The Treasury Shows Vol. 3

Duke Ellington

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This is Vol. 3 of a long series of releases of the complete Treasury Broadcasts from the mid forties. Contracted by the U.S. Treasury Dept. in 1945, Duke Ellington And His Orchestra performed a series of public service radio broadcasts to arouse patriotism and sell war bonds to help the U.S. military defeat the Japanese to end World War 11. Besides performing music which was already well known his own as well as others' Ellington uses the programs presented here to test, check and refine new material, such as the tunes "Blutopia" and "Carnegie Blues." It's very lucky that these precious, well recorded radio broadcasts have survived. They represent an important, yet elusive, period in the evolution of jazz namely, the mid 40's. This 2 CD set features several star performers Johnny Hodges, Rex Stewart, AI Sears, Joya Sherrill and AI Hibbler, among others and especially trombonist Lawrence Brown.

Duke Ellington (piano, arranger, leader), Rex Stewart C Cat Anderson (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet, violin), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax), Johnny Hodges (alto sax), AI Sears (tenor sax), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Harry Carney (baritone sax), Billy Strayhorn (piano, arranger), Sonny Greer (drums), AI Hibbler, Joya Sherrill (vocal).


  1. Take The A Train
  2. Take The A Train
  3. Blutopia
  4. Carnegie Blues
  5. Riff Staccato
  6. Clementine
  7. My Heart Sings
  8. Sentimental Jouney
  9. Yesterdays
  10. I Got It Bad
  11. I Miss Your Kiss
  12. Three Cent Stomp
  13. Black And Tan Fantasy
  14. Blue Skies
  15. Blue Cellephane
  16. Broadcast Return
  17. Take The A Train
  18. Passion Flower
  19. Take The A Train
  20. Prelude To A Kiss
  21. Frantic Fantasy
  22. Caravan
  23. I'M Beginning To See The Light
  24. Sophisticated Lady
  25. Main Stem
  26. I Aint Got Nothin' The Blues
  27. Everything But You
  28. I'M Beginning To See The Light
  29. Carnegie Blues
  30. Jump For Joy
  31. Harlem Air Shaft
  32. Jumpin' Punkins
  33. I Don'T Mind
  34. West Indian Dance
  35. The Jeep Is Jumpin'
  36. I Ain'T Got Nothin' But The Blues
  37. Take The A Train
  38. Jack The Bear
  39. Just A-Settin' And A-Rockin'
  40. Clementine
  41. The Wonder Of You
  42. I'Ll Buy That Dream
  43. Come To Baby, Do