Storyville Records

The Treasury Shows Vol. 7

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Catalogue Number
9039007
Format
2CD
Artist
Duke Ellington
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Description

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.

Personnel

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)

Tracklisting

Take The A Train Take The A Train Caravan Blue Belles Of Harlem Fickle Fling I'M Beginning To See The Light Elington Bond Promo Ellington Bond Promo Kissing Bug Can'T You Read Between The Lines Honeysuckle Rose Trio In Blue Day Dream Ellington Bond Promo One O'Clock Jump Mood To Be Wooed Ellington Bond Promo Take The A Train Take The A Train The Perfume Suite Introduction Ellington Bond Promo Medley Hollywood Hangover Riff Staccato I Don'T Mind Carnegie Blues Ring Dem Bells I'M Beginning To See The Light Things Ain'T What They Used To Be Old King Dooji Take The A Train Things Ain'T What They Used To Be Fancy Dan Take The A Train Walkin' With My Honey Clementine Go Away Blues I'Ll Buy That Dream Homesick, That'S All Come To Baby, Do! I'D Di It All Over Again Harlem Airshaft Everything But You

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