The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1939-1940

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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]
14oct39 1 Blues (Ellington)
16oct39 2 Early Mornin' (Bigard)
16oct39 3 Killing Myself (Ellington)
[Ivie Anderson, Billy Strayhorn, vocal]
16oct39 4 Your Love Has Faded (Ellington)
[Ivie Anderson, vocal]
16oct39 5 Country Gal (Ellington)
22nov39 6 Minuet In Blue (Strayhorn-Bigard)
22nov39 7 Lost In Two Flats (Strayhorn)
22nov39 8 Honey Hush (Stewart-Bigard-Taylor)
22nov39 9 Blues (Ellington)
22nov39 10 Plucked Again (Ellington)
13feb40 11 Solitude (Ellington-DeLange-Mills)
[Ivie Anderson, vocal]
13feb40 12 Stormy Weather (Arlen-Koehler)
[Ivie Anderson, vocal]
13feb40 13 Mood Indigo (Ellington-Bigard-Mills)
[Ivie Anderson, vocal]
14feb40 14 Sophisticated Lady (Ellington-Parish-Mills)
14feb40 15 Pelican Drag (Carney)
14feb40 16 Tapioca (Strayhorn)
14feb40 17 Mardi Gras Madness (Ellington-Bigard)
14feb40 18 Watch The Birdie (Raye-DePaul)
15feb40 19 Black Butterfly (Ellington)
15feb40 20 Dry So Long (Ellington-Trent-Mills)
[Cootie Williams, vocal]
15feb40 21 Toasted Pickle (Williams)
15feb40 22 Give It Up (Williams)