Anthologies


The alternative takes in chronological order (Neatwork)
versions alternatives

Cette série de 10 volumes est le complément idéal à la collection CHRONOLOGICAL DUKE ELLLINGTON.
Elle reprend également certaines prises non "alternate" qui ne figurent pas sur CHRONOLOGICAL DUKE ELLLINGTON.

THE ALTERNATIVE TAKES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER volume 1
(CD NEATWORK / RP 2009)

novembre 1924 au 10 décembre 1929


Deacon jazz (version normale) / Oh ! How I love my darling (version normale)/ How come you do me like you do ? (version normale) / Everything is hosty totsy now (version normale) / Jig walk (version normale) / The creeper / Washington wooble / The blues I love to sing / Black and tan fantasy / Harlem river quiver (2 versions) / Blue bubbles / East St Louis toodle-Oo / Jubilee stomp / Take it easy / Black beauty (Firewater) / The mooche / St. Louis blues / Tiger rag part. 1 / The dicty glide / Sloppy Joe / Six or seven times / Oklahoma stomp / Wall street wail.

THE ALTERNATIVE TAKES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER volume 2
(CD NEATWORK / RP 2018)

29 janvier 1930 au 16 janvier 1931


St. James Infirmary (2 versions) / When you're smiling / Rent party blues / Jungle blues / When you're smiling / Maori (version normale + alternate) / The mooche / East St. Louis toodle-Oo / Accordion Joe / Cotton Club stomp / Sweet jazz o'mine / Sweet Mama / Old man blues / Hittin' the bottle / Nine little miles from Ten-Ten-Tennessee / Them there eyes (2 versions) / Rockin' chair (2 versions) / Rockin' in rhythm.

THE ALTERNATIVE TAKES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER volume 3
(CD NEATWORK / RP 2023)

20 janvier 1931 au 7 janvier 1933


Creole rhapsody part. 2 / Mystery song / Lazy rhapsody / Medley : Mood indigo - Hot and bothered - Creole love call / Blue tune / St. Louis blues / Best wishes / Blue ramble / Blue mood (2 versions) / Ducky wucky / Jazz cocktail / Lightnin' / Stars / Swing low / I must have that man (2 versions) / Baby ! / Anytime, anyday, anywhere / Delta bound / I must have that man / Baby ! / Eerie moan.

THE ALTERNATIVE TAKES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER volume 4
(CD NEATWORK / RP 2033)

15 février 1933 au 29 juillet 1936 - bonus : 16 janvier 1929 et 20 août 1930


Merry-go-round / Sophisticated lady / Blackbird medley Part 1 : Intro - I can't give you anything but love- Doin' the new low-down - I must have that man - Baby ! / Blackbird medley Part 2 : Intro - Diga diga doo - Porgy - I can't give you anything but love (2 versions) / Drop me off at Harlem / Bundle of blues / Harlem speaks / Chicago / A souvenir of Duke Ellington / Rude interlude / Dallas doings / Dear old Southland / Daybreak express / Delta serenade / Cocktails for two / Moonlight fiesta (Puerto Rican chaos) / Tough truckin' / Indigo echoes / I don't know why I love you so / Dinah Lou / Exposition swing.

Bonus tracks (1929-1930) : Flaming youth / Old man blues.

THE ALTERNATIVE TAKES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER volume 5
(CD NEATWORK / RP 2039)

16 décembre 1936 au 20 mai 1937


Lazy man's shuffle / Clouds in my heart (Never again) / Frolic Sam / Caravan / Stompy Jones / The new Birmingham breakdown / Scattin' at the Kit Kat / I've got to be a rug cutter / The new East St. Louis toodle-Oo / I can't believe that you're in love with me / Downtown uproar / Digga digga doo / Blue reverie / Whispering tiger (Tiger rag) / There's a lull in my life / It's swell of you / You can't run away from love tonight / Azure / The old plantation / Solace (Lament for a lost love) / Four and one-half street / Demi-tasse (Each day) / Jazz a la carte / Foolin' myself / A sailboat in the moonlight.

THE ALTERNATIVE TAKES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER volume 6
(CD NEATWORK / RP 2042)

20 mai 1937 au 7 juin 1938


Peckin' (2 versions) / All god's chillum got rhythm (2 versions) / Alabamy home / Get it southern style / Moonlight fiesta / Sponge cake and spinach / If you're ever in my arms again / The back room romp (A contrapunctal stomp) / Swing, baby, swing (Love in my heart) / Sugar Hill shim-sham / Tea and trumpets / Diminuendo in blue / Crescendo in blue / Harmony in Harlem / Have a heart (Lost in meditation) / Echoes of Harlem / Riding on a blue note / The gal's from Joe's / If you were in my place (What would you do) / Scrounch / I let a song go out of my heart / Braggin' in brass / Rose of the rio Grande.

THE ALTERNATIVE TAKES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER volume 7
(CD NEATWORK / RP 2048)

7 juin 1938 au 1er octobre 1940


Pyramid / You walked out of the picture / Lost in meditation / Prelude to a kiss / Mighty like the blues / T.T. on toast / Battle of swing / Mobile blues / Blue light (Transblucency) / Slap happy / She's gone (par erreur sous "Ain't that gravy good") / Lady in blue / Savoy strut / Portrait of the Lion / I never felt this way before / Tootin' through the roof / Ko-ko / Dusk / Sepia panorama / Pitter panther patter / Body and soul (2 versions) / Sophisticated lady / Mr. J.B. blues.

THE ALTERNATIVE TAKES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER volume 8
(CD NEATWORK / RP 2051)

17 octobre 1940 au 2 décembre 1941


The flaming sword (2 versions) / Warm valley / Across the track blues / I never felt this way before / Good Queen Bess / Junior hop / Without a song / Mobile bay / Linger awhile / Charlie the Chulo (breakdown) / Charlie the Chulo / Lament for javanette / A lull at dawn (2 versions) / Ready Eddy / Ready Eddy (2 versions breakdown) / The girl in my dreams tries to look like you / Jumpin' punkins / Dear old Southland / Solitude / Are you sticking ? / I got it bad and that ain't good / I don't know what kind of blues I got.

THE ALTERNATIVE TAKES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER volume 9
(CD NEATWORK / RP 2056)

21 janvier 1942 au 6 octobre 1947 - bonus : 28 février 1939


Perdido / Moon mist / I don't mind / Hayfoot, strawfoot / Sentimental lady / I'm beginning to see the light / Don't you know I care / I let a song go out of my heart / Lover man / C jam blues / Moon mist / H'ya Sue (2 versions) / Lady of the lavender mist / Women (They'll get you) / Golden cress / I fell and broke my heart / Antidisestablishmenterianismist / You gotta crawl before you walk / Change my ways / Kitty / Change my ways (remake) / Boogie bop blues.

Bonus track (1939) : Ain't the gravy good ?

THE ALTERNATIVE TAKES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER volume 10
(CD NEATWORK / RP 2061)

6 octobre 1947 au 7 août 1951


Sultry serenade (rehearsal) / Sultry serenade / Stop, look and listen / Air conditioned jungle / Progressive gavotte / Take love easy / Singin' in the rain / Once upon a dream / I like the sunrise (vocal) / Dance n° 1 / Dance n° 3 (breakdown) / A woman and a man / The clothed woman / New York City blues / Creole love call / He's the greatest thing there is / Snibor / On the sunny side of the street (2 versions rehearsal) / B-sharp Boston / Deep night / Please be kind / Smada.