Duke Ellington. Johnny Hodges. Passion Flower. Magenta Haze. Everything Goes. William Cat Anderson. The Eighth Veil. Riff 'N Drill. Blue Abandon. Royal Garden Blues. Esquire Swank. Billy Strayhorn.
Diminuendo in Blue. Duke Ellington. Magenta Haze. Golden Cress. Sultry Sunset. Deep South Suite, Pt. Blue Is the Night Fred Fisher. Beale Street Blues W. Reissues are listed for most of the recordings released before the s, as the original 78s are rare. The US chart listing information should be considered tentative because sources like the Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories does not take the cheaper dime-store records into account.
During this period, records sold by song title, not by artist, although there are exceptions. Some labels, such as RCA Victor, Okeh and Brunswick, have collected Ellington's early recordings into box sets, while material from other labels is scattered. The most comprehensive source for Ellington's early work are the Classics releases, although that series omits alternate takes, which may be found in other collections.
Track Listing. Take the "A" Train. Billy Strayhorn. Duke Ellington. Johnny Hodges. Passion Flower. Magenta Haze. Everything Goes. William Cat Anderson. The Eighth Veil. Riff 'N Drill. Blue Abandon. Rugged Romeo. Harry Carney. The Jeep Is Jumpin'. Tip Toe Topic. Rockabye River. Pretty Woman. A Gathering in a Clearing. Hey Baby. Suddenly It Jumped. Come Rain or Come Shine. Fickle Fling. One O'Clock Jump. This underrated music ranks with some of Duke 's best work.