Vol. 2: From the Cotton Club to Sweden

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
The JSP label presents the second volume of vintage sides dating from Duke Ellington's early years as a bandleader. The heading "From the Cotton Club to Sweden" does not indicate a transatlantic tour, but simply reflects the producer's penchant for using song titles to concoct names for compilation sets JSP's previous volume of Ellington, for example, was called "Mrs. Clinkscales to the Cotton Club". This set, then, is named after the "Cotton Club Stomp" and the "Serenade to Sweden." Packed with 100 beautifully remastered selections recorded between March 1929 and February 1940, it forms a valuable bridge between the explosive brilliance of Duke's first five years of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
The JSP label presents the second volume of vintage sides dating from Duke Ellington's early years as a bandleader. The heading "From the Cotton Club to Sweden" does not indicate a transatlantic tour, but simply reflects the producer's penchant for using song titles to concoct names for compilation sets JSP's previous volume of Ellington, for example, was called "Mrs. Clinkscales to the Cotton Club". This set, then, is named after the "Cotton Club Stomp" and the "Serenade to Sweden." Packed with 100 beautifully remastered selections recorded between March 1929 and February 1940, it forms a valuable bridge between the explosive brilliance of Duke's first five years of recording activity and the artistic triumphs of the Jimmy Blanton/Ben Webster band of the early '40s. During the '30s, Ellington blossomed as a composer as he wrote music specifically tailored for each of his star soloists. Singers heard on this collection are Ivie Anderson, Ethel Waters, the Mills Brothers, Irving Mills, and various members of the band. Having the essential Ellington records of the '30s in one box is a treat not to be missed. For quantity, quality, and remarkably low list price, you won't do better than this.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/2007
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • UPC: 788065903626
  • Catalog Number: 936
  • Sales rank: 224,133

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rent Party Blues (3:30)
  2. 2 Paducah (2:32)
  3. 3 Harlem Flat Blues (3:09)
  4. 4 Hot Feet (2:37)
  5. 5 Sloppy Joe (3:14)
  6. 6 Stevedore Stomp (2:48)
  7. 7 Cotton Club Stomp (2:57)
  8. 8 Arabian Lover (2:49)
  9. 9 Saratoga Swing (2:47)
  10. 10 Jungle Jamboree (3:03)
  11. 11 Snake Hip Dance (2:50)
  12. 12 Jazz Convulsions (2:53)
  13. 13 The Duke Steps Out (3:20)
  14. 14 Haunted Nights (3:16)
  15. 15 Lazy Duke (3:09)
  16. 16 Blues of the Vagabond (3:17)
  17. 17 When You're Smiling (3:06)
  18. 18 Maori (3:01)
  19. 19 Double Check Stomp (2:55)
  20. 20 Cotton Club Stomp (3:04)
  21. 21 Jungle Nights in Harlem (3:00)
  22. 22 Shout 'Em Aunt Tillie (3:01)
  23. 23 Ring dem Bells (2:50)
  24. 24 Old Man Blues (3:00)
  25. 25 Big House Blues (3:04)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Rocky Mountain Blues (3:13)
  2. 2 Mood Indigo (2:56)
  3. 3 Rockin' in Rhythm - Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra (3:16)
  4. 4 Creole Rhapsody, Pt. 1 - Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra (4:07)
  5. 5 Creole Rhapsody, Pt. 2 - Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra (4:26)
  6. 6 The Mystery Song - Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra (3:15)
  7. 7 It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing - Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra (3:07)
  8. 8 Jazz Cocktail - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:14)
  9. 9 Delta Bound - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:50)
  10. 10 Diga Diga Doo (3:10)
  11. 11 I Can't Give You Anything But Love (3:12)
  12. 12 Eerie Moan - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:13)
  13. 13 Merry-Go-Round - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:53)
  14. 14 Sophisticated Lady - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:37)
  15. 15 I've Got the World Upon a String - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:17)
  16. 16 Down a Carolina Lane - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:06)
  17. 17 Slippery Horn - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:07)
  18. 18 Drop Me off at Harlem - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:04)
  19. 19 Get Yourself a New Broom (And Sweep Those Blues Away) - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:32)
  20. 20 Bundle of Blues - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:13)
  21. 21 Stormy Weather (3:06)
  22. 22 Hyde Park - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:56)
  23. 23 Ain't Misbehavin' - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:46)
  24. 24 Jive Stomp - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:50)
  25. 25 In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:52)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Daybreak Express - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:58)
  2. 2 Solitude - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:33)
  3. 3 Troubled Waters - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:26)
  4. 4 Moonglow - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:07)
  5. 5 In a Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:18)
  6. 6 Merry Go Round - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:55)
  7. 7 Clarinet Lament (Barney's Concerto) (3:08)
  8. 8 Echoes of Harlem (Cootie's Concerto) (3:03)
  9. 9 Kissin' My Baby Goodnight (3:17)
  10. 10 Oh Babe! Maybe Someday (2:48)
  11. 11 In a Jam (3:00)
  12. 12 I've Got to Be a Rug Cutter (2:32)
  13. 13 Caravan (2:39)
  14. 14 All God's Chillun Got Rhythm (2:28)
  15. 15 Diminuendo in Blue (2:47)
  16. 16 Crescendo in Blue (3:20)
  17. 17 The Gal from Joe's (2:56)
  18. 18 I Let a Song Go out of My Heart (3:02)
  19. 19 Braggin' in Brass (2:44)
  20. 20 I'm Slappin' Seventh Avenue (With the Sole of My Shoe) (2:38)
  21. 21 You Gave Me the Gate (And I'm Swingin') (2:20)
  22. 22 Rose of the Rio Grande (2:58)
  23. 23 When My Sugar Walks Down the Street (2:38)
  24. 24 A Gypsy Without a Song (2:56)
  25. 25 A Blues Serenade (2:18)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Old King Dooji - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:33)
  2. 2 Pussy Willow - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:41)
  3. 3 Subtle Lament - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:15)
  4. 4 Smorgasbord and Schnapps - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:41)
  5. 5 Portrait of the Lion - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:24)
  6. 6 Solid Old Man - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:39)
  7. 7 Cotton Club Stomp - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:51)
  8. 8 Doin' the Voom Voom - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:42)
  9. 9 Way Low - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:28)
  10. 10 Serenade to Sweden - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:23)
  11. 11 In a Mizz - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:04)
  12. 12 I'm Checkin' out Goo'm Bye - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:25)
  13. 13 You Can Count on Me - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:53)
  14. 14 Bouncin' Bouyancy - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:43)
  15. 15 The Sergeant Was Shy - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:42)
  16. 16 Grievin' - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:37)
  17. 17 Little Posey - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:40)
  18. 18 I've Never Felt This Way Before - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:59)
  19. 19 Grievin' - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:51)
  20. 20 Tootin' Through the Root - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:55)
  21. 21 Weely (A Portrait of Billy Strayhorn) - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:58)
  22. 22 Killin' Myself - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:26)
  23. 23 Your Love Has Faded - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:53)
  24. 24 Country Girl - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:56)
  25. 25 Solitude - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Duke Ellington Orchestra Primary Artist, Piano
The Mills Brothers Vocals
Charlie Barnet Chimes
Johnny Hodges Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Marshall Royal Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Rex Stewart Cornet, Vocals
Ethel Waters Vocals
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Cootie Williams Trumpet, Vocals
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Irving Mills Vocals, Spoken Word
Ivie Anderson Vocals
Jimmy Blanton Double Bass, String Bass
Wellman Braud Double Bass, String Bass
Sonny Greer Drums, Tambourine, Vocals
Hayes Alvis Vocals, Double Bass, String Bass
Harold Baker Trumpet
Barney Bigard Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Harry Carney Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Double Bass, Soloist
Joe Garland Tenor Saxophone
Fred Guy Banjo, Guitar
Freddy Jenkins Trumpet, Vocals, Tap Dance, Taps
Donald Mills Vocals, Group
Harry Mills Vocals, Group
Herbert Mills Vocals, Group
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton Trombone
Billy Taylor Double Bass
Juan Tizol Trombone, Valve Trombone, Vocals
Arthur Whetsol Trumpet, Vocals
Wallace Jones Trumpet
John Mills Vocals
Otto Hardwick Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Fred Avendorf Drums
Cornell Smelser Accordion, Piano-Accordion
John H.R. Mills Vocals, Group
Lawrence D. Brown Trombone
Brass Band Harp
Edward Kennedy Ellington Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Duke Ellington Orchestra Arranger, Director
Billy Strayhorn Arranger
Brick Fleagle Arranger
Sally-Ann Worsfold Annotation
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