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ARCHIVE OF JAZZ volume 31
(30 cm BYG / 529081) France

New York - September 13 to November, 1950

Included in DUKE ELLINGTON AND THE ELLINGTONIANS


Cottontail / C jam blues / Flamingo / Bang-up blues / Tonk / Johnny come lately / In a blue summer garden / Great times / Perdido / Take the A train / Oscalypso / Blues for Blanton.

GREAT TIMES !
Piano duets

(CD RIVERSIDE / OJC20 108 2)

New York - September 13 to November, 1950

Included in DUKE ELLINGTON AND THE ELLINGTONIANS
Same as ARCHIVE OF JAZZ volume 31



MASTERPIECES BY ELLINGTON
(30 cm CBS / 84 415) France

December 18, 1950

Included in CHRONOLOGICAL 1950 et CHRONOLOGICAL 1950-1951


Mood indigo / Sophisticated lady / The tattooed bride / Solitude.

MASTERPIECES BY ELLINGTON
(30 COLUMBIA / JCL 825) Usa

December 18, 1950

Same as previous album



MASTERPIECES BY DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA
(30 cm CBS / 63 838) France

December 18, 1950

Same as previous album

ELLINGTON MODERN STYLE
(30 cm COLUMBIA / FPX 111) France

December 18, 1950

Same as MASTERPIECES BY ELLINGTON

MASTERPIECES BY DUKE ELLINGTON
(CD COLUMBIA / CK 87043) Japan

December 18, 1950
Bonus : 1951


Mood indigo / Sophisticated lady / The tattooed bride / Solitude.

Bonus : Vagabonds / Smada / Rock skippin' at the Blue Note.

MONOLOGUE
Aimez-vous le jazz 20

(30 cm CBS / 84563)

August 14, 1947 to August 8, 1951



Three cent stomp / On a turquoise cloud / New York City blues / Hy'a sue / Golden cress / Lady of the lavender mist / The clothed woman / Monologue (Pretty and the wolf) / Stomp, look and listen / Rock-skippin' at the Blue Note / Change my ways / Sultry serenade / Women / Fancy dan / Brown Betty / Smada.

LIBERIAN SUITE
A TONE PARALLEL TO HARLEM

(30 cm COLUMBIA / CL 848)

December 24, 1947

Liberian suite : I like the sunrise - Dance n° 1 - Dance n° 2 - Dance n° 3 - Dance n° 4 - Dance n° 5.

December 7, 1951

A tone parallel to Harlem.

LIBERIAN SUITE
A TONE PARALLEL TO HARLEM

(30 cm CBS - Aimez-vous le Jazz n° 6 / 62686) France

December 24, 1947 and December 7, 1951

Same as previous album



DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS ELLINGTONIANS
10e anniversaire des disques Vogue - Vol. 9

(30 cm VOGUE LD 497 30) France

1950 - 1951

Included in next album
Except "Let the zoomers drool" , "Who struck John ?" and "A little taste" (maybe forties dates ?)


Caravan / Cotton tail / Let the zoomers drool / Cat walk / Make no mistake / Jumpin' at the Symphony Sid / Blues for Blanton / Things ain't what they used to be / The happening / New piano roll blues / Who struck John ? / C jam blues / Alternate / A little taste.

DUKE ELLINGTON AND THE ELLINGTONIANS
(30 cm double VOGUE / DP 19) France

1950 - 1951



DISC 1 : Cat walk (Night walk) / Moonlighht fiesta (2 takes) / She / The happening / Swamp drums / Sultry serenade / Indian summer / Britt and butter blues / Caravan / Alternate / Hoppin' Jones / Jumpin' with symphony Sid / The new piano roll blues.

DISC 2 : Perdido / Take the A train / Oscalypso / Blues for Blanton / Things ain't what they used to be / Make no mistake / In a blue summer garden / Cotton tail / Flamingo / Bang up blues / C jam blues / Tonk / Johnny come lately / Great times.

ELLINGTON UPTOWN
(30 cm CBS / 84 309)

Decembre, 1951 to July, 1952

Included in HI-FI ELLINGTON UPTWON except "Harlem"
"Harlem" is on the LP LIBERIAN SUITE - A TONE PARALLEL TO HARLEM




Skin deep / The mooche / Take the A train / A tone parallel to Harlem / Perdido.

ELLINGTON UPTOWN
(30 cm PHILIPS / B 07008 L)

Decembre, 1951 to July, 1952

Same as previous album

HI-FI UPTOWN
(CD SONY / 32DP 597) Japan

June 30 to au December 8, 1952



Skin deep / The mooche / Take the A train / Perdido / Controversial suite : Before the time - Later.

THE DUKE PLAYS ELLINGTON
(30 cm CAPITOL / T 477) Usa

Los Angeles, New York and Chicago - April 13 and 14, 1953
Duke Ellington (piano), Wendell Marshall (bass), Butch Ballard (drums)

Included in PIANO REFLECTIONS and RETROSPECTION - THE PIANO SESSION


Melancholia / All to soon / Dancers in love / Reflections in D / Prelude to a kiss / B sharp blues / Passion flower / In a sentimental mood / Things ain't what they used to be / Who knows ? / Janet / Retrospection.

THE DUKE PLAYS ELLINGTON
(30 cm CAPITOL / T 477) Usa

Same album. Cover in different color

PIANO REFLECTIONS
(30 cm CAPITOL / M 11058)

Los Angeles, New York and Chicago - April 13 to December 28, 1953

Included in RETROSPECTION - THE PIANO SESSION


In a sentimental mood / Things ain't what they used to be / Reflections in D / Who knows ? / Melancholia / All to soon / Prelude to a kiss / B sharp blues / Passion flower / Janet / Retrospection / Dancers in love / Night time / Kinda dukish.

ULTRA DE LUXE
(30 cm CAPITOL / 20 761)

April 6, 1953 to september 1st, 1954



I can't give you anything but love / Ultra de luxe / Warm valley / Chili bowl / Cocktails for two / Three little words / My old flame / Satin doll / Boo-dah / Stormy weather / Liza / Stardust / Flamingo / Band call.

ELLINGTON '55
(30 cm CAPITOL / 062 80 270)

1953 - 1954



Rockin' in rhythm / Black and tan fantasy / Stompin' at the Savoy / In the mood / One o'clock jump / Honeysuckle rose / Happy go lucky local / Flying home.

Bonus CD : Body and soul / It don't mean a thing (I it ain't got that swing).

ELLINGTON '55
(30 cm CAPITOL / SM 11 674)

1953 - 1954

Same as previous album

TOAST TO THE DUKE
(30 cm WORLD RECORD CLUB / TP 201) UK

1953 - 1954

Same as ELLINGTON '55

Rosemary CLOONEY and Duke ELLINGTON
BLUE ROSE

(30 cm CBS / 84 402) France

New York - January 23 and 27, 1956
Rosemary Clooney's voice added later




Hey baby / Sophisticated lady / Me and you / Passion flower / I let a song go out of my heart / It don't mean a thing (If It ain't got that swing) / Grievin' / Blue rose / I'm checkin' out goombye / I got it bad / Mood indigo.

THE BETHLEHEM YEARS volume 1
(30 cm BETHLEHEM RECORDS / BCP 6013)

Chicago - 7 et 8 février 1956

East Saint Louis toodle-Oo / Creole love call / Stompy Jones / The jeep is jumpin' / Jack the bear / In a mellow tone / Ko-ko / Midriff / Stomp look and listen / Unbooted character / Lonesome lullaby / Upper Manhattan Medical Group.

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING
(CD BETHLEHEM MUSIC / BR 5013)

Chicago - 7 et 8 février 1956

Same as THE BETHLEHEM YEARS volume 1



STOMP LOOK AND LISTEN
(30 cm EMBER RECORDS / CJS 809) UK

Chicago - 7 et 8 février 1956

Same as THE BETHLEHEM YEARS volume 1

THE BIG BAND SOUND OF DUKE ELLINGTON
(30 cm CARNIVAL - Gold Standard / 2941 202) UK

Chicago - 7 et 8 février 1956

Same as THE BETHLEHEM YEARS volume 1

THE BETHLEHEM YEARS volume 2
(30 cm BETHLEHEM RECORDS /BTM 6805)

Chicago - 7 et 8 février 1956

Summertime / Laura / I can't get started / My funny Valentine / Everything but you / Frustration / Cotton tail / Daydream / Deep purple / Indian summer / Blues.

DUKE ELLINGTON PRESENTS
BIG BAND BOUNCE & BOOGIE

(30 cm AFFINITY / AFS 1013)

Chicago - 7 et 8 février 1956

Same as THE BETHLEHEM YEARS volume 2



ELLINGTON SHOWCASE
(30 cm WORLD RECORD CLUB / T 309) UK

April 9, 1953 to May 18, 1956



Harlem airshaft / Serious serenade / Clarinet melodrama / Blossom / Theme for Trambean / Gonna tan your hide / Falling like a rainbow / La virgen de la Macarena / Don't ever say goodbye / Big drag.

A DRUM IS A WOMAN
(30 cm CBS / 84 404)

September and October, 1956



Part. 1 : A drum is a woman - Rhythm pum te dum - What else can you do with a drum / Part. II : New Orleans - Hey, Buddy Bolden - Carribee Joe - Congo square / Part. III : A drum is a woman (part. 2) - You better know it - Madam Zajj - Ballet of the flying saucers / Part. IV : Zajj's dream - Rhumbop - Carribee Joe (part. 2) - Finale.

A DRUM IS A WOMAN
(30 cm PHILIPS / BBL 7119) UK

September and October, 1956

Same as previous album

THE WORLD OF DUKE ELLIGTON volume 3
(30 cm double COLUMBIA / CG 33 961) USA

May 24, 1951 to March 20, 1957

DISC 1 : Brown Betty / Deep night / Please be kind / Smada / Rock skipin' at the Blue Note / Bensonality / Blues at sundown / Duet / I love my lovin' lover / Come on home.

DISC 2 : Primping from the prom / Follow me / If you were in my place / A-flat minor / Suburban beauty / Cafe au lait / Cop out / Rock city rock / The sky fell down / Improvisation in three parts.

SUCH SWEET THUNDER
(30 cm CBS / 84 405) France

New York - April 15, to May 3, 957
(Half the fun : August 6, 1956)


Such sweet thunder / Sonnet for Caesar / Sonnet to Hank Cinq / Lady Mac / Sonnet in search of a moor / The telecasters / Up and down, up and down (I will lead them up and down) / Sonnet for Sister Kate / The star-crossed lovers / Madness in great ones / Half the fun / Circle of fourths.

SUCH SWEET THUNDER
(30 cm CBS / 52 421) UK

New York - April 15, to May 3, 1957
(Half the fun : August 6, 1956)

Same as previous album

Ella FITZGERALD
SINGS THE DUKE ELLINGTON SONG BOOK Volume one

(30 cm double VERVE / 2615 032)

June, 1957

DISC 1 : Rockin' in rhythm / Drop me off in Harlem / Day dream / Caravan / Take the A train / I ain't got nothing but the blues / Clementine / I didn't know about you / I'm beginning to see the light / Lost in meditation / Perdido.

DISC 2 : Cottontail / Do nothing till you hear from me / Just a-sittin' and a-rockin' / Solitude / Rocks in my bed / Satin doll / Sophisticated lady / Juts squeeze me / It don't mean a thing / Azure.

Ella FITZGERALD
SINGS THE DUKE ELLINGTON SONG BOOK Volume two

(30 cm double VERVE / 2615 033)

June and september, 1957

DISC 1 : I let a song go out of my heart / In a sentimental mood / Don't get around much anymore / Prelude to a kiss / Mood indigo / In a mellow tone / Love you madly / Lush life / Squatty roo.

DISC 2 : I'm just a lucky so and so / All too soon / Everything but you / I got it bad and that ain't good / Bli-blip / Chelsea bridge / Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald : First movement (Royal ancestry) - Second movement (All heart) - Third movement (Beyond category) - Fourth movement (Total jazz) / The E and D blues (E for Ella D for Duke).

ELLINGTON INDIGOS
(30 cm COLUMBIA / CL 1085)

March 13 to October 14, 1957

Included in THE COMPLETE ELLINGTON INDIGOS




Solitude / Where or when / Mood indigo / Autumn leaves / The sky fell down / Prelude to a kiss / Willow weep for me / Tenderly / Dancing in the dark.

THE COMPLETE ELLINGTON INDIGOS
(CD PHOENIX / 131514)

March 13 to October 14, 1957



Solitude / Where or when / Mood indigo / Night and day / Prelude to a kiss / All the things you are / Willow weep for me / Tenderly / Dancing in the dark / Autumn leaves / The sky fell down / Commercial time / Mood indigo (2 alternates) / Autumn leaves (alternate) / Willow weep for me (alternate) / Where or when (alternate) / All the things you are (alternate) / Love (My heart, my mind, my everything).

Duke ELLINGTON and Mahalia JACKSON
BLACK, BROWN AND BEIGE

(30 cm COLUMBIA / CK 65566)

February 5, 11 and 12, 1958

Black, Brown and Beige : Parts 1 to 6.

Duke ELLINGTON and Mahalia JACKSON
BLACK, BROWN AND BEIGE

(30 cm CBS / 63 363)

February 5, 11 and 12, 1958



Same as previous album

AT THE BAL MASQUE
(30 cm COLUMBIA / LE 10 077) Usa

March 20 to April 1st, 1958

Alice blue gown / Who's afraid of the big bad wolf ? / Got a date with an angel / Poor butterfly / Satan takes a holiday / The peanut vendor / Satin doll / Lady in red / Indian love call / The donkey serenade / Gypsy love song / Laugh, clown, laugh.

AT THE BAL MASQUE
(30 cm CBS / 63 513) France

March 20 to April 1st, 1958

Same as previous album

THE COSMIC SCENE
(30 cm CBS / 84 407) France

April, 1958
Clack Terry (trumpet), John Sanders, Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson (trombone), Paul Gonsalves (tenor sax), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet), Jimmy Woode (bass), Sam Woodyard (drums), Duke Ellington (piano)


Avalon / Body and soul / Bass-ment / Early autumn / Jones / Perdido / Saint-Louis blues / Spacemen / Midnight sun / Take the A train.

Bonus CD : Body and soul (alternate) / Jones (alternate).

HAPPY REUNION
(30 cm DOCTOR JAZZ / FW 40030)

March 19, 1956

Way back blues / Where's the music ? / Rubber bottom / Play the blues and go.

June 24, 1958

In a mellow tone (2 takes) / Happy reunion (2 takes) / Diminuendo and crescendo in blue.

Duke ELLINGTON AND Johnny HODGES
SIDE BY SIDE

(30 cm VERVE / MG V 8345) Usa

August 14, 1958


Stompy Jones / Squeeze me / Going up.

February, 1959 (Billy Strayhorn on piano)

Big shoe / Just a memory / Let's fall in love / Ruint / Bend one / You need to rock.

Duke ELLINGTON AND Johnny HODGES
SIDE BY SIDE

(30 cm VERVE / 2317 101) France

August 14, 1958 and February, 1959

Same as previous album

Duke ELLINGTON AND Johnny HODGES
SIDE BY SIDE

(30 cm WAX TIME / 771 796) Spain - Limited edition

August 14, 1958 and February, 1959

Same as previous album


Bonus : Three and six (1958 session).

BACK TO BACK
Duke ELLINGTON AND Johnny HODGES PLAY THE BLUES

(30 cm VERVE / V6 8317)

February 20, 1959

Wabash blues / Basin street blues / Beale street blues / Weary blues / Saint-Louis blues / Loveless love / Royal garden blues.

ELLINGTON JAZZ PARTY IN STEREO
(30 cm COLUMBIA / JCS 8127)

February 19 and 25, 1959

Malletoba spank / Red garter / Red shoes / Red carpet / Ready, go ! / U. M. M. G. / All of me / Tymperturbaly blue / Hello little girl.

CD version with two bonus : Fillie Trillie / Satin doll.

ELLINGTON JAZZ PARTY
(30 cm CBS / S 63 485) France

February 19 and 25, 1959

Same as previous album

ELLINGTON JAZZ PARTY
(30 cm PHILIPS - Réalités / V 26) France

February 19 and 25, 1959

Same as previous album

ELLINGTON MOODS
(30 cm JAZZ LEGACY / JLA 61)

New York - March 27, 1959



Fat mouth / Lost in the night / Little John's tune / Frou frou / Dankworth castle / Moonstone / Night stick / Lullaby for dreamers / She was a tinkling thing / Jamaica tomboy / Still water / Jet strip.

THE DUKE'S D.J. SPECIAL
(CD FRESH SOUND RECORDS / FSR CD 41)

New York - March 27, 1959



Same as previous album

ELLINGTON 59
(30 cm FAIRMONT RECORDS / 107) USA

New York - March 27, 1959

Same as previous album but tracks in different order

ANATOMY OF A MURDER
(30 cm CORONET / CXS 99)

May 29, June 1st and 2, 1959

Included in next CD


Main title - Anatomy of a murder / Flirtibird / Almost cried / Happy anatomy 1 / Midnight indigo / Haupé / Sunswept Sunday / Grace valse / Happy anatomy 2.

ANATOMY OF A MURDER
(CD COLUMBIA / COL 469 136 2)

May 29, June 1st and 2, 1959



Main title - Anatomy of a murder / Flirtibird / Way early subtone / Hero to zero / Low key lightly / Happy anatomy / Midnight indigo / Almost cried / Sunswept Sunday / Grace valse / Happy anatomy / Haupé / Upper and outest.

FESTIVAL SESSION
(30 cm COLUMBIA / P 13500)

September 8, 1959



Idiom' 59 (parts 1 to 3) / Things ain't what they used to be / Launching pad / Perdido / Copout extension / Duael fuel (parts 1 to 3)

FESTIVAL SESSION
(CD POLL WINNERS / 27209) UK

September 8, 1959

Same as previous album with bonus




Idiom' 59 (parts 1 to 3) / Things ain't what they used to be / Launching pad / Perdido / Copout extension / Duael fuel (parts 1 to 3).

Bonus (same session) : V.I.P.'s boogie / Jam with Sam .

Bonus (Newport Jazz Festival - July 4, 1959) : Idiom '59 / Copout extension.

BLUES IN ORBIT
(30 cm CBS / 84 307)

February, 1958 and December 1959

Three J's blues / Smada / Pie eye's blues / Sweet and pungent / C jam blues / In a mellow tone / Blues in blueprint / The swinger's get the blues too / The swinger's jump / Blues in orbit / Villes ville is the place, man.

Bonus CD : Track 360 / Sentimental lady / Brown Penny / Pie eye's blues / Sweet and pungent / The swinger's jump / Blues in orbit (alternate) / Track 360 (alternate).