Sophisticated Lady [RCA]

Sophisticated Lady [RCA]

by Duke Ellington
     
 

This RCA CD reissue contains 19 Duke Ellington recordings from 1940-42 and 1945-46 and serves as a good introduction to Ellington's music of that era although veteran collectors will already have the material. Among the gems are the original version of "Take the 'A' Train," "I Got It Bad," "Perdido," "Caravan," a rendition of "It Don't Mean a Thing" that uses the… See more details below

Overview

This RCA CD reissue contains 19 Duke Ellington recordings from 1940-42 and 1945-46 and serves as a good introduction to Ellington's music of that era although veteran collectors will already have the material. Among the gems are the original version of "Take the 'A' Train," "I Got It Bad," "Perdido," "Caravan," a rendition of "It Don't Mean a Thing" that uses the voices of Joya Sherrill, Kay Davis and Marie Ellington and "St. Louis Blues."

Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/1996
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0090266851621
catalogNumber:
68516

Tracks

  1. Concerto for Cootie  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  2. Never No Lament (Don't Get Around Much Anymore)  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  3. Take the "A" Train  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  4. Just A-Settin' and A-Rockin'  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  5. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  6. Chelsea Bridge  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  7. Perdido  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  8. The C Jam Blues  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  9. Prelude To A Kiss  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  10. Caravan  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  11. Mood Indigo  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  12. In a Sentimental Mood  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  13. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  14. Sophisticated Lady  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  15. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  16. Solitude  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  17. Things Ain't What They Used to Be (Time's A-Wastin')  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  18. Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  19. St. Louis Blues  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Ellington   Primary Artist,Piano
Hibbler   Vocals
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Johnny Hodges   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Ray Nance   Trumpet,Violin,Cornet,Vocals
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Sears   Tenor Saxophone
Rex Stewart   Cornet
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Bob Haggart   Bass
Herb Jeffries   Vocals
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Joya Sherrill   Vocals
Russell Procope   Alto Saxophone
Ivie Anderson   Vocals
Jimmy Blanton   Bass
Sonny Greer   Drums
Harold Baker   Trumpet
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Harry Carney   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Kay Davis   Vocals
Fred Guy   Guitar
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Shelton Hemphill   Trumpet
Claude Jones   Trombone
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton   Trombone
Billy Strayhorn   Piano
Juan Tizol   Valve Trombone
Sid Weiss   Bass
Wilbur De Paris   Trombone
Wallace Jones   Trumpet
Alvin Raglin   Bass
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Francis Williams   Trumpet
Otto Hardwick   Alto Saxophone,Bass Saxophone
Marie Ellington   Vocals
Marian Cox   Vocals
Edward Kennedy Ellington   Indexed Contributor

Technical Credits

Mercer Ellington   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Steve Backer   Executive Producer
Duke Ellington   Arranger,Composer,Contributor
Jay Newland   Engineer
John Snyder   Producer,Reissue Producer
Billy Strayhorn   Arranger
Clarence Williams   Composer
Joe Lopes   Engineer
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra   Contributor
J.J. Stelmach   Art Direction
Stephanie L. Stein   Liner Notes
Steve Gates   Producer
Marian Conaty   Engineer
Ted Persons   Composer
Scott Johnson   Art Direction

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