Duke EllingtonThe Best Of Duke Ellington (1932-1939)

Label:Columbia – 88697302362, RCA – 88697302362
Series:Original Masters (11)
4 x CD, Compilation
Style:Big Band, Swing


1-1It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
1-2Lazy Rhapsody
1-3Blue Tune
1-4Baby, When You Ain't There
1-5St. Louis Blues
Written-ByW. C. Handy
1-6Creole Love Call
1-7Blue Harlem
1-8The Sheik Of Araby
Written-ByWheeler*, Smith*, Snyder*
1-9Best Wishes
Written-ByEllington*, Koehler*
1-10Blue Ramble
1-11Clouds In My Heart
Written-ByBigard*, Ellington*, Mills*
1-12Blue Mood
Written-ByHayes*, Mills*
1-13Ducky Wucky
Written-ByBigard*, Ellington*
1-14Jazz Cocktail
1-16Swing Low
Written-ByEllington*, Jenkins*
1-17Slippery Horn
1-18Drop Me Off In Harlem
1-19Happy As The Day Is Long
Written-ByArlen*, Koehler*
1-20Get Yourself A New Broom
Written-ByArlen*, Koehler*
1-21Bundle Of Blues
1-22Sophisticated Lady
Written-ByEllington*, Mills*, Parish*
1-23Jive Stomp
1-24Harlem Speaks
Written-ByEllington*, Mills*
1-25Daybreak Express
2-1Ebony Rhapsody (Rehearsal For "Murder At The Vanities")
Written-ByJohnston*, Coslow*
2-2Ebony Rhapsody - Pt. 2
Written-ByJohnston*, Coslow*
Written-ByEllington*, Delange*, Mills*
2-4Saddest Tale
Written-ByEllington*, Mills*
2-5Moonlight Fiesta
Written-ByEllington*, Tizol*
2-6In A Sentimental Mood
2-7Showboat Shuffle
2-9Reminiscing In Tempo
2-10I Don't Know Why I Love You So
Written-ByEllington*, Mills*
2-11Isn't Love The Strangest Thing?
Written-ByDavis*, Coots*
2-12Clarinet Lament
Written-ByBigard*, Ellington*
2-13Echoes Of Harlem
2-14Trumpet In Spades
2-15Yearning For Love
Written-ByEllington*, Mills*, Parish*
2-16In A Jam
2-17Exposition Swing
2-18Uptown Downbeat
2-19Scattin' At The Cotton Club
Written-ByEllington*, Mills*
2-20Black Butterfly
Written-ByEllington*, Mills*
3-1The New Birmingham Breakdown
3-2The New East St. Louis Toodle-O
Written-ByMiley*, Ellington*
Written-ByEllington*, Mills*, Tizol*
Written-ByEllington*, Mills*
Written-ByEllington*, Mills*, Stewart*
3-6Diminuendo In Blue
3-7Crescendo In Blue
3-8Harmony In Harlem
Written-ByEllington*, Mills*, Hodges*
3-9Dusk On The Desert
Written-ByEllington*, Mills*
3-10Steppin' Into Swing Society
Written-ByEllington*, Nemo*, Mills*
3-11Prologue To Black And Tan Fantasy
3-12The New Black And Tan Fantasy
3-13Ridin' On A Blue Note
Written-ByEllington*, Mills*
3-14Lost In Meditation
Written-ByEllington*, Mills*, Tizol*, Singer*
3-15The Gal From Joe's
Written-ByEllington*, Mills*
Written-ByEllington*, Nemo*, Mills*
3-17I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
Written-ByEllington*, Nemo*, Mills*, Redmond*
3-18Braggin' In Brass
Written-ByEllington*, Nemo*, Mills*
3-19Carnival In Caroline
Written-ByEllington*, Nemo*, mills*
3-20I'm Slappin' Seventh Avenue
Written-ByEllington*, Nemo*, Mills*
3-21Dinah's In A Jam
3-22Rose Of The Rio Grande
Written-ByLeslie*, Warren*
Written-ByEllington*, Gordon*, Mills*, Tizol*
3-24A Gypsy Without A Song
Written-ByEllington*, Gordon*, Tizol*, Singer*
3-25The Stevedore's Serenade
Written-ByEllington*, Gordon*
4-1Prelude To A Kiss
Written-ByEllington*, Gordon*, Mills*
4-2Hip Chic
4-3Buffet Flat
4-4Jazz Potpourri
4-5TT on Toast
4-6Battle Of Swing
4-7Blue Light
4-8Old King Dooji
4-9Boy Meets Horn
Written-ByEllington*, Mills*, Stewart*
4-10Slap Happy
4-11Pussy Willow
4-12Suble Lament
4-13Schmorgasbord And Schnapps
Written-ByFleagle*, Ellington*, Stewart*
4-14Portrait Of The Lion
4-15(I Want) Something To Live For
Written-ByStrayhorn*, Ellington*
4-16Solid Old Man
4-17Way Low
4-18Serenade To Sweden
4-19Bouncing Bouyancy
4-20The Sergeant Was Shy
Written-ByStrayhorn*, Ellington*
4-22I Never Felt This Way Before
4-23Tootin' Through The Roof
4-24Killin' Myself
4-25Country Gal

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© 2008 Sony BMG Music Entertainment / Originally released 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939.
℗ Compilation 2008 Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Made in the EU

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 86973 02362 4
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 00316
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): A0100948705-0104 25 A1 Sony DADC
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): A0100948706-0204 14 A1 Sony DADC
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 3): A0100948709-0304 14 A0 Sony DADC
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 4): A0100948710-0404 14 A0 Sony DADC
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 1): IFPI L555
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 2, CD 3, CD 4): IFPI L554
  • Mould SID Code (CD 1): IFPI 94N4
  • Mould SID Code (CD 2, CD 3): IFPI 94W5
  • Mould SID Code (CD 4): IFPI 94Y6



  • invalidusername's avatar
    Edited 4 months ago
    This set is frustrating. It uses excellent sources but the transfers have issues. Brickwalled?
    • BLIMPAT12's avatar
      Track 04-12 is actually entitled 'Subtle Lament' not 'Suble Lament'


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