DUKE ELLINGTON — Duke Ellington, Volume 1 - Mrs. Clinkscales To The Cotton Club (1926-1929)

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Boxset / Compilation · 2005

Tracklist

1-1 –Alberta Prime It's Gonna Be A Cold, Cold Winter (So Get Another Place To Stay)
1-2 –Alberta Prime And Sonny Greer Parlor Social De Luxe
1-3 –The Washingtonians Choo Choo (Gotta Hurry Home)
1-4 –The Washingtonians Rainy Nights (Rainy Days)
1-5 –Florence Bristol How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
1-6 –The Washingtonians I'm Gonna Hang Around My Sugar
1-7 –The Washingtonians Trombone Blues
1-8 –Duke Ellington's Washingtonians Georgia Grind
1-9 –Duke Ellington's Washingtonians Parlor Social Stomp
1-10 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra (You've Got Those) Wanna-Go-Back-Again Blues
1-11 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra If You Can't Hold The Man You Love
1-12 –Duke Ellington And His Washingtonians I'm Just Wild About Animal Crackers
1-13 –Duke Ellington And His Washingtonians Li'l Farina
1-14 –Alberta Jones & The Ellington Twins Lucky Number Blues
1-15 –Alberta Jones & The Ellington Twins I'm Gonna Put You Right In Jail
1-16 –Duke Ellington And His Kentucky Club Orchestra East St. Louis Toodle-O [sic]
1-17 –Duke Ellington And His Kentucky Club Orchestra Birmingham Breakdown
1-18 –Duke Ellington And His Kentucky Club Orchestra Immigration Blues
1-19 –Duke Ellington And His Kentucky Club Orchestra The Creeper (Matrix E-4323)
1-20 –Duke Ellington And His Kentucky Club Orchestra The Creeper (Matrix E-4324)
1-21 –Duke Ellington And His Kentucky Club Orchestra New Orleans Low-Down
1-22 –Duke Ellington And His Kentucky Club Orchestra Song Of The Cotton Field
1-23 –Duke Ellington And His Kentucky Club Orchestra Birmingham Breakdown
1-24 –Duke Ellington And His Kentucky Club Orchestra East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
2-1 –Duke Ellington And His Washingtonians East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
2-2 –Duke Ellington And His Washingtonians Hop Head
2-3 –The Washingtonians Down In Our Alley Blues
2-4 –The Washingtonians Black And Tan Fantasy
2-5 –The Washingtonians Soliloquy
2-6 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Washington Wobble
2-7 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Creole Love Call
2-8 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra The Blues I Love To Sing
2-9 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Black And Tan Fantasie
2-10 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Washington Wobble
2-11 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra What Can A Poor Fellow Do?
2-12 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Black And Tan Fantasy
2-13 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Chicago Stomp Down
2-14 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Harlem River Quiver (Brown Berries)
2-15 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra East St. Louie Toodle-Oo (East St. Louie Toddle-Oo)
2-16 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Blue Bubbles
2-17 –Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Red Hot Band (Red Hot Brand)
2-18 –Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Doin' The Frog
2-19 –The Washingtonians Sweet Mama (Papa's Gettin' Mad)
2-20 –The Washingtonians Stack O'Lee Blues
2-21 –The Washingtonians Bugle Call Rag
2-22 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Take It Easy
2-23 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Jubilee Stomp
2-24 –Lonnie Johnson's Harlem Footwarmers Harlem Twist
3-1 –The Washingtonians East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
3-2 –The Whoopee Makers Jubilee Stomp
3-3 –The Washingtonians Take It Easy
3-4 –The Washingtonians Take It Easy
3-5 –The Washingtonians Jubilee Stomp
3-6 –The Washingtonians Black Beauty (Firewater)
3-7 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Black Beauty
3-8 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Jubilee Stomp
3-9 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Got Everything But You
3-10 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Yellow Dog Blues
3-11 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Tishomingo Blues
3-12 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Diga Diga Doo
3-13 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Doin' The New Low-Down
3-14 –Duke Ellington Black Beauty
3-15 –Duke Ellington Swampy River
3-16 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra The Mooche
3-17 –Lonnie Johnson's Harlem Footwarmers Move Over
3-18 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Hot And Bothered (Hot And Brothered)
3-19 –The Whoopee Makers The Mooche
3-20 –The Whoopee Makers Hot And Bothered
3-21 –The Whoopee Makers Move Over
3-22 –Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra The Mooche
3-23 –Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Louisiana
3-24 –Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Awful Sad
4-1 –Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra The Mooche
4-2 –Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Santa Claus, Bring My Man Back To Me
4-3 –Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra I Done Caught You Blues
4-4 –Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra I Can't Give You Anything But Love
4-5 –Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra No, Papa, No (Take 1)
4-6 –Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra No, Papa, No (Take 2)
4-7 –Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Bandanna Babies
4-8 –Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Diga Diga Doo
4-9 –Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra I Must Have That Man
4-10 –Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra The Blues With A Feelin'
4-11 –Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Goin' To Town
4-12 –Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Misty Mornin'
4-13 –Ozie Ware With The Whoopee Makers Hit Me In The Nose Blues
4-14 –Ozie Ware With The Whoopee Makers It's All Coming Home To You
4-15 –Warren Mills and his Blues Serenaders St. Louis Blues
4-16 –The Whoopee Makers Hottentot
4-17 –The Whoopee Makers Misty Mornin'
4-18 –The Jungle Band Doin' The Voom Voom
4-19 –The Jungle Band Tiger Rag - Part 1
4-20 –The Jungle Band Tiger Rag - Part 2
4-21 –Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Flaming Youth
4-22 –Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Saturday Night Function
4-23 –Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra High Life
4-24 –Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Doin' The Voom Voom

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The lengthy title to “Duke Ellington: Mrs Clinkscales to the Cotton Club Volume 1 1926-1929” pretty much tells you what you will find on here, or does it? Actually, despite the misleading title, this massive collection of music contains many tracks from 1924 and 1925, when Ellington was part of The Washingtonians. You would think the producers of this CD would be proud of this, as many Ellington collections don’t go back that far. Why they got part of the title wrong remains a mystery, but it doesn’t change the fact that this is a great collection of music that often sells for a reasonable price. If you are wondering about the rest of the title, Mrs Clinkscales is the unlikely name of the piano teacher who set young Duke on his musical journey, and the Cotton Club is where Duke will find fame in the early 30s.

Late 20s jazz is a style you rarely hear from anymore. Other early jazz styles such as Dixieland, swing and New Orleans have so many revivals and re-constitutions that they have never really left us, but the high octane exuberant nature of 20s jazz makes it hard to incorporate into other styles. The late 20s was also a time of experimentation, with arrangers staying on top of the latest developments in concert hall compositions, as well as developing some tricks of their own. Although as his career will develop, Ellington will become a master of cool and sophisticated music, in the late 20s, his compositions matched the high speed tempos and bright major key tonalities of his contemporaries. In fact, as you listen to this collection chronologically, you can hear Ellington begin to introduce his slinky minor key noire sounds when songs like “East St Louis Toodle Oo” and “Black and Tan Fantasy” start to show up. As jazz began to change in the 30s, those relaxed minor key melodies stayed in the Ellington set, while the more ‘20s’ sounding fare got left behind.

Lots of good tracks on here, if you looking for the numbers with imaginative arrangements; CD 1 has “I’m Gonna Hang Around My Sugar” and CD 2 has “Hop Head”, “Washington Wobble” and Jubilee Stomp”. CD3 has “Hot and Bothered”and CD 4 has “Tiger Rag”. If you have any curiosity about late 20s jazz, this is a great place to start. For Ellington fans, this is a chance to hear the Duke in a style that he (or anyone else) never returned to.

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