The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1931-1932

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Good Sound And Lots Of Music: Ellington Reissues On Classics

The Classics Chronological series on Ellington is not to be missed. Classics has plenty of albums out and good sound as well. The liner notes could be more extensive, but no other company is this far along in reissuing Ellington.

Date Track Title (Composer) [Vocalist]
20jan31 1 Is That Religion? (Pinkard-Parish)
[Dick Robertson, vocal]
11jun31 2 Creole Rhapsody Part 1 (Ellington)
11jun31 3 Creole Rhapsody Part 2 (Ellington)
16jun31 4 Limehouse Blues (Braham-Furber)
16jun31 5 Echoes Of The Jungle (Williams-Mills)
17jun31 6 It's Glory (Ellington)
17jun31 7 The Mystery Song (Ellington-Mills)
2feb32 8 Moon Over Dixie (Ellington-Koehler-Mills)
[Sonny Greer, vocal]
2feb32 9 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (Ellington-Mills)
[Ivie Anderson, vocal]
2feb32 10 Lazy Rhapsody (Ellington)
[Cootie Williams, vocal]
3feb32 11a Mood Indigo (Ellington-Bigard-Mills)
3feb32 11b Hot And Bothered (Ellington)
3feb32 11c Creole Love Call (Ellington)
4feb32 12 Blue Tune (Ellington)
4feb32 13 Baby, When You Ain't There (Ellington)
[Cootie Williams, vocal]
9feb32 14a East St Louis Toodle-Oo (Ellington-Miley)
9feb32 14b Lots O' Fingers (Ellington)
9feb32 14c Black And Tan Fantasy (Ellington-Miley)
9feb32 15 Dinah (Lewis-Young-Akst)
[Ivie Anderson, band chorus, vocal]
9feb32 16 Bugle Call Rag (Pettis-Schoebel-Meyers)
11feb32 17 St Louis Blues (Handy)
[Bing Crosby, vocal]
11feb32 18 Creole Love Call (Ellington)
11feb32 19 Rose Room (Williams-Hickman)