The Popular Duke Ellington is a studio album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington featuring many of the tunes associated with his orchestra rerecorded in 1966 and released on the RCA label in 1967. But Ellington fans will enjoy this well-played effort". All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated.
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death over a career spanning more than fifty years. Born in Washington, . Ellington was based in New York City from the mid-1920s onward and gained a national profile through his orchestra's appearances at the Cotton Club in Harlem. In the 1930s, his orchestra toured in Europe
This version has red labels with white writing, A variant with white labels and red writing is here Duke Ellington - Take The A Train. Matrix, Runout (Runout side A, etched): 20024-A SF.
It kicks off with Ellington and his Kentucky Club Orchestra playing the infectious "East St. Louis Toodle-Oo"-later covered by Steely Dan with a wah-wah guitar standing in for "Tricky Sam" Nanton's signature plungered trombone.
Duke Ellington (Edward Kennedy Ellington, April 29, 1899 - May 24, 1974) was an American jazz composer, pianist and bandleader, one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music. View full artist profile. Play all. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra.
Using the subway directions that Ellington gave him, Strayhorn wrote, "Take the A Train. He composed it in his head at a party, and then put it all on paper when he was done. He said all of his most meaningful work was written this way. When Strayhorn played the song for Ellington after a show in Newark, a partnership that would last the rest of Strayhorn's life had begun. She performed the song numerous times during her long association with Ellington and it also appears on her 1957 critically acclaimed album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook. This song was used in several films including Paris Blues, starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in 1961, the 1998 romantic-comedy, The Pallbearer, and it is on the soundtrack of the 2002 Leonardo DiCaprio film, Catch Me if You Can.
Ellington at Newport: The Original Album. The Centennial Anthology. New York New York 1970-72. The Nutcracker Suite: Ellington, Strayhorn and Tchaikovsky: Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, 1960, Stereo.
This is the discography of Duke Ellington. Most of these recordings are listed by the year they were recorded rather than year released. Reissues are listed for most of the recordings released before the 1950s, as the original 78s are rare.
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Written-By – Grouya*
Written-By – Ellington*, Mils*, Parish*
|A3||Take The "A" Train
Written-By – Strayhorm*
Written-By – Ellington*, Mills*
|A5||Shout Em Aunt Tillie
Written-By – Ellington*, Mills*
Written-By – Ellington*
|B2||Home Again Blues
Written-By – Aks*, Berlin*
|B3||Creole Love Call
Written-By – Miley*, Ellington*, Jackson*
- Record Company – Dial Discos, S.A.
- Distributed By – Dial Discos, S.A.
- Made By – BOCSA
- Printed By – Offset La Riva, S.A.
NotesDistr. en España por DIAL DISCOS, S.A.
Fabricado por BOCSA. Cuzco, 19, 08030 Barcelona
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- Rights Society: SGAE
- Depósito Legal: M-12060-1986