The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1940-1941

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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]
11nov40 1 Charlie The Chulo (Ellington)
11nov40 2 Lament For Javanette (Strayhorn-Bigard)
11nov40 3 A Lull At Dawn (Ellington)
11nov40 4 Ready Eddy (Bigard)
28dec40 5 The Sidewalks Of New York (Lawlor-Blake)
28dec40 6 Flamingo (Grouya-Anderson)
[Herb Jeffries, vocal]
28dec40 7 The Girl In My Dreams Tries To Look Like You (MEllington)
[Herb Jeffries, vocal]
15feb41 8 Take The "A" Train (Strayhorn)
15feb41 9 Jumpin' Punkins (MEllington)
15feb41 10 John Hardy's Wife (MEllington)
15feb41 11 Blue Serge (MEllington)
15feb41 12 After All (Strayhorn)
14may41 13 Dear Old Southland (Creamer-Layton)
14may41 14 Solitude (Ellington-DeLange-Mills)
5jun41 15 Bakiff (Tizol-Galley-Schwartz)
5jun41 16 Are You Sticking? (Ellington)
5jun41 17 Just A-Settin' And A-Rockin' (Ellington-Strayhorn-Gaines)
5jun41 18 The Giddybug Gallop (Ellington)
26jun41 19 Chocolate Shake (Ellington-Webster)
[Ivie Anderson, vocal]
26jun41 20 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) (Ellington-Webster)
[Ivie Anderson, vocal]
2jul41 21 Clementine (Strayhorn)
2jul41 22 The Brown Skin Gal (In The Calico Gown) (Ellington-Webster)
[Herb Jeffries, vocal]
2jul41 23 Jump For Joy (Ellington-Webster-Kuller)
[Herb Jeffries, vocal]