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The Treasury Shows Vol. 18

Duke Ellington

Price: £15.99
Cat No#:
9039018
Format:
2CD
Artist:
Duke Ellington
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In April 1945, to promote the sale of war bonds, the Treasury Department contracted Duke Ellington to do a series of 55 min public broadcasts. This double CD contains broadcast No. 34 and 35 complete with radio speaks and encouragements to buy bonds + bonus material and extensive liner notes.

CD 1 contains two radio broadcasts from San Antonio, Texas, April 13, 1946 and from Howard Theatre in Washington April 20, 1946 plus bonus tracks from Hurricane Restaurat in NYC, April 28, 1946

CD 2 features three radio programs from Worcester, April 27 1946 and from the Hurricane Restaurant May 12 & 19, 1944

Billy Strayhorn plays piano on Passion Flower, Don’t Take Your Love from Me and Sono on CD 1 and Just A’Sittin’ And A ‘Rockin” and We’ll Be Together Again on CD 2. Duke Ellington is the piano player on all other titles. Billy Strayhorn was quite active during the Treasury Series of 1945 – 1946. Not only did he accompany the singers but if you listen closely you can hear him giggling behind Duke Ellington’s Bond Promos as well.

CD1 DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Francis Williams, Cat Anderson, Bernard Flood (track 1-3), Reunald Jones (track 4-16) (tp), Ray Nance (tp, vln, vo), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones, Wilbur DeParis (tb), Jimmy Hamilton (ts, cl), Al Sears (ts), Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (track (1-3), Russell Procope (track 4-16) (as), Harry Carney (bars, bcl, cl), Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn* (p), Fred Guy (g), Oscar Pettiford (b), Sonny Greer (dr), Kay Davis, Al Hibbler (vo)

Track 1-3 Broadcast, KABC Studios, San Antonio, Texas, April 13, 1946

Track 4-16 Broadcast, Howard Theatre, Washington, D.C. April 20, 1946

Rex Stewart (co), Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan (tp), Ray Nance (tp, vln, vo), Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb), Jimmy Hamilton (ts, cl), Elbert “Skippy” Williams (ts), Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (bars, cl), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Junior Raglin (b), Sonny Greer (dr), Al Hibbler (vo)

Track 17 – 24 MBS Broadcast, Hurricane Restaurant, NYC, April 28, 1944

DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Francis Williams, Reunald Jones (tp), Ray Nance (tp, vln, vo), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones, Wilbur DeParis (tb), Jimmy Hamilton (ts, cl), Al Sears (ts), Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (as), Harry Carney (bars, bcl, cl), Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn* (p), Fred Guy (g), Oscar Pettiford (b), Sonny Greer (dr), Kay Davis, Al Hibbler (vo)

Track 1 – 17 Broadcast, Municipal Auditorium, Worcester, Mass., April 27, 1946

Rex Stewart (co), Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan (tp), Ray Nance (tp, vln, vo), Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb), Jimmy Hamilton (ts, cl), Elbert “Skippy” Williams (ts), (track 18-21), Al Sears (ts), (track 22-25), Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (bars, cl), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Junior Raglin (b), Sonny Greer (dr), Al Hibbler (vo)

Track 18 – 25 MBS Broadcast, Hurricane Restaurant, NYC, May 12 & 19, 1944

Reviews

Kirk Silsbee, Downbeat

3.5 stars

The New York City Jazz Record

"(...) one gets a chance to hear material that was never formally recorded or songs Ellington composed but abandoned."

- Robert Iannapollo (read the whole article here)