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Here's a table I put together of all the great players in Grandad's pre 1948 Calloway ensembles, arranged by instrument and year. It's big so you'll have to scroll a lot! --CB 

Trumpet 1 Trumpet 2 Trumpet 3 Trumpet 4 Trumpet 5 Trombone 1 Trombone 2 Trombone 3 Trombone 4 Alto 1 Alto 2 Tenor 1 Tenor 2 Baritone Clarinet 1 Clarinet 2 Bass Clarinet Flute Piano Guitar Banjo Bass Drums Arranger Guest Vocals
1930 R. Q. Dickerson Lamar Wright Ruben Reeves 1930 De Priest Wheeler Harry White 1930 Willaim Blue Andrew Brown Walter Thomas Andrew Brown 1930 Earres Prince Charlie Stamps Jimmy Smith Leroy Maxey 1930
1931 Edwin Swayzee ^ ^ 1931 ^ ^ 1931 Arville Harris Andrew Brown ^ ^ Arville Harris 1931 Benny Payne ^ ^ ^ 1931
1932 Lammar Wright Doc Cheatham Edwin Swazee 1932 ^ ^ 1932 Eddie Barefield Andrew Brown, Arville Harris Walter "Foots" Thomas Ellie Barefield, Andrew Brown Eddie Barefield Walter Thomas, Arville Harris Andrew Brown Walter "Foots" Thomas 1932 ^ Morris White, Roy Smeck Morris White Al Morgan ^ 1932
1933 ^ ^ ^ 1933 ^ ^ 1933 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1933 ^ Morris White Morris White ^ ^ Harry White 1933
1934 ^ ^ ^ 1934 ^ ^ 1934 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1934 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1934
1935 ^ ^ ^ 1935 ^ ^ Claude Jones 1935 Thornton Blue ^ ^ Andrew Brown Thornton Blue ^ ^ ^ 1935 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1935
1936/1 ^ ^ ^ 1936/1 Claude Jones De Priest Wheeler Harry White 1936/1 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1936/1 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Benny Paine 1936/1
Trumpet 1 Trumpet 2 Trumpet 3 Trumpet 4 Trumpet 5 Trombone1 Trombone 2 Trombone 3 Trombone 4 Alto 1 Alto 2 Tenor 1 Tenor 2 Baritone Clarinet 1 Clarinet 2 Bass Clarinet Flute Piano Guitar Banjo Bass Drums Arranger Vocals
1936/5 ^ Shad  Collins Irving Randolph 1936/5 ^ Keg Johnson De Priest Wheeler 1936/5 Garvin Bushell Andrew Brown Ben Webster Walter Thomas ? Andrew Brown 1936/5 ^ Morris White Milton Hinton Leroy Maxey 1936/5
1937 ^ ^ ^ 1937 ^ ^ ^ 1937 ^ ^ Chu Berry ^ ^ 1937 ^ Danny Barker ^ ^ 1937
1938 ^ ^ ^ 1938 ^ ^ ^ 1938 Chauncey Houghton ^ ^ ^ ^ Chauncey Houghton 1938 BP on vibes too ^ ^ ^ June Richmond 1938
1939 ^ Mario Bauza Dizzy Gillespie 1939 ^ ^ ^ 1939 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1939 ^ ^ ^ Cozy Cole Edgar Battle 1939
Trumpet 1 Trumpet 2 Trumpet 3 Trumpet 4 Trumpet 5 Trombone1 Trombone 2 Trombone 3 Trombone 4 Alto 1 Alto 2 Tenor 1 Tenor 2 Baritone Clarinet 1 Clarinet 2 Bass Clarinet Flute Piano Guitar Banjo Bass Drums Arranger Vocals
1940 ^ ^ ^ 1940 Tyree Glenn Quentin "Butter" Jackson Keg Johnson 1940 Jerry Blake Hilton Jefferson, Andrew Brown ^ ^ Andrew Brown Jerry Blake 1940 ^ ^ ^ ^ B. Carter,  E. Battle,   D. Redman, B. Harding 1940
1941 ^ Jonah Jones ^ 1941 ^ ^ ^ 1941 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1941 ^ ^ ^ ^ Andy Gibson, Buster Harding Tyree Glenn 1941
1941/11 Russell Smith Shad  Collins Jonah Jones Lammar Wright 1941/11 ^ ^ ^ 1941/11 ^ ^ Teddy McRae ^ ^ ^ 1941/11 ^ ^ ^ ^ Palmer Brothers 1941/11
1942 ^ ^ ^ ^ 1942 ^ ^ ^ 1942 Irving Brown ^ Al Gibson ^ Andrew Brown Irving Brown 1942 ^ ^ ^ ^ Buster Harding Cabaliers 1942
1943 ^ ^ ^ ^ 1943 ^ ^ ^ 1943 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1943 ^ ^ ^ ^ Lena Horne 1943
Trumpet 1 Trumpet 2 Trumpet 3 Trumpet 4 Trumpet 5 Trombone1 Trombone 2 Trombone 3 Trombone 4 Alto 1 Alto 2 Tenor 1 Tenor 2 Baritone Clarinet 1 Clarinet 2 Bass Clarinet Flute Piano Guitar Banjo Bass Drums Arranger Vocals
1944 ^ Jonah Jones Paul Webster Shad Collins 1944 ^ Keg Johnson Fred Robinson Quentin Jackson 1944 Hilton Jefferson Andrew Brown Al Gibson Ike Quebec Greely Watson 1944 Dave Rivera ^ ^ J.C. Heard Dottie Salters   1944
1945 ^ ^ ^ ^ Rodger Jones 1945 ^ ^ ^ ^ 1945 Bob Dorsey Rudy Powell ^ ^ Rudy Powell Rudy Powell 1945 ^ ^ ^ ^ Dottie Salters   1945
1946 Rodger Jones ^ ^ ^ Russel Smith 1946 Quentin Jackson Tyree Glenn Earl Hardy Keg Johnson 1946 Hilton Jefferson Bob Dorsey, Rudy Powell ^ ^ ^ Rudy Powell 1946 Benny Payne Johnny Smith ^ Cozy Cole 1946
1947 Lammar Wright Jonah Jones John Letman Paul Webster 1947 Keg Johnson Quentin Jackson James Buxton Earl Hardy 1947 Hilton Jefferson Rudy Powell, Charles Frazier Al Gibson Sam "the Man" Taylor Rudy Powell Rudy Powell 1947 Dave Rivera Johnny Smith ^ Panama Francis 1947
1948 Band goes Contract 1948 1948 1948 1948
Trumpet 1 Trumpet 2 Trumpet 3 Trumpet 4 Trumpet 5 Trombone 1 Trombone 2 Trombone 3 Trombone 4 Alto 1 Alto 2 Tenor 1 Tenor 2 Baritone Clarinet 1 Clarinet 2 Bass Clarinet Flute Piano Guitar Banjo Bass Drums Arranger Vocals

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