The Popular Duke Ellington

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The Popular Duke Ellington
Studio album by Duke Ellington
Released 1967
Recorded March 9, 10 & 11, 1966
Genre Jazz
Label RCA
Duke Ellington chronology
The Stockholm Concert, 1966
(1966)
The Popular Duke Ellington
(1966)
In the Uncommon Market
(1963-66)

The Popular Duke Ellington is a studio album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington featuring many of the tunes associated with his orchestra rerecorded in 1966 and released on the RCA label in 1967.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars and states "Since the material is all very familiar, and mostly quite concise few surprises occur. But Ellington fans will enjoy this well-played effort".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated
  1. "Take the "A" Train" (Billy Strayhorn) - 4:40
  2. "I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)" (Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) - 2:36
  3. "Perdido" (Juan Tizol) - 3:14
  4. "Mood Indigo" (Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills) 5:10
  5. "Black and Tan Fantasy" (Ellington, James "Bubber" Miley) - 5:12
  6. "The Twitch" - 3:11
  7. "Solitude" (Ellington, Mills, Eddie DeLange) - 3:36
  8. "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me" (Ellington, Bob Russell) - 1:55
  9. "The Mooche" (Ellington, Mills) - 5:36
  10. "Sophisticated Lady" (Ellington, Mills, Mitchell Parish) - 3:02
  11. "Creole Love Call" - 3:56
  12. "Caravan" (Ellington, Mills, Tizol) - 5:27 Bonus track on CD reissue
  13. "Wings and Things" (Johnny Hodges) - 1:59 Bonus track on CD reissue
  14. "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me" [alternate take] (Ellington, Russell) - 1:56 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded at RCA Hollywood Recording Studio B in Los Angeles, CA on May 9 (tracks 1, 2, 9, 12 & 14), May 10 (tracks 5, 6, 10 & 11) and May 11 (tracks 3, 4, 7, 8 & 13), 1966.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed May 7, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 7, 2010