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Cotton Club Days, Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

October 15th, 2012

Birth Name:
Edward Kennedy Ellington

Born:
Duke Ellington

Genre:
Jazz

Years Active:
'20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Essentials

Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Jazz History 1: Big Band & Swing
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1930s
1930s





Duke Ellington

Biography

Duke Ellington was the most important composer in the history of jazz as well as being a bandleader who held his large group together continuously for almost 50 years. The two aspects of his career were related; Ellington used his band as a musical laboratory for his new compositions and shaped his writing specifically to showcase the talents of his bandmembers, many of whom remained with him for long periods. Ellington also wrote film scores and stage musicals, and several of his instrumental works were adapted into songs that became standards. In addition to touring year in and year out, he recorded extensively, resulting in a gigantic body of work that was still being assessed a quarter century after his death.

Top Albums

Cotton Club Days, Duke Ellington
1. Cotton Club ..
Best of Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington
2. Best of Duke..
Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, Duke Ellington
3. Duke Ellingt..
Let Yourself Go, Kristin Chenoweth
4. Let Yourself..
Money Jungle, Duke Ellington
5. Money Jungle
First Time! The Count Meets the Duke, Count Basie
6. First Time! ..
The Great Summit - The Master Takes, Duke Ellington
7. The Great Su..
Ain't Necessarily So, Andy Bey
8. Ain't Necess..
Martha Stewart Living Music: Jazz for the Holidays
9. Martha Stewa..
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane, Duke Ellington
10. Duke Ellingt..
Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins, Coleman Hawkins
11. Duke Ellingt..
Stormy Weather (Remastered 2002), Lena Horne
12. Stormy Weath..
The Duke: The Columbia Years (1927-1962), Duke Ellington
13. The Duke: Th..
Ella & Duke at The Côte D'Azur (Live), Duke Ellington
14. Ella & D..
Ken Burns Jazz: Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington
15. Ken Burns Ja..
Never No Lament (The Blanton-Webster Band), Duke Ellington
16. Never No Lam..
The Very Best of Duke Ellington (Remastered), Duke Ellington
17. The Very Bes..
Back to Back, Duke Ellington
18. Back to Back
Ella At Duke's Place, Duke Ellington
19. Ella At Duke..
The Great Paris Concert, Duke Ellington
20. The Great Pa..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
In a Sentimental MoodVery Best of John Coltrane4:16$1.29
2.
Take the "a" TrainBest of Duke Ellington3:00$0.99
3.
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain..Duke: The Columbia Years (1..3:08$0.99
4.
In a Sentimental MoodDuke Ellington and John Col..4:18$1.29
5.
Satin DollDuke: The Columbia Years (1..3:42$0.99
6.
In a Sentimental MoodLove Jones (The Music)4:14$0.99
7.
In a Mellow ToneBest of Duke Ellington2:53$0.99
8.
Harlem NocturneDuke Ellington2:50$0.99
9.
Black and Tan FantasyBest of Duke Ellington3:26$0.99
10.
MoocheBest of Duke Ellington3:12$0.99
11.
Concerto for CootieVery Best of Duke Ellington..3:21$0.99
12.
Take the 'A' TrainDuke: The Columbia Years (1..7:13$0.99
13.
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain..Great Summit - The Master T..3:58$1.29
14.
In a Sentimental MoodColtrane for Lovers4:17$1.29
15.
Tootin Through the RoofCotton Club Days2:53$0.99
16.
Portrait of the LionCotton Club Days2:28$0.99
17.
Pussy WillowCotton Club Days2:39$0.99
18.
Take the "A" Train (Stereo)Archive '57-'605:58$0.99
19.
Main Stem (Stereo)Archive '57-'604:16$0.99
20.
Perdido (Stereo)Archive '57-'606:47$0.99
21.
Kinda Dukish / Rockin' in Rhythm..Archive '57-'605:52$0.99
22.
Best WishesBrunswick Sessions, Vol. 13:14$0.99
23.
Fast And Furious (Lots O' Finger..Brunswick Sessions, Vol. 12:52$0.99
24.
Swampy RiverBrunswick Sessions, Vol. 12:59$0.99
25.
Sheik of ArabyBrunswick Sessions, Vol. 13:00$0.99

Top Music Videos

It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) [Ed Sullivan Show Live 1965], Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald
1. It Don't Mean ..
Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool (Live), Duke Ellington
2. Mr. Gentle and..
Rockin' In Rhythm (Ed Sullivan Show Live 1969), Duke Ellington
3. Rockin' In Rhy..
Take the 'A' Train, Duke Ellington
4. Take the 'A' T..
Satin Doll (Ed Sullivan Show Live 1968), Buddy Greco & Duke Ellington
5. Satin Doll (Ed..
David Danced Before the Lord (Ed Sullivan Show Live 1966), Duke Ellington
6. David Danced B..
Satin Doll, Duke Ellington
7. Satin Doll
Stormy Weather, Duke Ellington
8. Stormy Weather
I Got Rhythm, Duke Ellington
9. I Got Rhythm
Bugle Call Rag, Duke Ellington
10. Bugle Call Rag
Jam With Sam, Duke Ellington
11. Jam With Sam
Black and Tan Fantasy, Duke Ellington
12. Black and Tan ..
Blow By Blow, Duke Ellington
13. Blow By Blow
Things Aren't What They Used to Be, Duke Ellington
14. Things Aren't ..
A Bundle of Blues, Duke Ellington
15. A Bundle of Bl..
VIP Boogie, Duke Ellington
16. VIP Boogie
Kinda Dukish, Duke Ellington
17. Kinda Dukish


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