Here is Duke Ellington, the patriot, selling war bonds towards the end of WW 11 (Spring and Fa I I of 1945) by presenting his orchestra via three I ive radio broadcasts from a h ospita I centerin M ichig an, The Para m ount Theatre in Toledo, Ohio, and the New Zanzibar Club in New York City. While most of the 51 tunes (1) performed here are Ellington standards/. favorites, there are also several rarely performed/recorded numbers, such as Walking With MY Honey, Court Session, Solid Old Man and Hop, Skip & Jump. These is solid playing throughout, and especially good solos by Johnny Hodges, Rex Stewart, Harry Carney, Lawrence Brown and singing by Joya Sherrill. The music is designed for both listening and dancing.
Duke Ellington's Orchestra