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Jungle Nights in Harlem
     

Jungle Nights in Harlem

by Duke Ellington
 
This second of three CDs of early Ellington released by Bluebird has the loose theme of his Cotton Club days as an excuse to release a variety of recordings from a five-year period. Highlights include the two part "A Night at the Cotton Club" (essentially a medley), some of the hotter songs from the Broadway musical Blackbirds of 1928

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This second of three CDs of early Ellington released by Bluebird has the loose theme of his Cotton Club days as an excuse to release a variety of recordings from a five-year period. Highlights include the two part "A Night at the Cotton Club" (essentially a medley), some of the hotter songs from the Broadway musical Blackbirds of 1928 ("Bandanna Babies," in addition to an odd vocal, has one of trumpeter Bubber Miley's greatest solos), some mood pieces and two lengthy medleys from 1932. Although the music deserves to be reissued as complete sessions, this sampler is consistently delightful and shows that, when it came to swing, Ellington (along with Fletcher Henderson) predated everyone.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/09/1991
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0078635249927
catalogNumber:
2499

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Performance Credits

Duke Ellington   Primary Artist,Piano
Johnny Hodges   Clarinet,Reeds,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Louis Metcalf   Trumpet
Irving Mills   Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Bubber Miley   Trumpet
Teddy Bunn   Guitar
Wellman Braud   Bass
Sonny Greer   Drums
Barney Bigard   Clarinet,Reeds,Tenor Saxophone
Harry Carney   Clarinet,Reeds,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Fred Guy   Banjo,Guitar
Rudy Jackson   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Jenkins   Trumpet
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton   Trombone
Juan Tizol   Valve Trombone
Billy Taylor   Tuba
Baby Cox   Vocals
Otto Hardwick   Clarinet,Saxophone
Cotton Club Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Steve Backer   Executive Producer
Duke Ellington   Arranger
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Reissue Producer
Steve Lasker   Liner Notes
Arthur Whetsol   Contributor
Ria Lewerke   Art Direction
Raul Colon   Illustrations
Danni Healy   Composer

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