Members have included Duke Ellington, Ivie Anderson (vocalist), Bing Crosby (vocalist), Smith Ballew (vocalist), Herb Jeffries (vocalist), Nichelle Nichols (vocalist), Glenn Mitchell (vocalist), Al Hibbler (vocalist), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Barney Bigard (clarinet), Wellman Braud (bass), Joe 'Tricky Sam' Nanton (trombone), Arthur Whetsol trombone), Ben Webster, Joe Wilder (trombone), May Alix (vocalist).