Treasury Shows, Vol. 3

The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3

by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
     
 
The third two-CD set of Duke Ellington Treasury Shows, which aired beginning in the closing months of World War II, features two complete consecutive weekly programs, including heavily scripted announcements by Bill Abernathy and the likewise, now somewhat amusing, bond pitches by Ellington himself (the politically correct of today will be shocked to hear him

Overview

The third two-CD set of Duke Ellington Treasury Shows, which aired beginning in the closing months of World War II, features two complete consecutive weekly programs, including heavily scripted announcements by Bill Abernathy and the likewise, now somewhat amusing, bond pitches by Ellington himself (the politically correct of today will be shocked to hear him refer to the Japanese military forces as "Nips"). Each of the two discs is rounded out with air checks from late 1945 that originated from the Club Zanzibar in New York City. Like earlier releases in the series, the sound is very good, and one gets to hear Ellington tinkering with his band, auditioning new material and rearranging established compositions. There are several relatively rare performances played on just a relative handful of occasions other than these broadcasts. The lively swinger "Clementine," written by Billy Strayhorn, deserved a longer life span; it has snappy solos by alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges and some potent playing by trumpeters Ray Nance and Rex Stewart. The brisk "Blue Cellophane" make major demands of trombonist Lawrence Brown, while a lush arrangement of the standard "Yesterdays" features a vibrato-filled, almost operatic, vocal by Kay Davis. With literally hundreds of Duke Ellington CDs to choose from on the market at any one time, it is difficult for most collectors to afford, let alone find them all. But any serious fan of his work will find this historic set to be an essential addition to his or her collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/04/2001
Label:
Storyville Records
UPC:
0717101900329
catalogNumber:
9039003

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Blutopia
  2. Clementine (From New Orleans)
  3. My Heart Sings
  4. Sentimental Journey
  5. I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
  6. Sentimental Journey
  7. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
  8. Three Cent Stomp
  9. Black and Tan Fantasy
  10. Blue Skies
  11. Broadcast Returns
  12. Passion Flower
  13. Air-Conditioned Jungle
  14. Frantic Fantasy
  15. I'm Beginning to See the Light
  16. Main Stem
  17. Everything But You
  18. Carnegie Blues
  19. Jump for Joy/Things Ain't What They Used to Be
  20. Jumpin' Punkins
  21. A Door Will Open
  22. West Indian Dance
  23. I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues
  24. Jack the Bear

Disc 2

  1. Take the "A" Train
  2. Carnegie Blues
  3. (Otto Make That) Riff Staccato
  4. Bond Promo
  5. All at Once
  6. Yesterdays
  7. I Miss Your Kiss
  8. AC-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
  9. Bond Promo
  10. Blue Cellophane
  11. Take the "A" Train
  12. Take the "A" Train
  13. Prelude to a Kiss
  14. Caravan
  15. Sophisticated Lady
  16. I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues
  17. Bond Promo/I'm Beginning to See the Light
  18. In a Mellow Tone
  19. Harlem Air Shaft
  20. I Don't Mind
  21. Bond Promo
  22. The Jeep Is Jumpin'
  23. Take the "A" Train
  24. Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'
  25. Clementine
  26. The Wonder of You
  27. I'll Buy That Dream
  28. Come to Baby, Do!

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra   Primary Artist
Hibbler   Vocals
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Ray Nance   Trumpet,Violin,Vocals
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Sears   Tenor Saxophone
Rex Stewart   Trumpet
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Joya Sherrill   Vocals
Sonny Greer   Drums
Harry Carney   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Kay Davis   Vocals
Duke Ellington   Piano,Leader
Fred Guy   Guitar
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Shelton Hemphill   Trumpet
Claude Jones   Trombone
Billy Strayhorn   Piano
Lloyd Trotman   Bass
Wilbur De Paris   Trombone
Junior Raglin   Bass
Otto Hardwick   Alto Saxophone
Marie Ellington   Vocals

Technical Credits

Brown   Composer
Johnny Hodges   Composer
John Benson Brooks   Composer
Harold Rome   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Duke Ellington   Arranger,Composer
Bud Green   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Ben Homer   Composer
Sid Miller   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Arranger,Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Frank Rutter   Liner Notes
Jerry Valburn   Producer
Si Schwartz   Composer
Don George   Composer
Milt Orent   Composer
Henri Herpin   Composer
Inez James   Composer
Sid Kuller   Composer

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