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Duke EllingtonEarly Ellington - The Complete Brunswick And Vocalion Recordings Of Duke Ellington, 1926-1931

Label:Decca – GRD-3-640, MCA Records – GRD-3-640
Series:GRP Presents The Legendary Masters Of Jazz
Format:
3 x CD, Compilation
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz
Style:Big Band, Swing

Tracklist

Disc One: 1926-28
1-1Duke Ellington And His Kentucky Club OrchestraEast St. Louis Toodle-o (1st Version)2:51
1-2Duke Ellington And His Kentucky Club OrchestraBirmingham Breakdown (1st Version)
Written-ByDuke Ellington
2:44
1-3Duke Ellington And His Kentucky Club OrchestraImmigration Blues
Written-ByDuke Ellington
2:59
1-4Duke Ellington And His Kentucky Club OrchestraThe Creeper (1st Take)
Written-ByDuke Ellington
2:48
1-5Duke Ellington And His Kentucky Club OrchestraThe Creeper (2nd Take)
Written-ByDuke Ellington
2:46
1-6Duke Ellington And His Kentucky Club OrchestraNew Orleans Low-Down
Written-ByDuke Ellington
2:57
1-7Duke Ellington And His Kentucky Club OrchestraSong Of The Cotton Field
Written-ByPorter Grainger
2:57
1-8Duke Ellington And His Kentucky Club OrchestraBirmingham Breakdown (2nd Version)
Written-ByDuke Ellington
2:38
1-9Duke Ellington And His Kentucky Club OrchestraEast St. Louis Toodle-o (2nd Version)2:59
1-10The WashingtoniansBlack And Tan Fantasy3:16
1-11Traymore Orchestra*Soliloquy
Written-ByRube Bloom
3:06
1-12Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club OrchestraRed Hot Band2:52
1-13Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club OrchestraDoin' The Frog3:07
1-14The WashingtoniansTake It Easy
Written-ByDuke Ellington
2:39
1-15Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orch.*Jubilee Stomp
Written-ByDuke Ellington
2:43
1-16The Hotsy Totsy GangBlack Beauty (1st Take)
Written-ByDuke Ellington
3:05
1-17The WashingtoniansBlack Beauty (2nd Take)
Written-ByDuke Ellington
3:11
1-18Duke Ellington And His OrchestraYellow Dog Blues
Written-ByW. C. Handy
2:55
1-19Duke Ellington And His OrchestraTishomingo Blues
Written-BySpencer Williams (2)
2:58
1-20Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club OrchestraAwful Sad
Written-ByDuke Ellington
3:15
1-21Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club OrchestraThe Mooche3:10
1-22Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club OrchestraLouisiana3:01
Disc Two: 1929
2-1The Jungle Band (2)Doin' The Voom Voom3:08
2-2The Jungle Band (2)Tiger Rag - Part I (Take A)
Written-ByD.J. "Nick" LaRocca*
2:52
2-3The Jungle Band (2)Tiger Rag - Part I (Take B)
Written-ByD.J. "Nick" LaRocca*
2:51
2-4The Jungle Band (2)Tiger Rag - Part II
Written-ByD.J. "Nick" LaRocca*
2:51
2-5The Jungle Band (2)Rent Party Blues3:24
2-6The Jungle Band (2)Paducah
Written-ByDon Redman
2:29
2-7The Jungle Band (2)Harlem Flat Blues
Written-ByDuke Ellington
3:07
2-8The Jungle Band (2)(What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue3:27
2-9The Jungle Band (2)Jungle Jamboree2:44
2-10Bill Robinson* Accompanied By Irving Mills And His Hotsy Totsy GangAin't Misbehavin'
Vocals, Tap DanceBill Robinson*
3:18
2-11Bill Robinson* Accompanied By Irving Mills And His Hotsy Totsy GangDoin' The New Low Down
Speech, Tap DanceBill Robinson*
3:03
2-12The Jungle Band (2)Jolly Wog
Written-ByDuke Ellington
3:02
2-13The Jungle Band (2)Jazz Convulsions
TambourineSonny Greer
Written-ByDuke Ellington
2:49
2-14The Six Jolly JestersSix Or Seven Times (Take A Or B)
VocalsSonny Greer
3:05
2-15The Six Jolly JestersSix Or Seven TImes (Take B Or A)
VocalsSonny Greer
3:00
2-16The Six Jolly JestersGoin' Nuts
Written-ByIrving Mills
2:31
2-17The Six Jolly JestersOklahoma Stomp (Take A)
Written-ByDuke Ellington
2:44
2-18The Six Jolly JestersOklahoma Stomp (Take B)
Written-ByDuke Ellington
2:40
2-19The Jungle Band (2)Sweet Mama3:07
2-20The Jungle Band (2)Wall Street Wail (Take A)2:56
2-21The Jungle Band (2)Wall Street Wail (Take B)2:58
2-22The Jungle Band (2)Cincinnati Daddy
Written-ByDuke Ellington
3:21
Disc Three: 1930-31
3-1The Jungle Band (2)Maori (A Samoan Dance) (1st Version)
Written-ByW.H. Tyers*
3:07
3-2The Jungle Band (2)When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) (Take A)3:03
3-3The Jungle Band (2)When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) (Take B)3:03
3-4The Jungle Band (2)Maori (A Samoan Dance) (2nd Version - Take A)
Written-ByW.H. Tyers*
2:58
3-5The Jungle Band (2)Maori (A Samoan Dance) (2nd Version - Take B)
Written-ByW.H. Tyers*
3:03
3-6The Jungle Band (2)Admiration
TambourineSonny Greer
Written-ByW.H. Tyers*
3:07
3-7The Jungle Band (2)Double Check Stomp
AccordionJoe Cornell
Written-ByAlbany Bigard, Irving Mills
2:50
3-8The Jungle Band (2)Accordion Joe (Take A)
AccordionJoe Cornell
VocalsDick Robertson
2:56
3-9The Jungle Band (2)Accordion Joe (Take B)
AccordionJoe Cornell
VocalsDick Robertson
2:57
3-10The Jungle Band (2)Cotton Club Stomp (Take A)2:50
3-11The Jungle Band (2)Cotton Club Stomp (Take B)2:53
3-12The Jungle Band (2)Runnin' Wild!2:42
3-13The Jungle Band (2)Mood Indigo2:55
3-14The Jungle Band (2)Home Again Blues
VocalsDick Robertson
Written-ByHarry Akst, Irving Berlin
2:57
3-15The Jungle Band (2)Wang-Wang Blues2:59
3-16Earl Jackson And His Musical ChampionsRockin' Chair
VocalsBennie Payne
Written-ByHoagy Carmichael
3:07
3-17The Jungle Band (2)Rockin' In Rhythm2:59
3-18The Jungle Band (2)Twelfth Street Rag2:57
3-19Earl Jackson And His Musical ChampionsThe Peanut Vendor3:16
3-20The Jungle Band (2)Creole Rhapsody - Part 1
Written-ByDuke Ellington
3:07
3-21The Jungle Band (2)Creole Rhapsody - Part 2 (Take A)
Written-ByDuke Ellington
3:18
3-22Duke Ellington And His OrchestraCreole Rhapsody - Part 2 (Take AA)
Written-ByDuke Ellington
2:52
3-23Earl Jackson And His Musical ChampionsIs That Religion?
VocalsDick Robertson
2:20
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Notes

1-1, 1-2: November 29, 1926.
1-3 to 1-5: December 29, 1926.
1-6, 1-7: February 3, 1927.
1-8: February 28, 1927.
1-9: March 14, 1927.
1-10: April 7, 1927.
1-11: April 30, 1927.
1-12, 1-13: December 29, 1927.
1-14 to 1-17: March 21, 1928.
1-18, 1-19: June 25, 1928.
1-20: October 2, 1928.
1-21, 1-22: October 17, 1928.
2-1 to 2-4: January 8, 1929.
2-5 to 2-7: March 1, 1929.
2-8, 2-9: July 29, 1929.
2-10 to 2-13: September 13, 1929.
2-14, 2-15: October 15, 1929.
2-16 to 2-18: October 29, 1929.
2-19 to 2-22: December 10, 1929.
3-1: February 21, 1930.
3-2 to 3-6: March 20, 1930.
3-7 to 3-11: April 22, 1930.
3-12, 3-13: October 17, 1930.
3-14, 3-15: October 27, 1930.
3-16 to 3-18: January 14, 1931.
3-19 to 3-23: January 20, 1931.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 011105064026
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, reversed): GRD-640-1 L4611C
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, reversed): GRD-640-2 L4916F A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 3, reversed): GRD-640-3 L4911D

Other Versions (4)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Early Ellington (The Complete Brunswick And Vocalion Recordings Of Duke Ellington, 1926-1931) (3×CD, Compilation)GRP, MCA RecordsGRP 36402Europe1994
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Early Ellington - The Complete Brunswick And Vocalion Recordings Of Duke Ellington, 1926-1931 (3×CD, Compilation, Club Edition)Decca Jazz5368963US1994
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Early Ellington - The Complete Brunswick And Vocalion Recordings Of Duke Ellington, 1926-1931 (3×CD, Compilation)Decca JazzGRD-3-640US1994
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The Complete Brunswick And Vocalion Recordings 1926 - 1931 (3×CD, Compilation, Reissue)Verve Records0600753424681Europe2013

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  • invalidusername's avatar
    Proof that the mastering for, and the transferring to, digital can be done well, and in the early 90's one says, hmmm... a must own.

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