Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 East St. Louis Toodle-oo
Duke Ellington & His Washingtonians 3:07
2 Black and Tan Fantasy
Duke Ellington & His Washingtonians 3:27
3 Take It Easy
The Washingtonians 2:38
4 The Mooche
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:16
5 Rockin' in Rhythm
The Harlem Footwarmers 3:16
6 Mood Indigo
The Jungle Band 2:58
7 Creole Rhapsody
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 6:30
8 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:11
9 Creole Love Call
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:10
10 Sophisticated Lady
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:16
11 Solitude
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:13
12 Caravan
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:42
13 Back Room Romp
Rex Stewart & His Fifty-Second Street Stompers 2:49
14 Ko-Ko
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:45
15 Never No Lament (a.k.a. Don't Get Around Much Anymore)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:56
16 Cotton Tail
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:11
17 Take the "A" Train
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:55
18 Satin Doll
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:00
19 Jeep's Blues (live)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:42
20 Come Sunday (from Black, Brown and Beige)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:49
21 Black Beauty
Duke Ellington 3:17

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1940-03-06) (track 14)
clarinet [cl]:
Barney Bigard (1940-03-06) (track 14)
drums (drum set) [d]:
Sonny Greer (1940-03-06) (track 14)
trumpet [t]:
Wallace Jones (1940-03-06) (track 14)
Cootie Williams (1940-03-06) (track 14)
cornet [c]:
Rex Stewart (1940-03-06) (track 14)
guitar [g]:
Fred Guy (1940-03-06) (track 14)
double bass [b]:
Jimmy Blanton (1940-03-06) (track 14)
alto saxophone [as]:
Otto Hardwicke (1940-03-06) (track 14)
Johnny Hodges (1940-03-06) (track 14)
piano [p]:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (1940-03-06) (track 14)
baritone saxophone [bars]:
Harry Carney (1940-03-06) (track 14)
tenor saxophone [ts]:
Barney Bigard (1940-03-06) (track 14)
Ben Webster (1940-03-06) (track 14)
trombone [tb]:
Lawrence Brown (jazz trombonist) (1940-03-06) (track 14)
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton (1940-03-06) (track 14)
valve trombone [vtb]:
Juan Tizol (1940-03-06) (track 14)
composer:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (track 14)
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (1931-08) (track 8)
Billy Strayhorn (1939) (track 17)
lyricist:
Irving Mills (1931) (track 8)
Joya Sherrill (1944) (track 17)
performer:
Ivie Anderson (track 8)
vocals:
Ivie Anderson (track 8)
publisher:
EMI Mills Music (ASCAP) (track 8)
Music Sales Corporation (American copyright holder in both popular and classical music) (track 17)
Tempo (Please do not use for release label) (track 17)
has revision:
Take the “A” Train (Nikki Yanofsky version) (track 17)
is the basis for:
Swingy Thing (Solo Tenor Horn & Brass Band) (track 8)
later versions:
recording of:
Ko-Ko (1940-03-06) (track 14)
version of:
Take the “A” Train (original instrumental version) (track 17)