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The Original Decca recordings
(CD x 3 DECCA JAZZ / GRD 3 640) USA
1926 to 1931
CD 1 : East St. Louis toodle-Oo (1st version) / Birmingham breakdown (1st version) / Immigration blues / The creeper (2 takes) / New Orleans low-down / Song of the cotton field / Birmingham breakdown (2nd version) / East St. Louis toodle-Oo (2nd version) / Black and tan fantasy / Soliloquy / Red hot band / Doin' the frog / Take it easy / Jubilee stomp / Black beauty (2 takes) / Yellow dog blues / Tishomingo blues / Awful sad / The mooche / Louisiana.
CD 2 : Doin' the voom voom / Tiger rag Part 1 (2 takes) / Tiger rag Part 2 / Rent party blues / Paducah / Harlem flat blues / Black and blue / Jungle jamboree / Ain't misbehavin' / Doin' the new low down / Jolly wog / Jazz convulsions / Six or seven times (2 takes) / Goin' nuts / Oklahoma stomp (2 takes) / Sweet mama / Wall street wail (2 takes) / Cincinnati daddy.
CD 3 : Maori (A samoan dance) (1st version) / When you're smiling (The whole world smiles with you) (2 takes) / Maori (A samoan dance) (2nd version) / Admiration / Double check stomp / Accordion Joe (2 takes) / Cotton Club stomp (2 takes) / Runnin' wild / Mood indigo / Home again blues / Wang-wang blues / Rockin' chair / Rockin' in rhythm / Twelfth street rag / The peanut vendor / Creole rhapsody Part 1 / Creole rhapsody Part 2 (2 takes) / Is that religion ?
THE COMPLETE BRUNSWICK AND VOCALION RECORDINGS 1926 - 1931
(CD x 3 VERVE / 534 246 8) EU
1926 to 1931
Same as EARLY ELLINGTON - The Original Decca recordings
THE COMPLETE 1936-1940 VARIETY, VOCALION AND OKEY
SMALL GROUPS SESSIONS
(Box CD x 7 MOSAIC RECORDS / MD7235) USA - Limited Edition
March 5, 1935 to February 15, 1940
CD 1 : Tough truckin' (2 takes) / Indigo echoes (2 takes) / Rexatious (2 takes) / Lazy man's shuffle (2 takes) / Clouds in my heart (2 takes) / Frolic Sam (2 takes) / Caravan (2 takes) Stompy Jones (2 takes) / Mood indigo -Solitude / Sophisticated lady - In a sentimental mood / I can't believe that you're in love with me (2 takes) / Downtown uproar (2 takes) / Diga diga doo (2 takes).
CD 2 : Blue reverie (2 takes) / Tiger rag (2 takes) / My honey's lovin' arms / Did anyone ever tell you ? (2 takes) / Alabamy Home / Where are you ? / Lament for a lost love (Solace) (2 takes) / Four and one-half street (2 takes) / Demi-tasse (2 takes) / Jazz a la carte (2 takes) / Foolin' myself (2 takes) / A sailboat in the moonlight (2 takes) / You'll never go to heaven (If you break my heart) (2 takes) / Peckin' (3 takes).
CD 3 : Get it southern style (2 takes) / Moonlight fiesta (2 takes) / Sponge cake and spinach (2 takes) / If you're ever in my arms (2 takes) / The back room romp (A contrapuntal stomp) (2 takes) / Love in my heart (Swing baby swing) (2 takes) / Sugar hill shim sham (2 takes) / Tea and trumpets (LP, CD and 78 takes) / Jubilesta / Watchin' / Pigeons and peppers / I can't give you anything but love / Drummer's delight / If I tought you cared (2 takes) / Lost in meditation (Have a heart) (2 takes).
CD 4 : My day / Silvery moon and golden sands / Echoes of Harlem (3 takes) / Jeep's blues / If you were in my place (What would yoy do ?) / I let a song go out of my heart / Rendez-vous with rhythm / A lesson in C / Swingtime in Honolulu / Carnival in Caroline / Ol' man river / You walked out of the picture (2 takes) / Pyramid / Empty ballroom blues / Lost in meditation (2 takes) / A blues serenade / Love in swingtime / Swingin' in the dell / Jitterbug's lullaby.
CD 5 : Chasin' chippies / Blue is the evening / Sharpy / Swing Pan Alley / Prelude to a kiss / There's something about an old love / The jeep is jumpin' / Krum elbow blues / I'm in another world / Hodge podge / Dancing on the stars / Wanderlust / Delta mood / The boys from Harlem / Mobile blues (2 takes) / Gal-avantin' / Blue light (Translucency) (2 takes) / Like a ship in the night / Mississippi dreamboat / Swingin' on the campus / Dooji wooji.
CD 6 : Beautiful romance / Boudoir Benny / Ain't the gravy good ? (2 takes) / She's gone / Just good fun / Informal blues / San Juan Hill / I'll come back for more / Fat stuff serenade / Savoy strut (2 takes) / Rent party blues / Dance of the goon / Good gal blues / Finesse / Kitchen machanic's day / My heart jumped over the moon / You can count on me / Home town blues / Utt-da-zay (The tailor song) / Chew-chew-chew (Your bubble gum) / Barney goin' easy / Just another dream / Night song.
CD 7 : Blues a poppin' / Top and bottom / Black beauty / The rabbit's jump / Moon romance / Truly wonderful / Dream blues / Skunk hollow blues / I know what you do / Your love has faded / Tired socks / Blues / Early mornin' / Minuet in blues / Lost in two flats / Honey hush / Blues / Plucked again / Pelican drag / Tapioca / Mardi Gras madness / Watch the birdie / Black butterfly / Dry long so / Toasted pickle / Give it up.
THE BLANTON-WEBSTER BAND
(CD triple BLUEBIRD- RCA / 2659 2 RB) USA
March 6, 1940 to July 28, 1942
CD 1 : You, you darling / Jack the bear / Ko-ko / Morning glory / So far, so good / Congo brava / Concerto for Cootie / Me and you / Cottontail / Never no lament / Dusk / Bojangles (A portrait of Bill Robinson) / A portrait of Bert Williams / Blue goose / Harlem air shaft / At a Dixie roadside diner / All too soon / Rumpus in Richmond / My greatest mistake / Sepia panorama / There shall be no night / In a mellotone.
CD 2 : Five o'clock whistle / Warm valley / The flaming sword / Across the track blues / Chloe (Song of the swamp) / I never felt this way before / The sidewalks of New York / Flamingo / The girl in my dreams tries to look like you / Take the A train / Jumpin' punkins / John Hardy's wife / Blue Serge / After all / Bakiff / Are you stickin' ? / Just a-settin' and a-rockin' / The giddybug gallop / Chocolate shake / I got it bad (And that ain't good) / Clementine / The brown-skin gal (in the caligo gown).
CD 3 : Jump for joy / Moon over Cuba / Five o'clock drag / Rocks in my bed / Bli-blip / Chelsea bridge / Raincheck / What good would it do ? / I don't know what kind of blues I got ? / Perdido / The C jam blues / Moon mist / What am I here for ? / I don't mind / Someone / My little brown book / Main stem / Johnny come lately / Hayfoot strawfoot / Sentimental lady / A slip of the lip (can sink a ship) / Sherman shuffle.
BLACK, BROWN & BEIGE
(CD triple BLUEBIRD - RCA / ND 86641)
December 1st, 1944 to September 3, 1946
CD 1 : Black, Brown and Beige : Work song - Come Sunday - The blues - Three dances / I ain't got nothin' but th blues / I'm beginning to see the light / Don't you know I care (Or don't you care to know) / I didn't know about you / Carnegie blues / Blue cellophane / Mood to be wood / (All of a sudden) My heart sings / Kissing bug / Everything but you / (Otto make that) Riff staccato / Prelude to a kiss / Caravan / Black and tan fantasy.
CD 2 : Mood indigo / In a sentimental mood / It don't mean a thing (if it ain't got that swing) / Sophisticated lady / Tonight I shall sleep (with a smile on my face) / Solitude / Black beauty / Every hour on the hour (I fall in love with you) / Perfume suite : Balcony serenade - Strange feeling - Dancers in love - Coloratura / Thing's ain't what they used to be / Tell ya what I'm gonna do / Come to baby, do ! / I'm just a lucky so-and-so / Long, strong and consecutive / The wonder of you / Rockabye river / Suddenly it jumped.
CD 3 : Transblucency / Just squeeze me (But don't tease me) / A gathering in a clearing / You don't love me no more / Pretty woman / Hey baby / Back home again in Indiana / Blues is the night / Lover man / Just you, just me / Beale street blues / My honey's lovin' arms / Memphis blues / I don't stand a ghost of a chance with you / Saint-Louis blues / Swamp fire / Royal garden blues / Esquire swank / Midriff.
A musical contribution by America's best
(CD triple CD V-DISC / 1 à 3)
CD 1 : Ellington mood / Air conditioned jungle / Sophisticated lady / Azure / Black, Brown and Beige part. 1 / Black, Brown and Beige part. 2 / Kissing bug / Carnegie blues / Creole love call / Diminuendo in blue / Crescendo in blue / Deep south suite part. 1 (Magnolias drippin' in molasses) / Deep south suite part. 2 (Hearsay or Orson)/ Deep south suite part. 3 (Nobody was looking) / Deep south suite part. 4 (Happy go lucky local) / Esquire swank / Flamingo / Frantic fantasy.
CD 2 : Frankie and Johnny part. 1 / Frankie and Johnny part. 2 / Hollywood hangover / I never felt this way before / Live and love tonight / In the shade of the old apple tree / It don't mean a thing / Perfume suite part. 1 / Perfume suite part. 2 / Prelude to a kiss / Ring dem bells / Take the A train / Sentimental lady / The mood to be wooed / Things ain't what they used to be / Unbooted character / Warm valley / I'm checkin' out, goom-bye / Tootin' through the roof.
CD 3 : New world a comin' part. 1 / New world a comin' part. 2 / The golden cress / Are you stickin' / Don't get around much anymore / Harlem airshaft / Rockabye river / Main stem / Ring dem bells / Perdido / New York city blues / Boy meets horn / I can't give you anything but love / On the sunny side of the street / Caravan / In a sentimental mood / Royal garden blues / The mooche / Rockin' in rhythm / Sultry sunset.
THE COMPLETE CAPITOL RECORDINGS OF DUKE ELLINGTON
(Box CD x 5 MOSAIC RECORDS / MD 5160) USA - Limited Edition
April 6, 1953 to May 19, 1955
CD 1 : Satin doll / Without a song / Cocktails for two / My old flame / I can't give you anything but love / Ain't nothin' nothin' (Baby without you) / Stormy weather / Star dust / Three litlle words / Orson / Boo-Dah / Blossom / Ballin' the blues / Warm valley / Flamingo / Bluejean beguine / Liza / Who knows / Retrospection / B sharp blues / Passion flower / Dancers in love / Reflections in D.
CD 2 : Melancholia / Prelude to a kiss / In a sentimental mood / Things ain't what they used to be / All too soon / Janet / Give me the right / Is it a sin ? (My lovin' you) / Don't touch me / Basin street blues / Big drag / Hear my plea / Don't ever say goodbye / What more can I say ? / Kinda dukish / Montevido / December blue / I'm just a lucky so and so / It shouldn't happen to a dream / What more can I say ? / Rockin' in rhyhm / Ultra deluxe.
CD 3 : Flying home / Chile bowl / Blue moon / Oh ! well / Just a-sittin' and a-rockin' / Ultra deluxe / Flying home / What more can I say ? / Serious serenade / Just a-sittin' and a-rockin' / Honeysuckle rose / Night time / Stompin' at the Savoy / Don't ever say goodbye / Black and tan fantasy / Frivolous banta / In the mood / One o'clock jump.
CD 4 : Things ain't what they used to be / Happy-go-lucky local / Rockin' in rhythm / Falling like a raindrop / All day long / Bunny hop mambo / Isle of Capri / C jam blues / Band call / Gonna tan your hide / It don't mean a thing / Smile / Echo tango / If I give my heart to you / Chile bowl / Bakiff.
CD 5 : Twelfth street rag / September song / Caravan / La virgen de la macarena / Harlem air shaft (2 takes) / Look what I've got for you / Commercial time / Clarinet melodrama / Theme for Trambean / Coquette / Serious serenade / Body and soul / Discontented blues / Once in a blue mood / Lady be good / So long.
(Box 30 cm triple CAPITOL / 1551893)
April 6, 1953 to May 18, 1955
Included in THE COMPLETE CAPITOL RECORDINGS OF DUKE ELLINGTON
DISC 1 : Satin doll / Cocktails for two / Flamingo / Liza / My old flame / I can't give you anything but love / Stormy weather / Stardust / Three little words / Orson / Boo-dah / Blossom / Warm valley / Who knows.
DISC 2 : In a sentimental mood / Dancers in love / Prelude to a kiss / The big drag / Kinda dukish / Just a-settin' and a-rockin' / Ultra de luxe / Night time / Don't ever say goodbye / Black and tan fantasy / Frivolous banta / Things ain't what they used to be.
DISC 3 : Happy-go-lucky local / Rockin' in rhythm / Fallin' like a raindrop / All day long / The C jam blues / Band call / Smile / Chile bowl / Caravan / Harlem airshaft / Serious serenade.
DUKE 56/62 volume 1
(30 cm double CBS - Jazzothèque/ 88 653) France
July 7, 1956 to June 2, 1959
DISC 1 : Black and tan fantasy / A-flat minor / Suburban beauty / Cafe au lait / West indian dance / Cop out / Allah-bye / Piano improvisations (part. 1 à 4) / Commercial time / Mood indigo.
DISC 2 : Mood indigo / Wellow weep for me / Where or when / All the things you are (2 takes) / Nighth and day / Slamart in D flat / Track 360 (Trains that pass in the night) / Jones / Lullaby of Birdland / Feet bone / Red carpet / Satin doll / When I trilly with my filly / Anatomy of a murder.
DUKE 56/62 volume 2
(30 cm double CBS - Jazzothèque/ 88 654) France
December, 1959 to June 21, 1962
DISC 1 : Brown Penny / Pie eyes blues / Sentimental lady / Sweet and pungent / The swinger's jump / Lullaby of birdland (2 takes) / Dreamy sort of thing / The wailer / Asphalt jungle suite : Wild car - Cops - Robbers.
DISC 2 : Lotus blossom / Matumbe / Just a-settin' and a-rockin' / Tulip or turnip / Jingle bells / One more once / Blues in hoss flat / Asphalt jungle theme (2 takes) / Bon amour (Guitar amour) / Turkiss coffee / Jingle bells.
DUKE 56/62 volume 3
(30 cm CBS - Jazzothèque/ 26 3064) France
Janvier 1st, 1956 to March 3, 1961
If you were in my place (What would you do ?) / Just a-sittin' and a-rockin' / Pomegranate / Rock city rock / Your love has faded / My heart , my mind, my everything / Together / Duke's place / Hand me down love / Walkin' and singin' the blues / I cant' give you anything but love / To know you is to love you / The lonely ones / Lost in loveliness / I'm just a lucky so and so / One more once / Day in day out / Why I was born / Love you madly / Where in the world / Song from "Moulin Rouge".
LIVE AND RARE
(CD triple BLUEBIRD / 63 953 2)
CD 1 : Congress Theatre, Eastbourne - December 1st, 1973 (live)
The piano player / Creole love call / Don't you know I care / I can't get started / New York, New York / Pitter panther patter / How high the moon / Basin street blues / Tiger rag / Soso / Meditation / Mecuria, the Lion.
Pittsburg Jazz Festival, Pennsylvania - June 25, 1965 (live)
Take the A train / Ellington's father's day greeting / House of Lords / The second portrait of the Lion.
New York - February 28, 1968 (studio)
Sweet fat and that / Satin doll / Carolina shout.
CD 2 : THE DUKE AT TANGLEWOOD : Tanglewood Music Center, Massachussetts - July 28 (live) and fall, 1965 (studio)
Ellington speach / Caravan / Ellington speach / Mood indigo / Ellington speach / The mooche / Ellington speach / I let a song go out of my heart / Ellington speach / I'm beginning to see the light / Ellington speach / Do nothin' till you hear from me / Ellington speach / Sophisticated lady / Timons of Athens march / Solitude / I got it bad (And that ain't good) / Satin doll / Love scene / Single petal of a rose / The mooche (rehearsal, 2 takes) / Love scene (rehearsal, 2 takes) / I'm beginning to see the light (rehearsal) / Do nothin' till you hear from me (rehearsal) / Satin doll (rehearsal, 2 takes).
CD 3 : READER'S DIGEST RECORDINGS : New York -September 2 and 4, 1969 (studio)
La dolce vita / Alfie / Spanish flea / Manha de carnaval / A taste of honey / Summer samba / Misty / One note samba / Soon it's gonna rain / Mr. Lucky / Walking happy / Moon maiden (instrumental) / La dolce vita / Alfie / A taste of honey / Summer samba / One note samba / Soon it's gonna rain (3 takes) / Moon maiden (vocal) / Walking happy (5 takes).
LA CHANSON DU DUKE
(Box 5 CD CRISTAL RECORDS / 501 349 2) France
1927 to 2014
Compiled by Claude Carrière
CD 1 : The blues I love to sing / It don't mean a thing (If it ain't got that swing) / I'm satisfied / Big city blues / Oh babe ! Maybe someday / I've got a rug cutter / Alabamy home / If you were in my place / CArnival in Caroline / Swingtime in Honolulu / Solitude / Lost in meditation / You gave me the gate / La de doody doo / Watermelon man / Something to live for / I'm checkin' out go'om bye / A lonely co-ed / Your love has faded / Killin' myself / Mood indigo / Me and you / The girl in my dreams tries to look like you.
CD 2 : Chocolate shake / I got it bad (And that ain't good) / Brown-skinned gal (In the caligo gown) / Jump for joy / Rocks in my bed / Bli-blip / Love like this can't las / I don't know what kind of blues I got / I don't mind / My little brown book / A slip of the lip (Can sink a ship) / Take the A train / The blues (Mauve) / Do nothin' till you hear from me / Go away blues / I ain't got nothin' but the blues / I'm beginning to see the light / Don't you know I care / I didn't know about you / Hit me with a hot note (And watch me bounce) / Kissing bug / Everything but you.
CD 3 : I let a song go out of my heart / Strange feeling / I'm just a lucky so and so / The wonder of you / Transblucency / Just squeeze me / Pretty woman / Hey, baby / Minnehaha / Tulip or turnip / Women (They'll get you) / I feel and broke my heart / (You're just an old) Antidisestablishmentarianismist / You gotta crawl before you walk / Brown Betty / He makes me believe he's mine / Take love easy / Don't get around much anymore / Once upon a time / I could get a man / On a turquoise cloud / I like the sunrise.
CD 4 : Good woman blues / I’m afraid I’m loving you too much / Love you madly / Build that railroad / I love my lovin’ lover / Just a-settin’ and a-rockin’ / Grievin’ / Blue rose / Sophisticated lady / Carribee Joe / Rhumbop / What else can you do with a drum / You better know it / Day dream / Drop me off in Harlem / All too soon / Caravan / Perdido.
CD 5 : Come Sunday / Duke’s place / Multicolored blue / Alice BABS : Serenade to Sweden / My mother, my father and love (Heritage) / What color is virtue / Ella FITZGERALD : In a sentimental mood / Azure / Sarah VAUGHAN : Prelude to a kiss / Ella FITZGERALD : In a mellow tone / Ella FITZGERALD : Lush life / Nancy WILSON : Passion flower / LAMBERT, HENDRICKS & ROSS : What am I here for / Joya SHERRILL : A flower is a lonesome thing / Louis ARMSTRONG : Azalea / Ella FITZGERALD : Satin doll / Peggy LEE : I’m gonna go fishin’ / LAMBERT, HENDRICKS & ROSS : Mignight indigo / Nicolle ROCHELLE : Paris blues / Rebecca CAVANAUGH : Pretty girl.