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The Best of Early Ellington


Download links and information about The Best of Early Ellington by Duke Ellington. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 01:04:03 minutes.

Artist: Duke Ellington
Release date: 1996
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 20
Duration: 01:04:03
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No. Title Length
1. East St. Louis Toodle-Oo (featuring His Kentucky Club Orchestra) 2:54
2. Birmingham Breakdown (2nd Version) (featuring His Kentucky Club Orchestra) 2:40
3. Black and Tan Fantasy (featuring The Washingtonians) 3:19
4. Take It Easy (featuring The Washingtonians) 2:41
5. Jubilee Stomp (featuring His Cotton Club Orchestra) 2:46
6. Black Beauty (1st Take) (featuring The Hotsy Totsy Gang) 3:07
7. Yellow Dog Blues (featuring Quincy Jones, Quincy Jones And His Orchestra) 2:57
8. Tishomingo Blues (featuring Quincy Jones, Quincy Jones And His Orchestra) 3:00
9. Awful Sad (featuring His Cotton Club Orchestra) 3:17
10. The Mooche (featuring His Cotton Club Orchestra) 3:12
11. Doin' the Voom Voom (featuring The Jungle Band) 3:10
12. Rent Party Blues (featuring The Jungle Band) 3:26
13. Harlem Flat Blues (featuring The Jungle Band) 3:09
14. Jolly Wog (featuring The Jungle Band) 3:05
15. Jazz Convulsions (featuring The Jungle Band) 2:51
16. Sweet Mama (featuring The Jungle Band) 3:09
17. Cotton Club Stomp (Take A) (featuring The Jungle Band) 2:55
18. Mood Indigo (featuring The Jungle Band) 2:58
19. Rockin' in Rhythm (featuring The Jungle Band, Earl Jackson) 3:02
20. Creole Rhapsody, Pts. 1 & 2 (featuring Duke Ellington And His Orchestra) 6:25



Drawn from Duke Ellington's earliest recordings for Brunswick and Vocalion labels, The Best of Early Ellington is an excellent single-disc sampler that offers some of his most famous songs — including "Mood Indigo" and "East St. Louis Toodle-oo," as well as "Creole Rhapsody," his first extended composition — in their first recorded versions. Although jazz purists would prefer complete box sets, The Best of Early Ellington works as a terrific introduction for neophytes and casual fans.