Anthologies


Complete Edition (Masters of jazz)

Cette série aurait pû être l'anthologie de référence si elle avait évolué plus vite. "Complète", elle porte bien son nom mais la période atteint péniblement 1931 au bout de douze volumes alors que la série "Chronological" de chez Classics nous emmène jusqu'au début des années cinquante avec 44 volumes à son actif (mais sans les différentes prises d'un même morceau). Elle fut néanmoins un bon complément à cette dernière pour qui voulait posséder TOUT Ellington, avant l’apparition de la collection "Alternate takes".

COMPLETE EDITION volume 1
(CD MASTERS OF JAZZ / MJCD 8) France

novembre 1924 au 29 novembre 1926


It's gonna be a cold, cold winter / Parlor social de luxe / Choo choo / Rainy nights / Deacon jazz / Oh, how I love my darling / How come you do me like you do ? / Everything is hotsy totsy now / I'm gonna hang around my sugar / Trombone blues / Georgia grind / Parlor social stomp / ''Wanna go back again'' blues / If you can't hold the man you love / Animal crackers / Lil' Farina / Jig walk / Lucky numbers blues / I'm gonna put you right in jail / East Saint-Louis toodle-Oo / Birmingham breakdown.

COMPLETE EDITION volume 2
(CD MASTERS OF JAZZ / MJCD 9) France

29 décembre 1926 au 26 octobre 1927


Immigration blues / The creeper (2 versions) / If you can't hold the man you love / New Orleans lowdown / Song of the cotton field / Birmingham breakdown / East Saint-Louis toodle-Oo / Hop head / Down in the alley blues / Black and tan fantasy / Washington wobble (2 versions) / Creole love call / The blues I love to sing (2 versions) / Black and tan fantasy / Washington wobble.

COMPLETE EDITION volume 3
(CD MASTERS OF JAZZ / MJCD 25) France

3 novembre 1927 à mars 1928


What can a poor fellow do ? / Black and tan fantasy [master take] / Black and tan fantasy / Chicago stomp down / Harlem river Quiver (Brown Berries) [master take] / Harlem river Quiver (Brown Berries) (2 versions) / East Saint-Louis toodle-Oo / Blue bubbles [master take] / Blue bubbles / Red hot band / Doin' the frog / Sweet Mama / Stack O'Lee blues / Bugle call rag / Take it easy / Jubilee stomp / Harlem river (East Saint-Louis toodle-Oo) / East Saint-Louis toodle-Oo / East Saint-Louis toodle-Oo [master take] / Jubilee stomp / Jubilee stomp [master take] / Take it easy / Take it easy [master take]..

COMPLETE EDITION volume 4
(CD MASTERS OF JAZZ / MJCD 30) France

21 mars au 17 octobre 1928


Take it easy / Jubilee stomp / Black beauty (3 versions) / Jubilee stomp / Got everything but you / Yellow dog blues / Tishomingo blues / Diga diga doo / Doin' the new lowdown / Black beauty / Swampy river / The mooche / Move over / Hot and bothered / The mooche (2 versions) / Hot and bothered / Move over / The mooche / Louisiana

COMPLETE EDITION volume 5
(CD MASTERS OF JAZZ / MJCD 52) France

20 octobre au 28 décembre 1928


Awful sad / The mooche / Santa Claus, bring my man back to me / I done caught you blues / I can't give you anything but love / No, papa, no (2 versions) / I can't give you anything but love / Bandanna babies / Diga diga doo / I must have that man / The blues with a feeling / Goin' to town / Misty mornin' / Hit me in the nose blues / It's all coming home to you / Hottentot / Misty mornin' / Saint Louis blues (2 versions).

COMPLETE EDITION volume 6
(CD MASTERS OF JAZZ / MJCD 69) France

8 janvier 1929 au 15 mars 1929


Doin' the voom voom / Tiger rag (3 versions) / Flaming youth (2 versions) / Saturday night function / High life / Doin' the voom voom / Japanese dream / Harlemania / Rent party blues / Paducah / Harlem flat blues / The dicty glide (2 versions) / Hot feet / Sloppy Joe (2 versions) / Stevedore stomp / Saragota swing / Who said "It's tight like that ?" / He just don't appeal to me.

COMPLETE EDITION volume 7
(CD MASTERS OF JAZZ / MJCD 88) France

4 avril à août 1929


I must have that man / Freeze and melt / Mississippi moan / A nite at the Cotton Club : Cotton club stomp - Misty mornin' - Goin' to town - Interlude - Freeze and melt / Cotton club stomp / Misty mornin' / Arabian lover / Saratoga swing / That rhythm man / Beggar's blues / Saturday night function / Black and blue / Jungle jamboree / Jungle jamboree / Snake hip dance / Soundtrack from "Black and Tan" : Black and tan fantasy (3 versions) - The duke steps out - Black beauty - The duke steps out - Black beauty - Cotton club stomp - Flaming youth - Same train - Black and tan fantasy.

COMPLETE EDITION volume 8
(CD MASTERS OF JAZZ / MJCD 101) France

10 septembre au 20 novembre 1929


Doin' the voom voom / Flaming youth / Saturday night function / Ain't misbehavin' / Doin' the new low-down / Jolly wog / Jazz convulsions / Mississippi dry / The Duke steps out / Haunted nights / Swanee shuffle / Six or seven times (2 versions) / Goin' nuts / Oklahoma stomp (2 vessions) / Breakfast dance / Jazz lips / March of the hoodlums / Lazy Duke / Blues of the vagabond / Syncopated shuffle.

COMPLETE EDITION volume 9
(CD MASTERS OF JAZZ / MJCD 123) France

10 décembre 1929 au 20 mars 1930


Sweet mama / Wall Street wail (2 versions) / Cincinnati daddy / St. James Infirmary (3 versions) / When you're smiling (2 versions) / Rent party blues (2 versions) / Jungle blues (2 versions) / Maori (a samoan dance) / When you're smiling (2 versions) / Maori (a samoan dance) (2 versions) / Admiration (hawaiian idyl).

COMPLETE EDITION volume 10
(CD MASTERS OF JAZZ / MJCD 145) France

3 avril au 12 juin 1930


The mooche (2 versions) / Ragamuffin Romeo / East St-Louis toodle-Oo (2 versions) / Double check stomp / My gal is good for nothing but love / I was made to love you / Double check stomp / Accordion Joe (2 versions) / Unknow title (issued as Cotton club stomp - 2 versions) / Sweet dreams of love (2 versions) / Jungle nights in Harlem / Sweet jazz o'mine (2 versions) / Shout 'em, Aunt Tillie / Sweet Mama (2 versions) / Double check stomp / Black and tan fantasy.

COMPLETE EDITION volume 11
(CD MASTERS OF JAZZ / MJCD 173) France

début août au 27 octobre 1930


When I'm blue / The mystery song / East Saint-Louis toodle-Oo / Three little words / Old man blues / Ring dem bells (2 versions) / Old man blues (3 versions) / Three little words (2 versions) / Ring dem bells / Old man blues (2 versions) / Hittin' the bottle (2 versions) / That lindy hop / You're lucky to me / Memories of you / Big house blues / Rocky mountain blues / Runnin' wild / Mood indigo / Home again blues / The wang wang blues.

COMPLETE EDITION volume 12
(CD MASTERS OF JAZZ / MJCD 174) France

14 octobre 1930 au 10 janvier 1931


Mood indigo / Ring dem bells / Three little words / Old man blues / Sweet chariot / I can't realise you love me / I'm so in love with you / Rockin' in rhythm / Nine little miles from Ten Ten Tennessee (2 versions) / I'm so in love with you (2 versions) / What good am I without you / When a black man's blue / Them there eyes (3 versions) / Rockin' chair (3 versions).