Masterpieces: 1926-1949

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/11/2001
  • Label: Proper Box Uk
  • UPC: 604988992526
  • Catalog Number: 25
  • Sales rank: 35,712

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 East St. Louis Toodle-Oo - Duke Ellington & His Kentucky Club Orchestra (2:57)
  2. 2 Birmingham Breakdown - Duke Ellington & His Kentucky Club Orchestra (2:49)
  3. 3 Black and Tan Fantasy - The Washingtonians (3:20)
  4. 4 Black Beauty - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:53)
  5. 5 The Mooche - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:14)
  6. 6 Awful Sad (2:51)
  7. 7 The Blues With a Feeling (3:16)
  8. 8 Misty Mornin' (3:20)
  9. 9 Flaming Youth (3:16)
  10. 10 Hot Feet (2:40)
  11. 11 Double Check Stomp - Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra (2:53)
  12. 12 Ring Dem Bells - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:54)
  13. 13 Old Man Blues - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:06)
  14. 14 Mood Indigo - Jungle Band (2:58)
  15. 15 Rockin' in Rhythm - The Harlem Footwarmers (3:15)
  16. 16 Echoes of the Jungle - Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra (3:28)
  17. 17 The Mystery Song - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:13)
  18. 18 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:12)
  19. 19 Lazy Rhapsody - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:18)
  20. 20 Creole Love Call - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (4:10)
  21. 21 Blue Ramble - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:16)
  22. 22 Ducky Wucky - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:08)
  23. 23 Eerie Moan - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:14)
  24. 24 Sophisticated Lady - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:39)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Slippery Horn - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:08)
  2. 2 Drop Me off in Harlem - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:00)
  3. 3 Daybreak Express - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:56)
  4. 4 Delta Serenade - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:18)
  5. 5 Stompy Jones (3:04)
  6. 6 Solitude - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:32)
  7. 7 Blue Feeling - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:12)
  8. 8 Saddest Tale - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:20)
  9. 9 Moonglow - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:08)
  10. 10 In a Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:19)
  11. 11 Showboat Shuffle - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:04)
  12. 12 Reminiscing in Tempo, Pt. 1-4 - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (12:35)
  13. 13 Clarinet Lament (Barney's Concerto) - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:11)
  14. 14 Echoes of Harlem (Cootie's Concerto) - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:03)
  15. 15 Black Butterfly - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:57)
  16. 16 Caravan - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:08)
  17. 17 Azure - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:03)
  18. 18 Diminuendo in Blue - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:48)
  19. 19 Crescendo in Blue - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:20)
  20. 20 Stepping into Swing Society - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:05)
  21. 21 Lost in Meditation - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:47)
Disc 3
  1. 1 I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:03)
  2. 2 Rose of the Rio Grande - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:06)
  3. 3 Pyramid - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:57)
  4. 4 Prelude to a Kiss - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:57)
  5. 5 Blue Light (Transblucency) - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:41)
  6. 6 Boy Meets Horn - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:01)
  7. 7 Slap Happy - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:47)
  8. 8 Serenade to Sweden - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:23)
  9. 9 The Sergeant Was Shy - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:43)
  10. 10 Jack the Bear - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:17)
  11. 11 Ko Ko - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:43)
  12. 12 Conga Brava - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:59)
  13. 13 Concerto for Cootie - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:21)
  14. 14 Cotton Tail - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:13)
  15. 15 Never No Lament (Don't Get Around Much Anymore) - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:19)
  16. 16 Dusk - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:21)
  17. 17 Bojangles - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:54)
  18. 18 A Portrait of Bert Williams - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:10)
  19. 19 Harlem Air Shaft - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:00)
  20. 20 All Too Soon - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:31)
  21. 21 Sepia Panorama - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:24)
  22. 22 In a Mellow Tone - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:17)
  23. 23 Warm Valley - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:15)
  24. 24 Across the Track Blues - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:01)
  25. 25 Day Dream - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:58)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Pussy Willow - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (4:33)
  2. 2 The Sidewalks of New York - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:15)
  3. 3 Take the "A" Train - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:57)
  4. 4 Blue Serge - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:23)
  5. 5 Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin' - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:36)
  6. 6 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:21)
  7. 7 Clementine - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:01)
  8. 8 Jump for Joy - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:59)
  9. 9 Chelsea Bridge - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:56)
  10. 10 Rain Check - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:31)
  11. 11 Perdido - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:10)
  12. 12 C Jam Blues - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:39)
  13. 13 Moon Mist - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:00)
  14. 14 What Am I Here For? - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:27)
  15. 15 Main Stem - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:51)
  16. 16 Johnny Come Lately - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:43)
  17. 17 I'm Beginning to See the Light - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:11)
  18. 18 Transblucency - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:00)
  19. 19 Lady of the Lavender Mist - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:21)
  20. 20 Sultry Serenade (3:10)
  21. 21 Air-Conditioned Jungle - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:42)
  22. 22 The Clothed Woman - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:54)
  23. 23 Snibor - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Duke Ellington Primary Artist, Piano, Tom-Tom, Talking
Lonnie Johnson Guitar
Cat Anderson Trumpet
Jimmy Forrest Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Ray Nance Trumpet, Violin
Oscar Pettiford Bass
Charlie Rouse Tenor Saxophone
Rex Stewart Conductor
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Cootie Williams Trumpet, Vocals
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Tyree Glenn Trombone
Taft Jordan Trumpet
Louis Metcalf Trumpet
Joya Sherrill Vocals
Russell Procope Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Bubber Miley Trumpet
Ivie Anderson Vocals
Jimmy Blanton Bass
Wellman Braud Bass
Sonny Greer Drums
Hayes Alvis Bass
Louis Bacon Trombone
Harold Baker Trumpet
Barney Bigard Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Harry Carney Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Kay Davis Vocals
Jimmy Hamilton Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Shelton Hemphill Trumpet
Freddie Jenkins Trombone, Trumpet
Claude Jones Trombone
Wendell Marshall Bass
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton Trombone
Billy Strayhorn Piano
Juan Tizol Trombone, Vocals
Arthur Whetsol Trumpet
Wilbur De Paris Trombone
Wallace Jones Trumpet
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Track Performer
Charlie Allen Trumpet
Junior Raglin Bass
Jungle Band Track Performer
Billy Taylor Sr. Bass
Freddy Guy Banjo, Guitar
Baby Cox Vocals
Francis Williams Trumpet
Otto Hardwick Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Fred Avendorf Drums
Mack Shaw Tuba
Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra Track Performer
Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra Track Performer
Duke Ellington & His Kentucky Club Orchestra Track Performer
The Harlem Footwarmers Track Performer
Edward Kennedy Ellington Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Frankie Laine Composer
Lawrence Brown Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Will Hudson Composer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
Joop Visser Producer, Liner Notes
Sid Kuller Composer
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