Duke Ellington

Sophisticated Lady [BMG]

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This BMG reissue contains 19 Duke Ellington recordings from 1940-42 and 1945-46 and serves as a good introduction to Ellington's music of that era although veteran collectors will already have the material. Among the gems are the original version of "Take the 'A' Train," "I Got It Bad," "Perdido," "Caravan," a rendition of "It Don't Mean a Thing" that uses the voices of Joya Sherrill, Kay Davis and Marie Ellington and "St. Louis Blues."

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:18 Amazon
2 03:19 Amazon
3 02:52 Amazon
4 03:34 Amazon
5 03:18 Amazon
6 02:53 Amazon
7 03:09 Amazon
8 02:38 Amazon
9 03:02 Amazon
10 02:48 Amazon
11 02:47 Amazon
12 03:03 Amazon
13 03:01 Amazon
14 02:41 Amazon
15 03:05 Amazon
16 03:04 Amazon
17 03:06 Amazon
18 03:22 Amazon
19 03:00 Amazon
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