The Very Best of the Duke Ellington Song Book
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|Genre:||Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop|
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|1.||Take the "A" Train (1957 Version) (featuring Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Duke Ellington)||6:41|
|4.||Satin Doll (1956 Version)||3:26|
|5.||Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me||7:40|
|6.||It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) [1956 Version]||4:13|
|7.||Prelude to a Kiss||5:27|
|8.||In a Sentimental Mood||2:45|
|9.||Caravan (1957 Version) (featuring Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Duke Ellington)||3:53|
|10.||Mood Indigo (with Oscar Peterson)||3:26|
|11.||Don't Get Around Much Anymore||5:00|
|12.||I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) [1957 Version] (featuring The Duke Ellington Orchestra)||6:13|
For jazz fans, Ella Fitzgerald's Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book is by far the best in her Song Book series. With the cooperation of Ellington himself plus his orchestra, the set turned into one of the most fabulous jazz dates in history, with extended versions of numerous standards — "Take the "A' Train," "Sophisticated Lady," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," and "Prelude to a Kiss." The Very Best of the Duke Ellington Song Book reprises only 12 performances from that date (roughly one-third of the total recorded), so it's strictly an introduction to the greater riches that lie in store for listeners. The compilers definitely knew what they were doing, however — fully half of the inclusions are from the small-group date that may have found Ellington himself absent, but these selections actually function as the best on offer, with Ben Webster leading a talented sextet through splendid readings of "Satin Doll" and "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me."