The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1944-1945

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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]
1dec44 1 I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues (Ellington-George)
[Al Hibbler, Kay Davis, vocal]
1dec44 2 I'm Beginning To See The Light (Ellington-Hodges-James-George)
[Joya Sherrill, vocal]
1dec44 3 Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care To Know) (Ellington-David)
[Al Hibbler, vocal]
1dec44 4 I Didn't Know About You (Ellington-Russell)
[Joya Sherrill, vocal]
11-12dec44 5-7 Black, Brown & Beige (Ellington)
11dec44 5 Work Song [Black, Brown & Beige] (Ellington)
11dec44 6 Come Sunday [Black, Brown & Beige] (Ellington)
12dec44 7 The Blues [Black, Brown & Beige] (Ellington)
[Joya Sherrill, vocal]
12dec44 8 Three Dances (Ellington)
4jan45 9 Carnegie Blues (Ellington)
4jan45 10 Blue Cellophane (Ellington)
4jan45 11 Mood To Be Woo'd (Ellington-Hodges)
4jan45 12 (All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings (Rome-Jamblan-Herpin)
[Joya Sherrill, vocal]
24feb45 13 [Mood Indigo] (Ellington-Bigard-Mills)
24feb45 14 [Bug In A Rug] (Larkin)
24feb45 15 [The Mooche] (Ellington-Mills)
24feb45 16 [Kandylamb] (Bigard-Hardwick-Jordan)
7apr45 17-18 The Perfume Suite (Ellington-Strayhorn)
7apr45 17a Under The Balcony (Love) [The Perfume Suite] (Ellington-Strayhorn)
7apr45 17b Strange Feeling (Violence) [The Perfume Suite] (Ellington-Strayhorn)
[Al Hibbler, vocal]
7apr45 18a Dancers In Love (A Stomp For Beginners) (Naivete) [The Perfume Suite] (Ellington)
7apr45 18b Coloratura (Sophistication) [The Perfume Suite] (Ellington)