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Also named Firewater and Portrait of Florence Mills
(Duke Ellington)



ELLINGTON VERSIONS - 10
Date
Type
Album - Record
Label
1928 03 21 Studio THE CHRONOLOGICAL DUKE ELLINGTON 1928
THE ALTERNATIVE TAKES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER volume 1 (alternate)
COMPLETE EDITION volume 4 (master + alternate)
HOT 'N SWEET volume 3 (master + alternate)
JAZZ HERITAGE volume 2 (1 - The beginning)
JAZZ HERITAGE volume 50 (4 - The jungle band) (alternate)
THE ESSENTIAL DUKE ELLINGTON DECEMBER 29th 1927 to OCTOBER 1st 1928 (master + alternate)
CLASSICS
NEATWORK
MASTERS OF JAZZ
EPM
MCA
MCA
VJM

1928 03 26 Studio THE CHRONOLOGICAL DUKE ELLINGTON 1928
COMPLETE EDITION volume 4
HOT 'N SWEET volume 3
THE INDISPENSABLE VOLUMES 1/2 - JAZZ TRIBUNE n° 21
COTTON CLUB STOMP - CLASSIC RECORDINGS 1927-1931
JAZZ ARCHIVES n° 63 : THE BEST OF DUKE ELLLINGTON - IN THE TWENTIES
THE WORKS OF DUKE volume 1
CLASSICS
MASTERS OF JAZZ
EPM
RCA
NAXOS
EPM
RCA

1928 10 01 Studio THE CHRONOLOGICAL DUKE ELLINGTON 1928 (piano solo)
COMPLETE EDITION volume 4
HOT 'N SWEET volume 4
THE COMPLETE DUKE ELLINGTON volume 1 - Aimez-vous le Jazz 29
THE ESSENTIAL DUKE ELLINGTON DECEMBER 29th 1927 to OCTOBER 1st 1928
CLASSICS
MASTERS OF JAZZ
EPM
EPM
CBS VJM

1929 08 Soundtrack VOLUME 7 - COMPLETE EDITION (2 parts - From BLACK & TAN FANTASY)
HOT 'N SWEET volume 5
BLACK AND TAN FANTASY - Maastri dal Jazz
MASTERS OF JAZZ
EPM
FAMILY RECORDS

1939 06 22 Studio THE CHRONOLOGICAL DUKE ELLINGTON 1939 volume 2
THE COMPLETE DUKE ELLINGTON volume 14
CLASSICS
CBS

1943 01 23 Concert CARNEGIE HALL CONCERTS - JANUARY 1943 (Portrait of Florence Mills) PRESTIGE

1943 06 20 Radio AT THE HURRICANE CLUB - N.Y.C. volume one HURRICANE

1945 05 16 Studio THE CHRONOLOGICAL DUKE ELLINGTON 1945 volume 2
THE INDISPENSABLE VOLUMES 11/12 - JAZZ TRIBUNE n° 69
BLACK, BROWN & BEIGE - Anthology 3 CD
THE WORKS OF DUKE volume 21
CLASSICS
RCA
RCA - BLUEBIRD
RCA

1945 07 28 Radio THE TREASURY SHOWS volume 9 (medley) D.E.T.S.

1960 07 14 Studio UNKNOW SESSION CBS

REPRISES - OTHER VERSIONS - 10
Artist
Album
Date
Label
ANTIGUA JAZZ BAND PLAYS DUKE (medley) 2011 FONOCAL

Claude BOLLING PLAYS DUKE ELLINGTON 1959 FONTANA

Patrick CABON AFRICAN FLOWER 2014 PEACH PROD

John HALLAM & Jeff BANHART FINE AND DANDY 2007 LAKE

Ahmad JAMAL THE AHMAD JAMAL TRIO 1955 EPIC

Knud JORGENSEN DUKE'S IDEAS 1979 PHONTASTIC

LES ROIS DU FOX-TROT HOMMAGE A DUKE ELLINGTON 2017 AHEAD

Harry STRUTTERS BORNEO 1986 BLACK LION

Boris VIAN BLUES POUR BORIS 1943 EPIC

André VILLEGER & Philippe MILANTA D.E. AND B.S.'S SOUND OF LOVE 1999 JAZZ AUX REMPARTS