The OKeh Ellington

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Although generally not as celebrated as his Victor recordings of the same period, Duke Ellington's performances for OKeh late acquired by Columbia are among the best of the period, featuring distinctive solos by the likes of trumpeter Bubber Miley and later his replacement Cootie Williams, trombonist Tricky Sam Nanton who, like Miley, was an expert with wah-wah mutes, clarinetist Barney Bigard, and altoist Johnny Hodges, among others. These 50 performances which bypass Ellington's alternate takes contain many classics, including his original theme "East St. Louis Toodle-oo," "Black and Tan Fantasy," "The Mooche," "Mood Indigo," and his two earliest solo piano sides. This is...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although generally not as celebrated as his Victor recordings of the same period, Duke Ellington's performances for OKeh late acquired by Columbia are among the best of the period, featuring distinctive solos by the likes of trumpeter Bubber Miley and later his replacement Cootie Williams, trombonist Tricky Sam Nanton who, like Miley, was an expert with wah-wah mutes, clarinetist Barney Bigard, and altoist Johnny Hodges, among others. These 50 performances which bypass Ellington's alternate takes contain many classics, including his original theme "East St. Louis Toodle-oo," "Black and Tan Fantasy," "The Mooche," "Mood Indigo," and his two earliest solo piano sides. This is one of the best sets of early Ellington available.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/1991
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074644617726
  • Catalog Number: 46177

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Duke Ellington Primary Artist, Piano, Leader
Lonnie Johnson Guitar
Johnny Hodges Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Cootie Williams Trumpet, Vocals
Jabbo Smith Trumpet
Louis Metcalf Trumpet
Irving Mills Vocals
Bubber Miley Trumpet
Wellman Braud String Bass
Sonny Greer Chimes, Drums
Barney Bigard Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Harry Carney Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Henry Edwards Tuba
Fred Guy Banjo
Rudy Jackson Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Jenkins Trumpet
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton Trombone
Juan Tizol Trombone
Arthur Whetsol Trumpet
Prince Robinson Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Baby Cox Vocals
Otto Hardwick Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Sid Garry Vocals
Edward Kennedy Ellington Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Irving Mills Producer
Jack Pettis Composer
Stanley Dance Liner Notes
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Duke Ellington Arranger
Fred Rose Composer
Elmer Schoebel Composer
Bob Stephens Producer
Billy Meyers Composer
Tommy Rockwell Producer
Allen Weinberg Art Direction
Bruce Mishkin Art Direction
George A. Little Composer
Rafael Lopez Composer
Harry Da Costa Composer
Mabel Wayne Composer
Peter Frost Composer
Lew Colwell Composer
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