THE INTERNATIONAL
DEMS BULLETIN
DUKE ELLINGTON MUSIC SOCIETY
10/3 December 2010 - March 2011
Our 32nd Year of Publication

FOUNDER: BENNY AASLAND
HONORARY MEMBER: FATHER JOHN GARCIA GENSEL
EDITOR: SJEF HOEFSMIT
ASSISTED BY: ROGER BOYES

Voort 18b, 2328 Meerle, Belgium
Telephone: +32 3 315 75 83
Email: dems1@telenet.be


NEW RELEASES AND RE-RELEASES



Storyville 1038415, double CD (2010)
Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club

DEMS 10/3-18

See DEMS 04/3-42

CD 1
 1. Soda Fountain Rag (Swing Session)  8May37
 2. Solitude/In a Sentimental Mood     8May37
 3. Harmony in Harlem                 24Mar38
 4. If You Were in My Place           24Mar38
 5. Mood Indigo                       24Mar38
 6. Theme: East St.Louis Toodle-O     24Mar38
 7. Theme: East St.Louis Toodle-O     24Mar38
 8. Oh Babe, Maybe Someday            24Mar38
 9. Dinah's in a Jam                  24Mar38
10. If Dreams Come True               24Mar38
11. Skrontch (previously unissued)    24Mar38
12. You Went to My Head               17Apr38
13. Three Blind Mice                  17Apr38
14. Solitude (previously unissued)    17Apr38
15. Downtown Uproar                   17Apr38
16. Dinah's in a Jam                  24Apr38
17. On the Sunny Side of the Street   24Apr38
18. Demi-Tasse (Evah Day)             24Apr38
19. Azure                             24Apr38
20. Carnival in Caroline              24Apr38
21. Harmony in Harlem                  1May38
22. At Your Back and Call              1May38
23. Solitude                           1May38
24. Gal from Joe's                     1May38
25. Ridin' on a Blue Note              1May38
26. If Dreams Come True                1May38

CD 2
 1. Oh Babe, Maybe Someday             8May38
 2. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart    8May38
 3. Birmingham Breakdown              15May38
 4. Rose Room                         15May38
 5. If Dreams Come True               15May38
 6. It's the Dreamer in Me            15May38
 7. Lost in Meditation                15May38
 8. Demi-Tasse (Evah Day)             15May38
 9. Echoes of Harlem                  15May38
10. Theme: East St.Louis Toodle-O     22May38
11. Jig Walk                          22May38
12. In a Sentimental Mood             22May38
13. I'm Slappin' Seventh Avenue       22May38
14. Lost in Meditation                22May38
15. Alabamy Home                      22May38
16. If You Were in My Place           22May38
17. Prelude in C Sharp Minor          29May38
18. Rockin' in Rhythm                 29May38
19. Serenade to Sweden                29Apr39
20. Rockin' in Rhythm                 29Apr39
21. In a Red Little Cottage           29Apr39
22. 
Clip from British Pathé Newsreel "Harlem" from 1930.

This very nice release is produced by Carl Hällström. The sound quality is impeccable. The remastering was done by Bjørn Almstedt. The original source material came from Bo Haufman and the liner notes are written by Andrew Homzy.
Only a few tracks are not from the Cotton Club (CD1 tracks 1&2 and CD2 tracks 19-21). One existing recording from the Cotton Club was not included: Lost in Meditation from 5May38. The two recordings of this tune on CD2 tracks 7 and 14 are both with Ivie Anderson doing the vocal. The missing version from 5May38 is without vocal.
Two tracks are "fresh": CD1 tracks 11 and 14.
Track 22 from CD2 contains an extract lasting for a bit more than a minute from the six minutes British Pathé Newsreel "Harlem". I could not play this track on my old, or on my brand new DVD player. I managed however to play it back on my iMac, where it showed up on the desktop as an extra CD. The quality is very poor, although it contains a part of what probably is the soundtrack, which is missing from the complete newsreel. See DEMS 10/1-6.
Sjef Hoefsmit

You are right, unfortunately it is only possible to play the clip on a computer!
Mona Granager



CD Red Line 300.048 (unknown year of release)
Duke Ellington - Love You Madly

DEMS 10/3-19

My friend Frits Schjøtt has sent me a copy of this CD, to confirm the correct dates of recording.
This CD was not yet mentioned in DEMS Bulletin

 1. One O'Clock Jump        16Jul46
 2. Take the "A" Train      28Mar46
 3. Crosstown               28Mar46
 4. Jam with Sam             3Jul66
 5. Primping at the Prom    22Dec52
 6. Caravan                 11May45
 7. Harlem Speaks           18Mar37
 8. Love You Madly          21Jan51
 9. The Mooch               21Jan51
10. Ring dem Bells          21Jan51
11. Frustration             21Jan51
12. Coloratura              21Jan51
13. Rose of the Rio Grande  21Jan51
14. Pretty Woman            11Jul46
15. Perdido                 28Mar46

Sjef Hoefsmit


Radio Archives' 10CD-Set  #RA158 "Date With The Duke"

DEMS 10/3-20

We have of course these recordings in our collection mainly as DETS LPs or CDs but the above AFRS rebroadcasts may still be of interest.
The set can be ordered directly from RadioArchives.com (as item RA158) for only USD 29.98 +shipping (USD 13.45 to Europe for delivery within 8-10 days).
It comes as a handsome folder and all 10 CDs sound quite good to my ears. The labels only show the AFRS-DWTD programme numbers, but we can easily trace the exact content using The New DESOR on pages 1289-1301. The used AFRS-DWTD programmes are: # 3-9, 12-14, 16, 22, 32, 34, 36-38, 65, 74 and 76; Apr45 -Aug46.
Klaus Götting


ELLINGTONIA


"TAKE IT EASY"

DEMS 10/3-21


BRATISLAVA HOT SERENADERS, presents EDWARD ,,DUKE" ELLINGTON.
I have just received this jovial CD. To me it is a commendable effort in following the early compositions, without being respectful either clever or flamboyant.
Lance Travis