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Duke Ellington - More Greatest Hits


Release Date: 12/18/2010 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 68497  
Composer:  Edward "Duke" EllingtonBilly StrayhornBallard MacDonaldFred Fisher,   ... 
Performer:  Junior RaglanEdward "Duke" EllingtonSonny Greer
Conductor:  Edward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duke Ellington Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Track Listing
1. Things Ain't What They Used to Be
2. C-Jam Blues, The
3. Chelsea Bridge
4. Back Home Again in Indiana
5. Just Squeeze Me
6. Blue Is the Night
7. Everything But You
8. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
9. Frankie and Johnny
10. I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So
11. Rockabye River
12. Jumpin' Room Only
13. You Don't Love Me No More
14. Rock Skippin' at the Blue Note
15. Jubilee Stomp
16. My Old Flame
17. After All
18. All Day Long

Performers include: Duke Ellington (piano); The Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Recorded between 1928 and 1967. Includes liner notes by
Read more Stephanie Stein.

This is part of the RCA Victor Greatest Hits series.

This set lives up to its title. MORE GREATEST HITS compiles The Duke's best-known tunes (and those of his right-hand man Billy Strayhorn), along with a few pop standards that he didn't write ("Blues in the Night," "My Old Flame"). This material was recorded on a label with which Ellington had a very long, on-and-off relationship, from 1928 to 1967.

Most of these songs are pop and jazz standards, recorded by hundreds of artists. MORE GREATEST HITS includes the '20s "hot jazz" stylings of "Jubilee Stomp"; the elegant, romantic "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart"; and the rich, thoughtful orchestration of "Chelsea Bridge." The Duke not only survived the passing of the Big Band era; he thrived (note "All Day Long," from 1967). Though this CD includes no personnel listing, the Ellington band had been the home to some of the greatest soloists in the history of jazz--Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster and Jimmy Hamilton, to name three. If you are looking for a good introduction to Ellington, or want a sampler of some classic big band jazz (with a few piano trio cuts for good measure), pick up this collection.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Things Ain't What They Used To Be by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Conductor:  Edward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duke Ellington Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 7/30/1945 
2.
C Jam Blues by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Conductor:  Edward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duke Ellington Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1/21/1942 
3.
Chelsea Bridge by Billy Strayhorn
Conductor:  Edward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duke Ellington Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/2/1941 
4.
Back Home Again In Indiana by Ballard MacDonald
Conductor:  Edward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duke Ellington Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 8/26/1946 
5.
Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me) by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Conductor:  Edward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duke Ellington Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 7/9/1946 
6.
Blue is the Night by Fred Fisher
Conductor:  Edward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duke Ellington Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 8/26/1946 
7.
Everything But You by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Conductor:  Edward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duke Ellington Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945 
Date of Recording: 5/1/1945 
8.
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Conductor:  Edward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duke Ellington Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Date of Recording: 5/15/1945 
9.
Frankie and Johnny by Traditional
Performer:  Junior Raglan (Double Bass), Edward "Duke" Ellington (Piano), Sonny Greer (Drums)
Conductor:  Edward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duke Ellington Orchestra
Date of Recording: 5/16/1945 
10.
I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Conductor:  Edward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duke Ellington Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 11/26/194 
11.
Rockabye River (Hop, Skip, Jump) by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Conductor:  Edward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duke Ellington Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 7/9/1946 
12.
Jumpin' Room Only by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Performer:  Junior Raglan (Double Bass), Sonny Greer (Drums), Edward "Duke" Ellington (Piano)
Conductor:  Edward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duke Ellington Orchestra
Date of Recording: 5/16/1945 
13.
You Don't Love Me No More by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Conductor:  Edward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duke Ellington Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 7/10/1946 
14.
Rock Skippin' at the Blue Note by Billy Strayhorn
Conductor:  Edward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duke Ellington Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 8/30/1967 
15.
Jubilee Stomp by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Conductor:  Edward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duke Ellington Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 3/26/1928 
16.
My Old Flame by Sam Coslow
Conductor:  Edward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duke Ellington Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 5/9/1934 
17.
After All by Billy Strayhorn
Conductor:  Edward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duke Ellington Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 9/1/1967 
18.
All Day Long by Billy Strayhorn
Conductor:  Edward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duke Ellington Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 9/1/1967 

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