Black, Brown and Beige

Black, Brown and Beige

by Duke Ellington
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Black, Brown and Beige

This album, Duke Ellington's revised version of his formerly 50-minute long "Black, Brown and Beige," has always been a bit of a disappointment. Stung by criticism from 15 years before, Ellington divided the suite into six much shorter sections, leaving in "Come Sunday" (which is hurt by Johnny Hodges's absence due to a brief illness) and "Work Song" and featuring gospel singer Mahalia Jackson during two of the parts. Despite some good moments, this rendition has little of the power of the original arrangement.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972396422
catalogNumber: 723964
Rank: 44085

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Ellington   Primary Artist,Piano
Mahalia Jackson   Vocals,Track Performer
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Ray Nance   Violin,Track Performer
Shorty Baker   Trumpet
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Harry Carney   Baritone Saxophone
John Sanders   Valve Trombone
Sam Woodyard   Drums
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Duke Ellington   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Irving Townsend   Producer,Liner Notes
Nedra Olds-Neal   Producer,Reissue Producer

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