Proper Introduction to Duke Ellington: Skin Deep

Proper Introduction to Duke Ellington: Skin Deep

by Duke Ellington
     
 

Great Britain's Proper imprint has been releasing terrific multi-disc boxed collections by many major artists in the genres of jazz, blues, and country since the 1990s. On occasion, they've also issued double-disc retrospectives. These offerings have been long on detail in terms of not only volume, but great sound, accurate discographical information, and best of all,… See more details below

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Great Britain's Proper imprint has been releasing terrific multi-disc boxed collections by many major artists in the genres of jazz, blues, and country since the 1990s. On occasion, they've also issued double-disc retrospectives. These offerings have been long on detail in terms of not only volume, but great sound, accurate discographical information, and best of all, they retail at a very attractive price point. Which brings us to their single-disc series, A Proper Introduction To. In this case, it's Duke Ellington, and most of the material here is from the great version of the Duke Ellington Orchestra that included Jimmy Blanton and Ben Webster. It's a so-so portrait of that group, but as far as portraying Ellington's development and towering contribution, a 20-song collection isn't enough for a man who issued well over 400 records during his lifetime.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/2004
Label:
Proper Introduction
UPC:
0805520060431
catalogNumber:
2043

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Tracks

  1. Come Sunday  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  2. Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care to Know)  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  3. I Didn't Know About You  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  4. Mood to Be Woo'd  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  5. Everything But You  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  6. Things Ain't What They Used to Be  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  7. I'm Just a Lucky So-And-So  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  8. Memphis Blues  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  9. Royal Garden Blues  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  10. Golden Cress  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  11. Stomp, Look and Listen  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  12. On a Turquoise Cloud
  13. New York City Blues
  14. Fancy Dan  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  15. The Hawk Talks  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  16. V.I. P's Boogie  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  17. Jam with Sam  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  18. Perdido  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  19. Skin Deep  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  20. Satin Doll  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Ellington   Primary Artist,Piano
Hibbler   Vocals
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Louie Bellson   Drums
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Ray Nance   Trumpet,Violin
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Sears   Tenor Saxophone
Rex Stewart   Cornet
Shorty Baker   Trumpet
Dud Bascomb   Trumpet
Willie Cook   Trumpet
Tyree Glenn   Trombone
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Joya Sherrill   Vocals
Russell Procope   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Sonny Greer   Drums
Butch Ballard   Drums
Harry Carney   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Kay Davis   Vocals
Fred Guy   Guitar
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Shelton Hemphill   Trumpet
Hilton Jefferson   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Claude Jones   Trombone
Killian   Trumpet
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton   Trombone
Juan Tizol   Trombone
Wilbur De Paris   Trombone
Nelson Williams   Trumpet
Junior Raglin   Bass
Francis Williams   Trumpet
Otto Hardwick   Alto Saxophone
Fats Ford   Trumpet
Lawrence D. Brown   Trombone
Edward Kennedy Ellington   Indexed Contributor

Technical Credits

Louie Bellson   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Joop Visser   Producer,Liner Notes

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