The May 1945 Duke Ellington Discography


May 1, 1945
Studio Session for RCA Victor, New York, New York
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98 You
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Everything But You
Vocal by Joya Sherrill
The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk N (Track 16)
94 You
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Riff Staccato
Vocal by Ray Nance
The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk N (Track 17)

May 4, 1945
MBS Radio Broadcast, New York, New York
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92 You
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Take The "A" Train The Treasury Shows, Vol. 10, Disk 2 (Track 20)
93 You
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I Miss Your Kiss The Treasury Shows, Vol. 10, Disk 2 (Track 21)
93 You
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He's Home For A Little While
Vocal by Joya Sherrill
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 10, Disk 2 (Track 22)
93 You
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Riff Staccatto
Vocal by Ray Nance
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 10, Disk 2 (Track 23)
93 You
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I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues
Vocal by Al Hibbler, Kay Davis
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 10, Disk 2 (Track 24)
93 You
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I'm Beginning To See The Light The Treasury Shows, Vol. 10, Disk 2 (Track 25)

May 5, 1945
"Your Saturday Date With the Duke" ABC Radio Broadcast at the Adams Theatre, Newark, New Jersey
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Take The "A" Train The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 1 (Track 1)
94 You
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Blutopia The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 1 (Track 2)
34 You
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D.E. Bond Promo The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 1 (Track 3)
96 You
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Clementine The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 1 (Track 4)
96 You
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My Heart Sings
Vocal by Joya Sherrill
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 1 (Track 5)
96 You
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Sentimental Journey The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 1 (Track 6)
93 You
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I Got It Bad
Vocal by Al Hibbler
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 1 (Track 7)
95 You
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Three Cent Stomp The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 1 (Track 8)
95 You
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Black And Tan Fantasy The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 1 (Track 9)
94 You
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Blue Skies The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 1 (Track 10)
94 You
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Passion Flower The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 1 (Track 12)
95 You
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Air Conditioned Jungle The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 1 (Track 13)
93 You
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Frantic Fantasy The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 1 (Track 14)
94 You
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I'm Beginning To See The Light The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 1 (Track 15)
95 You
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Main Stem The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 1 (Track 16)
97 You
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Everything But You
Vocal by Joya Sherrill
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 1 (Track 17)
94 You
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Carnegie Blues The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 1 (Track 18)
94 You
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Jump For Joy
Vocal by Ray Nance
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 1 (Track 19a)
94 You
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Things Ain't What They Used To Be The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 1 (Track 19b)

May 10, 1945
Studio Session for RCA Victor, New York, New York
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Prelude To A Kiss The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk N (Track 18)

May 11, 1945
Studio Session for RCA Victor, New York, New York
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95 You
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Caravan The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk N (Track 19)
96 You
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Black And Tan Fantasy The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk N (Track 20)
85 You
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Mood Indigo
Vocal by Kay Davis
The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk N (Track 21)

May 12, 1945
"Your Saturday Date With the Duke" ABC Radio Broadcast at Radio City Music Hall, New York, New York
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94 You
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Take The "A" Train The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 1)
94 You
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Carnegie Blues The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 2)
94 You
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Riff Staccato
Vocal by Ray Nance
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 3)
39 You
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D.E. Bond Promo The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 4)
94 You
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All At Once The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 5)
41 You
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Yesterdays
Vocal by Kay Davis
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 6)
93 You
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I Miss Your Kiss The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 7)
95 You
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Accentuate The Positive
Vocal by Joya Sherrill
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 8)
38 You
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D.E. Bond Promo The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 9)
94 You
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Blue Cellophane The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 10)
95 You
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Take The "A" Train The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 11)
88 You
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Take The "A" Train The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 12)
94 You
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Prelude To A Kiss The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 13)
94 You
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Caravan The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 14)
85 You
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Sophisticated Lady The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 15)
94 You
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I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
Vocal by Al Hibbler, Kay Davis
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 16)
82 You
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I'm Beginning To See The Light
Vocal by Joya Sherrill
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 17)
94 You
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In A Mellow Tone The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 18)
94 You
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Harlem Air Shaft The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 19)
82 You
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I Don't Mind
Vocal by Marie Ellington
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 20)
40 You
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D.E. Bond Promo The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 21)
94 You
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Jeep Is Jumpin' The Treasury Shows, Vol. 3, Disk 2 (Track 22)

May 14, 1945
Studio Session for RCA Victor, New York, New York
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93 You
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In A Sentimental Mood The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk N (Track 22)
89 You
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It Don't Mean A Thing
Vocal by Mercer Ellington, Joya Sherrill, Kay Davis
The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk O (Track 1)
90 You
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Sophisticated Lady The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk O (Track 2)
88 You
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Tonight I Shall Sleep The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk O (Track 3)
84 You
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The Minor Goes Muggin' The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk O (Track 4)

May 15, 1945
Studio Session for RCA Victor, New York, New York
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93 You
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I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
Vocal by Joya Sherrill
The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk O (Track 5) Take 1
94 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
Vocal by Joya Sherrill
Vol. 9 (1942-1947) The Alternative Takes (Track 8) Take 2
78 You
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Solitude The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk O (Track 7)

May 16, 1945
Studio Session for RCA Victor, New York, New York
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86 You
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Frankie And Johnny The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk O (Track 8)
84 You
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Jumping Room Only The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk O (Track 9)
94 You
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Black Beauty The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk O (Track 10)
94 You
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Every Hour On The Hour
Vocal by Al Hibbler
The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk O (Track 11)

May 19, 1945
"Your Saturday Date With the Duke" ABC Radio Broadcast at the Paradise Theatre, Detroit, Michigan
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Take The "A" Train The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 1)
94 You
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Teardrops In The Rain The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 2)
94 You
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Everything But You
Vocal by Joya Sherrill
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 3)
39 You
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D.E. Bond Promo The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 4)
93 You
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Perdido The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 5)
47 You
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If You Are But A Dream
Vocal by Kay Davis
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 6)
89 You
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Pitter Panther Patter The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 7)
94 You
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Emancipation Celebration The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 8)
40 You
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D.E. Bond Promo The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 9)
94 You
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I Should Care The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 10)
93 You
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Take The "A" Train The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 11)
89 You
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Take The "A" Train The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 12)
93 You
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In A Sentimental Mood The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 13)
89 You
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It Don't Mean A Thing
Vocal by Marie Ellington, Joya Sherrill, Kay Davis
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 14)
64 You
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Solitude
Vocal by Al Hibbler, Marie Ellington, Joya Sherrill, Kay Davis
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 15)
60 You
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I'm Beginning To See The Light The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 16)
93 You
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Just Squeeze Me The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 17)
93 You
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C-Jam Blues The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 18)
94 You
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Don't You Know I Care?
Vocal by Al Hibbler
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 19)
39 You
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D.E. Bond Promo The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 20)
92 You
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Stomp, Look And Listen The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 21)
91 You
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Things Ain't What They Used To Be The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 22)

May 26, 1945
"Your Saturday Date With the Duke" ABC Radio Broadcast at the Regal Theatre, Chicago, Illinois
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Take The "A" Train The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 2 (Track 6)
94 You
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Sugar Hill Penthouse The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 2 (Track 8)
94 You
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Suddenly It Jumped The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 2 (Track 9)
38 You
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D.E. Bond Promo The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 2 (Track 10)
91 You
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Candy
Vocal by Ray Nance
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 2 (Track 11)
93 You
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A Friend Of Yours The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 2 (Track 12)
95 You
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Kissing Bug
Vocal by Joya Sherrill
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 2 (Track 13)
95 You
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Hollywood Hangover The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 2 (Track 14)
92 You
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Laura The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 2 (Track 15)
38 You
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D.E. Bond Promo The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 2 (Track 16)
85 You
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Take The "A" Train The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 2 (Track 17)
95 You
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In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 2 (Track 18)
89 You
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Frankie And Johnny The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 2 (Track 19a)
88 You
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Metronome All Out The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 2 (Track 19b)
71 You
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I'm Beginning To See The Light The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 2 (Track 20)
93 You
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Midriff The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 2 (Track 21)
93 You
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I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
Vocal by Al Hibbler, Kay Davis
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 2 (Track 22)
94 You
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My Honey's Lovin' Arms
Vocal by Ray Nance
The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 2 (Track 23)
37 You
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D.E. Bond Promo The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 2 (Track 24)
95 You
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Rockin' In Rhythm The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 2 (Track 25)