The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1945

Classics 915

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]
21apr45 1 Frantic Fantasy (Ellington-Stewart)
21apr45 2 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (Ellington-Mills)
[Ray Nance, Taft Jordan, vocal]
21apr45 3-4 Black, Brown & Beige (Ellington)
21apr45 3 The Blues [Black, Brown & Beige] (Ellington)
[Marie Ellington, vocal]
21apr45 4a West Indian Dance [Black, Brown & Beige] (Ellington)
21apr45 4b Emancipation Celebration [Black, Brown & Beige (Ellington)
21apr45 4c Sugar Hill Penthouse [Black, Brown & Beige] (Ellington)
26apr45 5 Kissing Bug (Strayhorn-Stewart-Sherrill)
[Joya Sherrill, vocal]
1may45 6 Everything But You (Ellington-James-George)
[Joya Sherrill, vocal]
1may45 7 (Otto Make That) Riff Staccato (Schwartz-Orent)
[Ray Nance, vocal]
10may45 8 Prelude To A Kiss (Ellington-Gordon-Mills)
11may45 9 Caravan (Ellington-Tizol-Mills)
11may45 10 Black And Tan Fantasy (Ellington-Miley)
11may45 11 Mood Indigo (Ellington-Bigard-Mills)
[Kay Davis, vocal]
12may45 12 Harlem Air Shaft (Ellington)
14may45 13 The Minor Goes A Muggin' (Oliver)
14may45 14 In A Sentimental Mood (Ellington-Mills)
14may45 15 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (Ellington-Mills)
[Joya Sherrill, Kay Davis, Marie Ellington, vocal]
14may45 16 Sophisticated Lady (Ellington-Parish-Mills)
14may45 17 Tonight I Shall Sleep (With A Smile On My Face) (Ellington-MEllington-Gordon)
15may45 18 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart (Ellington-Nemo-Mills)
[Joya Sherrill, vocal]
15may45 19 Solitude (Ellington-DeLange-Mills)
[Joya Sherrill, Kay Davis, Marie Ellington, Al Hibbler, vocal]