Tracklist

Medium 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Duke's Place
5:08
2 I'm Just a Lucky So and So
3:11
3 Cotton Tail
3:47
4 Mood Indigo
4:00
5 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
2:39
6 The Beautiful American
3:10
7 Black and Tan Fantasy
4:03
8 Drop Me Off in Harlem
3:52
9 The Mooche
3:45
10 In a Mellow Tone
3:52
11 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
4:01
12 Solitude
4:57
13 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
3:34
14 I'm Beginning to See the Light
3:39
15 Just Squeeze Me
4:01
16 I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)
5:33
17 Azalea
5:06

Credits

Medium 1

clarinet:
Barney Bigard (track 2)
Barney Bigard (1961-04-04) (track 9)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (track 2)
Louis Armstrong (1961-04-04) (track 9)
membranophone:
Danny Barcelona (track 2)
Danny Barcelona (1961-04-04) (track 9)
bass:
Mort Herbert (track 2)
double bass:
Mort Herbert (1961-04-04) (track 9)
piano:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 2)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1961-04-04) (track 9)
trombone:
Trummy Young (track 2)
Trummy Young (1961-04-04) (track 9)
composer:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (tracks 1, 3, 7, 9)
Bubber Miley (track 7)
Irving Mills (track 9)
Barney Bigard (1930) (track 4)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1930) (track 4)
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1931-08) (track 11)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1933) (track 8)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1939) (track 10)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1940) (track 13)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1941) (tracks 15–16)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1943) (track 5)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1944) (track 14)
Johnny Hodges (1944) (track 14)
Harry James (American big band leader, trumpeter & actor) (1944) (track 14)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1945) (track 2)
lead vocals:
Louis Armstrong (1961-04-04) (track 9)
lyricist:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 3)
Bob Thiele (track 1)
Bill Katz (track 1)
Ruth Roberts (track 1)
Irving Mills (1930) (track 4)
Irving Mills (1931) (track 11)
Nick Kenny (1933) (track 8)
Milt Gabler (1939) (track 10)
Lee Gaines (1941) (track 15)
Paul Francis Webster (1941) (track 16)
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith "Bob" Russell) (1942) (track 13)
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith "Bob" Russell) (1943) (track 5)
Don George (1944) (track 14)
Mack David (1945) (track 2)
producer:
Bob Thiele (tracks 2, 4, 9, 13)
recording engineer:
Ray Hall (engineer) (tracks 2, 4, 9, 13)
vocals:
Louis Armstrong (tracks 2, 4)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1961) (track 4)
publisher:
EMI Mills Music (ASCAP) (track 11)
EMI Robbins (track 10)
Sony/ATV Harmony (tracks 5, 13)
EMI Mills Music Inc. (1930) (track 4)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (1930) (track 4)
recorded at:
RCA Studios (New York, later noted as RCA Recording Studios) in New York, New York, United States (1961-04-03 – 1961-04-04) (tracks 2, 4, 9, 13)
is the basis for:
Swingy Thing (Solo Tenor Horn & Brass Band) (track 11)
later translated versions:
Je suis mordue (track 16)
later versions:
recording of:
Cotton Tail (track 3)
Duke’s Place (track 1)
In a Mellow Tone (track 10)
Mood Indigo (1930 jazz composition and song) (track 4)
The Mooche (1961-04-04) (track 9)
referred to in medleys:
version of:
"C" Jam Blues (track 1)
Never No Lament (track 13)