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THE DUKE 1938 - 1940 volume 1
Duke Ellington masterpieces - Jazz for ever

(CD BLACK & BLUE / 59 233 2) France

December 19, 1938 to March 15, 1940



Buffet flat / Jazz pot-pourri (Myrtle avenue stomp) / Old King Dooji / Boy meets horn / Slap happy / Pussy willow / Subtle lament / Portrait of the Lion / Solid old man / Cotton club stomp / Doin' the voom voom / Way low / Bouncing buoyancy / The sergeant was shy / Grievin' / Tootin' through the roof / Weely / Killing myself / Jack the bear / Ko-ko / Morning glory / Conga brava / Concerto for Cootie.

THE BRITISH CONNECTION 1933 - 1940
(CD JAZZ UNLIMITED / JUCD 2069)

July 13, 1933 to June 12, 1940
Last tune: probably October 17, 1958




Hyde Park / Harlem speaks (2 takes) / Ain't misbehavin' / Chicago (2 takes) / Jazz pot-pourri / Lady in doubt / Every day / Jeep's blues / Ellington greeting into I let a song go out of my heart / Chatterbox / Old King Dooji / Azure / Harmony in Harlem / East Saint-Louis toodle-Oo / Ko-ko / Blue goose / So far so good / Cotton tail / Concerto for Cootie / Jack the bear / Boy meets horn / The sergeant was shy / Never no lament / Take the A train.

KO-KO
(CD DREYFUS JAZZ / 36 717 2) France

March 6, to October 28, 1940

Included in CHRONOLOGICAL 1940 and CHRONOLOGICAL 1940 volume 2


Jack the bear / Ko-ko / Morning glory / Conga brava / Concerto for Cootie / Cotton tail / Never no lament / Dusk / Bojangles / A portrait of Bert Williams / Harlem air shaft / All too soon / Rumpus in Richmond / Sepia panorama / In a mellotone / Warm valley / Across the tracks blues / Chloe (Song of the swamp) / Pitter panther patter.

KO-KO
(30 cm DREYFUS JAZZ / 842 138 1) France

March to October, 1940

Included in previous album


Jack the bear / Ko-ko / Conga brava / Cotton tail / Concerto for Cootie / Never no lament / Dusk / Harlem air shaft / A portrait of Bert Williams / Bojangles / All too soon / In a mellotone / Chloe (Song of the swamp) /Warm valley.

DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1940-1941
La storia del jazz

(30 cm JOKER / SM 3120) Italy

1940 - 1941

Stomp caprice / Bugle breaks / You and I / Have you changed ? / Raincheck / Blue Serge / Moon mist / I don't want to set the world on fire / Easy street / Perdido.

IMMORTAL DUKE ELLINGTON (THE)
(30 cm STEREO GOLD AWARD - Nostalgia series / MER 605) UK

1940 - 1941

Same as DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1940-1941

THE JIMMY BLANTON ERA
(30 cm GIANTS OF JAZZ / LPJT 79) Italy

November 22, 1939 to June 5, 1941

In a mellotone / Ko-ko / Jack the bear / Harlem air shaft / Just a-settin' and a-rockin' / Body and soul / Bojangles / The sidewalks of New York / Sepia panorama / Jumpin' punkins / Mr. J.B. blues / Pitter panther patter / Sophisticated lady / Across the tracks blues / Pluged again / Blues.

DUKE ELLINGTON SMALL GROUPS (1940-1941)
TREASURY OF JAZZ N° 71

(30 cm RCA VICTOR / 430 732) France

Included in CHRONOLOGICAL 1940 volume 2 and CHRONOLOGICAl 1941

Johnny HODGES
November 2, 1940 and July 3, 1941


Things ain't what they used to be / Squatty roo / Passion flower / That's the blues old man / Good Queen Bess / Day dream / Junior hop / Going on the back way.

Rex STEWART
Same dates


Linger awhile / Mobile bay / Some Saturday / Poor Bubber / My Sunday gal / Menelik (The Lion of Judah) / Without a song / Subtle slough (Just squeeze me).

THE DUKE AND HIS MEN
(30 cm RCA VICTOR / LPM-1092) USA

March 06, 1940 au Janurary 21, 1942

Chelsea bridge / Five o'clock drag / John Hardy's wife / Bakiff / The giddybug gallop / Clementine / The C jam blues / Moon over Cuba / Morning glory / Dusk / Moon mist / Are you sticking ?

THE DUKE AND HIS MEN
Horizons du Jazz n° 4

(30 cm RCA VICTOR / 430 227) France

March 06, 1940 au Janurary 21, 1942

Same as previous album

THE C JAM BLUES
Black & White volume 3

(30 cm RCA / 730 559)

March 06, 1940 au Janurary 21, 1942

Same as previous album

IN A MELLOTONE
(30 cm RCA / 730 567) France

May 4,1940 to June 26, 1942

Take the A train / A portrait of Bert Williams / Main stem / Just a-settin' and a-rockin' / I got it bad (And that ain't good) / Perdido / Blue serge / The flaming sword / In a mellow tone / Cotton tail / I don't know what kind of blues I got / Rumpus in Richmond / All too soon / Sepia panorama / Rocks in my bed / What am I here for ?

IN A MELLOTONE
(30 cm RCA / RD 27134) UK

May 4,1940 to June 26, 1942

Same as previous album

JOHNNY COME LATELY
(30 cm RCA VICTOR / RD 7888) UK

January 21, 1942 to May 14, 1945



C jam blues / Moon mist / I don't mind / Someone/ Johnny come lately / Hayfoot strawfoot / A slip of the lip (Can sink a ship) / Sherman shuffle / I ain't got nothin' but the blues / Mood to be wooed / Kissing bug / Everything but you / (Otto make that) Riff Staccato / Prelude to a kiss / Caravan / It don't mean a thing (If it ain't got that swing).

THE BEST OF DUKE ELLINGTON
Original sessions 1942 / 1946

(30 cm double FESTIVAL / ALBUM 130) France

1942 - 1946

Disc 1 : Frankie & Johnny / Ring dem bells / Diminuendo in blue & Crescendo in blue / In the shade of the old apple tree / Harlem air-shaft / Creole love call / It don't mean a thing / The kissing bug / Prelude to a kiss.

Disc 2 : Jam a ditty / The beautiful indians : Hiawatha / The beautiful indians : Minnehana / Happy go lucky local parts 1 & 2 / Overture to a jam session parts 1 & 2 / Blue skies / Diminuendo in blue / Magenta haze / Golden feather / Sultry sunset / Flippant flurry.

PRETTY WOMAN
(30 cm RCA VICTOR / RD 7942) UK

1945 - 1946

My honeys lovin' arms / Pretty woman / Midriff / Esquire swanq / Just squeeze me / Memphis blues / I'm just a lucky so and so / St. Louis blues / A gathering in a clearing / I let a song go out of my heart / Back home again in Indiana / Long, strong and consecutive / Tonk / Hey baby / Beale street blues.

THE EVERLASTIN' DUKE ELLINGTON
(30 cm VERNON RECORDS / 502) USA

October 23 to December 11, 1946

Included in the next album


Jam a ditty / The beautiful indians parts. 1 & 2 / Flippant flurry / Overture to a jam session parts. 1 & 2 / Golden feather / Diminuendo in blue.

DUKE ELLINGTON
(30 cm ALLEGRO / 1591)

October 23 to December 18, 1946

Included in CHRONOLOGICAL 1946 and CHRONOLOGICAL 1946-1947


Overture to a jam session parts. 1 & 2 / Jam a ditty / The beautiful indians part. 1 : Hiawatha / The beautiful indians part. 2 : Minnehana / Happy-go-lucky local parts. 1 & 2 / Blue skies (Trumpet no end) / Diminuendo in blue / Magenta haze / Golden feather / Sultry sunset / Flippant flurry.

DUKE ELLINGTON
(30 cm ALLEGRO / 3074)

October 23 to December 18, 1946

Same as previous album

DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS FAMOUS ORCHESTRA AND SOLOISTS
(30 cm RONDO-LETTE / A7) USA

October 23 to December 18, 1946

Same as previous album

DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA
(30 cm EMBER / EMB 3327) UK

October 23 to December 18, 1946

Same as previous album

HAPPY-GO-LUCKY LOCAL
(CD MUSICRAFT / MVSCD 52) USA

October 23 to December 18, 1946

Same as previous album with "It shouldn't happen to a dream" added

HAPPY-GO-LUCKY LOCAL
(CD MUSICRAFT / MVSCD 52) USA

October 23 to December 18, 1946

Same as previous album with different cover

IT'S DUKE ELLINGTON
(30 cm EMBER - Famous Artists Series / FA 236) UK

October 23 to December 18, 1946

Same as previous album but tracks in different order

IT'S DUKE ELLINGTON
(30 cm EMBER / EMB 3327) UK

October 23 to December 18, 1946

Same as previous album with "Flippant flurry" added

DUKE ELLINGTON '46
(30 cm SWING - Jazz Story / SLDE 874) France

October 23 to December 18, 1946

Same as previous album

BLUE SKIES
(30 cm SUPER MAJESTIC/ SBBH 2000)

October 23 to December 18, 1946

Same as the first IT'S DUKE ELLINGTON but tracks in different order



THE GREAT DUKE ELLINGTON
(30 cm MUSIDISC / CV 1077) France

October 23 to December 18, 1946

Same as BLUE SKIES but tracks in different order

VOL II - THE EARLY YEARS
(30 cm EVEREST - Archive of Jazz & Folk Music / FS 219) USA

October 23 to December 5, 1946

Included in previous album


The beautiful indians part. 1 : Hiawatha / The beautiful indians part. 2 : Minnehana / Happy-go-lucky local parts. 1 & 2 / Flippant flurry / Blue skies / Magenta haze / Golden feather / Sultry sunset / Diminuendo in blue.

THE COLLECTION '46-47 RECORDINGS
(Box CD x 3 HINDSIGHT / HBCD 501)

1946 - 1947

CD 1 : Take the A train (theme) / Crosstown / Passion flower / Magenta haze / Everything goes / The eighth veil / Riff n'drill / Blue abandon / Transblucency / Rugged Romeo / Jennie / Sono / Jeep is jumpin' / Perdido / Tip toe topic / Rockabye river / Pretty woman / Gatherin' in a clearing / You don't love me no more / Just squeeze me / Hey, baby / Suddenly it jumped.

CD 2 : Come rain or come shine / Fickle fling / 9:20 special / one o'clock jump / The unbooted character / The suburbanite / Indiana / Moon mist / In a jam / On the Alamo / I can't believe that you're in love with me / Tea for two / Just you, just me / Someone / Double ruff / A flower is a lovesome thing / The mooche / Golden cress / Flippant flurry / Jam-a-ditty.

CD 3 : Fugueaditty / Happy go lucky local / Overture to a jam session / Sultry sunset / Beale street blues / Memphis blues / St. Louis blues / Who struck John ? / Swamp fire / How high the moon / Blue Lou / Violet blue / Royal garden blues / Jumpin' punkins / Frustration / Blue is the night / Jump for joy / Far away blues / Embraceable you / Frisky / Park at 106th / Take the A train (closer).

THE COLLECTION '46-47 RECORDINGS
(Box CD x 3 HINDSIGHT / HBCD 501)

1946 - 1947

Same as previous, same reference but different cover

THE WORLD OF DUKE ELLINGTON
(30 cm double COLUMBIA / CG 32 564)

August 14 to December 22, 1947



DISC 1 : H'y a Sue / Lady of the lavender mist / Women (They'll get you) / Golden cress / Its' mad, mad, mad ! / You gotta crawl before you walk / Kitty / Brown penny / Maybe I should change my ways / Boogie bop blues / Sultry sunset / Stomp, look and listen.

DISC 2 : Air conditioned jungle / Three cent stomp / Progressive gavotte / Take love easy / I can't believe that you're in love with me / How high the moon / Don't get around much anymore / I could get a man / On a turquoise cloud.