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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.

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.

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
Horizons du Jazz n° 4

(30 cm RCA VICTOR / 430 227) France

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 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 CA / 730 567) France

1940 to 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 ?

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.

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

BLUE SKIES
(30 cm SUPER MAJESTIC/ SBBH 2000)

October 23 to December 18, 1946

Same as previous album 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

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.