Black and Tan Fantasy

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"Black and Tan Fantasy"
Single by Duke Ellington and his Washingtonians
Format 78 RPM record
Recorded Camden, NJ, October 26, 1927

"Black and Tan Fantasy" is a 1927 jazz composition by Duke Ellington and Bubber Miley. The song was recorded several times in 1927 for the Okeh, RCA Victor and Brunswick record labels. The song was also featured in the 1929 short film Black and Tan. The Victor recording is an inductee of the Grammy Hall of Fame. Thelonious Monk covered the song in 1955; his cover was sampled by the hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan in their 1993 song "Shame on a Nigga".

Recordings (1927-1942)[edit]

  • April 7, 1927 E-22299 issued on Brunswick 3526, Brunswick 6682, Brunswick 80002, Melotone M-12093, Polk P-9006
  • October 6, 1927 BVE-40155-2 probably unissued
  • October 26, 1927 BVE-40155-4 Victor 21137, Victor 24861, Victor 68-0837 (as "Black & Tan Fantasie")
  • November 3, 1927 W 81776-A Columbia (LP) C3L-27
  • November 3, 1927 W 81776-B OKeh 40955
  • November 3, 1927 W 81776-C OKeh 8521, OK 40955
  • June 12, 1930 150590-1 Clarion 5331-C, Diva 6056-G, Velvet Tone 7082-V
  • February 9, 1932 71836-2 (part of a three song medley) Victor Transcription L-16007
  • February 9, 1932 71837-1 and 2 Victor rejected
  • January 13, 1938 M-714-1 (greatly expanded arrangement as Prologue to Black and Tan Fantasy) Brunswick m8256
  • January 13, 1938 M-715-1 (greatly expanded arrangement as The New Black and Tan Fantasy) Brunswick m8063

References[edit]

http://www.jazz.com/music/duke-ellington-black-and-tan-fantasy-victor