Ring Dem Bells

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra

August 20, 1930

This side was recorded in Hollywood, California on August 20, 1930 by the “Duke Ellington Orchestra” featuring Arthur Whetsel and Freddie Jenkins (trumpets), Cootie Williams (trumpet & vocals), Joe Nantona and Juan Tizol (trombones), Barney Bigard (clarinet & tenor sax), Johnny Hodges (clarinet, soprano, & alto sax), Harry Carney (clarinet, alto, & baritone sax), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (banjo), Wellman Braud (string bass), and Sonny Greer (drums & chimes).

*”Ring Dem Bells” is credited to Duke Ellington and Irving Mills.

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