Duke Ellington

The Best of Early Ellington

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Drawn from Duke Ellington's earliest recordings for Brunswick and Vocalion labels, The Best of Early Ellington is an excellent single-disc sampler that offers some of his most famous songs -- including "Mood Indigo" and "East St. Louis Toodle-oo," as well as "Creole Rhapsody," his first extended composition -- in their first recorded versions. Although jazz purists would prefer complete box sets, The Best of Early Ellington works as a terrific introduction for neophytes and casual fans.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:51 SpotifyAmazon
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3 03:16 SpotifyAmazon
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7 02:55 SpotifyAmazon
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18 02:55 SpotifyAmazon
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20 06:26 SpotifyAmazon
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