Duke Ellington

Gold Collection [Fine Tune]

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There are no liner notes on Fine Tunes' The Gold Collection, nor is there any indication to when the music was made. It is clear that many of Duke's most famous songs, from "East St. Louis Toodle-OO" to "Sophisticated Lady" and "Take the 'A' Train," are on the collection, but these are neither best nor the most popular versions of these songs. Most likely, these are latter-day versions from Ellington, which may interest some collectors -- provided that the documentation was clear. Casual fans, however, would be more interested in better, more comprehensive collections than this one, which isn't even a good choice for the budget-minded.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 04:16 Amazon
2 01:10 Amazon
3 03:36 Amazon
4 03:48 Amazon
5 03:05 Amazon
6 02:56 Amazon
7 02:46 Amazon
8 02:55 Amazon
9 03:05 Amazon
10 04:10 Amazon
11 03:31 Amazon
12 03:13 Amazon
13 03:27 Amazon
14 03:02 Amazon
15 03:20 Amazon
16 02:55 Amazon
17 03:07 Amazon
18 03:10 Amazon
19 03:03 Amazon
20 02:44 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:43 Amazon
2 02:57 Amazon
3 02:45 Amazon
4 03:07 Amazon
5 02:46 Amazon
6 03:15 Amazon
7 02:56 Amazon
8 03:31 Amazon
9 03:23 Amazon
10 03:00 Amazon
11 03:26 Amazon
12 04:31 Amazon
13 03:35 Amazon
14 03:19 Amazon
15 02:54 Amazon
16 03:11 Amazon
17 02:41 Amazon
18 02:52 Amazon
19 02:14 Amazon
20 02:39 Amazon
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