The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 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]
6mar40 1 You, You Darlin' (Scholl-Jerome)
[Herb Jeffries, vocal]
6mar40 2 Jack The Bear (Ellington)
6mar40 3 Ko-Ko (Ellington)
6mar40 4 Morning Glory (Ellington)
6mar40 5 So Far, So Good (Lawrence-Mundy-White)
[Ivie Anderson, vocal]
15mar40 6 Conga Brava (Ellington-Tizol)
15mar40 7 Concerto For Cootie (Ellington)
15mar40 8 Me And You (Ellington)
[Ivie Anderson, vocal]
4may40 9 Bojangles (A Portrait Of Bill Robinson) (Ellington)
4may40 10 Cotton Tail (Ellington)
4may40 11 Never No Lament (Ellington)
4may40 12 Blue Goose (Ellington)
28may40 13 Dusk (Ellington)
28may40 14 Bojangles (A Portrait Of Bill Robinson) (Ellington)
28may40 15 A Portrait Of Bert Williams (Ellington)
28may40 16 Blue Goose (Ellington)
22jul40 17 Harlem Air Shaft (Ellington)
22jul40 18 At A Dixie Roadside Diner (Leslie-Burke)
[Ivie Anderson, vocal]
22jul40 19 All Too Soon (Ellington-Sigman)
22jul40 20 Rumpus In Richmond (Ellington)
24jul40 21 My Greatest Mistake (Fulton-O'Brien)
24jul40 22 Sepia Panorama (Ellington)