COTTON CLUB REVUE (19th Ed.)



Composer: Harold Arlen
Lyricist: Ted Koehler

Opened: Fall 1931, Cotton Club, N.Y.C.
Performances: Unknown


Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea (cut after opening?; originally used in RHYTHMANIA):

I have attempted to compile discological information for this Arlen standard.


Breakfast Dance (Every Day) (originally used in RHYTHMANIA):

1. 78/Victor V-38115 (Duke Ellington and His Orchestra) [also 78/Bluebird B 10243; 78/Gramophone B 4905; 78/Gramophone K 6948; reissued on Complete RCA Victor Recordings: 1927-1973, CD/RCA 63386]
2. Duke Ellington At The Cotton Club - 1938, Volume 2, Jazz Archives (M) JA-13 (Duke Ellington and His Orchestra) [reissued as CD/Jazz Archives 380113]
3. A Nite At The Cotton Club, CD/Giants of Jazz 53304 (Duke Ellington and His Orchestra)
4. Live At The Cotton Club, CD/TKO Collectors 29 (Duke Ellington and His Cotton Club Orchestra)
5. I Have But Two Horns, CD/Fresh Sound 2209 (Maynard Ferguson) (unverified)
6. The British Connexion 1933-1940, CD/Storyville 2069 (Duke Ellington)


I Love A Parade (cut after opening) (originally used in RHYTHMANIA):

1. 78/Victor 22892 (Frank Luther with Arden and Ohman)
2. 78/Columbia 2701-D (Harry Richmond) [also 78/Columbia DB 981; reissued on Puttin' In The Ritz, CD/ASV/Living Era 5405]
3. 78/Decca 139 (Cavalier Quartette with the King's Band)
4. 78/Victor 20-4575 (The Promenade Band with Male Chorus directed by Philip Lang) [also 45/RCA Victor 47-4578; 45EP/Victor EPA 457]
5. 45/Golden 2036 (Captain Kangaroo with the Sandpiper Orchestra conducted by Jimmy Carroll)
6. I Love A Parade, Disneyland 1361 (unknown singer)
7. Song Hits Of 1931, *** (Ray Benson Orchestra)
8. Bessie Smith/Louis Armstrong/Cab Calloway, LP Biograph BLPM-3 (Bessie Smith)
9. Oz And Beyond: The Music Of Harold Arlen, CD/Boston Gay Men's Chorus BGMC03 (Boston Gay Men's Chorus with music direction by Reuben M. Reynolds)
10. Songs From The Cotton Club, CD/Mobile Fidelity MFCD-836 (Maxine Sullivan)
11. Manhattan Skyline Barbershop Harmony, CD/Sony Special Products 28603 (The Big Apple Chorus)
12. I Love A Parade, CD/Sony 46747 (John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra)
13. Sounds Of The Circus, Vol. 21, CD/Sounds Of The Circus 221 (South Shore Concert Band)
14. Drew's Famous 4th Of July Party Music, CD/Turn Up The Music 1418 (Hit Crew House Band)
Radio transcriptions performed by the Allen Roth Orchestra and Earl Wrightson and the Gotham Male Quartet with Lyn Murray's Concert Orchestra are also known to exist.


Kickin' The Gong Around (cut after opening) (originally used in RHYTHMANIA):

1. 78/Brunswick 6209 (Cab Calloway, vocal, with Cab Calloway and His Orchestra) [also 78/Brunswick 6511; 78/Brunswick 80015; 78/Melotone M 12888; 78/Perfect 15873; reissued on The Song Is… Harold Arlen, CD/ASV CD AJA 5159; The Chronological Cab Calloway And His Orchestra 1931-1932, CD/Classic 526]
2. 78/Columbia 2600 D (Louis Armstrong, vocal, with Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra) [also 78/Parlophone R 1170; 78/Okeh 41550; 78/Vocalion 3073; reissued on The Great American Composers: Harold Arlen, CD/Columbia House 2C2 8015; The Chronological Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra 1931-1932, CD/Classics 536]
3. 78/Crown 3233 (Dick Robertson, vocal, with Dick Robertson and his Band) [also 78/Crown 3306]
4. Jump For Joy, Vanguard 79243 (Jim Kweskin) [reissued as CD/Universe 51]
5. Hi-De-Hi, Hi-De-Ho, RCA Victor (S) LSP-2021 (Cab Calloway)
6. The Chronological Cab Calloway And His Orchestra 1932-1934, CD/Classic 544 (Cab Calloway and His Orchestra)
7. Stormy Weather: The Music Of Harold Arlen, CD/Sony Classical SK 87888 (David Johansen)
8. Live At Espiritu, CD/Orchard 4772 (Chris Calloway)
9. In The Pink, CD/Doc Fingers 6 (Doc Fingers and His Real Gone Rhythm)
10. How'm I Doin'?, CD/ Sounds of Yesteryear 717 (Nat Gonella and His Georgians)
11. Golden Greats: Greatest Film Hits, CD/ Disky Golden Greats 79179 (unknown performer) (unverified)


Minnie The Moocher (M/L: Cab Calloway; Clarence Gaskill; Irving Mills) (subsequently used in COTTON CLUB PARADE (1936) (27th Edition)):

I have not attempted to compile discological information for this Ellington standard.


'Neath The Pale Cuban Moon (originally used in RHYTHMANIA):

1. Songs From The Cotton Club, CD/Mobile Fidelity MFCD-836 (Maxine Sullivan)


Trickeration (originally used in RHYTHMANIA):

1. 78/ Brunswick 1263 (Cab Calloway, vocal, with Cab Calloway and His Orchestra) [also 78/Brunswick 6214; 78/Perfect 15727; 78/Domino 101; 78/Banner 32673; 78/Melotone M 12609; 78/Oriole 2640; reissued on The Chronological Cab Calloway And His Orchestra 1931-1932, CD/Classics 526]
2. Hot Piano! Ragtime Blues Jazz Classical, CD/Mark Birnbaum (Mark Birnbaum)


Without Rhythm (originally used in RHYTHMANIA):

1. 78/Banner 32378 (Cab Calloway, vocal with Cab Calloway and His Orchestra) [also 78/Oriole 2421; 78/Perfect 15572; 78/Regal 218; 78/Romeo 1794; 78/Melotone 99278; reissued on The Chronological Cab Calloway And His Orchestra 1931-1932, CD/Classics 526]


Unrecorded Material:

Get Up, Get Out, Get Under The Sun (originally used in RHYTHMANIA)
Satan Leads The Band (originally used in RHYTHMANIA)