THE INTERNATIONAL
DEMS BULLETIN
DUKE ELLINGTON MUSIC SOCIETY
09/3 December 2009 - March 2010
Our 31st Year of Publication

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Duke's Itinerary



Klaus Götting Directory

DEMS 09/3-8

Researcher and collector Klaus Götting has, with the assistance of many contributors directly and through sources such as the DEMS Bulletin, compiled a directory of Duke Ellington's itinerary from March, 1923 through to the end of his life, with cross-references to all DEMS Bulletins to date and to Duke Ellington Day by Day and Film by Film. If you look at a particular date, this will tell you where to find information about events and recordings made on that date in the DEMS Bulletins. Mr. Götting is willing to provide a copy to those who write to him directly at <eke2.kg@orange.fr> .

Klaus made this directory originally for his own use. He is now willing to share it with the Ellington community. It is not an itinerary of Duke’s whereabouts’, but it is very helpful to find specific events in DEMS Bulletins and in Klaus Stratemann’s book.
DEMS


Duke in Spain

DEMS 09/3-9

Thanks to Agustín Perez Gasco for his files "Duke In Spain" as “published” on the Duke-LYM list on 29Sep09.
Some of them add “fresh” info to what we knew and I think deserve mention in DEMS-Bulletin:
- 25jan66: TWO concerts at 7pm and 11pm att
Palau de la Música, Barcelona
- 23feb66: again TWO concerts at 7:15pm annd 11pm at
Cine Monumental, Madrid
- 23nov69: not a rehearsal day but TWO conncerts at Palau de la
Música, Barcelona
- 14nov71: TWO concerts at 6:30pm and 10:445pm at
Palau de la Música, Barcelona
- 10nov73: Sacred Concert at the
Basílica de Santa María del Mar, Barcelona. The correct date seem to be 10nov, not 11nov as shown on your list and DEMS 04/2-10.
Klaus Götting

You're absolutely right. Obviously, there was a mistake in my listing: it was 10nov73, and not 11nov73. Agustín Perez Gasco



Broadcasts in September and October 1940


DEMS 09/3-10

Research results from Carl Hällström and Ken Steiner (Ken Steiner's contributions are between square brackets [ ] )

September 6, 1940 (Fri) 12:30-1:00 AM CDST
[Add WMAQ 11:05-11:30 pm]
COMMERCIAL BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WENR.
Announcer: Henry Cooke.
Sepia Panorama (opening theme with Panther Room commercial read by Henry Cooke) - Stompy Jones - The Gal from Joe’s - Me and You vIA - In a Mellow Tone - Chatterbox - Echoes oof Harlem - St. Louis Blues vIA with Henry Cooke’s sign-off remarks over music.
NOTE: The only broadcast from the Duke’s opening night, only heard locally in Chicago, sponsored by Hotel Sherman. This broadcast has been given the erroneous date of September 7, 1940 in the new edition of DESOR, session 4020. Technically speaking, this is of course September 7 and John Steiner’s acetates might carry this date and Henry Cooke’s comments after Chatterbox that this is a Saturday night add to the confusion! However, local Chicago radio logs do not mention two DE-broadcasts for September 7th.

September 7, 1940 (Sat) 11:00-11:30 PM CDST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WMAQ and the NBC Blue network.
East St. Louis Toodle-Oo (opening theme) - Harlem Airshaft - Whispering Grass - Sepia Panorama - Koko - I Don’t Mind vIA - At A Dixie Roadside Diner vIA - Conga Brava - Pussy Willow - Warm Valley (closing theme).
[According to both the radio listings in the Chicago Daily News and the NBC logs, this and other WMAQ/NBC broadcasts began at 11:05 pm.]

September 8, 1940 (Sun) 11:00-11:30 PM CDST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WMAQ and the NBC Red network.
East St. Louis Toodle-Oo (opening theme) according to the NBC log but turns out to be Sepia Panorama on aural evidence - Rumpus In Richmond - You Think Of Everything - My Greatest Mistake - Bojangles - unreadable on microfilm but tturns out to be Azure on aural evidence - Five O’Clock Whistle vIA - Concerto for Cootie.
NOTE: This broadcast has been given the erroneous date of September 10, 1940 in the new edition of DESOR, session 4021.
[WMAQ began at 11:05 pm]

September 10, 1940 (Tue) 11:00-11:30 PM CDST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WMAQ [began at 11:05].

September 10, 1940 (Tue) 12:30-1:00 AM CDST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
The NBC Red network excluding local station WMAQ.
[We cannot be certain that local station WMAQ was excluded. The Chicago papers I checked (Daily Tribune, Daily News, and Herald Examiner) had no listing for the 12:30 am timeslot]
East St. Louis Toodle-Oo (opening theme) - Mood Indigo - April in Paris - The Same Old Story - Plucked Again - Something To Live For vHJ - Whispering Grass - The Mystery Song - Warm Valley (closing theme).
NOTE: This broadcast has been given the erroneous date of September 11, 1940 in the new edition of DESOR, session 4022.

September 11, 1940 (Wed) 11:00-11:30 PM CDST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WMAQ [began at 11:05].

September 11, 1940 (Wed) 12:30-1:00 AM CDST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WENR and the NBC Blue & Red networks.
East St. Louis Toodle-Oo (opening theme) - Madame Will Drop Her Shawl - Blue Goose - All This and Heaven Too - SSlap Happy - I Don’t Mind vIA - So Far So Good vIA - Solitude - Rockin’ in Rhythm with announcer‘s closing remarks over music.
NOTE: This broadcast has been given the erroneous date of September 12, 1940 in the new edition of DESOR, session 4023.
[WMAQ began at 11:05 pm]

September 12, 1940 (Thu) 12:05-12:30 AM CDST
[Add WENR 12:30-1:00 am]
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
The NBC Blue network excluding local station WMAQ.
Announcer: Henry Cooke.
Sepia Panorama (opening theme) - The Breeze and I vHJ - There I Go vIA - At a DDixie Roadside Diner vIA - I Don’t Mind vIA - Harlem Air Shaft - Lady in Doubt -Tootin’ Thru’ the Roof - Warm Valley (closing theme).
[The broadcast over NBC Blue and WMAQ. was from 11:05 pm to 11:30 pm]

September 13, 1940 (Fri) 12:30-1:00 AM CDST
[Add WMAQ 11:10-11:30 pm]
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WENR.
Sepia Panorama (opening theme) - Solid Old Man - Maybe vIA - Oh Babe, Maybe Someday vIA - I Don’t Mind - Blueberry Hill - Harlem Air Shaft - Warm Valley (closing theme).

September 14, 1940 (Sat) 11:00-11:30 PM CDST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WMAQ and the NBC Blue network.
Sepia Panorama (opening theme) - Madame Will Drop Her Shawl - You Think of Everything - Our Love Affair - My Greatest Mistake vHJ - Maybe vIA - In a Mellow Tone - Warm Valley (clossing theme).
NOTE: The first ten minutes of the broadcast not heard over WJZ because of late war news bulletin.
[WMAQ began at 11:05 pm]

September 15, 1940 (Sun) 11:00-11:30 PM CDST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WMAQ and the NBC Red network.
Sepia Panorama (opening theme) - The Sergeant Was Shy - Orchids for Remembrance - Maybe vIA - Cotton Tail - There Shall Be No Night vHJ - Harlem Air Shaft - There I Go - Five O’Clock Whistle vIA.
[WMAQ began at 11:05 pm]

September 17, 1940 (Tue) 11:00-11:30 PM CDST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WMAQ.
[WMAQ began at 11:05 pm]

September 17, 1940 (Tue 12:30-1:00 AM CDST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
The NBC Blue & Red networks, apparently not heard in Chicago.
[Eliminate the words "apparently not heard in Chicago."  There is no listing for this late night time slot in Chicago papers.]
Sepia Panorama (opening theme) - Azure - The Same Old Story - Subtle Lament - Star Dust vHJ - Black Beauty (DE piano solo) - You Think of Everything - Warm Valley (closing theme).

September 18, 1940 (Wed) 11:00-11:30 PM CDST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WMAQ [began at 11:05 pm].

September 18, 1940 (Wed) 12:30-1:00 AM CDST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WENR and the NBC Blue & Red networks.
Sepia Panorama (opening theme) - Doing the Voom Voom - Something To Live For vIA - Madame Will Drop Her Shawl - Way Down Yonder in New Orleans - Sweet Sue - Mood Indigo - Blue Prelude (sic!).
NOTE: Blue Prelude is probably meant to be another title - Blue Goose ?

September 19, 1940 (Thu) 12:05-12:30 AM CDST
[Add WENR 12:30-1:00 am]
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
The NBC Blue network excluding local station WMAQ.
Announcer: Henry Cooke.
Sepia Panorama (opening theme) - Madame Will Drop Her Shawl - There Shall Be No Night vHJ - Our Love Affair - My Greatest Mistake - At a Dixie Roadside Diner vIA - Call of the Canyon vHJ - Whispering Grass - Five O’Clock Whistle vIA - Warm Valley (closing theme).
[WMAQ began at 11:05 pm]

September 20, 1940 (Fri) 12:30-1:00 AM CDST
[Add WMAQ 11:05-11:30 pm]
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WENR.

September 21, 1940 (Sat) 11:00-11:30 PM CDST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WMAQ and the NBC Blue network.
Sepia Panorama (opening theme) - Jig Walk - Whispering Grass - Blueberry Hill - Harlem Air Shaft - All This and Heaven Too - Maybe vIA - There I Go - Madame Will Drop Her Shawl - Tootin’ Through the Roof - Warm Valley (closing theme).
NOTE: Only the last 15 minutes of the broadcast was heard in DC.
[WMAQ began at 11:05 pm]

[September 22, 1940 (Sun) WMAQ 11:05-11:30 pm]

[September 24, 1940 (Tue) WMAQ 11:05-11:30 pm]

September 25, 1940 (Wed) 11:00-11:30 PM CDST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WMAQ [began at 11:05 pm].

September 25, 1940 (Wed) 12:30-1:00 AM CDST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WENR and the NBC Blue & Red networks.
Sepia Panorama (opening theme) - The Sergeant Was Shy - Frenesi - There Shall Be No Night vHJ - Harlem Airshaft - My Greatest Mistake - Way Down Yonder in New Orleans - Solid Old Man - Blue Goose - There I Go - Old King Dooji - Warm Valley (closing theme).

September 26, 1940 (Thu) 11:00-11:30 PM CDST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
The NBC Blue network excluding local station WMAQ.
Announcer: Henry Cooke.
Sepia Panorama (opening theme) - Rumpus in Richmond - I Don’t Mind vIA - Our Love Affair - Orchids for Remembrance - Maybe - Cotton Tail - Here I Go - Get Out of Town - Little Posey - Warm Valley (closing theme).
[WMAQ began 11:05 pm]

September 26, 1940 (Thu) 12:30-1:00 AM CDST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WENR.

September 27, 1940 (Fri) 12:30-1:00 AM CDST
[Add WMAQ 11:05-11:30]
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WENR.
Partial listing: Swinging at the Séance - Looking for Yesterday - Weely.

September 28, 1940 (Sat) 11:00-11:30 PM CDST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WMAQ and the NBC Blue network.
Sepia Panorama (opening theme) - There Shall Be No Night vHJ - Two Dreams Met vIA - Cottontail - There I Go - St. Louis Blues vIA - My Greatest Mistake - Rumpus in Richmond - Warm Valley (closing theme).
[WMAQ began 11:05 pm]

September 29, 1940 (Sun) 11:00-11:30 PM CDST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WMAQ and the NBC Red network.
Sepia Panorama (opening theme) - The Sergeant Was Shy - Concerto for Cootie - Two Dreams Met - Our Love Affair (vHJ) - Harlem Air Shaft - Crosstown - Madame Will Drop Her Shawl - Five O’Clock Whistle vIA - Warm Valley (closing theme)
[WMAQ began 11:05 pm]

October 1, 1940 (Tue) 11:00-11:30 PM CST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WMAQ and the NBC Blue network.
Sepia Panorama (opening theme) - Madame Will Drop Her Shawl - There I Go - I’ll Never Smile Again vIA - I’m Nobody’s Baby vIA - I Hear A Rhapsody - Harmony In Harlem - Looking For Yesterday - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans vIA - Two Dreams Met - Warm Valley (closing theme).
NOTE: This broadcast has the only known airing of Tommy Dorsey’s great 1940 hit, I’ll Never Smile Again, written to be sung by a woman, but TD‘s version has a vocal by Frank Sinatra.
[WMAQ began 11:05 pm]

October 2, 1940 (Wed) 11:00-11:30 PM CST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WMAQ [began at 11:05 pm].

October 2, 1940 (Wed) 12:30-1:00 AM CST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WENR.

October 3, 1940 (Thu) 12:30-1:00 AM CST
[Add WMAQ 11:05-11:30 pm]
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WENR.

October 4, 1940 (Fri) 12:30-1:00 AM CST
[Add WMAQ 11:05-11:30 pm]
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WENR.

October 5, 1940 (Sat) 11:00-11:30 PM CST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WMAQ and the NBC Blue network.
Sepia Panorama (opening theme) - Koko - I Never Felt This Way Before vHJ - Rumpus in Richmond - I Hear a Rhapsody - Madame Will Drop Her Shawl - There I Go - Five O’Clock Whistle vIA - I Don’t Mind - Tootin’ Through the Roof - Warm Valley (closing theme).
[WMAQ began 11:05 pm]

October 6, 1940 (Sun) 11:00-11:30 PM CST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WMAQ and the NBC Blue network.
Sepia Panorama (opening theme) - Me and You vHJ - My Greatest Mistake - Harlem Air Shaft - I Give You My Word - Madame Will Drop Her Shawl - So You’re the One - Bojangles - Our Love Affair - In a Mellow Tone - Warm Valley (closing theme).
[WMAQ began 11:05 pm]

October 8, 1940 (Tue) 11:00-11:30 PM CST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WMAQ and the NBC Blue network.
Sepia Panorama (opening theme) - There Shall Be No Night vHJ - In a Mellow Tone - I Never Felt This Way Before - Practice Makes Perfect (featuring Rex Stewart) - The Same Old Story - At a Dixie Roadside Diner vIA - I Hear a Rhapsody - Maybe vIA - Cottontail - Warm Valley (closing theme).
[WMAQ began 11:05 pm]

October 9, 1940 (Wed) 11:00-11:30 PM CST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WMAQ [began at 11:05 pm].

October 9, 1940 (Wed) 12:30-1:00 AM CST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WENR

[October 10, 1940 (Thu) WMAQ 11:05-11:30 pm]

[October 10, 1940 (Thu) WENR 12:30-1:00 am]

October 11, 1940 (Fri) 12:30-1:00 AM CST
[Add WMAQ 11:05-11:30 pm]
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WENR

October 12, 1940 (Sat) 11:00-11:15 PM CST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WMAQ and the NBC Red network.
Sepia Panorama (opening theme) - In a Mellow Tone - There I Go - Madame Will Drop Her Shawl - I Hear a Rhapsody - Warm Valley (closing theme) .
NOTE: Originally planned as a 30 min. broadcast but an Opera broadcast from San Francisco (“Marriage of Figaro“) “cut in”. The following selections were also cleared for this broadcast: Cottontail, My Greatest Mistake, Solid Old Man and Our Love Affair.

October 13, 1940 (Sun) 11:00-11:30 PM CST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WMAQ and the NBC Red network.
Sepia Panorama (opening theme) - Rumpus in Richmond - I Never Felt This Way Before vHJ - The Sergeant Was Shy - The Same Old Story - Practice Makes Perfect - So You’re the One - Five O’Clock Whistle vIA - Concerto for Cootie - Ferryboat Serenade vIA - Jack the Bear - Warm Valley (closing theme).
[WMAQ began 11:05 pm]

October 16, 1940 (Wed) 11:00-11:30 PM CST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WMAQ and the NBC Red network.
[WMAQ began 11:05 pm]

October 16, 1940 (Wed) 12:30-1:00 AM CST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WENR [12:30-1:00 pm].

October 17, 1940 (Thu) 12:30-1:00 AM CST
SUSTAINING BROADCAST:
The Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL.
Local station WENR.
NOTE: Last evening for the Duke at the Panther Room.