Mood Indigo: Capitol Sings Duke Ellington

Mood Indigo: Capitol Sings Duke Ellington

     
 
From Capitol's Fort Knox-level jazz vocal vaults comes this fine homage to the Duke. Culled mostly from '50s and early-'60s albums, Mood Indigo: Capitol Sings Duke Ellington features 20 stellar interpretations by the venerable likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong,

Overview

From Capitol's Fort Knox-level jazz vocal vaults comes this fine homage to the Duke. Culled mostly from '50s and early-'60s albums, Mood Indigo: Capitol Sings Duke Ellington features 20 stellar interpretations by the venerable likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Nat "King" Cole, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, and Nancy Wilson; and that's not to overlook an impressive array of relatively unsung talent like June Christy, Helen Forrest, Lou Rawls, and Annie Ross. Featuring work from both Ellington and longtime songwriting partner Billy Strayhorn, the mix contains a fetching combo of both evergreens ("Solitude," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore") and rare booty ("I Didn't Know About You," "I Ain't Go Nothin' but the Blues"). Topping things off are the Ellington-worthy charts of such veteran arrangers as Billy May, Gerald Wilson, Pete Rugolo, Benny Carter, and Nelson Riddle. Yes, this tour of "Duke's Place" is definitely not to be missed.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/05/1994
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724382810629
catalogNumber:
28106

Tracks

  1. Duke's Place  - Duke Ellington
  2. Satin Doll  - Nancy Wilson
  3. Solitude  - Sarah Vaughan
  4. Mood Indigo  - Nat King Cole
  5. Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'  - June Christy
  6. I'm Just a Lucky So and So  - Zoot Sims
  7. Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)  - Lou Rawls
  8. I Didn't Know About You  - Dinah Washington
  9. I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues  - Dinah Shore
  10. Don't Get Around Much Anymore  - Nat King Cole
  11. In a Sentimental Mood  - Nancy Wilson
  12. I'm Beginning to See the Light  - Helen Forrest
  13. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)  - Louis Armstrong
  14. Jump for Joy  - Peggy Lee
  15. Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me  - Dinah Washington
  16. I Let a Song Go out of My Heart  - June Christy
  17. Caravan  - Nat King Cole
  18. Sophisticated Lady  - Nancy Wilson
  19. Take the "A" Train  -  King Sisters
  20. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)  - Duke Ellington

Album Credits

Performance Credits

June Christy   Track Performer
Peggy Lee   Vocals,Track Performer
Dinah Shore   Track Performer
Nancy Wilson   Track Performer
Lou Rawls   Track Performer
Hank Jones   Piano
Billy May   Conductor
Annie Ross   Track Performer
Dinah Washington   Track Performer
Gerald Wilson   Conductor
Pete Rugolo   Conductor
Helen Forrest   Track Performer
Jimmy Grissom   Vocals
Alvino Rey   Conductor
Frank deVol   Conductor
King Sisters   Track Performer
Louis Armstrong   Track Performer
Benny Carter   Conductor
Nat King Cole   Track Performer
Don Costa   Conductor
Duke Ellington   Piano,Track Performer
Nelson Riddle   Conductor
Milt Raskin   Conductor
Sarah Vaughan   Track Performer
Zoot Sims   Saxophone,Track Performer
Juan Tizol   Trombone
Dave Cavanaugh   Conductor

Technical Credits

Red Norvo   Contributor
George Shearing   Arranger
Duke Ellington   Composer
Bob Norberg   Remixing
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Brad Benedict   Producer
Tommy Steele   Art Direction
Robert Risko   Artwork
Harry James & His Musicmakers   Contributor
Sid Kuller   Composer

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