simpkins, Ida James, Charlie Davis, and Eddie Beal Side 1, wax info: 01 Jubilee theme & Introduction Side 2, wax info: 000 01 Jubilee Theme & sign off 02 Erskine Hawkins and his Orchestra Erskine Hawkins, trumpet, arranger & leader; Sam Lowe, trumpet & arranger; Wilbur “Dud” Bascomb, Charlie “Chuck” Jones, trumpets; Matthew Gee, Ed Sims, Bob Range, trombones; Bill Johnson, alto sax & arranger; Jimmy Mitchelle, alto & baritone saxes, vocal; Julian Dash, Paul Bascomb, tenor saxes; Haywood Henry, tenor sax & clarinet; Gene Rodgers, piano; William McLemore, guitar & alto sax; Leemie “Lee” Stanfield, string bass; Edward McConney, drums NOTE: Haywood Henry played tenor (not baritone) sax and clarinet during this period

48 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02-06: c. late August or early September 1943 Date of dubbing: October 25, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) “The Brown Sisters and Babe” are mentioned in the signoff but are not heard on the program (2) Ernest Whitman: “Next week is Jubilee´s first birthday” Side 1, wax info: HD3-MM-8167-1 H-11-48-1 Program time: 15:08 01 Drum roll into unidentified theme 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 02 Let‘s Ball Awhile 02 Someone‘s Rockin‘ My Dream Boat - v JM, arr SL 02 I Got Rhythm (feature number for Gene Rodgers) 03 Straighten Up And Fly Right - v MJ Side 2, wax info: HD3-MM-8168-1 H-1148 -1 Pgm. time: 28:56 fill to 30:10 04 Comedy skit 05 Waitin‘ For Jane - v ERA & JT 02 Tuxedo Junction - sp EH & band, arr EH & BJ 06 Comedy skit 02 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Unidentified No details - 02 Erskine Hawkins and his Orchestra Erskine Hawkins, trumpet, speech, arranger, & leader; Sam Lowe, trumpet & arranger; Wilbur “Dud” Bascomb, Charlie “Chuck” Jones, trumpets; Matthew Gee, Ed Sims, Bob Range, trombones; Bill Johnson, alto sax & arranger; Jimmy Mitchelle, alto & baritone saxes, vocal; Julian Dash, Paul Bascomb, tenor saxes; Haywood Henry, tenor sax & clarinet; Gene Rodgers, piano; William McLemore, guitar & alto sax; Leemie “Lee” Stanfield, string bass; Edward McConney, drums NOTE: Haywood Henry played tenor (not baritone) sax and clarinet during this period - 03 Mae Johnson Mae Johnson, vocal, acc. by Erskine Hawkins and his Orchestra. NOTE: It´s Mae Johnson who sings “I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City” in the all-sepia movie musical “Stormy Weather”, made in 1943. - 04 Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Johnny Taylor & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit -05 Eddie “Rochester” & Johnny Taylor Eddie “Rochester” Anderson & Johnny Taylor, vocal duet, acc. by unknown trumpet; clarinet, piano, string bass and drums - 06 Eddie “Rochester“ Anderson, Mrs. Eddie Anderson & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit

(BFS comments): The above version of Tuxedo Junction is different from the one on Jubilee 43. On Waitin’ For Jane, the singers are accompanied by a small group of unidentified musicians, aurally not members of the Erskine Hawkins orchestra as previously suggested (August 2016).

49 AFRS program announcer: Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01-2: unknown; 03-12: various - see each entry Date of dubbing: November 2, 1943 Label information: Rubberstamp side one: “29:05” Notes: (1) The AFRS ledgers state: “November 2 Dubbed show - see Research Dept. for talent” (2) This the First Anniversary program; although it is Number 49 of the regular weekly Jubilee shows, Whitman mentions that “52 weeks” have passed since the start of the series. Side 1, wax info: HD3-MM-8196-1 Time 14:00 01 Theme: unidentified 02 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 03 Hayfoot Strawfoot - v BR (from Jubilee # 1) 04 Blues In The Night - LM3 05 Lazy River - v LA (from Jubilee #??) 06 Honeysuckle Rose - v LH 07 Blues In The Night - v ERA Side 2, wax info: HD3-MM-8197-1 Time 29:05 Fill to 30:00 08 Don‘t Get Around Much Anymore - v CC (from Jubilee #??) 09 Pistol Packin‘ Mama - v LJ&ER 10 St. Louis Blues - EW 11 Paper Doll - v MB 12 Yesterdays (nc) (from Jubilee 33) 02 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 AFRS Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Count Basie and his Orchestra No details. - 03 Duke Ellington and his Orchestra Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart, Harold “Shorty” Baker, trumpets; Ray Nance, trumpet & violin; Joseph Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown, trombones; Chauncey Haughton clarinet & tenor sax; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Otto Hardwicke, alto & bass saxes; Ben Webster, tenor sax; Harry Carney, baritone & alto saxes, clarinet; Duke Ellington, piano; Fred Guy, guitar; Alvin “Junior” Raglin, string bass; Sonny Greer, drums. Betty Roché, vocal. (November 7 or 8, 1942) - 04 Loumell Morgan Trio Loumell Morgan, piano & vocal; Ham Jackson, guitar & vocal; Jimmy Smith, string bass & vocal (1943)

- 05 Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra Probably Louis Armstrong, trumpet, vocal, Shelton Hemphill, Frank Galbreath, Bernard Flood, trumpets; George Washington, trombone & possibly vocal; Henderson Chambers, James Whitney, trombones; Rupert Cole, Joe Hayman, alto saxes; Joe Garland, tenor sax & arranger; Prince Robinson, tenor sax; Luis Russell, piano; Lawrence Lucie, guitar; Ted Sturgis, string bass; Henry “Chick” Morrison, drums (Spring 1943). - 06 Lena Horne Lena Horne, vocal, acc. by unidentified big band, probably Erskine Hawkins and his Orchestra (1943) - 07 Eddie “Rochester” Anderson Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, singing a cappella - 08 Cab Calloway and his Orchestra Cab Calloway, vocal; Russell Smith, Lester “Shad” Collins, Jonah Jones, Lamar Wright, trumpets; Tyree Glenn, Keg Johnson, Claude Jones, Quentin Jackson, trombones; Hilton Jefferson, alto sax; Andrew Brown, clarinet & alto sax; Illinois Jacquet, Walter Thomas, tenor saxes; Alfred Gibson, baritone sax & clarinet; Bennie Payne, piano; Danny Barker, guitar; Milton Hinton, string bass; J. C. Heard, drums; Buster Harding, arranger (January 1943) - 09 Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five Probably Eddie Roane, trumpet; Louis Jordan, alto & tenor saxes, vocal; Arnold Thomas, piano; Po Simpkins, string bass; “Shadow” Wilson, drums; ensemble vocal (1943). - 10 Ethel Waters Ethel Waters, vocal, acc. by Reginald Dean, piano; unidentified string bass. An unidentified Orchestra plays final bars only (1942). - 11 Mills Brothers John Mills, Sr., Don Mills, Harry Mills, Herbert Mills, vocal quartet, Norman Brown, guitar (1943) - 12 Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra

50 GMA AFRS-728; SSRH 103-1 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Location: FORT HUACHUA, ARIZONA Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: November 1943 Date of dubbing: November 1, 1943 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: 01 Introduction & drum roll 02 Jubilee theme & introduction 02 Swinging The Blues 03 Tea For Two 04 Comedy skit 05 Without A Song Side 2, wax info: 06 Comedy skit 07 Marie 08 Amapola 02 Fayard Nicholas 02 Jubilee theme & sign off - 01 AFRS Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Fort Huachuca Band Unidentified Orchestra with regular big band setting: brass, reeds, piano, guitar, string bass, drums, Private --- McCoy, leader. - 03 Private Harold Brown Harold Brown, piano soloist. - 04 Private McCoy & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit. - 05 Sergeant Lawrence Wisenham Lawrence Wisenham, vocal, acc. by the Fort Huachua Band. - 06 Private Maceo Anderson & Private Eugene Jackson. Comedy skit. - 07 Private Orlando Roberson Orlando Roberson, vocal, acc. by the Fort Huachua Band. NOTE: Orlando Roberson used to sing with the Claude Hopkins Orchestra 1932-1940. -08 Private “Pepper” Neeley Private “Pepper” Neeley, vocal, acc. by the Fort Huachua Band

About Jubilee 50 (GMA): The opening sequence announcer and host Ernest Whitman both say that the program is being aired from Fort Huachuca, Arizona. The Mountain View Officers Club hosted various events including performances by Lena Horne, Duke Ellington and Count Basie as well as the Jubilee program between 1942 and 1945. There is no Studio AFRS Orchestra on this unique Jubilee program. There is a live audience that reacts to the performers and music and which can be heard during the musical numbers. Cpl. Fayard Nicholas was one of the two dancing Nicholas Brothers of motion picture fame.

Audience at Mountain View Officers Club, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, 1943

(Arizona State Library Archives)

51 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: Circa Summer 1943 Date of dubbing: November 8, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) According the AFRS ledgers, this program features Ernest Whitman, Louis Jordan & his Orch., Ida James, King Cole Trio, Shadrack Boys, Vernon Smith Side 1, wax info: BB-39255-A 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 I Found A New Baby 02 Straighten Up And Fly Right v NKC & Band 01 If You Can‘t Smile And Say “Yes” - v LJ 03 Until The Real Thing Comes Along - v PT Side 2, wax info: BB-39256-A 04 Is You Is Or Is You Ain‘t My Baby? - v IJ 04 Knock Me A Kiss - v IJ 01 Jumpin‘ At The Jubilee - v LJ 02 I‘m Just An Errand Boy For Rhythm – v NKC 01 Back Home Again In Indiana 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Louis Jordan and his Tympani Five Eddie Roane, trumpet; Louis Jordan, alto sax & vocal; Arnold Thomas, piano; Jessie “Po” Simpkins, string bass; Rossiere “Shadow” Wilson, drums - 02 Nat King Cole Trio Probably Nat “King” Cole, piano & vocal; Oscar Moore, guitar & vocal; Johnny Miller, string bass & vocal - 03 Pha Terell Elmer Pha Terrell, vocal, acc. by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five - 04 Ida James Ida James, vocal, acc. by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five Recording serial numbers added May 2015 BB-39256-A label inscribed “Navy Department” (BFS comments): This program was probably pre-recorded during the same period as Jubilee 41 and 46. The personnel for the Louis Jordan band is definite, and the alternative names for bass and drums have been deleted, see also my comments about this personnel for AFRS Jubilee 41. The personnel for the Nat King Cole Trio is also definite. This was his regular trio at the time, and the musicians can be identified aurally. The second title sung by Ida Mae James is Knock Me A Kiss. I have deleted the word “Baby”. Shadrack Boys, who are listed in the AFRS ledgers, do not appear in this program (July 2015).

52 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: October 1943 Date of dubbing: November 15, 1943 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: H-11-52-1 01 Introduction & unidentified theme 02 Introduction & theme: One O´Clock Jump 02 Specs And Spots - arr ED (see note) 03 Are You Fer It? 04 Boogie Woogie (Yancey Special) 02 Mistreated - v EW Side 2, wax info: H-11-52-2 05 Ain´t Gonna Be A Lowdown Dog - v JT 02 That´s My Affair - v SC, arr BC 03 People Will Say We´re In Love 02 Play, Fiddle Play 02 Signoff & theme: One O´Clock Jump (nc) - 01 AFRS Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Harlan Leonard and his Orchestra Probably Miles Jones, Norman Bowden, James Ross, trumpets; Russell “Chief” Moore, James Wormick, trombones; Harlan Leonard, Earl Jackson, clarinets & alto saxes; Jimmy Keith, Merrill Anderson, tenor saxes; Arvella Moore, piano; unidentified guitar; Bob Kesterson or Rodney Richardson, string bass; Ernie Williams, drums & vocal; Savannah Churchill, vocal; Benny Carter, Tadd Dameron, Eddie Durham, arrangers. NOTE: The title announced, as “Specs And Spots” is actually ”Harlem Shout”. Harlan Leonard opened at the “Hollywood Club” in Los Angeles during April 1943. In early 1944 he moved to the “Club Alabam” in Hollywood. - 03 Delta Rhythm Boys Vocal quartet: Carl Jones, Traverse Crawford, tenor; Kelsey Pharr, baritone; Lee Gaines, bass, acc. By Raymond Tunia, piano; guitar; string bass; drums - 04 Albert Ammons & Pete Johnson Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson, piano duet. -05 Big Boy Turner Joseph “Big Boy” Turner, piano & vocal; Albert Ammons, piano; Pete Johnson, piano; string bass; drums

53 AFRS program announcer: unidentified (white) staff announcer Master of Ceremonies: Phil Moore Studios: NBC Radio City (Rockefeller Center), New York Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02-05: November 1943 Date of dubbing: December 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) This is the first of three Jubilee programs to be recorded in New York. Side 1, wax info: H-11-53-1-NY 01 Introduction & drum roll 02 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) 03 Oh, Lady Be Good 04 Hit The Road 05 Shoo Shoo Baby - v DW 03 The Major And The Minor - arr EB Side 2, wax info: H-11-53-2-NY 04 Run On 03 People Will Say We‘re In Love - v RB 03 Flying Home (nc) - band vocal 02 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump - 01 Unidentified No details. - 02 AFRS Studio Orchestra No details. - 03 Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra Probably Karl George, Ernie Royal, Joe Newman, William “Cat” Anderson, trumpets; Fred Beckett, Lester “Sonny” Craven, Harry Sloan, trombones; Marshall Royal, clarinet & alto sax; Ray Perry, alto sax & violin; Earl Bostic, Dexter Gordon, Illinois Jaqcuet, tenor saxes; Jack McVea, baritone sax; Lionel Hampton, vibraphone & arranger; Milton Buckner, piano; Irving Ashby, guitar; Vernon Alley, bass; George Jenkins, drums; Rubel Blakeley, vocal; band vocal NOTE: Hampton refers to Earl Bostic as “...our first tenor...”. “The Major And The Minor” is composed and arranged by Earl Bostic. - 04 Golden Gate Quartet Henry Owens, first tenor vocal; Clyde Riddick, second tenor vocal; Willie Johnson, baritone vocal; Orlandus Wilson, bass vocal, acc. by Conrad Frederick, piano - 05 Dinah Washington Dinah Washington, vocal, acc. by Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra

54 AFRS program announcer: unidentified (white) staff announcer Master of Ceremonies: Ralph Cooper Studios: NBC Radio City (Rockefeller Center) New York Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02-04: November 1943 Date of dubbing: December 1943 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: H-11-54-1-NY Pt. I Time 15:37 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 02 Avalon 03 Shortnin‘ Bread 02 Wednesday Night Hop 02 If That‘s The Way You Want It, Baby - v JR Side 2, wax info: H-11-54-2-NY Pt. II Time 29:00 Fill to 30:05 04 Move it Over - v MS 04 They‘re Either Too Young Or Too Old - v MS 02 Hit That Jive, Jack - v JR 02 Seven Come Eleven 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump - 01 AFRS Studio Orchestra No details. - 01 Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy Probably Harry Lawson, Art Capehart, Fats Navarro, Howard McGhee, trumpets; Joe Baird, Wayman Richardson, Bob Murray, trombones; Reuben Phillips, Ben Smith, alto saxes; John Harrington, clarinet & tenor sax; Jimmy Forrest, J. D. King, tenor saxes; Eddie Loving, baritone sax; Johnny Young, piano; Booker Collins, string bass; Ben Thigpen, drums; Andy Kirk, leader; June Richmond, vocal. - 03 Day, Dawn And Dusk “Day, Dawn and Dusk”, unidentified male trio, acc. by piano. - 04 Maxine Sullivan Maxine Sullivan, vocal, acc. by piano; string bass

55 GMA AFRS-17; SSRH 194-1 AFRS program announcer: unidentified (white) staff announcer Masters of Ceremonies: Ralph Cooper, Bob --- Studios: NBC Radio City (Rockefeller Center) New York Pre-recording dates: November 1943 Date of dubbing: December 1943 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: H-11-55-1-NY 01 Introduction & drum roll 02 Introduction & One O‘Clock Jump 02 Jumpin‘ at the Woodside 02 Baby, Won‘t You Please Come Home - v JR 03 B-Flat Swing Side 2, wax info: H-11-55-2-NY 03 Oh, Lady Be Good 02 Do Nothin‘ Till You Hear From Me - v TC 02 Don‘t Believe Everything You Dream -v EW 02 I Found A New Baby 02 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 AFRS Studio Orchestra No details. - 02 Count Basie and his Orchestra Ed Lewis, Eugene “Snooky” Young, Harry Edison, Joe Newman, trumpets; Dicky Wells, Robert “Buster” Scott, Louis Taylor, Eli Robinson, trombones; Earle Warren, alto sax & vocal; Jimmy Powell, alto sax; Lester Young, Buddy Tate, tenor saxes; Rudy Rutherford or Jack Washington, baritone sax & clarinet; Count Basie, piano; Freddie Greene, guitar; Rodney Richardson, string bass; Jo Jones, drums; Jimmy Rushing, Thelma Carpenter, vocal. - 03 Teddy Wilson Sextet Emmett Berry, trumpet; Benny Morton, trombone; Edmond Hall, clarinet; Teddy Wilson, piano; probably Johnny Williams, string bass; Sid Catlett, drums.

56 GMA AFRS-18 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02-05: November 1943 Date of dubbing: December 13, 1943 Label information: Rubberstamp side one: 29:00 Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program should feature Connie Lynnwood. Side 1, wax info: HD3-MM-8566-1 Time: 15:09 01 Introduction & One O‘Clock Jump (nc) 01 Skater‘s Waltz 01 Sunday, Monday And Always - v DW 02 “C” Jam Blues 02 I Got Rhythm Side 2, wax info: HD3-MM-8567-1 Time 29:00 Fill to 30:05 01 Hey, Lawdy Mama - v EW 03 Shoo Shoo Baby - v PM 04 That‘s All - v SRT 01 Boogie Woogie Special 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump - 01 Noble Sissle and his Orchestra Noble Sissle fronting a big band, including Edna Williams, Wendell Cully, George Winfield, Demas Dean, trumpets; Herb Fleming, Chester Burrill, trombones; Jerome Don Pasquall, clarinet & alto sax; Ben Whitted, Eugene Mikell, alto saxes; Paul Cubinar, tenor sax; Harry Brooks, piano; Jimmy Jones, string bass; Wilbert Kirk, drums; Dorothy Webster, Edna Williams, vocals - 02 Barney Bigard and his combo Probably McClure “Red Mack” Morris, trumpet; Barney Bigard, clarinet; Phil Moore, piano; string bass; drums - 03 Phil Moore and his combo Barney Bigard, clarinet; Phil Moore, piano & vocal; string bass; drums - 04 Sister Rosetta Tharpe Sister Rosetta Tharpe, guitar & vocal, acc. by Noble Sissle and his Orchestra

57 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01: unknown; 02-04: December 1943 Date of dubbing: December 20, 1943 Label information: Notes: (1) The AFRS recording ledgers list Ernest Whitman, Sir Lancelot, Maurice Rocco, Vivian Green, Ida James, Vernon Smith, C. P. Johnson. Side 1, wax info: 01 Introduction & drumroll into theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 Southern Fried 02 Knock Me A Kiss 03 Ain‘t Misbehavin´ Side 2, wax info: 01 unidentified title 04 Sing A Tropical Song 02 On The Sunny Side Of The Street 01 Jumping In The Groove - band vocal 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Cee Pee Johnson and his Orchestra Cee Pee Johnson, vocal & tom-tom drums, fronting semi-big band, probably including some of the following musicians: Teddy Buckner, Karl George, trumpets; unidentified trombone; Edward "Popeye" Hale, alto sax; Charles "Chuck" Walker, alto & baritone saxes; Ulysses "Buddy" Banks, William "Brother" Woodman, Jr., tenor saxes; Emmanuel "Duke" Brooks, piano; Ted Shirley, string bass; Rabon Tarrant, drums; band vocal. - 02 Ida James Ida James, vocal, acc. by trumpet; tenor sax; piano; string bass; drums; probably members of the Cee Pee Johnson Orchestra. - 03 Maurice Rocco Maurice Rocco, piano & vocal. NOTE: Rocco plays the piano while standing. - 04 Sir Lancelot from Trinidad “Sir Lancelot”, vocal, acc. by unidentified trumpet & piano. An unidentified Orchestra (probably Cee Pee Johnson´s) comes in for the final bar only. NOTE: “Sir Lancelot” can be seen (and heard) in several RKO “B” horror films produced by Val Lewton in the early 1940s, he plays a calypso singer in “I Walked With A Zombie” (1943).

58 AFRS program announcer: unidentified (white) staff announcer Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: various, see each entry. Date of dubbing: December 27, 1943 Label information: Rubberstamp side one: 29:15 Notes: (1) The entry in the AFRS ledgers reads: Ernest Whitman. Dubbed show. For talent OK with Research Dept. (2) A copy of this program inspected in Australia bears the handwritten notes: “WVT - 11.6.44”. Presumably the program was aired by station WVT on this date. (3) Program No. 58 is the last entry in the AFRS recording book for 1943. Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7006-1 Time 15:48 01 Introduction & theme: Drum Roll into One O‘Clock Jump 02 Ain‘t Misbehavin‘ -v LA (from Jubilee # 26) 03 Paper Doll - v MB (from Jubilee # 49) 04 Rose Room 02 Barrelhouse Bessie From Basin Street - v LA (from Jubilee # 25) Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7007-1 Time 29:15 Fill to 30:10 05 Your Feet‘s Too Big - v FW 02 The Peanut Vendor (from Jubilee # 26) 02 On The Sunny Side Of The Street (from Jubilee # 21) 02 Slender, Tender and Tall - v VM 02 Coquette - v LA (from Jubilee # 19) 01 Signoff & One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 AFRS Studio Orchestra No details. (Unknown date.) - 02 Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra Probably Louis Armstrong, trumpet & vocal, Shelton Hemphill, Frank Galbreath, Bernard Flood, trumpets; George Washington, trombone & possibly vocal; Henderson Chambers, James Whitney, trombones; Rupert Cole, Joe Hayman, alto saxes; Joe Garland, tenor sax & arranger; Prince Robinson, tenor sax; Luis Russell, piano; Lawrence Lucie, guitar; Ted Sturgis, string bass; Henry “Chick” Morrison, drums; Velma Middleton, vocal. (March-April 1943) - 03 The Mills Brothers Probably John Mills Sr., Don Mills, Harry Mills, Herbert Mills, vocal quartet; Norman Brown, guitar. (Early 1943) - 04 Barney Bigard Barney Bigard, clarinet soloist, acc. by unidentified Orchestra, possibly Duke Ellington and his Orchestra although the pianist does not sound like the Duke. This might indeed be one of the tracks Phil Moore´s Orchestra recorded for Jubilee No. 59, q. v. (Early 1943) - 05 Fats Waller Thomas “Fats” Waller, piano & vocal. (December 1943)

59 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: December 1943 Date of dubbing: January 3, 1944 Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program should feature Ernest Whitman, Rochester, Charioteers, Lena Horne, Phil Moore & All Stars, Vernon Smith (2) Vernon Smith announces Barney Bigard as a featured artist on this program Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7003-1 01 Introduction & theme: Drum Roll into One O‘Clock Jump 01 Rock Away 02 A Slip Of The Lip 03 Shoo Shoo Baby - v LH 04 Comedy skit Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7004-1 02 Gaucho Serenade 05 Solid Potato Salad -v LH & ERA 03 The Man I Love - v LH 01 Sizzlin‘ Cymbals 01 Signoff & One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Phil Moore and his Orchestra Probably Eugene “Snooky” Young, Ray Linn, Gerald Wilson, trumpets; Hank co*ker, Murray McEachern, Ben Benson, trombones; Harry Klee, flute; Harry Schumann, French horn; Marshall Royal, clarinet & alto sax; Lucky Thompson, tenor sax; Calvin Jackson, piano; Al Hendrickson, guitar; Red Callender or Art Shapiro, string bass; Lee Young, drums; Phil Moore, piano, arranger & leader, reed section double on clarinets on “Shoo Shoo Baby” NOTE: Phil Moore plays arrangements in the Duke Ellington style. Barney Bigard might be a member of this Orchestra. “Rose Room” featuring Barney Bigard, heard on Jubilee 58 might originate from this recording session - 02 The Charioteers Probably Wilfred “Billy” Williams, first tenor vocal; Eddie “Turkey” Jackson, second tenor vocal; Ira “House” Williams, baritone vocal; Howard “Dan” Daniel, bass vocal; James Sherman, piano & arranger - 03 Lena Horne Lena Horne, vocal, acc. by Phil Moore and his Orchestra - 04 Eddie “Rochester” Anderson & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit - 05 Lena Horne and Eddie “Rochester” Anderson Lena Horne and Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, vocal duet, acc. by Phil Moore & Orchestra Recording serial numbers added May 2015

60 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: December 1943 Date of dubbing: January 10, 1944 Label information: Rubberstamp on side one: 28:40 Notes: (1) According the AFRS ledgers, this program features Ernest Whitman, Maurice Rocco, Charioteers, Ivie Anderson, Bing Crosby, Cee Pee Johnson Orchestra. Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7034-1 Time: 14:27 01 Introduction & drum roll 02 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 02 Leave Us, Linda 03 Me And Brother Bill 04 Why Don‘t You Do Right? - v MR 05 Play Me The Blues - v IA (composer: Leon Rene) Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7035-1 Time: 28:40 Fill to 30:00 02 Boogie Woogie Lou - v CPJ 06 Comedy skit 07 Shoo Shoo Baby - v BC & TC 02 Slue Foot 02 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Unidentified Orchestra No details. - 02 Cee Pee Johnson and his Orchestra Cee Pee Johnson, vocal & tom-tom drums, fronting semi-big band, probably including some of the following musicians: Teddy Buckner, Karl George, trumpets; unidentified trombone; Edward "Popeye" Hale, alto sax; Charles "Chuck" Walker, alto & baritone saxes; Ulysses "Buddy" Banks, William "Brother" Woodman, Jr., tenor saxes; Emmanuel "Duke" Brooks, piano; Ted Shirley, string bass; Rabon Tarrant, drums; band vocal - 03 The Charioteers Probably Wilfred “Billy” Williams, first tenor vocal; Eddie “Turkey” Jackson, second tenor vocal; Ira “House” Williams, baritone vocal; Howard “Dan” Daniel, bass vocal; James Sherman, piano, arranger - 04 Maurice Rocco Maurice Rooco, piano & vocal. NOTE: Maurice Rocco plays the piano while standing - 05 Ivie Anderson Ivie Anderson, vocal, acc. by the Cee Pee Johnson Orchestra - 06 Bing Crosby & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit - 07 Bing Crosby and The Charioteers Bing Crosby and The Charioteers, vocals, acc. by the Cee Pee Johnson Orchestra

61 GMA AFRS-19 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: December 1943 Date of dubbing: January 17, 1944 Label information: Notes: (1) According the AFRS ledgers, this program features Ernest Whitman, Gladys Palmer, Delta Rhythm Boys, Timmie Rodgers, Johnny Mercer, Cee Pee Johnson & Orch., Vernon Smith Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7064-1 Time: 15:33 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) 01 Sherman Shuffle 02 That Old Black Magic 03 Bring Enough Clothes For Three Days 01 Mop Mop - v CPJ Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7065-1 Program Time 29:10 fill to 30:00 04 The G. I. Jive - v JM 05 Knock Me With A Kiss - v JM & DRB 01 Swing Crazy 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Cee Pee Johnson and his Orchestra Cee Pee Johnson, vocal & tom-tom drums, fronting semi-big band, probably including some of the following musicians: Teddy Buckner, Karl George, trumpets; unidentified trombone; Edward "Popeye" Hale, alto sax; Charles "Chuck" Walker, alto & baritone saxes; Ulysses "Buddy" Banks, William "Brother" Woodman, Jr., tenor saxes; Emmanuel "Duke" Brooks, piano; Ted Shirley, string bass; Rabon Tarrant, drums; band vocal - 02 Delta Rhythm Boys Clinton Holland, tenor vocal; Traverse Crawford, tenor vocal; Harry Lewis, baritone vocal; Lee Gaines, bass vocal, acc. by Rene DeKnight, piano; string bass. - 03 Timmy Rodgers Timmie Rodgers, vocal & ukelele; acc. by piano; string bass - 04 Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer, vocal, acc. by the Cee Pee Johnson Orchestra -05 Johnny Mercer & The Delta Rhythm Boys Johnny Mercer & The Delta Rhythm Boys, vocals, acc. by the Cee Pee Johnson Orchestra

62 AFRS program announcer: Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: January 1944 Date of dubbing: January 24, 1944 Label information: Notes: (1) According the AFRS ledgers, this program features Tiny Bradshaw, Dorothy Donegan, Jack Benny and Sammy Yeats Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7095-1 01 Introduction & drum roll 02 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 02 Hit That Jive, Jack - v TB 02 Do Nothing´ Till You Hear From Me - v BF 03 Tea For Two Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7096-1 02 Chicken Ain‘t Nothin´ But A Bird - v TB 04 Comedy skit 05 Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider 02 After You‘ve Gone 02 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Unidentified Orchestra No details - 02 Tiny Bradshaw and his Orchestra Probably Billy Ford, Talib Dawood, Sammy Yates, trumpets; “Trombone Charlie”, Alfonso King, Andrew Penn, Jimmy Williams, trombones; Sonny Stitt, Don Hill, alto saxes; Lowell “Count” Hastings, George “Big Nick” Nicholas, tenor saxes; Howard “Duke” Anderson, piano; Leonard “Heary” Swain, string bass; Earl “The Fox” Walker, drums; Billy Ford, vocal; Myron “Tiny” Bradshaw, leader and vocal. NOTE: Tiny Bradshaw announces “Count” Hastings as featured tenor soloist for “After You´ve Gonne”, but this is entirely a vocal performance by Bradford himself - 03 Dorothy Donegan Dorothy Donegan, piano soloist. - 04 Jack Benny & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit - 05 Jack Benny Jack Benny, parotic violin solo, acc. by Tiny Bradshaw‘s Orchestra

63 AFRS program announcer: Unidentified (white) staff announcer Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: January 1944 Date of dubbing: January 31, 1944 Label information: Rubberstamp on side one: 29:00 Notes: (1) The announcer mentions the name Private “Pepper” Neely during the introduction but no artist by that name appears in the program. This episode was filmed for the “Army-Navy Screen Magazine” and the segment was titled “Eelabuj - Jubilee (Eelabuj is Jubilee Spelled Backwards)” Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7139-1 Time 15:33 01 Introduction & drum roll 02 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 02 Sand 03 Bring Enough Clothes For Three Days - v BW 04 Knock Me A Kiss - v IJ 02 Take The “A” Train Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7140-1 Program time 29:07 Fill to 30:10 05 Comedy skit 06 Life Is Full Of Consequences - v ERA & LH 07 I Can‘t Give You Anything But Love - v HM 08 Announcement regarding “Jubilee” programming 09 The Man I Love - v LH 02 Signoff (by Horne & Whitman) & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Unidentified Orchestra No details. - 02 Fort Huachuca Band Private --- McCoy, leader; personnel not specified - 03 Babe Wallace Babe Wallace, vocal, acc. by the Fort Huachuca Band - NOTE: Ernest Whitman: “Some time ago we here in the hall had a session with some Quarter notes. In case you (missed them) I want you to meet the cats”. Whitman obviously makes a reference to Jubilee No. 44, q. v. Babe Wallace: “This is what he sat down and wrote, try it out Timmie!” Timmie Rodgers is the composer of the song being performed. - 04 Ida James Ida James, vocal, acc. by unidentified small combo: trumpet, alto sax, piano, guitar, string bass, drums - 05 Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Lena Horne and Ernest Whitman Comedy skit - 06 Eddie “Rochester” Anderson & Lena Horne Eddie “Rochester” Anderson and Lena Horne, vocal, with the Fort Huachuca Band - 07 Hattie McDaniel Hattie McDaniel, vocal, acc. by the Fort Huachuca Band - 08/09 Lena Horne Announcement and Lena Horne, vocal, acc. by the Fort Huachuca Band

64 AFRS program announcer: Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: January 1944 Date of dubbing: February 7, 1944 Label information: Notes: (1) According the AFRS ledgers, this program features Dorothy Donegan, Tiny Bradshaw, Wingy Manone, Gene Rogers, Ernest Whitman. Side 1, wax info: 01 Introduction & drum roll 02 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 02 Bradshaw Bounce 02 Jersey Bounce Side 2, wax info: 02 Shoo Shoo Baby 03 Boogie Woogie Medley 02 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump - 01 Unidentified Orchestra No details - 02 Tiny Bradshaw and his Orchestra Probably Billy Ford, Talib Dawood, Sammy Yates, trumpets; “Trombone Charlie”, Alfonso King, Andrew Penn, Jimmy Williams, trombones; Sonny Stitt, Don Hill, alto saxes; Lowell “Count” Hastings, George “Big Nick” Nicholas, tenor saxes; Howard “Duke” Anderson, piano; Leonard “Heary” Swain, string bass; Earl “The Fox” Walker, drums; Myron “Tiny” Bradshaw, leader and vocal - 03 Dorothy Donegan Dorothy Donegan, piano soloist November 2014 per Kurt Schriever: “The log for Jubilee 64 contains a very short set list and the personnel detail appears based on secondhand information only. Additional performers should include Wingy Manone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. The song list: Bradshaw Bounce (Tiny Bradshaw) Boogie Woogie Medley (Dorothy Donegan) Jersey Bounce (not “Boogie”, Tiny Bradshaw) People Will Say We're in Love (Tiny Bradshaw) This Train (Sister Rosetta Tharpe) Deacon Jones (Wingy Manone) Shoo Shoo Baby (Tiny Bradshaw)

65 AFRS program announcer: Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: January 1944 Date of dubbing: February 14, 1944 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) 01 105 In The Shade 02 Errand Boy For Rhythm 03 Comedy skit 01 We, The Cats, Shall Hep You -v CC & band - Side 2, wax info: 01 Star Eyes - v DS 04 Comedy skit 01 Some Of These Days - v CC 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Cab Calloway and his Orchestra Russell Smith, Jonah Jones, Paul Webster, Shad Collins, trumpets; Tyree Glenn, Keg Johnson, Fred Robinson, trombones, Hilton Jefferson, Andy Brown, alto saxes; Al Gibson, clarinet & tenor sax; Ike Quebeck, tenor sax; Greely Watson, baritone sax; Dave Rivera, piano; Danny Barker, guitar; Milton Hinton, string bass; J. C. Heard, drums; Cab Calloway, vocal & leader; Dorothy Saulters, vocal; band vocal; Buster Harding, arranger - 02 Nat King Cole Trio Nat King Cole, piano & vocal; Oscar Moore, guitar & vocal, Johnny Miller, string bass & vocal - 03 The Four Seabees Seaman First Class Ernie Henderson, Percy Heal, Paul C. Richards, Will Dakota, vocal, with Ernest Whitman, narration, J. C. Heard, drums - 04 George Burns & Gracie Allen Comedy skit

66 AFRS program announcer: Tim Lienert Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: February 1944 Date of dubbing: February 21, 1944 Label information: Rubberstamp side one: 29:00 Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program features Andy Kirk, The Charioteers, Eddie Cantor, June Richmond, Ernest Whitman, Tim Liemert Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7263-1 H-11-66-1 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 Hallelujah Heaven 02 G. I. Jive 01 Get Up, Mule - v JR 01 Speak Low Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7264-1 H-11-66-2 02 All I Need Is You 03 Comedy Skit 04 Mairzy Dots - v EC 01 Paradise Valley 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy Probably Harry Lawson, Art Capehart, Fats Navarro, Howard McGhee, trumpets; Joe Baird, Wayman Richardson, Bob Murray, trombones; Reuben Phillips, Ben Smith, alto saxes; John Harrington, clarinet & tenor sax; Jimmy Forrest, J. D. King, tenor saxes; Eddie Loving, baritone sax; Johnny Young, piano; Booker Collins, string bass; Ben Thigpen, drums; Andy Kirk, leader; June Richmond, vocal - 02 The Charioteers Probably Dan Daniels, bass vocal; Horse Williams, baritone vocal; Shadow Williams, first tenor vocal; Turkey Jackson, second tenor vocal; James Sherman, piano; unidentified guitar, if any; unidentified string bass, if any -03 Eddie Cantor Comedy skit - 04 Eddie Cantor Eddie Cantor, vocal, acc. by piano NOTE: Eddie Cantor asks the “gentleman with the dangling digits” to accompany him at the piano.

67 AFRS program announcer: Tim Lienert Masters of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman & Leonard Feather Venues: NBC Hollywood & Metropolitan Opera House, New York Pre-recording dates: 01-02: February 1944; 03: January 18, 1944 Date of dubbing: February 28, 1944 Label information: Notes: (1) Single side tests show “SS 3-3-44” Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7291-1 Time 14:18 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 Wednesday Night Hop 02 I Can‘t Believe That You‘re In Love With Me 02 I Found A New Baby 01 McGhee Special - Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7292-1 Program time: 30:10 01 If You Can‘t Smile And Say “Yes” - v TR (composer: Timmie Rodgers) 01 47th Street Jive - v JR & AK 03 Esquire Blues 01 Peeping Through the Keyhole (nc) 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy Probably Harry Lawson, Art Capehart, Fats Navarro, Howard McGhee, trumpets; Joe Baird, Wayman Richardson, Bob Murray, trombones; Reuben Phillips, Ben Smith, alto saxes; John Harrington, clarinet & tenor sax; Jimmy Forrest, J. D. King, tenor saxes; Eddie Loving, baritone sax; Johnny Young, piano; Booker Collins, string bass; Ben Thigpen, drums; Andy Kirk, leader; June Richmond, Timmie Rodgers, vocals. - 02 The Armed Forces Trio Piano; Les Paul, guitar; string bass, - 03 Esquire All Stars Roy Eldridge, trumpet; Jack Teagarden, trombone; Barney Bigard, clarinet; Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax: Art Tatum, piano; Al Casey, guitar; Oscar Pettiford, string bass; Sidney Catlett, drums, Leonard Feather, m c. (This is a replay of the first tune performed at a concert held at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City, January 18, 1944.)

68 AFRS program announcer: Tim Lienert Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: March 1944 Date of dubbing: March 6, 1944 Label information: Notes: (1) According the AFRS ledgers, this program features Ernest Whitman, The AFRS Trio, Andy Kirk, June Richmond, Arthur Lee Simpkins, Bob Crosby, Tim Lienert. (2) Single side tests show “SS 3-10-44” Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7323-1 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 New Orleans Jump 02 Basin Street Blues - v JR 03 Blue Skies 01 Little Joe From Chicago - band vocal Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7324-1 04 Comedy skit 05 This Is A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening - v BC 05 San Fernando Valley - v BC 01 Flying Home (nc) 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy Probably Harry Lawson, Art Capehart, Fats Navarro, Howard McGhee, trumpet; Joe Baird, Wayman Richardson, Bob Murray, trombone; Reuben Phillips, Ben Smith, alto sax; John Harrington, clarinet & tenor sax; Jimmy Forrest, J. D. King, tenor sax; Eddie Loving, baritone sax; Johnny Young, piano; Booker Collins, string bass; Ben Thigpen, drums - 02 June Richmond June Richmond, vocal, acc. by Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy - 03 The AFRS Trio Piano; Les Paul, guitar; string bass - 04 Bob Crosby and Ernest Whitman Comedy skit. - 05 Bob Crosby Bob Crosby, vocal, acc. by The AFRS Trio

69 AFRS program announcer: Master of Ceremonies: Ernest "Bubbles" Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood; World Studios, New York and other venues. Pre-recording dates: Various dates, see information for each entry. Date of dubbing: March 11, 1944 Label information: Notes: (1) Single sided tests show "SS 3-14-44". (2) This is a "dubbed" show. Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM 7337-1 01 Introduction & Drum roll 02 The Canteen Bounce (from Band Wagon 31) 06 Exactly Like You (from Jubilee 32) 07 The Infantry Blues -v LJ (from Jubilee 41) 02 Hayfoot, Strawfoot -v BR (from Band Wagon 31) 03 Sentimental Lady (from World transcriptions) Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7338-1 03 Hop, Skip & Jump (from World transcriptions, edited version) 06 Sweet Lorraine (from Jubilee 32) 04 I Don‘t Want Anybody At All -v BR (from World transcriptions) 05 A Slip Of The Lip -v RN (from Spotlight Bands 217, edited version) 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) -01 Unidentified Orchestra No details -02 Duke Ellington and his Orchestra Rex Stewart, cornet; Wallace Jones, Harold Baker, trumpets; Ray Nance, trumpet, violin, vocal; Joseph Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol, trombones; Sax Mallard, clarinet, alto sax; Johnny Hodges, alto and soprano saxes; Otto Hardwicke, alto sax; Elbert “Skippy” Williams, tenor sax, Harry Carney, baritone and alto saxes, clarinet; Duke Ellington, piano; Fred Guy, guitar; Alvin Raglin, string bass; Sonny Greer, drums; Betty Roché, vocal (NBC Studios, New York, May 30, 1943) -03 Duke Ellington and his Orchestra Rex Stewart, cornet; Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, Dizzy Gillespie, trumpets; Joseph Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol, trombones; Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet & tenor sax; Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwicke, alto saxes; Elbert "Skippy" Williams, tenor sax; Harry Carney, baritone sax; Duke Ellington, piano; Fred Guy, guitar; Ernest Wilson Myers, string bass; Sonny Greer, drums (World Studios, New York, November 8, 1943)

-04 & 05 Duke Ellington and his Orchestra Rex Stewart, cornet; Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, Harold Baker, trumpets; Ray Nance, trumpet, violin & vocal; Joseph Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol, trombones; Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet & tenor sax; Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwicke, alto saxes; Elbert "Skippy" Williams, tenor sax; Harry Carney, baritone sax; Duke Ellington, piano; Fred Guy, guitar; Alvin Raglin, string bass; Sonny Greer, drums, Betty Roché, vocal. (4: World Studios, New York, November 9, 1943) (5: Trico Products Factory, Buffalo, NY, November 27, 1943) -06 Art Tatum Trio Art Tatum, piano; Tiny Grimes, guitar; Slam Stewart, string bass (Hollywood, c. January 1943) -07 Louis Jordan and his Tympani Five Eddie Roane, trumpet; Louis Jordan, alto sax & vocal; Arnold Thomas, piano; Jesse "Po" Simpkins, string bass; Rossiere "Shadow" Wilson, drums. (Hollywood, summer 1943) (BFS comments): The two Art Tatum titles (06) were previously dated June 1943 for this program. They appeared originally on Jubilee No. 32 and were probably recorded with the Tatum titles on Jubilee No. 11, 17 and 31 in one session c. January 1943. Tatum’s trio was based in New York in 1943, and it seems unlikely that they would go out to the West Coast more than once to pre-record for these Jubilee shows. The Louis Jordan title (07) was previously erroneously title “My Feet Are Killing Me Blues”, but the correct title is “The Infantry Blues”, and it is the same version as on Jubilee No. 41, which is dated as pre-recorded summer 1943 (March 2014).

70 GMA AFRS-934 AFRS program announcer: Tim Lienert Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: 01-02: unknown; 03-08: c. February 1944 Date of dubbing: March 13, 1944 Label information: Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7348-1 Time 15:26 01 Introduction & drum roll 02 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 02 Fine -v SMC & band 03 Undecided 04 St. Louis Blues 05 Comedy skit 06 Sweet Sue, Just You 02 Shoo Shoo Baby - vSMC Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7349-1 Time 28:56 Fill 30:10 07 Jazz Me Blues 04 The More I Go Out With Somebody Else 07 Who‘s Sorry Now? 03 One O‘Clock Jump 02 One O‘Clock Jump - v SMC 07 One O‘Clock Jump 08 Signoff & One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Unidentified No details, possibly same as -02. - 02 Scat Man Crothers and his Orchestra Benjamin Sherman “Scat Man” Crothers, drums & vocal fronting unidentified small band of trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax, piano, string bass; band vocal. - 03 AFRS Trio Piano; Les Paul, guitar; string bass - 04 Delta Rhythm Boys Vocal quartet: Carl Jones, Traverse Crawford, tenor; Kelsey Pharr, baritone; Lee Gaines, bass; acc. by unidentified piano, guitar, string bass (possible the same as the AFRS Trio); drums - 05 Randy Hall and Ernest Whitman Comedy skit - 06 Randy Hall Randy Hall, tin whistle, acc. by the Armed Forces Radio Trio

- 07 The Bob Cats Bob Goodrich, trumpet; Elmer Smithers, trombone; Matty Matlock, clarinet; Eddie Miller, tenor sax; Stan Wrightsman, piano; Nappy Lamare, guitar & spoken introduction; Artie Shapiro, string bass; Nick Fatool, drums. - 08 Jam Session The combined bands of - 2, -3 and -7. (BFS comments): The 03-08 titles are probably from the same pre-recording session as the AFRS Trio titles on Jubilee 67, 68, 71 and 72. The correct title of the second track on side 2 is The More I Go Out With Somebody Else, written by Bernie Wayne (music) and Ben Raleigh (lyrics). It was also recorded by Charlie Spivak and Betty Hutton, among others. There is a tenor sax in the Scat Man Crothers personnel, heard as a soloist in Shoo Shoo Baby. Crothers also sings on this title (April 2014)

71 AFRS program announcer: Tim Lienert Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: March 1944 Date of dubbing: March 20, 1944 Label information: Notes: (1) According the AFRS ledgers, this program should also feature Helen Humes and Dorothy Donegan. Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7370-1 Time: 13:48 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 Say Forward, I‘ll March 01 Lonely Boy Blues - v WB 02 The Preacher And The Bear 03 Unidentified title Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7371-1 Fill to: 30:05 01 Vine Street Boogie 04 Honeysuckle Rose 01 The Jumpin´ Blues 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Jay McShann and his Orchestra Bob Merrill, William Hickman, Jesse Jones, trumpets; Nathaniel Clayton, Al Morgan, trombones; John Jackson, Rudolph “Schoolboy” Dennis, alto saxes; Paul Qunichette, John Sparrow, tenor saxes; Bradbury Taylor, baritone sax; Jay McShann, piano; Gene Ramey, string bass; James Skinner, drums; Walter Brown, vocal. (Quinichette and Sparrow can be identified aurally.) NOTE: The Jay McShann Orchestra played at the “Club Plantation” in Los Angeles from early March to April 20, 1944, when it took over from Andy Kirk and was replaced by the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra - 02 Golden Gate Quartet Henry Owens, first tenor vocal; Clyde Riddick, second tenor vocal; Willie Johnson, baritone vocal; Orlandus Wilson, bass vocal, acc. by Conrad Frederick, piano. - 03 AFRS Trio Piano; Les Paul, guitar; string bass. NOTE: The trio is introduced by Whitman as “Private Smack, Hunk O‘Shingles and Crumpcake”. - 04 Joe Venuti Joe Venuti, violin solo, acc. by the AFRS Trio NOTE: Venuti disbanded his Orchestra in October 1943 and moved to California; early in1944 he became an MGM Studio musician

72 AFRS program announcer: Tim Lienert Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: March 1944 Date of dubbing: March 27, 1944 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7398-1 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 Bottle It 02 Oh, Lady Be Good 03 Scrub, Sweep And Mop - v TR 01 Sweet Georgia Brown Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7399-1 04 The Sheik Of Araby 05 I‘ll Get By - v IJ 05 Them There Eyes - v IJ 01 Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams 06 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Jay McShann and his Orchestra Bob Merrill, William Hickman, Jesse Jones, trumpets; Nathaniel Clayton, Al Morgan, trombones; John Jackson, Rudolph “Schoolboy” Dennis, alto saxes; Paul Qunichette, John Sparrow, tenor saxes; Bradbury Taylor, baritone sax; Jay McShann, piano; Gene Ramey, string bass; James Skinner, drums; Walter Brown, vocal. (Quinichette and Sparrow can be identified aurally.) - 02 AFRS Trio Piano; Les Paul, guitar; string bass NOTE: Whitman introduces this group as “Private Smack, Hunk O‘ Shingles and Crumpcake”. He remarks that this is the fifth consecutive appearance of the trio on Jubilee. (See Jubilee 67, 68, 69, 70 and 71.) - 03 Timmie Rodgers Timmie Rodgers, vocal, acc. by the AFRS Trio NOTE: Rodgers explains: “Dave Wallace and I would like to dedicate...” The identity of Dave Wallace remains unknown. - 04 All American G. I. Jam Session Unidentified personnel: trumpet, trombone, clarinet, tenor sax, piano, guitar, string bass, drums. - 05 Ida James Ida James, vocal, acc. by the AFRS Trio. -06 Jay McShann and his Orchestra Same as under - 01 except that an unidentified guitar is added. Recording serial numbers added May 2015

73 AFRS program announcer: Tim Lienert Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: March 1944 Date of dubbing: April 3, 1944 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: 01 Introduction & theme: One O´Clock Jump 01 Skippy 02 Comedy skit 03 Just One Of Those Things 04 Six Wheel Chaser 05 The Old Music Master (composer: Hoagy Carmichael) Side 2, wax info: 05 The G. I. Jive 01 Sepian Bounce 03 I´ll Be Around 01 You Took My Heart Away 06 Signoff & theme: One O´Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Jay McShann and his Orchestra Bob Merrill, William Hickman, Jesse Jones, trumpets; Nathaniel Clayton, Al Morgan, trombones; John Jackson, Rudolph “Schoolboy” Dennis, alto saxes; Paul Qunichette, John Sparrow, tenor saxes; Bradbury Taylor, baritone sax; Jay McShann, piano; Gene Ramey, string bass; James Skinner, drums; Walter Brown, vocal. (Quinichette and Sparrow can be identified aurally.) - 02 Lena Horne & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit. - 03 Lena Horne Lena Horne, vocal, acc. by unidentified Studio Orchestra including string section - 04 Meade Lux Lewis Meade Lux Lewis, boogie-woogie piano soloist - 05 The Charioteers Male vocal quartet: Billy Williams, first tenor vocal; Edward Jackson, second tenor vocal; Ira Williams, baritone vocal; Howard Daniel, bass vocal; James Sherman, piano. (This is the regular personnel of The Charioteers for many years and during this period.) - 06 Count Basie and his Orchestra No details

74 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC, Hollywood Pre-recording dates: April 1944 Date of dubbing: April 10, 1944 Label information: Notes: (1) According the AFRS ledgers, this program features Ernest Whitman, Vernon Smith, Jack Teagarden, Olivette Miller, Zutty Singleton, Ida James, Heywood, Cliff Allen. Side 1, wax info: 01 Introduction & theme: One O’Clock Jump 02 Comedy skit 03 Blues v JT 0 0 Side 2, wax info: 0 0 0 01 Sign off & theme: -01 Unidentified orchestra -02 Jack Teagarden and Ernest Whitman Comedy skit. -03 Jack Teagarden Jack Teagarden trombone & vocal, with All Star New Orleans Band (Mercury All Stars): Thomas “Papa Mutt” Carey, trumpet; Kid Ory, trombone; Jimmie Noone, clarinet; probably Buster Wilson, piano; Bud Scott, guitar; Ed Garland, string bass; Zutty Singleton, drums. (BFS comments): The Jack Teagarden title is an untitled 12 bar blues, with lyrics partly based on Makin’ Friends and Texas Tea Party. He is accompanied by the band which shortly afterwards was established as Kid Ory’s Creole Jazz Band. The personnel is probably exactly the same as on the March 15 to April 12, 1944 CBS radio shows, emceed by Orson Welles. Mutt Carey, Kid Ory and Jimmie Noone can be definitely identified aurally. Bud Scott, Ed Garland and Zutty Singleton can be seen in a photo from the session (source: ”Jimmie Noone, Jazz Clarinet Pioneer” by James K. Williams, Discography by John Wilby © James K. Williams 2010 (October 2015)

75 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: April 1944 Date of dubbing: April 17, 1944 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) 01 Swing Crazy 02 Deacon Jones - v WB 03 Tea For Two Side 2, wax info: 04 Comedy skit 05 Rock Me - v SRT 02 Basin Street Blues - v WB 01 Miss Thing 06 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Jack McVea and his Combo Probably Cappy Oliver, trumpet; Jack McVea, tenor sax; Ram Ramirez, piano; Frank Clarke, string bass; Rabon Tarrant, drums. NOTE: McVea is introduced by Whitman: “...we have a young man who‘s played a gang (?) of saxophones on Jubilee with Phil Moore and Lionel Hampton‘s outfits...” - 02 Williams Brothers Unidentified male vocal quartet, acc. by unidentified Orchestra, including string section - 03 Barney Kessel Barney Kessel, guitar soloist, acc. by the Jack McVea Combo. NOTE: Kessel, when shown this page on May 16th. 1974, could not remember this date.; he would have been 19 years old at the time. - 04 Eddie Green & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit. An unidentified Orchestra, probably McVea‘s, comes in for the final flourish only. NOTE: The plot for this sketch, an imaginary fight between boxing champion Joe Louis and Eddie Green was also used for another Jubilee program. - 05 Sister Rosetta Tharpe Sister Rosetta Tharpe, vocal, acc. by unidentified Orchestra - 06 Unidentified Orchestra No details

76 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: April 24, 1944 Date of dubbing: April 24, 1944 Label information: Notes: The “Sharps And Flats” are announced by Vernon Smith, but do not appear on this program Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7531-1 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 I Got Rhythm 02 I Love You 01 Keep ‘em Swinging - arr HH 03 Comedy skit Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7532-1 04 Honeysuckle Rose 01 Stomping At The Savoy 05 Take The “A” Train 01 Bugle Blues 01 Sign off & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra Fletcher Henderson, leader, directing: Tony Di Nardi, Leroy White, Clint Waters, Jake Porter, trumpets; Allen Durham, George Washington, trombones; Edward Gregory, Emerson Harper, alto saxes; Woodrow Key, Dexter Gordon, tenor saxes; Herman Johnson, baritone sax; Horace Henderson, piano & arranger; “Chief”, string bass; Tubby Shelton, drums. - 02 Delta Rhythm Boys Vocal quartet: Carl Jones, Traverse Crawford, tenor; Kelsey Pharr, baritone; Lee Gaines, bass, acc. by unidentified Orchestra consisting of brass, clarinet, string section and rhythm - 03 Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit. - 04 Dorothy Donegan Dorothy Donegan, piano soloist, acc. by string bass; drums -05 Delta Rhythm Boys Same as shown for -02 but the string section is omitted.

77 GMA AFRS-20 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith Mistress of Ceremonies: Lena Horne Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: May 1, 1944 Date of dubbing: May 1, 1944 Label information: Notes: (1) See Jubilee No. 78 for further tracks from the same Jubilee concert. Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7559-1 Time 14:30 01 Introduction & drum roll 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 Jeep Rhythm - arr HH 02 Honeysuckle Rose - v LH 03 Comedy skit 04 Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7560-1 Time 29:25 Fill to 30:00 04 All I Need Is You 01 Rose Room 02 Mad About The Boy - v LH 01 Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra Fletcher Henderson, leader, directing: Tony Di Nardi, Leroy White, Clint Waters, Jake Porter, trumpets; Allen Durham, George Washington, trombones; Edward Gregory, Emerson Harper, alto saxes; Woodrow Key, Dexter Gordon, tenor saxes; Herman Johnson, baritone sax; Horace Henderson, piano & arranger; “Chief”, string bass; Tubby Shelton, drums - 02 Lena Horne Lena Horne, vocal, acc. by unidentified Studio Orchestra consisting of brass, clarinet, string section and rhythm - 03 Jimmy Basquette & Eddie Green Comedy skit. An unidentified Orchestra, probably Fletcher Henderson‘s, comes in for the final flourish only - 04 The Charioteers Probably Wilfred “Billy” Williams, first tenor vocal; Eddie “Turkey” Jackson, second tenor vocal; Ira “House” Williams, baritone vocal; Howard “Dan” Daniel, bass vocal; James Sherman, piano & arranger; unidentified guitar; string bass

78 GMA AFRS-21 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: May 1, 1944 Date of dubbing: May 2, 1944 Label information: Notes: (1) See notes for Jubilee No. 77 Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7566-1 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 Roll ‘Em 02 A-Tisket, A-Tasket -arr VA 02 Do Nothin‘ Till You Hear From Me Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7567-1 03 Let‘s Toot 04 If I Didn‘t Care 04 Java Jive 04 A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening 01 Air Mail Special 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump - 01 Cootie Williams and his Orchestra Probably Cootie Williams, Ermit V. Perry, George Treadwell, Harold “Money” Johnson, trumpets; Ed Burke, George Edward Stevenson or Ed Glover, Robert H. “Bob Mack” Horton, trombones; Eddie Vinson, Charlie Holmes, alto sax; Sam Taylor, Lee Pope, tenor sax; Eddie DeVertemil, baritone sax; Bud Powell, piano; Leroy Kirkland, guitar; Norman Keenan or Carl Pruitt, string bass; Sylvester Payne, drums, Van Alexander, arranger. - 02 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald, vocal, acc. by the Cootie Williams big band. Band vocal on “A-Tisket, A-Tasket”. - 03 Cootie Williams Sextet Probably Cootie Williams, trumpet; Eddie Vinson, alto sax; Sam Taylor, tenor sax; Bud Powell, piano; Norman Keenan or Carl Pruitt, string bass; Sylvester Payne, drums. - 04 The Ink Spots Bernie Mackey, vocal & guitar; Bill Kenny, tenor vocal; Ivory “Deek” Watson, baritone vocal, guitar; Orville “Hoppy” Jones, baritone vocal; Bill Doggett, piano; string bass; drums plus the Cootie Williams big band. Recording serial numbers added May 2015

79 AFRS program announcer: Tim Lienert Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: May 1944 Date of dubbing: May 8, 1944 Label information: Notes: (1) According the AFRS ledgers, this program features Ernest Whitman, Tim Liemert, Ed Gardner, Ed Green, Fletcher Henderson, June Richmond. Side 1, wax info: 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 00 Side 2, wax info: 00 01 Sign off & theme: One O‘Clock Jump - 01 Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra Fletcher Henderson, leader, directing: Tony Di Nardi, Leroy White, Clint Waters, Jake Porter, trumpets; Allen Durham, George Washington, trombones; Edward Gregory, Emerson Harper, alto saxes; Woodrow Key, Dexter Gordon, tenor saxes; Herman Johnson, baritone sax; Horace Henderson, piano & arranger; “Chief”, string bass; Tubby Shelton, drums. 80 AFRS program announcer: Tim Lienert Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: May 1944 Date of dubbing: May 15, 1944 Label information: Notes: (1) According the AFRS ledgers, this program features Ernest Whitman, Tim Lienert, Louis Armstrong, “´Butterfly” McQueen, Ida James Side 1, wax info: 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 00 Side 2, wax info: 00 01 Sign off & theme: One O‘Clock Jump - 01 Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra

81 AFRS program announcer: Tim Lienert Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: May 1944 Date of dubbing: May 22 or 29, 1944 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: 01 Introduction & drum roll 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 Five Guys Named Joe - v LJ & band 02 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Of Company “B” - v MS 01 Jumping At The Jubilee - v LJ 03 Seed My Honeychile Side 2, wax info: 04 Comedy skit 01 Is You Is, Or Is You Ain‘t My Baby - v LJ 03 Straighten Up And Fly Right 01 Re-Bop 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Louis Jordan and his Tympani Five Probably Eddie Roane, trumpet; Louis Jordan, alto sax & vocal; Arnold Thomas, piano; Po Simpkins or Dallas Bartley, string bass; Shadow Wilson or Walter Martin, drums; band vocal - 02 Mabel Scott Mabel Scott, vocal, acc. by piano; guitar; string bass; drums - 03 Lorenzo Flennoy Trio Lorenzo Flennoy, piano & vocal; Gene Phillips, guitar & vocal; string bass & vocal - 04 H. “Nicodemus” Stewart & Ernest Whitman. Comedy skit. Louis Jordan and his Tympani Five come in for the final bar only. NOTE: Whitman remarks: “I think you did a fine job in that new picture with George Raft and Louis Jordan, ‘Follow The Boys’. This 1944 film features Sophie Tucker, Dinah Shore (‘I‘ll Get By,’ ‘I Walk Alone’, ‘Boogie Woogie’); The Andrews Sisters (‘Shoo Shoo Baby’); Ted Lewis and the Charlie Spivak Orchestra, besides Louis Jordan (‘Is You Is Or Is You Ain‘t My Baby’, ‘Sweet Georgia Brown’).”

82 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: May 1944 Date of dubbing: June 5, 1944 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: 01 Introduction & drum roll 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) 01 unidentified instrumental 02 My Own - v BP 03 Dorothy´s Boogie Woogie 04 Comedy skit Side 2, wax info: 01 Sweet Georgia Brown 02 Beau Night in Hotchkiss Corner - v BP 03 Rachmaninoff´s Prelude In C Sharp Minor 01 Oh, Lady Be Good 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump - 01 The International Sweethearts Of Rhythm All-colored, all-girl band probably consisting of Anna Mae Wiburn, trumpet & leader Jean Starr, Sadie Pankey, Nova Lee McGhee, Edna Williams, trumpets; Helen Jones, Annabelle Byrd, Posey Corinne, trombones; Roz Cron, Ellarize Thompson, Anne Garrison, Willie Mae Wong, alto saxes; Violet Burnside, Grace Bayron, Alma Cortez, tenor saxes; Johnny Mae Rice, piano; Roxanna Lucas, guitar; Bernice Rothchild, string bass; Pauline Braddy, drums, Ray Barrow, arranger. - 02 Bob Parish Bob Parish, vocal, acc. by unidentified big band - 03 Dorothy Donegan Dorothy Donegan, piano soloist. - 04 Eddie Green & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit. An unidentified Orchestra comes in for the final flourish.

83 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith or Bob Moon Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: June 1944 Date of dubbing: June 12, 1944 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7729-1 H-11-83 01 Drum roll into theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) 01 Jay Jay´s Jump - arr JJJ 01 When You´ve Never Been Blue - v SC 02 Comedy skit 01 I Surrender, Dear Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7730-1 H-11-83 03 Riverboat Shuffle 03 Drip Drop (The Song Of The Wax) 04 Summertime 01 Ol´ Man River 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Benny Carter and his Orchestra Probably Benny Carter, alto sax & trumpet, directing Milton Fletcher, Sleepy Grider, Fats Ford, Edwin Davis, trumpets; John Haughton, Slim Moore, trombones; Jay Jay Johnson. trombone & arranger; Porter Kilbert, alto sax; Bumps Myers, Gene Porter, tenor saxes; Willard Brown, baritone sax; Gerald Wiggins, piano; Charlie Drauton, string bass; Max Roach, drums, Savannah Churchill, vocal. NOTE: Personnel taken from the July 1944 issue of METRONOME. Ernest Whitman refers to “... featuring 14 animals in a nest of hornets” when introducing “Ol´ Man River”. The above personnel adds up to 15. - 02 Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit. Benny Carter and his Orchestra come in for the final flourish only. - 03 Hoagy Carmichael Hoagy Carmichael, piano & vocal, acc. by guitar; string bass; drums - 04 Delta Rhythm Boys Vocal quartet: Carl Jones, Traverse Crawford, tenor; Kelsey Pharr, baritone; Lee Gaines, bass, acc. By unidentified Studio Orchestra, including string section.

84 AFRS program announcer: Bob Moon Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: June 1944 Date of dubbing: June 19, 1944 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7761-1 H-11-84 01 Drum roll into theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 Bugle Call Rag 02 Good-For-Nothing Joe - v LH 01 Gin Mill Special 03 Shadrack - v EW Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7762-1 H-11-84 04 Comedy skit 01 Central Avenue Boogie - v AMW 05 Comedy skit 06 You Are My Everything - v JC 02 Deed I Do - v LH 07 Jam session: One O‘Clock Jump 07 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 The International Sweethearts Of Rhythm All-black, all-girl band probably consisting of Anna Mae Wiburn, trumpet & vocal, fronting: Jean Starr, Sadie Pankey, Nova Lee McGhee, Edna Williams, trumpets; Helen Jones, Annabelle Byrd, Posey Corinne, trombones; Roz Cron, Ellarize Thompson, Anne Garrison, Willie Mae Wong, alto saxes; Violet Burnside, Grace Bayron, Alma Cortez, tenor saxes; Johnny Mae Rice, piano; Roxanna Lucas, guitar; Bernice Rothchild, string bass; Pauline Braddy, drums, Ray Barrow, arranger NOTE: Whitman: “17 groovy girls are gonna light the fuse” - 02 Lena Horne Lena Horne, vocal, acc. by the Armed Forces Orchestra, big band including strings Strings omitted on “Deed I Do” - 03 Ernest Whitman Ernest Whitman, vocal, acc. by unidentified Orchestra - 04 Jerry Colonna & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit - 05 Jerry Colonna, Lena Horne & Ernest Whitman. Comedy skit - 06 Jerry Colonna Jerry Colonna, piano & vocal, acc. by unidentified Orchestra -07 Jam session The International Sweethearts Of Rhythm, augmented by the Armed Forces Radio Orchestra, altogether 36 musicians.

85 AFRS program announcer: Bob Moon Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: June 1944 Date of dubbing: June 26, 1944 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7797-1 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 Little John 02 I Just Can‘t See For Lookin´ 03 Comedy skit 01 The Goon Came On - v JT 04 Tico Tico - v CM Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7798-1 05 Comedy skit 06 Mama, Mama, Yo Quiero - v CM & band 02 Hit The Jive, Jack 01 Alone Together 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra Probably Jimmy Lunceford, playing most reed instruments including the flute, fronting: Freddy Webster, Harry “Pee-Wee” Jackson, Robert Mitchell, Paul Webster, trumpets; Fernando Arbello, Russell Bowles, James Young, trombones; Omer Simeon, alto sax & clarinet; Benny Waters, Dan Grissom, Kurt Bradford, alto saxes; Joe Thomas, tenor sax & vocal; Earl Carruthers, baritone and alto saxes, clarinet, vocal; Edwin Wilcox, piano; Al Norris, guitar; Charles “Truck” Parham, string bass; Jimmy Crawford, drums - 02 Nat King Cole Trio Nat King Cole, piano & vocal; Oscar Moore, guitar & vocal, Johnny Miller, string bass & vocal. - 03 Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen & Ernest Whitman Comedy Skit - 04 Carmen Miranda Carmen Miranda, vocal, acc. by unidentified “Samba” Orchestra - 05 Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen & Carmen Miranda Comedy skit. - 06 Carmen Miranda Carmen Miranda, vocal, acc. by small “Samba” band, possibly composed of members of the larger Orchestra as shown under 04

86 AFRS program announcer: Bob Moon Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: June 1944 Date of dubbing: July 3, 1944 Label information: Rubberstamp side one: 29:15 Notes: Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7835-1 Time: 15:15 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 Holiday For Strings 02 Molly Malone 03 The Mad Monk 01 Keep Smiling, Keep Laughing, Be Happy - v JT Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7836-1 Program time 29:15 Fill to 30:00 04 Comedy skit 02 Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet 03 Rhapsody In Blue 01 Wham! - arr ED 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra Probably Jimmy Lunceford, playing most reed instruments including the flute, fronting:- Freddy Webster, Harry “Pee-Wee” Jackson, Robert Mitchell, Paul Webster, trumpets; Fernando Arbello, Russell Bowles, James Young, trombones; Omer Simeon, alto saxo & clarinet; Benny Waters, Dan Grissom, Kurt Bradford, alto saxes; Joe Thomas, tenor sax & vocal; Earl Carruthers, baritone and alto saxes, clarinet, vocal; Edwin Wilcox, piano; Al Norris, guitar; Charles “Truck” Parham, string bass; Jimmy Crawford, drums - 02 Maxine Sullivan Maxine Sullivan, vocal, acc. by unidentified Orchestra - 03 Eddie South Trio Probably Eddie South, violin; Billy Taylor, Sr., piano; Edward Brown, string bass NOTE: In July of 1944, Sidney Catlett and Eddie South were booked for six solid months at the “Streets of Paris” nightclub in Los Angeles. - 03 Jerry Lester & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit with announcements by Jimmie Lunceford; the full Lunceford Orchestra comes in for the final flourish

87 AFRS program announcer: Vernon Smith or Bob Moon Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: June 1944 Date of dubbing: July 11, 1944 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: 01 Drum roll into theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 Sweet Georgia Brown 02 Six Wheel Chaser 02 Boogie Woogie Tidal 01 I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City - v SC Side 2, wax info: 01 Star Dust 03 Comedy skit 01 Rose Room 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Benny Carter and his Orchestra Probably Benny Carter, alto sax & trumpet, directing Milton Fletcher, Sleepy Grider, Fats Ford, Edwin Davis, trumpets; John Haughton, Slim Moore, trombones; Jay Jay Johnson. trombone & arranger; Porter Kilbert, alto sax; Bumps Myers, Gene Porter, tenor saxes; Willard Brown, baritone sax; Gerald Wiggins, piano; Charlie Drauton, string bass; Max Roach, drums, Savannah Churchill, vocal. NOTE: Benny Carter plays trumpet on his own arrangement of “Sweet Georgia Brown”, then switches to alto sax. Carter plays trumpet only on his own arrangement of “Star Dust” - 02 Meade Lux Lewis Meade Lux Lewis, piano soloist - 03 Hedda Hopper, Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen & Ernest Whitman This is a comedy skit where Whitman introduces Mrs. Hopper as a Hollywood newspaper columnist. Hedda Hopper was also a movie actress (playing herself in “Sunset Boulevard”) and was the mother of movie and television actor William Hopper, who famously played detective Paul Drake in the CBS “Perry Mason” television series starring Raymond Burr as the legendary attorney. (GMA) (March 2015)

88 GMA AFRS-912 AFRS program announcer: Bob Moon Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: June 1944 Date of dubbing: July 17, 1944 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7880-1 Time 14:33 01 Hallelujah leading into drum roll 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 Digging Dice 02 I Cried For You 03 Am I Blue? (Ethel Waters´s signature theme.) 04 Taking A Chance On Love 05 Comedy skit Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7881-1 Time 29:24 fill to 30:00 01 Tuxedo Junction 06 Comedy skit 07 Waiting For The Evening Mail 08 Stormy Weather 01 Honeysuckle Rose 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 The International Sweethearts Of Rhythm All-colored, all-girl band probably consisting of Anna Mae Wiburn, trumpet & leader Jean Starr, Sadie Pankey, Nova Lee McGhee, Edna Williams, trumpets; Helen Jones, Annabelle Byrd, Posey Corinne, trombones; Roz Cron, Ellarize Thompson, Anne Garrison, Willie Mae Wong, alto saxes; Violet Burnside, Grace Bayron, Alma Cortez, tenor saxes; Johnny Mae Rice, piano; Roxanna Lucas, guitar; Bernice Rothchild, string bass; Pauline Brady, drums, Ray Barrow, arranger - 02 The Four “V´s” Unidentified female vocal quartet, acc. by piano; guitar; string bass; drums - 03 Unidentified Orchestra Large Studio Orchestra, including string section. - 04 Ethel Waters Ethel Waters, vocal acc. by unidentified Orchestra, same as - 03. - 05 H. “Nicodemus” Stewart & Ernest Whitman Comedy Skit. An unidentified big band comes in for the final bars only. - 06 Johnny Mercer & Ernest Whitman Comedy Skit. - 07 Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer, vocal, acc. by unidentified Orchestra - 08 Ethel Waters Ethel Waters, vocal acc. by unidentified small combo.

89 GMA AFRS-920 AFRS program announcer: Bob Moon Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: July 1944 Date of dubbing: July 24, 1944 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: 01 Introduction & unidentified theme 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 Hallelujah 02 Fuzzy Wuzzy 03 Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea - v LH 04 Comedy skit Side 2, wax info: 05 Farewell To Riverside 03 I‘ll Walk Alone - v LH 02 Straighten Up And Fly Right 01 Pistol Packing Mama - band vocal 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra Probably Jimmy Lunceford, playing most reed instruments including the flute, fronting: Freddy Webster, Harry “Pee-Wee” Jackson, Robert Mitchell, Paul Webster, trumpets; Fernando Arbello, Russell Bowles, James Young, trombones; Omer Simeon, alto sax & clarinet; Benny Waters, Dan Grissom, Kurt Bradford, alto saxes; Joe Thomas, tenor sax; Earl Carruthers, baritone and alto saxes, clarinet, vocal; Edwin Wilcox, piano; Al Norris, guitar; Charles “Truck” Parham, string bass; Jimmy Crawford, drums; band vocal - 02 Nat King Cole Trio Nat King Cole, piano & vocal; Oscar Moore, guitar & vocal; Johnny Miller, string bass & vocal - 03 Lena Horne Lena Horne, vocal, acc. by unidentified Orchestra, possibly the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra - 04 Lena Horne & Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen Comedy skit. - 05 Joe Sullivan Joe Sullivan, piano soloist. NOTE: Joe Sullivan: “A couple of riffs and runs I knocked together that add up to a poor man‘s concerto I call "Farewell To Riverside"”

90 AFRS program announcer: Bob Moon Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: July 1944 Date of dubbing: July 31, 1944 Label information: Notes: Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM 7914-1 Time 15:53 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 It‘s Sand, Man 02 Bingo Jingo (short version) 03 Bingo Jingo (full version) 04 I‘ll Walk Alone - v LH 05 Bradshaw Bounce Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7915-1 Prog. time 29:23 fill to 30 03 What A Difference A Day Made 04 I‘ll Be Around - v LH 06 Comedy skit 01 San Fernando Valley - v TB 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Tiny Bradshaw and his Orchestra Probably Billy Ford, Talib Dawood, Sammy Yates, trumpets; Alfonso King, Andrew Penn, Jimmy Williams, trombones; Sonny Stitt, Don Hill, alto saxes; Lowell “Count” Hastings, George “Big Nick” Nicholas, tenor saxes; Howard “Duke” Anderson, piano; Leonard “Heary” Swain, string bass; Earl “The Fox” Walker, drums; Myron “Tiny” Bradshaw, leader and vocal. NOTE: The version of “San Fernando Valley” is aurally different from the version on Jubilee 93. - 02 Delta Rhythm Boys Vocal quartet: Carl Jones, Traverse Crawford, tenor; Kelsey Pharr, baritone; Lee Gaines, bass, acc. by unidentified piano - 03 Delta Rhythm Boys Vocal quartet: Carl Jones, Traverse Crawford, tenor; Kelsey Pharr, baritone; Lee Gaines, bass, acc. by Tiny Bradshaw and his Orchestra - 04 Lena Horne Lena Horne, vocal, acc. by the Armed Forces Radio Orchestra; strings added on “I‘ll Be Around” - 05 Sidney Catlett Sidney Catlett, drum soloist, acc. by Tiny Bradshaw and his Orchestra sans Earl Walker. - 06 Myron “Tiny” Bradshaw & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit

91 GMA AFRS-316 AFRS program announcer: Bob Moon Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: June 1944 Date of dubbing: August 7, 1944 Label information: Rubberstamp side one: 29:25 Notes: Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7946-1 Program time 13:48 01 Introduction & theme: Hallelujah 02 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) 02 Babe - band vocal 03 Straighten Up And Fly Right 04 I´ve Got Rhythm 05 You Made Me Love You - v JR Side 2, wax info: HD5-MM-7947-1 Program time 29:25 fill to 30:00 02 Fiesta In Brass 06 Comedy skit 03 Oh, Didn´t It Rain? 02 Tuxedo Junction 02 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 The AFRS Orchestra No details. - 02 Elmer Fain and his Orchestra Elmer Fain, clarinet, fronting unidentified African-American big band, probably including “Happy” Johnson, trombone; Cee Pee Johnson, drums - 03 Golden Gate Quartet Henry Owens, first tenor vocal; Clyde Riddick, second tenor vocal; Alton Bradley, baritone vocal; Orlandus Wilson, bass vocal; acc. by piano - 04 Tommy Dorsey Tommy Dorsey, trombone soloist, acc. by the AFRS Orchestra - 05 June Richmond June Richmond, vocal, acc. by unidentified Orchestra - 06 Alton Bradley, Butterfly McQueen, Henry Owens, Clyde Riddick, Ernest Whitman, Orlandus Wilson Comedy skit. An unidentified Orchestra comes in for the final flourish only

92 AFRS program announcer: Bob Moon Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: August 1944 Date of dubbing: August 14, 1944 Label information: Rubberstamp side one: 29:25 Notes: Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7969-1 Program time 13:48 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 02 Slightly Frantic 03 Love, Love, Love (Love For Sale) 04 Old Dan Tucker 05 Begin The Beguine 02 Swing Shift Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7970-1 Program time 29:20 fill to 29:57 06 Comedy skit 07 Do You Ever Have That Feeling? 04 The Gospel Train 03 I´m Lost 02 Blue Lou 02 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump - 01 The AFRS Orchestra No details. - 02 The International Sweethearts Of Rhythm All-black, all-girl band probably consisting of Anna Mae Wiburn, trumpet & leader Jean Starr, Sadie Pankey, Nova Lee McGhee, Edna Williams, trumpets; Helen Jones, Annabelle Byrd, Posey Corinne, trombones; Roz Cron, Ellarize Thompson, Anne Garrison, Willie Mae Wong, alto saxes; Violet Burnside, Grace Bayron, Alma Cortez, tenor saxes; Johnny Mae Rice, piano; Roxanna Lucas, guitar; Bernice Rothchild, string bass; Pauline Braddy, drums, Ray Barrow, arranger. - 03 Maxine Sullivan Maxine Sullivan, vocal, acc. by unidentified Orchestra - 04 Golden Gate Quartet Henry Owens, first tenor vocal; Clyde Riddick, second tenor vocal; Willie Johnson, baritone vocal; Orlandus Wilson, bass vocal; acc. by unidentified Orchestra. - 05 Maurice Rocco Maurice Rocco, piano soloist. - 06 Jimmy Durante & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit. - 07 Jimmy Durante Jimmy Durante, vocal acc. by unidentified Studio Orchestra.

93 GMA AFRS-747 AFRS program announcer: Bob Moon Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: August 1944 Date of dubbing: August 21, 1944 Label information: Notes: (1) Rubberstamp side one: 29:30 Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-7993-1 Program time 15:28 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 The Major And The Minor 02 Air Mail Special 03 I‘ll Be Seeing You - v JR 04 Sweet Kentucky Babe - v D, D & D 01 San Fernando Valley - v TB Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-7994-1 Program time 29:30 fill to 30:00 05 Comedy skit 02 Is You Is Or Is You Ain‘t My Baby? 03 Hit That Jive, Jack - v JR & band 01 Ready, Set, Jump 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Tiny Bradshaw and his Orchestra Probably Billy Ford, Talib Dawood, Sammy Yates, trumpets; Alfonso King, Andrew Penn, Jimmy Williams, trombones; Sonny Stitt, Don Hill, alto saxes; Lowell “Count” Hastings, George “Big Nick” Nicholas, tenor saxes; Howard “Duke” Anderson, piano; Leonard “Heary” Swain, string bass; Earl “The Fox” Walker, drums; Myron “Tiny” Bradshaw, leader and vocal. NOTE: The version of “San Fernando Valley” is aurally different from the version on Jubilee 90. - 02 Loumell Morgan Trio Probably Loumell Morgan, piano and vocal; Ham Jackson, guitar and vocal; Jimmy Smith, string bass and vocal. - 03 June Richmond June Richmond, vocal, acc. by Tiny Bradshaw and his Orchestra. - 04 Day, Dawn and Dusk “Day, Dawn and Dusk”, unidentified male vocal trio, acc. by piano - 05 Ben Carter and Mantan Moreland. Comedy skit NOTE: A variation of this sketch was performed on Jubilee 3, q.v.

94 AFRS program announcer: Jim Lyons Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: August 1944 Date of dubbing: August 28, 1944 Label information: Rubberstamp side one: 29:28 Notes: Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-8020-1 Time 14:52 01 Drum roll & theme: Mop 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 02 Stampede In G Minor 03 The Donkey Serenade 04 Comedy skit 05 Body And Soul - v HJ Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-8021-1 Time 29:28 Fill to 30:00 02 Bolero At The Savoy 06 Don´t Blame Me 06 Lullaby Of Broadway 02 Pick-A-Rib 04 Comedy skit 01 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump - 01 The AFRS Orchestra No details. - 02 Elmer Fain and his Orchestra Elmer Fain, clarinet, fronting unidentified African-American big band, probably including “Happy” Johnson, trombone; Cee Pee Johnson, drums - 03 Maurice Rocco Maurice Rocco, piano soloist, acc. by drums - if any, with the AFRS for the final flourish only. - 04 Herb Jeffries, Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit. - 05 “Herb Jeffries” Umberto Alexandro Balentino, vocal, acc. by the AFRS Orchestra, string section added. - 06 The Andrews Sisters Laverne Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Patti Andrews, female vocal trio, acc. by the AFRS Orchestra. NOTE: Handclapping by the ensemble on “Lullaby Of Broadway.”

95 AFRS program announcer: Jim Lyons Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: August 1944 Date of dubbing: September 4, 1944 Label information: Rubberstamp side one: 29:23 Notes: (1) The version of “Accentuate The Positive” heard on this program may be identical to the Capitol recording. Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-8065-1 Time: 15:48 01 Drum Roll & theme: Mop - v E 01 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 01 Sweet Georgia Brown 03 Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet 02 Mop Mop 04 Accentuate The Positive - v JM & PP Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-8066-1A Time: 29:23 fill to 30:00 03 What In The World Am I Going To Do? 05 The Folks Who Live On The Hill - v MS 02 Flying Home 02 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 The Armed Forces Radio Service Band Unidentified big band - 02 Illinois Jacquet and his band Trumpet; alto sax; Illinois Jacquet, tenor sax; piano; string bass; drums. - 03 Loumell Morgan Trio Loumell Morgan, piano; Ham Jackson, guitar, vocal; Jimmy Smith, string bass - 04 Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers (GMA): Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers; acc. by unidentified Orchestra, possible the AFRS band. The Pied Pipers: June Hutton, Clarke Yocum, Hal Hopper, Chuck Lowry. Studio Recording: Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Donald Anderson, Ray Linn, Nate Kazebier (tp), Allan Thompson, Burt Johnson (tb), Fred Stulce, Doc Rando (as), Matty Matlock, Eddie Miller (ts), Harry Schuchman (bari), Stan Wrightsman (p), Nappy Lamare (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d), plus 6 strings. Los Angeles, October 4, 1944 (Capitol 402-3-A, Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive -1 (Capitol 180) - 05 Maxine Sullivan Maxine Sullivan, vocal; acc. by trumpet; trombone, clarinet; piano: guitar; string bass; drums; string section

96 GMA AFRS-28 AFRS program announcer: Jim Lyons or Vernon Smith Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: September 1944 Date of dubbing: September 11, 1944 Label information: Rubberstamp side one: 29:22 (GMA): Notes: (1) According the AFRS ledgers, the announcer should be James Lyon. But this is correctly Sgt. James (Jim) Lyons. Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-8106-1 Time: 15:52 01 Drum roll & few bars of unidentified tune 02 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) 02 Avenue C - arr BC 02 More Than You Know - v TC 02 Basie Boogie 02 Harvard Blues - v JR Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-8107-1 Time 29:22 Fill 30:00 03 Comedy skit 02 Unidentified flourish 02 I‘ll Be Seeing You - v EW 02 Jumpin‘ at the Woodside 02 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 The Armed Forces Radio Orchestra No details. - 02 Count Basie and his Orchestra Ed Lewis, Al Killian, Harry Edison, and poss. one unknown, trumpets; Dicky Wells, Ted Donnelly, Louis Taylor, Eli Robinson, trombones; Earle Warren, alto sax & vocal; Jimmy Powell, alto sax; Lester Young, Buddy Tate, tenor saxes; Rudy Rutherford, baritone sax & clarinet; Count Basie, piano; Freddie Greene, guitar; Rodney Richardson, string bass; Jo Jones, drums; James Rushing, Thelma Carpenter, vocal; Buck Clayton, arranger. NOTE: Lester Young and Jo Jones received their military notice in September 1944. They left Basie in late September or early October 1944 and joined the Army the same day, October 15, 1944. Both Thelma Carpenter and Ernest Whitman make reference to an earlier appearance of Carpenter on Jubilee Basie was at the West Coast from early August to mid October 1944. - 03 Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen, James Rushing and Ernest Whitman. Comedy skit

97 AFRS program announcer: Jim Lyons or Vernon Smith Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: September 1944 Date of dubbing: September 18, 1944 Label information: Notes: (1) The identity of the announcer is not mentioned in the AFRS ledgers. Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-8144-1 Time: 14:36 01 Drum roll & theme Mop 02 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 02 Let‘s Jump 03 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 04 Comedy skit 02 Gee Baby, Ain‘t I Good To You? - v JR Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-8145-1 Pgm time: 29:20 Fill to 30:00 05 Comedy skit 06 Snoqualmie Jo - v KS 02 Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me - v TC 02 My, What A Fry! 02 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 The Armed Forces Radio Orchestra No details. - 02 Count Basie and his Orchestra Ed Lewis, Joe Newman, Harry Edison, Al Killian, trumpets; Dicky Wells, Ted Donelly, Louis Taylor, Eli Robinson, trombones; Earle Warren, Jimmy Powell, alto saxes; Illinois Jacquet, Buddy Tate, tenor saxes; Rudy Rutherford, baritone sax & clarinet; Count Basie, piano; Freddie Greene, guitar; Rodney Richardson, string bass; Buddy Rich, drums; James Rushing, Thelma Carpenter, vocals - 03 Art Tatum Art Tatum, piano soloist - 04 James Rushing & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit. - 05 Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen & Ernest Whitman. Comedy skit. The Count Basie Orchestra comes in for the final flourish only. - 06 The King Sisters Alyce, Luise, Yvonne and Donna King, female vocal quartet, acc. by the Count Basie Orchestra. NOTE: Luise King was Mrs. Alvino Rey; Yvonne King was Mrs. Buddy Cole

98 AFRS program announcer: Jim Lyons Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: September 1944 Date of dubbing: September 25, 1944 Label information: Notes: (1) According to the AFRS ledgers, this program should feature Count Basie, James Rushing, Thelma Carpenter, Artie Shaw, Butterfly McQueen, Ernest Whitman, The Melotones, Jim Lyons Side 1, wax info: 01 Drum roll & theme: Nop - band vocal 02 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) 02 Rhythm Man - arr JM 02 I´m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter - v JR 03 Comedy skit 04 Oh, Lady Be Good Side 2, wax info: 05 Jam session: Artie´s Blues 02 Embraceable You - v TC 02 Kansas City Stride 02 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 Count Basie and his Orchestra No details. - 02 Count Basie and his Orchestra Ed Lewis, Joe Newman, Harry Edison, Al Killian, trumpets; Dicky Wells, Ted Donelly, Louis Taylor, Eli Robinson, trombones; Earle Warren, Jimmy Powell, alto saxes; Illinois Jacquet, Buddy Tate, tenor saxes; Rudy Rutherford, baritone sax & clarinet; Count Basie, piano; Freddie Greene, guitar; Rodney Richardson, string bass; Buddy Rich, drums; James Rushing, Thelma Carpenter, vocals; Jimmy Mundy, arranger. NOTE: Buddy Rich joined Tommy Dorsey from June 1944 until October 1945. Whilst filming with Dorsey in Hollywood, he played for two weeks with Basie, who had an engagement at the Los Angeles “Club Plantation” between September and part of October 1944. Lester Young and Jo Jones both left Basie in late September 1944 and were replaced by Illinois Jacquet and Buddy Rich, respectively. - 03 Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit. Count Basie and his Orchestra come in for the final flourish only. - 02 Artie Shaw Artie Shaw, clarinet soloist, acc. by Count Basie and his Orchestra - 03 Artie Shaw´s Jam Session Combo Artie Shaw (Arthur Arshawsky), clarinet; William “Count” Basie, piano; Freddie Greene, guitar; Rodney Richardson, string bass; Bernard “Buddy” Rich, drums (CD: RST 1013)

99 GMA AFRS-950 AFRS program announcer: Jim Lyons Master of Ceremonies: Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman Studios: NBC Hollywood Pre-recording dates: September 1944 Date of dubbing: October 2, 1944 Label information: Rubberstamp side one: 29:15 Notes: Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-8245-1 Time 14:25 01 Drum roll & theme: Mop - band vocal 02 Introduction & Count Basie´s theme: One O‘Clock Jump 02 Dinah 02 Baby, Won´t You Please Come Home? - v JR 02 Basie Boogie 03 Comedy skit Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-8246-1 Program time 29:15 Fill to 30:00 02 Rock-A-Bye Basie 02 Call Me Darling - v TC 02 One O´Clock Jump (full version) 04 Comedy skit 02 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 The Armed Forces Radio Orchestra No details - 02 Count Basie and his Orchestra Ed Lewis, Joe Newman, Harry Edison, Al Killian, trumpets; Dicky Wells, Ted Donelly, Louis Taylor, Eli Robinson, trombones; Earle Warren, Jimmy Powell, alto saxes; Illinois Jacquet, Buddy Tate, tenor saxes; Rudy Rutherford, baritone sax & clarinet; Count Basie, piano; Freddie Greene, guitar; Rodney Richardson, string bass; Buddy Rich, drums; James Rushing, Thelma Carpenter, vocals NOTE: Count Basie remarks that he played for Jubilee “for the past four weeks.” - 03 Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Thelma Carpenter & Ernest Whitman Comedy skit. Count Basie and his Orchestra come in for the final flourish only. - 04 Eddie “Rochester” Anderson Comedy skit

100 AFRS program announcer: Tom Hanco*ck Master of Ceremonies: Paul Douglas Studios: NBC Radio City (Rockefeller Center), New York Pre-recording dates: October 1944 Date of dubbing: October 9, 1944 Label information: Rubberstamp side two: ND4-MM-6912. Notes: (1) According the AFRS ledgers, this program features Claude Hopkins, Slam Stewart, Ella Fitzgerald, The Ink Spots, Paul Douglas, Tom Hanco*ck, Burl Ives. Side 1, wax info: HD4-MM-6911-1B Prog. time: 16:28 01 Drum roll & theme: Mop - band vocal 02 Introduction & theme: One O‘Clock Jump 02 Jump Off (Count Off) 03 Is You Is Or Is You Ain´t My Baby 04 Oh, Lady Be Good 05 Someday I Meet You Again Side 2, wax info: HD4-MM-6912-1B Program time: 29:30 fill to 30:00 03 St. Louis Blues 05 I´ll Get By 02 Lamar Boogie (Rock It And Roll It) 02 Signoff & theme: One O‘Clock Jump (nc) - 01 The Armed Forces Radio Orchestra No details - 02 Claude Hopkins and his Orchestra Probably Nathanael Courtney Williams, Kenneth Roane, trumpets; Jimmy Archey, Floyd “Stumpy” Brady, trombones; Rudy Powell, alto sax; Joe Garland, Elbert “Skippy” Williams, tenor saxes; Ernest “Pinky” Williams, baritone & alto saxes; Claude Hopkins, piano; Eddie Gibbs, guitar; John Benjamin Peabody Brown, string bass; Wilbert Kirk, drums - 03 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald, vocal, acc. by the Claude Hopkins Orchestra - 04 Slam Stewart Slam Stewart, string bass & vocal, acc. by piano. - 05 The Ink Spots Charles Fuquoa, tenor vocal & guitar; Bill Kenny, tenor vocal; Ivory Watson, bass vocal & guitar; Happy Jones, baritone vocal & string bass; Billy Benson, piano; unidentified whistler on “I´ll Get By.” NOTE: Bill Doggett spent two years as pianist and arranger with the Ink Spots from Summer 1942.

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