The Treasury Shows Vol. 1

Duke Ellington

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This is Vol. 1 of a long series of releases of the complete Treasury Broadcasts from the mid-forties. Every second month a new double CD will be issued on a special label re-created for the occasion: D.E.T.S. for The Duke Ellington Treasury Shows (48 LPs were issued on a private pressing back in the 60’s). This is your only chance to get the complete Treasury series. Start collecting them now! It’s very lucky that these precious, well-recorded radio broadcasts have survived since the mid-40’s. They represent an important – yet elusive – period in the evolution of the U.S. as a whole and jazz in particular. On this double-CD compilation one gets a wonderful insight into how Duke Ellington, the patriot, and Duke Ellington, the famous band-leader, dealt with these complex times. As always, Ellington follows his heart – his own personal and musical convictions – and, as usual, the result is well-worth hearing. Throughout these five broadcasts there are numerous brilliant contributions by Duke’s sidemen, particularly Rex Stewart, Jimmy Hamilton, Joe Nanton, Johnny Hodges, Lawrence Brown, and singers Al Hibbler and Kay Davis.

Duke Ellington's Orchestra


  1. Take The A Train
  2. Moon Mist
  3. Blutopia
  4. New World A-Comin'
  5. Midrif
  6. Nobody Knows The Trouble I'Ve Seen
  7. Creole Love Call
  8. Mood Indigo
  9. Suddenly It Jumped
  10. Chant For Fdr
  11. Frustration
  12. Poor Pilgrim Of Sorrow
  13. I'M Beginning To See The Lighrt
  14. Creole Love Call
  15. The Perfume Suite
  16. Moon Mist
  17. Love
  18. Any Bonds Today?
  19. Violence
  20. Take The "A" Train
  21. Dancers In Love
  22. Don'T Get Around Much Anymore
  23. Sophistication
  24. Caravan
  25. Bond Promo
  26. I Ain'T Got Nothin' But The Blues
  27. It Can'T Be Wrong
  28. Subtle Slough
  29. Johnny Come Lately
  30. Passion Flower
  31. Take The A Train
  32. Hayfoot, Strawfoot
  33. Take The "A" Train
  34. Don'T Get Around Muich Anymore
  35. Wait For Me Mary
  36. Moon Mist
  37. Take The "A"Train
  38. Bond Promo
  39. Things Ain'T What They Used To Be