Smoke Rings (Gene Gifford, Ned Washington)
According to djangomontreal.com the brass section was used on this song alone of the three recorded during this July 1935 session in Paris.
Django Reinhardt et le QHCF: Stéphane Grappelli (violin), Arthur Briggs (trumpet), Alphonse Cox (trumpet), Pierre Allier (trumpet), Eugene d’Hellemmes (trombone), Django Reinhardt (guitar solo), Joseph Reinhardt (guitar), Pierre “Baro” Ferret (guitar), Louis Vola (bass)
Limehouse Blues (Phillip Braham, Douglas Furber)
a. With flipside I Found a New Baby (Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams) Provider says it’s a reissue by Decca, estimating the year of recording as 1935.
13/10/35 – Djangomontreal appears to credit Stéphane Grappelli and his Hot Four for this session, though it is not clear. I don’t know why this name was used sometimes with the same lineup as the current QHCF. Possibly when Grapelli was leading the session? The band: Stéphane Grappelli (violin), Django Reinhardt (guitar solo), Joseph Reinhardt (guitar), Pierre “Baro”Ferret (guitar), Louis Vola (bass)
b. This may be the same recording of Limehouse Blues as the one above. I haven’t compared them closely.
Blue Drag (Jean Reinhardt)
Recorded with the QHCF in April. Django had recorded the song in two different sessions earlier that month with Freddy Taylor and his Swing Men From Harlem before recording it with the Quintette. Other songs recorded at the session that produced Blue Drag wereSwanee River, Ton doux sourire (The sunshine of your smile), and Ultrafox
Paris – April 1935 – Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France: Stéphane Grappelli (violin), Django Reinhardt (guitar solo), Roger Chaput (guitar), Joseph Reinhardt (guitar), Louis Vola (bass)
Ton Doux Sourire (The Sunshine of Your Smile) – There is a song with this title with music by Lillian Ray (under the pseudonym John Neat) and words by L. L. Cooke, but I don’t know if this is the one.
The provider gives the following information: Ultraphone Studios Paris, April 1935 — Stéphane Grappelli (vln), Django Reinhardt (gtr solo), Roger Chaput, Joseph Reinhardt (gtrs), Louis Vola (sb). This agrees with the information on the session provided by djangomontreal.
Avalon (B.G. DeSylva, Vincent Rose, Al Jolson)- July 1935, Arthur Briggs, Alphonse Cox, Pierre Allier (tpt), Eugene d’Hellemes (tbn), Stephane Grappelly (v), Django Reinhardt (g), Joseph Reinhardt, Roger Chaput (g), Louis Vola (b).
Some of These Days (Shelton Brooks) – Recorded Sept.1935, P 77539, Stephane Grappelly (v), Django Reinhardt, Joseph Reinhardt, PierreFerret (g), Louis Vola (b).
Djangology (Stephane Grappelli, Jean Reinhardt)- This appears to be the first recorded version of the song by QHCF – September 1935, Stephane Grappelly (v), Django Reinhardt, Joseph Reinhardt, PierreFerret (g), Louis Vola (b).
Early Django Reinhardt and the Quintette du Hot Club de France