Who was Warren Mills? The name appears to be a thinly veiled pseudonym for Duke Ellington's business manager Irving Mills. This session features Matty Malneck directing Duke Ellington's Cotton Club Orchestra together with an unknown White orchestra. Tommy Dorsey plays trombone in the medley from Gems from "Blackbirds of 1928". Blackbirds of 1928 was a floor show at the Cotton Club that included tunes by the great songwriting team of Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh.
|Title||Recording Date||Recording Location||Company|
|Gems from "Blackbirds of 1928"
I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Dig A Dig A Do - I Must Have That Man - Magnolia's Wedding Day - I Can't Give You Anything But Love
(Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh)
|2-1-1929||New York, New York||Victor
|St. Louis Blues
|12-20-1928||New York, New York||Victor
|Barney Bigard||Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone|
|Harry Carney||Clarinet, Alto and Baritone Saxophone|
|Sonny Greer||Drums, Vocals|
|Johnny Hodges||Alto Saxophone, and Soprano Saxophone|
|Trumpet, Flugel Horn|
|unknown||Trumpets, Saxophones, Violins, Piano, Guitar, Bass Brass, Drums, Vocals|
|A special thanks to Owen Miller, for his help with the recordings on this page.|