Ivie Anderson


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Ivie Anderson

Born Ivy Smith January 16, 1904 Gilroy, CA –

December 28th, 1949 Los Angeles, CA

30’s , 40’s Jazz

New York City

Discography with Duke Ellington :

1932

1933

  • I’ve Got the World on a String” (UK Columbia CB-625) February 15, 1933 (recorded in New York but only issued overseas)
  • “Happy as the Day Is Long” (Brunswick 6571) May 9, 1933
  • “Raisin’ the Rent” (Brunswick 6571) May 9, 1933
  • “Get Yourself a New Broom (and Sweep Your Blues Away)” (Brunswick 6607) May 9, 1933
  • “I’m Satisfied” (Brunswick 6638) August 15, 1933

1934

  • “Ebony Rhapsody” (Victor 24622) April 12, 1934
  • “Troubled Waters” (Victor 24651) May 9, 1934
  • “My Old Flame” (Victor 24651) May 9, 1934

1935

  • “Let’s Have a Jubilee” (unissued on 78) January 9, 1935
  • “Cotton” (Brunswick 7525) August 19, 1935
  • “Truckin'” (Brunswick 7514) August 19, 1935

1936

  • “Dinah Lou” (unissued on 78) January 20, 1936
  • “Isn’t Love the Strangest Thing?” (Brunswick 7625) February 27, 1936
  • “Love Is Like a Cigarette” (Brunswick 7627) February 28, 1936
  • “Kissin’ My Baby Goodnight” (Brunswick 7627) February 28, 1936
  • “Oh Babe! Maybe Someday” (Brunswick 7667) February 28, 1936
  • “Shoe Shine Boy” (Brunswick 7710) July 17, 1936
  • “It Was a Sad Night in Harlem” (Brunswick 7710) July 17, 1936

1937

  • “I’ve Got To Be a Rug Cutter” (Master MA-101) March 5, 1937
  • “My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms” (as The Gotham Stompers) (Variety VA-629) March 25, 1937
  • “Did Anyone Ever Tell You?” (as The Gotham Stompers) (Variety VA-541) March 25, 1937
  • “Where Are You?” (as The Gotham Stompers) (Variety VA-541) March 25, 1937
(The Gotham Stompers session included members of Ellington’s band plus members of Chick Webb‘s.)
  • “There’s a Lull in My Life” (Master MA-117) April 9, 1937
  • “It’s Swell of You” (Master MA-117) April 9, 1937
  • “The Old Plantation” (as Ivie Anderson And Her Boys From Dixie) (Variety VA-591) April 22, 1937
  • “All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm” (as Ivie Anderson And Her Boys From Dixie) (Variety VA-591) June 8, 1937
  • “Alabamy Home” (Master VA-137) June 8, 1937

1938

  • “If You Were in My Place (What Would You Do?)” (Brunswick 8093) February 24, 1938
  • “Scrounch” (Brunswick 8093) February 24, 1938
  • “Carnival in Caroline” (Brunswick 8099) March 3, 1938
  • “Swingtime in Honolulu” (Brunswick 8131) April 11, 1938
  • “You Gave Me the Gate (and I’m Swingin’)” (Brunswick 8169) June 7, 1938
  • “Rose of the Rio Grande” (Brunswick 8186) June 7, 1938
  • “When My Sugar Walks Down the Street” (Brunswick 8168) June 7, 1938
  • “Watermelon Man” (Brunswick 8200) June 20, 1938
  • “La De Doody Do” (Brunswick 8174) June 20, 1938

1939

  • “In a Mizz” (Brunswick 8405) June 12, 1939
  • “I’m Checkin’ Out, Goo’m Bye” (Columbia 35208) June 12, 1939
  • “A Lonely Co-ed” (Columbia 35240) June 12, 1939
  • “You Can Count On Me” (Brunswick 8411) June 12, 1939
  • “Killing Myself” (Columbia 35640) October 16, 1939
  • “Your Love Has Faded” (Columbia 35640) October 16, 1939

1940

  • Solitude” (Columbia 35427) February 14, 1940
  • Stormy Weather” (Columbia 35556) February 14, 1940
  • Mood Indigo” (Columbia 35427) February 14, 1940
  • “So Far, So Good” (Victor 26537) March 6, 1940
  • “Me and You” (Victor 26598) March 15, 1940
  • “At a Dixie Roadside Diner” (Victor 26719) July 22, 1940
  • “Five O’Clock Whistle” (Victor 26748) September 15, 1940

1941

1942

  • “I Don’t Mind” (Victor 20-1598) February 26, 1942
  • “Hayfoot, Strawfoot” (Victor 20-1505) July 28, 1942

Ivie Anderson´s recordings without Duke Ellington´s Orchestra

No recordings were made before Ivie joined Ellington.

The Gotham Stompers 25Mar37, New York

Cootie Williams tp, S Williams tb, Barney Bigard cl, Johnny Hodges alt, Harry Carney bar, Tommy Fulford p, Bernard Addison g, Billy Taylor b, Chick Webb dr,
Wayman Carver arr. 

M301-1  My Honey´s Lovin´ Arms    Variety VA 629    Tax m-8005
M301-2  My Honey´s Lovin´ Arms    rejected
M302-1  Did Anyone Ever Tell You  Variety VA 541    Tax m-8011
M302-2  Did Anyone Ever Tell You  Merritt 25
M304-1  Where Are You ?           Variety VA 541    Tax m-8011
M304-2  Where Are You ?           rejected
M303-1  Alabamy Home              Variety VA 626    Tax m-8005
or Alabamy Lane, only instrumental, wrong information.
M303-2  Alabamy Home              rejected

“A Day at the Races”

MGM Studio Orchestra , Culver City, Jan/Feb37. Crinoline Singers (Eddie Jones leader).

        All God´s Chillun´Got Rhythm     Black Jack LP 3004

“Jubilee” 19Apr43, Hollywood

Unknown personnel maybe with Louis Armstrong and orchestra.

       Unknown Title     AFRS “Jubilee” programme 21 part 2.

Ceele Burke´s Orch. ca 1945, Hollywood

Unknown personnel, arranger Max Walter.

 AMO  3113A  Mexico Joe         Excellent 3113  Exclusive 230
AMO  3114A  Play Me the Blues  Excellent 3114  Exclusive 230
(AMO  3113B  When The Ships Come Sailing Home Again and
AMO  3114B  Now Or Never       have Ceele Burke as vocalist)

The Jubilee All Stars Oct45, Hollywood

  He´s Tall, Dark and Handsome
Jam Session Blues
both selections ARFS “Jubilee” programme 152 part 1,
Swingtime ST1009, LP from Contact Records, Italy.

Ivie Anderson and her All Stars, Jan46, LA

Karl George tp, Willie Smith alt, Gene Porter tenor, Buddy Collette bar, Wilbert Baranco p & arranger, Buddy Harper g, Charlie Mingus b, Booker Hart dr.

BW 203    I Got It Bad                     Storyville 804  B&W 771
BW 204    On The Sunny Side of the Street  Storyville 804  B&W 771
BW 205-1  You Ought To Know                                B&W 772
BW 206-3  The Voot Is Here To Stay                         B&W 772

Ivie Anderson & Phil Moore´s Orch. Oct46, LA

Phil Moore pianist and arranger. Personnel included Karl George tp, Lucky Thompson ten, Willie Smith alt, Irving Ashby g, Lee Young dr.

BW 481-4  He’s Tall, Dark and Handsome     Storyville 804  B&W 823
BW 482    Empty Bed Blues                  Storyville 804  B&W 824
BW 483-2  Twice Too Many                   Storyville 804  B&W 823
BW 484    Big Butter and Egg Man           Storyville 804  B&W 824

Cee Pee Johnson, 1947 L.A.

Teddy Buckner, Gerald Wilson tp, Ralph Bledsoe tb, Arthur Dennis alt, Dexter Gordon ten, Warren Bracker p, Irving Ashby g, Red Callender b, Cee Pee Johnson dr.

          Play me the blues      KayDee LP-2, radioprogramme

from- http://www.depanorama.net/dems/011c.htm

Videos:

Bundle of Blues – Soundie with Duke Ellington 1933

Lightnin’, Stormy Weather

I Got it Bad and that Ain’t Good  -Soundie 1941:

The Hit Parade 1937 – I’ve Got to be a Rug Cutter begins at 7:13

From A Day at the Races 1937 – All God’s Chillrun’

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2f9dFrvBr4

Biographies:

Encyclopedia.com

http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-2506300014.html

Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivie_Anderson

All About Jazz:

http://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=3424#.UiZeP2TEq0Y

Jazz Music Archives:

http://www.jazzmusicarchives.com/ivie-anderson.aspx

Radio Swiss Jazz:

http://www.radioswissjazz.ch/cgi-bin/pip/html.cgi?lang=en&m=entity&v=b&w=Ivie+Anderson

Gilroy Patch:

http://gilroy.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/local-women-in-history-ivie-anderson

Discogs:

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Ivie+Anderson

AllMusic:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/ivie-anderson-mn0000111934/biography

Last.fm:

http://www.last.fm/music/Ivie+Anderson/+wiki

IMDB:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0026823/

Oldies.com

http://www.oldies.com/artist-biography/Ivie-Anderson.html

Solid!

http://www.parabrisas.com/d_andersoni.php

Uspace Gallery:

http://www.uspacegallery.com/ivieanderson.html

Naxos Classical:

http://www.naxos.com/person/Ivie_Anderson/1504.htm

Retro Redux:

http://blogcritics.org/retro-redux-ivie-and-the-duke/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ivie-Anderson/108014572552220?rf=213431562043306#

Songs:

It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Swing 1932

Delta Bound 1932:

Raisin’ the Rent 1933:

Get Yourself a New Broom 1933:

Kissing my Baby Goodnight 1936

Love is Like a Cigarette 1936:

A Sad Night in Harlem 1937:

I Gotta Be a Rug Cutter 1937:

You Gave Me the Gate1937:

Rose of the Rio Grande 1938:

Carnival in Caroline 1938:

When My Sugar Walks Down the Street 1938:

I’m Checkin Out My Go’om Bye 1939:

Five O’Clock Whistle 1940:

Rocks in my Bed 1941:

Chocolate Shake 1941:

Hayfoot Strawfoot 1942:

The Voot is Here to Stay 1946:

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