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Treasury Shows, Vol. 8

Treasury Shows, Vol. 8

by Duke Ellington
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/2003
Label:
Storyville Records
UPC:
0717101900824
catalogNumber:
9039008
Rank:
100226

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Take the "A" Train
  2. In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree
  3. Kissing Bug
  4. Ellington Bond Promo
  5. Bugle Breaks
  6. A Friend of Yours
  7. West Indian Dance
  8. Ellington Bond Promo
  9. Tonight I Shall Sleep (With a Smile on My Face)
  10. Stomp, Look and Listen
  11. I'm Beginning to See the Light
  12. Take the "A" Train (Theme)
  13. (Medley) The Magazine Suite: Downbeat Shuffle
  14. (Medley) The Magazine Suite: Esquire Swank
  15. (Medley) The Magazine Suite: Metronome All Out
  16. If You Are But a Dream
  17. Bluetopia
  18. Candy
  19. Ellington Bond Promo
  20. Main Stem
  21. Take the "A" Train
  22. Midriff
  23. A Door Will Open
  24. My Little Brown Book
  25. Stomp, Look and Listen

Disc 2

  1. Waiting for the Train to Come In
  2. Diminuendo in Blue
  3. Rocks in My Bed
  4. Crescendo in Blue
  5. Everything But You
  6. Take the "A" Train
  7. In a Mellow Tone
  8. The Wish I Wish Tonight
  9. Ellington Bond Promo
  10. C Jam Blues
  11. Ultra Violet
  12. There's No You
  13. Emancipation Celebration
  14. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  15. Let the Zoomers Drool
  16. Take the "A" Train (Theme)
  17. Reminiscing in Tempo
  18. Everything But You
  19. Ko Ko
  20. The Mood to Be Wooed
  21. Tea for Two
  22. Ellington Bond Promo
  23. Blues on the Double
  24. Things Ain't What They Used to Be

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Ellington   Primary Artist,Piano,Leader
Hibbler   Vocals
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Ray Nance   Trumpet,Violin,Vocals
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

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   Arranger,Composer
Milt Gabler   Composer
Jimmy Hamilton   Composer
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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