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The Mooche

Duke Ellington and his
Cotton Club Orchestra


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Feat. Bubber Miley


This recording was produced in New York City on October 17th 1928 featuring Bubber Miley and Arthur Whetsel trumpets, Joe Nanton trombone, Johnny Hodges clarinet, soprano, & alto sax, Harry Carney clarinet, alto, & baritone sax, Barney Bigard clarinet & tenor sax, Duke Ellington piano, arranger, & director, Fred Guy banjo, Lonnie Johnson guitar, Wellman Braud string bass, and Sonny Greer drums.

*"The Mooche" was composed by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills.

This record along with others of the period would introduce listeners to Ellington's so called 'jungle sound' propagated mainly through the growlin' muted horn of James 'Bubber' Miley.

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