Duke Ellington Plays Mary Poppins

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Duke Ellington Plays Mary Poppins
Studio album by Duke Ellington
Released 1965
Recorded September 6, 8 & 9, 1964
Genre Jazz
Label Reprise
Duke Ellington chronology
Ellington '65
(1964)
Duke Ellington Plays Mary Poppins
(1965)
Joya Sherrill Sings Duke
(1965)

Duke Ellington Plays Mary Poppins is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded in 1964 and released on the Reprise label in 1965.[1] The album features recordings of tunes from the 1964 musical film Mary Poppins arranged by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3½ stars and stated "This disc is a surprising success. Duke Ellington was somehow persuaded into revising and recording a dozen songs from the score of Walt Disney's Mary Poppins, and the results are actually quite memorable".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
  1. "A Spoonful of Sugar" - 3:13
  2. "Chim Chim Cher-ee" - 2:52
  3. "Feed the Birds" - 3:42
  4. "Let's Go Fly a Kite" - 2:31
  5. "Stay Awake" - 2:28
  6. "I Love to Laugh" - 2:29
  7. "Jolly Holiday" - 3:04
  8. "Sister Suffragette" - 3:05
  9. "The Perfect Nanny" - 4:09
  10. "Step in Time" - 2:46
  11. "The Life I Lead" - 3:43
  12. "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" - 2:27
    • Recorded at Universal Studios, Chicago on September 6, 8 & 9, 1964.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed May 10, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 10, 2010