The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1939

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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]
20mar39 1 Lady In Blue (Ellington)
20mar39 2 Smorgasbord And Schnapps (Ellington-Stewart-Fleagle)
21mar39 3 Savoy Strut (Ellington-Hodges)
21mar39 4 Rent Party Blues (Ellington-Hodges)
21mar39 5 Dance Of The Goon (Ellington-Hodges)
21mar39 6 Good Gal Blues (Ellington)
21mar39 7 Finesse (Ellington-Hodges)
21mar39 8 Portrait Of The Lion (Ellington)
21mar39 9 (I Want) Something To Live For (Ellington-Strayhorn)
[Jean Eldridge, vocal]
21mar39 10 Solid Old Man (Ellington)
2jun39 11 Kitchen Mechanic's Day (Hodges-Mills)
2jun39 12 My Heart Jumped Over The Moon (Hodges-Mills)
2jun39 13 You Can Count On Me (Maxwell-Myrow)
2jun39 14 Home Town Blues (Hodges)
6jun39 15 Cotton Club Stomp (Ellington-Hodges-Carney)
6jun39 16 Doin' The Voom Voom (Ellington-Miley)
6jun39 17 Way Low (Ellington)
6jun39 18 Serenade To Sweden (Ellington)
8jun39 19 Utt-Da-Zay (The Tailor Song) (Ram-Mills)
[The Quintones, vocal]
8jun39 20 Chew-Chew-Chew (Your Bubble Gum) (Ram-Webb-Fitzgerald)
[The Quintones, vocal]
8jun39 21 Barney Goin' Easy (Bigard)
8jun39 22 Just Another Dream (Bigard)