Storyville Records

The Treasury Shows Vol. 1

Price $15.99

Catalogue Number
9039001
Format
2CD
Artist
Duke Ellington
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Description

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.

Personnel

Duke Ellington's Orchestra

Tracklisting

Take The A Train Moon Mist Blutopia New World A-Comin' Midrif Nobody Knows The Trouble I'Ve Seen Creole Love Call Mood Indigo Suddenly It Jumped Chant For Fdr Frustration Poor Pilgrim Of Sorrow I'M Beginning To See The Lighrt Creole Love Call The Perfume Suite Moon Mist Love Any Bonds Today? Violence Take The "A" Train Dancers In Love Don'T Get Around Much Anymore Sophistication Caravan Bond Promo I Ain'T Got Nothin' But The Blues It Can'T Be Wrong Subtle Slough Johnny Come Lately Passion Flower Take The A Train Hayfoot, Strawfoot Take The "A" Train Don'T Get Around Muich Anymore Wait For Me Mary Moon Mist Take The "A"Train Bond Promo Things Ain'T What They Used To Be

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