The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1945 Volume 2

Classics 951

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]
16may45 1 Frankie And Johnny (Leighton-Shields)
16may45 2 Jumpin' Room Only (Ellington)
16may45 3 Black Beauty (Ellington-Carruthers-Mills)
16may45 4 Every Hour On The Hour (I Fall In Love With You) (Ellington-George)
[Al Hibbler, vocal]
26may45 5 Hollywood Hangover (Clayton)
26may45 6 Kissing Bug (Strayhorn-Stewart-Sherrill)
[Joya Sherrill, vocal]
26may45 7 In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree (Williams-Van Alstyne)
26may45 8 Frankie And Johnny Part 1 (Leighton-Shields)
26may45 9 Frankie And Johnny Part 2 (Leighton-Shields)
26may45 10 Sugar Hill Penthouse (Ellington)
9jun45 11 Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue (Ellington)
16jun45 12 New World A-Comin' Part 1 (Ellington)
16jun45 13 New World A-Comin' Part 2 (Ellington)
12may45 14 Prelude To A Kiss (Ellington-Gordon-Mills)
7jul45 15 Ring Dem Bells (Ellington-Mills)
[Ray Nance, vocal]
24+30jul45 16-18 The Perfume Suite (Ellington-Strayhorn)
24jul45 16 Strange Feeling [The Perfume Suite] (Ellington-Strayhorn)
[Al Hibbler, vocal]
24jul45 17 Coloratura [The Perfume Suite] (Ellington)
24jul45 18 Balcony Serenade [The Perfume Suite] (Strayhorn)