Treasury Shows, Vol. 8

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
During 1945 and 1946, Duke Ellington recorded a number of broadcast transcriptions for use by the U.S. Treasury Department to promote the sale of war bonds. This eighth volume, issued by Storyville, is yet another two-disc set that compiles three different broadcasts. While the sound quality is decent for the soloists and only so-so for the whole band, the occasional rarity like "Let the Zoomers Drool" or "Ultra Violet," as well as superb renditions of favorites like "C Jam Blues," "Ko-Ko," and "Main Stem" will be of interest to Ellington collectors. A surprise inclusion is Ellington's nearly 12-minute tone poem from 1935, "Reminiscing in Tempo," though it was no favorite of...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
During 1945 and 1946, Duke Ellington recorded a number of broadcast transcriptions for use by the U.S. Treasury Department to promote the sale of war bonds. This eighth volume, issued by Storyville, is yet another two-disc set that compiles three different broadcasts. While the sound quality is decent for the soloists and only so-so for the whole band, the occasional rarity like "Let the Zoomers Drool" or "Ultra Violet," as well as superb renditions of favorites like "C Jam Blues," "Ko-Ko," and "Main Stem" will be of interest to Ellington collectors. A surprise inclusion is Ellington's nearly 12-minute tone poem from 1935, "Reminiscing in Tempo," though it was no favorite of star soloists like Johnny Hodges, who preferred opportunities to blow. But this volume falls a little bit short in value compared to earlier sets in the series, because of inconsistent sound quality and overall programs that are not as interesting as a typical Ellington concert, though at least the long medleys of hits always featured in his later years are not present.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/2003
  • Label: Storyville Records
  • UPC: 717101900824
  • Catalog Number: 9039008
  • Sales rank: 116,769

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Take the "A" Train - Duke Ellington (0:37)
  2. 2 In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree - Duke Ellington (4:24)
  3. 3 Kissing Bug - Duke Ellington (2:59)
  4. 4 Ellington Bond Promo - Duke Ellington (0:56)
  5. 5 Bugle Breaks - Duke Ellington (2:44)
  6. 6 A Friend of Yours - Duke Ellington (2:48)
  7. 7 West Indian Dance - Duke Ellington (2:21)
  8. 8 Ellington Bond Promo - Duke Ellington (1:07)
  9. 9 Tonight I Shall Sleep (With a Smile on My Face) - Duke Ellington (3:18)
  10. 10 Stomp, Look and Listen (3:23)
  11. 11 I'm Beginning to See the Light - Duke Ellington (2:22)
  12. 12 Take the "A" Train (Theme) - Duke Ellington (0:49)
  13. 13 (Medley) The Magazine Suite: Downbeat Shuffle - Duke Ellington (3:59)
  14. 14 (Medley) The Magazine Suite: Esquire Swank - Duke Ellington (3:48)
  15. 15 (Medley) The Magazine Suite: Metronome All Out - Duke Ellington (4:51)
  16. 16 If You Are But a Dream - Duke Ellington (3:12)
  17. 17 Bluetopia - Duke Ellington (4:16)
  18. 18 Candy - Duke Ellington (2:42)
  19. 19 Ellington Bond Promo - Duke Ellington (0:54)
  20. 20 Main Stem - Duke Ellington (3:07)
  21. 21 Take the "A" Train - Duke Ellington (1:59)
  22. 22 Midriff - Duke Ellington (4:12)
  23. 23 A Door Will Open - Duke Ellington (2:39)
  24. 24 My Little Brown Book - Duke Ellington (2:23)
  25. 25 Stomp, Look and Listen (4:00)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Waiting for the Train to Come In - Duke Ellington (2:48)
  2. 2 Diminuendo in Blue - Duke Ellington (2:58)
  3. 3 Rocks in My Bed - Duke Ellington (3:09)
  4. 4 Crescendo in Blue - Duke Ellington (3:52)
  5. 5 Everything But You - Duke Ellington (1:49)
  6. 6 Take the "A" Train - Duke Ellington (0:35)
  7. 7 In a Mellow Tone - Duke Ellington (2:59)
  8. 8 The Wish I Wish Tonight - Duke Ellington (1:56)
  9. 9 Ellington Bond Promo - Duke Ellington (1:01)
  10. 10 C Jam Blues - Duke Ellington (3:55)
  11. 11 Ultra Violet - Duke Ellington (3:12)
  12. 12 There's No You - Duke Ellington (3:18)
  13. 13 Emancipation Celebration - Duke Ellington (3:08)
  14. 14 Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington (4:36)
  15. 15 Let the Zoomers Drool - Duke Ellington (2:04)
  16. 16 Take the "A" Train (Theme) - Duke Ellington (0:29)
  17. 17 Reminiscing in Tempo - Duke Ellington (11:46)
  18. 18 Everything But You - Duke Ellington (2:10)
  19. 19 Ko Ko - Duke Ellington (2:45)
  20. 20 The Mood to Be Wooed - Duke Ellington (4:11)
  21. 21 Tea for Two - Duke Ellington (2:56)
  22. 22 Ellington Bond Promo - Duke Ellington (0:55)
  23. 23 Blues on the Double - Duke Ellington (4:10)
  24. 24 Things Ain't What They Used to Be - Duke Ellington (0:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Duke Ellington Orchestra Primary Artist, Piano, Leader
Al Hibbler Vocals
Cat Anderson Trumpet
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone
Ray Nance Trumpet, Violin, Vocals
Al Sears Tenor Saxophone
Rex Stewart Trumpet
Taft Jordan Trumpet
Joya Sherrill Vocals
Sonny Greer Drums
Harry Carney Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Kay Davis Vocals
Fred Guy Guitar
Jimmy Hamilton Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Shelton Hemphill Trumpet
Claude Jones Trombone
Billy Strayhorn Piano
Junior Raglin Bass
Otto Hardwick Alto Saxophone
Lawrence D. Brown Trombone
Edward Kennedy Ellington Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Buck Clayton Composer
Mercer Ellington Composer
Johnny Hodges Composer
Harry James Composer
Rex Stewart Composer
Joya Sherrill Composer
John Benson Brooks Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Barney Bigard Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Irving Caesar Composer
Duke Ellington Orchestra Arranger, Composer
Milt Gabler Composer
Jimmy Hamilton Composer
Doug Pomeroy Mastering
Bob Russell Composer
Billy Strayhorn Arranger, Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Hal Hopper Composer
Jack Fulton Composer
Jerry Valburn Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Tom Adair Composer
Irving Gordon Composer
Don George Composer
Egbert VanAlstyne Composer
Joan Whitney Composer
Mack David Composer
Jack Scholl Composer
Martin Block Composer
Nat Bonx Composer
Alex Kramer Composer
Moe Jaffe Composer
Harry Williams Composer
M.K. Jerome Composer
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