The Treasury Shows Vol. 7

Duke Ellington

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The three sessions here were recorded in N.Y.C. in 1945 – 2 live sessions (Apollo Theatre and Zanzibar Club) plus one studio session (Radio City Music Hall). The 143 minutes (44 tunes) of music on this double-CD have never been released before. The repertoire is classic Ellington/Strayhorn material – including one Strayhorn medley and two suites (”Trio In Blue” and ”Perfume Suite”) - plus several tunes which were never recorded commercially. Recorded at the end of WWII, the purpose of these three programs – besides providing wonderful music – was to promote the sale of U.S. Treasury bonds to help the war effort. A major attribute of this double-CD is the inclusion of several tunes that Ellington never recorded commercially, like ”Fickle Fling”, ”Hollywood Hangover” and ”I’d Do It All Over Again”. The great musicianship and enthusiasm of Ellington’s orchestra includes countless fine solos – especially with Johnny Hodges and Rex Stewart – and features some great vocals by Al Hibbler, Kay Davis and Joya Sherrill.

Duke Ellington (piano. arranger, leader) / Rex Stewart, Taft Jordan, Shelton Hemphill, Cat Anderson, Ray Nance (trumpets) / Joseph Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones (trombones) / AI Sears (tenor sax) / Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet & tenor sax) / Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (alto saxes) / Harry Carney (baritone sax. clarinet, bass clarinet) / Billy Strayhorn (piano & arranger) / Fred Guy (guitar) / Junior Raglin (bass) / Sonny Greer (drums) / AI Hibbler, Joya Sherrill, Kay Davis, Marie (vocals)


  1. Take The A Train
  2. Take The A Train
  3. Caravan
  4. Blue Belles Of Harlem
  5. Fickle Fling
  6. I'M Beginning To See The Light
  7. Elington Bond Promo
  8. Ellington Bond Promo
  9. Kissing Bug
  10. Can'T You Read Between The Lines
  11. Honeysuckle Rose
  12. Trio In Blue
  13. Day Dream
  14. Ellington Bond Promo
  15. One O'Clock Jump
  16. Mood To Be Wooed
  17. Ellington Bond Promo
  18. Take The A Train
  19. Take The A Train
  20. The Perfume Suite
  21. Introduction
  22. Ellington Bond Promo
  23. Medley
  24. Hollywood Hangover
  25. Riff Staccato
  26. I Don'T Mind
  27. Carnegie Blues
  28. Ring Dem Bells
  29. I'M Beginning To See The Light
  30. Things Ain'T What They Used To Be
  31. Old King Dooji
  32. Take The A Train
  33. Things Ain'T What They Used To Be
  34. Fancy Dan
  35. Take The A Train
  36. Walkin' With My Honey
  37. Clementine
  38. Go Away Blues
  39. I'Ll Buy That Dream
  40. Homesick, That'S All
  41. Come To Baby, Do!
  42. I'D Di It All Over Again
  43. Harlem Airshaft
  44. Everything But You