The Best of Early Ellington
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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.
A Good Starter Album!!
If you are looking for a good introduction into Duke Ellington's early works on Brunswick Records in digital format, this album is for you. These recordings were recorded in the late 1920's and early 1930's. Moreover, for 10 bucks, this album is an excellent starter cd. Buy this album, for it is worth every cent.
Born: April 29, 1899 in Washington D.C.
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s
Top Albums and Songs by Duke Ellington
||In a Sentimental Mood||The Very Best of John Coltrane||4:16||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)||The Duke: The Columbia Years (1927-1962)||3:08||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Take the "a" Train||Best of Duke Ellington||3:00||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy)||Three Suites||3:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Jeep's Blues||The Duke: The Columbia Years (1927-1962)||4:39||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Satin Doll||The Duke: The Columbia Years (1927-1962)||3:42||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Rhapsody In Blue||Recollections of the Big Band Era||4:48||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||In a Sentimental Mood||Love Jones (The Music)||4:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)||The Brunswick Sessions, Vol. 1||3:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Mood Indigo||Best of Duke Ellington||2:56||$0.99||View In iTunes|