Storyville Records

The Treasury Shows Vol. 3

Price $15.99

Catalogue Number
9039003
Format
2CD
Artist
Duke Ellington
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Description

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.

Personnel

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).

Tracklisting

Take The A Train Take The A Train Blutopia Carnegie Blues Riff Staccato Clementine My Heart Sings Sentimental Jouney Yesterdays I Got It Bad I Miss Your Kiss Three Cent Stomp Black And Tan Fantasy Blue Skies Blue Cellephane Broadcast Return Take The A Train Passion Flower Take The A Train Prelude To A Kiss Frantic Fantasy Caravan I'M Beginning To See The Light Sophisticated Lady Main Stem I Aint Got Nothin' The Blues Everything But You I'M Beginning To See The Light Carnegie Blues Jump For Joy Harlem Air Shaft Jumpin' Punkins I Don'T Mind West Indian Dance The Jeep Is Jumpin' I Ain'T Got Nothin' But The Blues Take The A Train Jack The Bear Just A-Settin' And A-Rockin' Clementine The Wonder Of You I'Ll Buy That Dream Come To Baby, Do

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