The Best of Duke Ellington

The Duke Ellington Orchestra is the greatest recording artist of all time. Perhaps 20,000 distinct Ellington recordings exist, and thousands of these are outstanding. I have only had time to carefully evaluate only a fraction of his output, but the best of what I have studied are listed below. To ensure the greatest diversity, I have included only one example of each composition, despite often considerable differences in arrangement. A more complete discography is listed here.

Grade Title Source Date
100 Sweet Mama Classics 1929-1930 (Track 21) 10Dec29
100 Rent Party Blues Vol. 2 (1930-1931) The Alternative Takes (Track 4) 29Jan30
100 Maori Vol. 2 (1930-1931) The Alternative Takes (Track 8) 20Mar30
100 Blue Tune The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings (Disc 1, Track 18) 4Feb32
100 Perdido Take The "A" Train (Track 26) 3Dec41
100 Main Stem The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk M (Track 16) 26Jun42
100 Johnny Come Lately The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk M (Track 17) 26Jun42
99 East St. Louis Toodle-o The Duke Steps Out (Track 1) 14Mar27
99 Mississippi Moan Anniversary (Disc 6, Track 5) 4Apr29
99 Cotton Club Stomp The Duke Steps Out (Track 22) 3May29
99 Saturday Night Function The OKeh Ellington, Disk 2 (Track 3) 28May29
99 The Breakfast Dance The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk C (Track 17) 14Nov29
99 Wall Street Wail Vol. 1 (1924-1929) The Alternative Takes (Track 24) 10Dec29
99 Cincinnati Daddy Volume 9 1929-1930 Complete Edition (Track 4) 10Dec29
99 Jungle Blues Volume 9 1929-1930 Complete Edition (Track 14) 29Jan30
99 Rockin' In Rhythm The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk E (Track 17) 16Jan31
99 The Peanut Vendor Early Ellington, The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings, Disk 3 (Track 19) 20Jan31
99 Cocktails For Two The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk G (Track 11) 12Apr34
99 Stevedore's Serenade The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 3 (Track 25) 20Jun38
99 Tootin' Through The Roof The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 4 (Track 23) 14Oct39
99 C-Jam Blues The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk M (Track 8) 21Jan42
99 What Am I Here For? The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk M (Track 11) 26Feb42
99 Someone The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk M (Track 14) 26Feb42
98 Awful Sad Volume 5 1928 Complete Edition (Track 1) 2Oct28
98 Harlem Flat Blues Volume 6 1929 Complete Edition (Track 14) 1Mar29
98 Black And Blue Early Ellington, The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings, Disk 2 (Track 8) 29Jul29
98 Blues Of The Vagabond The OKeh Ellington, Disk 2 (Track 7) 20Nov29
98 Double Check Stomp The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk D (Track 1) 11Apr30
98 Jungle Nights In Harlem Volume 10 1930 (Track 16) 4Jun30
98 Shout 'Em, Aunt Tillie Volume 10 1930 (Track 19) 4Jun30
98 When I'm Blue Check and Double Check DVD Aug30
98 It's Glory The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk F (Track 3) 17Jun31
98 Jazz Cocktail The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 1 (Track 14) 19Sep32
98 Swing Low 1932-1933 Chronological Classics (Track 15) 22Sep32
98 Drop Me Off In Harlem The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 1 (Track 18) 17Feb33
98 Dear Old Southland Duke Ellington Masters of Jazz (Disk 1, Track 12) 4Dec33
98 Stompy Jones The Centennial Collection, CD (Track 7) 9Jan34
98 Blue Feeling The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk G (Track 9) 10Jan34
98 Live And Love Tonight The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk G (Track 13) 12Apr34
98 Moonlight Fiesta Anniversary (Disc 4, Track 3) 5Mar35
98 Frolic Sam Stew Burp Small Groups Big Band 1936-1939 (Track 3) 19Dec36
98 If I Thought You Cared Small Groups, Vol. 1, Disk 2 (Track 18) 19Jan38
98 Jig Walk At The Cotton Club (Disc 2, Track 11) 22May38
98 My Heart Jumped Over The Moon The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (CD 6, Track 18) 2Jun39
98 Conga Brava Highlights of the Great 1940-1942 Band (Disk 1, Track 5) 15Mar40
98 In A Mellow Tone The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk I (Track 4) 5Sep40
98 Take The "A" Train The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk K (Track 8) 15Feb41
98 Clementine The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk L (Track 3) 2Jul41
98 Things Ain't What They Used To Be The Chronogical Classics 1941 (Track 9) 3Jul41
98 Goin' Out The Back Way The Chronogical Classics 1941 (Track 10) 3Jul41
98 Going Up Hollywood Swing & Jazz, Disk 1 (Track 13b) 28Sep42
97 Hop Head The OKeh Ellington, Disk 1 (Track 2) 22Mar27
97 Red Hot Band The Washingtonians Rare and Early Duke Ellington Sessions 1924-1928 (Track 22) 29Dec27
97 Take It Easy Vol. 1 (1924-1929) The Alternative Takes (Track 15) Mar28
97 Louisiana Volume 4 1928 Complete Edition (Track 22) 17Oct28
97 Move Over Volume 4 1928 Complete Edition (Track 20) Oct28
97 Doin' The Voom Voom Chronogical 1928-1929 Classics (Track 13) 8Jan29
97 Freeze And Melt Classics 1929 (Track 11) 4Apr29
97 Saratoga Swing The Duke Steps Out (Track 23) 3May29
97 Jolly Wog Early Ellington, The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings, Disk 2 (Track 12) 13Sep29
97 Mississippi Dry Volume 8 1929 Complete Edition (Track 8) 16Sep29
97 Swanee Shuffles The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk C (Track 16) 16Sep29
97 The Lazy Duke The OKeh Ellington, Disk 2 (Track 6) 20Nov29
97 Syncopated Shuffle Volume 8 1929 Complete Edition (Track 22) 20Nov29
97 The Mooche The Chronogical Duke Ellington 1930 (Track 9) 3Apr30
97 Sweet Jazz O' Mine Volume 10 1930 (Track 18) 4Jun30
97 Ring Dem Bells The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk D (Track 17) 26Aug30
97 Old Man Blues The Centennial Collection, CD (Track 4) 26Aug30
97 Big House Blues Chronogical 1930 Vol. 2 Classics (Track 12) 14Oct30
97 Mood Indigo Early Ellington, The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings, Disk 3 (Track 2) 17Oct30
97 Sweet Chariot Chronogical 1930 Vol. 2 Classics (Track 21) 30Oct30
97 It Don't Mean A Thing His Great Vocalists (Track 1) 2Feb32
97 Baby, When You Ain't There Anniversary (Disc 6, Track 12) 4Feb32
97 Creole Love Call The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings (Disc 1, Track 7) 11Feb32
97 The Sheik Of Araby The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 1 (Track 8) 16May32
97 Slippery Horn 1932-1933 Chronological Classics (Track 6) 18May32
97 Blue Ramble 1932-1933 Chronological Classics (Track 7) 18May32
97 Clouds In My Heart The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings (Disc 1, Track 23) 18May32
97 Lightnin' The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings (Disc 2, Track 15) 19Sep32
97 Baby! 1932-1933 Chronological Classics (Track 16) 21Dec32
97 Any Time, Any Day, Anywhere 1932-1933 Chronological Classics (Track 17) 21Dec32
97 Eerie Moan The Chronogical Duke Ellington 1933 (Track 1) 7Jan33
97 Blackbirds Medley - Part 1: I Can't Give You Anything But Love The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings (Disc 4, Track 20a) 17Feb33
97 Harlem Speaks The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 1 (Track 24) 15Aug33
97 Ain't Misbehavin' The Chronogical Duke Ellington 1933 (Track 18) 13Jul33
97 I Met My Waterloo The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk G (Track 14) 17Apr34
97 Merry Go Round The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 2 (Track 8) 30Apr35
97 Reminiscing In Tempo - Part 4 Blue Light/Hi-Fi Ellington Uptown (Disc 1, Track 9d) 12Sep35
97 No Greater Love Blue Light/Hi-Fi Ellington Uptown (Disc 1, Track 4) 27Feb36
97 Echoes Of Harlem Creole Rhapsody Duke Ellington in the Thirties (Disc 2, Track 6) 27Feb36
97 Exposition Swing Anniversary (Disc 12, Track 10) 29Jul36
97 Uptown Downbeat The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings (Disc 6, Track 10) 29Jul36
97 Rexatious The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (CD 1, Track 5) 16Dec36
97 Caravan All the Duke's Men The Greatest Ellington Small Group Recordings (Track 1) 19Dec36
97 Scattin' At The Kit Kat The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 2 (Track 19) 21Dec36
97 Azure The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings (Disc 7, Track 4) 22Apr37
97 Sponge Cake And Spinach 1937 Vol. 2 Classics (Track 8) 16Jun37
97 Crescendo In Blue Duke Ellington Masters of Jazz (Disk 1, Track 20b) 20Sep37
97 Black And Tan Fantasy - Part 2 Anniversary (Disc 6, Track 2) 13Jan38
97 Lost In Meditation The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 3 (Track 14) 2Feb38
97 Watermelon Man The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings (Disc 9, Track 10) 20Jun38
97 T.T. On Toast The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 4 (Track 5) 19Dec38
97 Old King Dooji The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 4 (Track 8) 22Dec38
97 Good Gal Blues The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (CD 6, Track 15) 21Mar39
97 Solid Old Man The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 4 (Track 16) 21Mar39
97 The Rabbit's Jump The Chronogical Classics 1939 Vol. 2 (Track 12) 1Sep39
97 Little Posey The Essential Collection 1927-1962, Disk 1 (Track 23) 14Oct39
97 Weely Anniversary (Disc 10, Track 6) 14Oct39
97 Lost In Two Flats Classics 1939-1940 (Track 7) 22Nov39
97 Honey Hush The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (CD 7, Track 16) 22Nov39
97 Cotton Tail The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk H (Track 11) 4May40
97 Don't Get Around Much Anymore Masterpieces 1926-1949, Disk 3 (Track 15) 4May40
97 So You're The One KUCR 112th Birthday Tribute Oct40?
97 Cotton Club Stomp Volume 10 1930 (Track 12) 22Apr30
97 Warm Valley Volume 8 1940-1941 The Alternate Takes (Track 3) 17Oct40
97 Flaming Sword Volume 8 1940-1941 The Alternate Takes (Track 2) 17Oct40
97 Day Dream The Chronological Classics 1940 Vol. 2 (Track 14) 2Nov40
97 Frenesi The Centennial Anthology (CD, Track 2) 15Jan41
97 Menelik - The Lion Of Judah The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk L (Track 10) 3Jul41
97 Five O'Clock Drag The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk L (Track 17) 26Sep41
97 June The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk L (Track 24) 29Sep41
97 Moon Mist Vol. 9 (1942-1947) The Alternative Takes (Track 2) 21Jan42
97 Worksong at Carnegie Hall Black, Brown & Beige (FDC-1004 LP) (Side 1, Track 1) 23Jan43
97 Blue Skies World Broadcasting Series Volume One (Track 5) 8Nov43
96 Doin' The Frog The Washingtonians Rare and Early Duke Ellington Sessions 1924-1928 (Track 23) 29Dec27
96 Black Beauty Chronogical 1928 (Track 2) 26Mar28
96 Yellow Dog Blues Volume 4 1928 Complete Edition (Track #) 25Jun28
96 Hot And Bothered Volume 4 1928 Complete Edition (Track 19) Oct28
96 The Blues With A Feeling The Duke Steps Out (Track 14) 22Nov28
96 Goin' To Town Volume 5 1928 Complete Edition (Track 13) 22Nov28
96 Japanese Dream The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk B (Track 17) 18Feb29
96 Paducah Volume 6 1929 Complete Edition (Track 13) 1Mar29
96 Dicty Glide The Duke Steps Out (Track 19) 1Mar29
96 Misty Mornin' Jubilee Stomp (Track 6) 3May29
96 Arabian Lover The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk C (Track 11) 3May29
96 Jungle Jamboree The OKeh Ellington, Disk 2 (Track 4) 2Aug29
96 Jazz Convolutions Volume 8 1929 Complete Edition (Track 7) 13Sep29
96 Jazz Lips The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk C (Track 18) 14Nov29
96 Sweet Dreams Of Love Volume 10 1930 (Track 15) 4Jun30
96 Twelfth Street Rag Early Ellington, The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings, Disk 3 (Track 18) 14Jan31
96 Echoes Of The Jungle Creole Rhapsody Duke Ellington in the Thirties (Disc 1, Track 7) 16Jun31
96 Lazy Rhapsody The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings (Disc 1, Track 17) 2Feb32
96 Blackbirds Medley - Part 1: I Must Have That Man The Chronogical Duke Ellington 1933 (Track 7c) 17Feb33
96 Blackbirds Medley - Part 2: Porgy The Chronogical Duke Ellington 1933 (Track 8c) 17Feb33
96 Blackbirds Medley - Part 2: Dixie The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings (Disc 4, Track 22a) 17Feb33
96 Hyde Park The Chronogical Duke Ellington 1933 (Track 16) 13Jul33
96 Jive Stomp The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 1 (Track 23) 15Aug33
96 In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings (Disc 4, Track 14) 15Aug33
96 Solitude Creole Rhapsody Duke Ellington in the Thirties (Disc 1, Track 21) 10Jan34
96 Moonglow Blue Light/Hi-Fi Ellington Uptown (Disc 1, Track 7) 12Sep34
96 In A Sentimental Mood The Essential Collection 1927-1962, Disk 1 (Track 11) 30Apr35
96 In A Jam The Essential Collection 1927-1962, Disk 1 (Track 12) 29Jul36
96 Black Butterfly The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 2 (Track 20) 21Dec36
96 Downtown Uproar Small Groups, Vol. 1, Disk 1 (Track 12) 8Mar37
96 The Lady Who Couldn't Be Kissed Anniversary (Disc 7, Track 3) 22Apr37
96 Four And A Half Street Small Groups, Vol. 1, Disk 1 (Track 21) 29Apr37
96 Demi-Tasse Small Groups, Vol. 1, Disk 1 (Track 22) 29Apr37
96 All God's Chillun Got Rhythm 1937 Vol. 2 Classics (Track 3) 8Jun37
96 Diminuendo In Blue The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 3 (Track 6) 20Sep37
96 Harmony In Harlem Creole Rhapsody Duke Ellington in the Thirties (Disc 2, Track 13) 20Sep37
96 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 3 (Track 17) 3Mar38
96 I'm Slappin' Seventh Avenue At The Cotton Club (Disc 2, Track 13) 22May38
96 Pyramid All the Duke's Men The Greatest Ellington Small Group Recordings (Track 10) 22Jun38
96 The Buffet Flat The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings (Disc 9, Track 18) 9Aug38
96 Jazz Potpourri The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 4 (Track 4) 19Dec38
96 Delta Mood The Chronogical Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1938-1939 (Track 1) 21Dec38
96 Fat Stuff Serenade The Duke's Men: Small Groups, Vol. 2, Disk 2 (Track 21) 20Mar39
96 Subtle Lament The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 4 (Track 12) 20Mar39
96 Lady In Blue Anniversary (Disc 7, Track 6) 20Mar39
96 Blues A Poppin' The Chronogical Classics 1939 Vol. 2 (Track 6) 22Jun39
96 Pussy Willow The Duke in Boston (Track 7) 26Jul39
96 I Never Felt This Way Before The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings (Disc 11, Track 24) 14Oct39
96 Grievin' The Chronogical Classics 1939 Vol. 2 (Track 18) 14Oct39
96 I Know What You Do The Chronogical Classics 1939 Vol. 2 (Track 22) 14Oct39
96 Pelican Drag Classics 1939-1940 (Track 15) 14Feb40
96 Toasted Pickle The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (CD 7, Track 25) 15Feb40
96 Ko-Ko The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk H (Track 3) 6Mar40
96 Morning Glory Highlights of the Great 1940-1942 Band (Disk 1, Track 2) 6Mar40
96 Concerto For Cootie Duke Ellington Masters of Jazz (Disk 2, Track 6) 15Mar40
96 Bojangles Highlights of the Great 1940-1942 Band (Disk 1, Track 11) 28May40
96 Portrait Of Bert Williams The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk H (Track 17) 28May40
96 Blue Goose Johnny Hodges Jeep's Blues (Track 8) 28May40
96 Harlem Air Shaft Stereo Reflections in Ellington (Track 7) 29Jul40
96 All Too Soon Stereo Reflections in Ellington (Track 8) 29Jul40
96 My Greatest Mistake Jazz Supreme 704 (Track 8) 10Sep40
96 I Give You My Word KUCR 112th Birthday Tribute Sep40?
96 Across The Track Blues The Chronological Classics 1940 Vol. 2 (Track 11) 28Oct40
96 Some Saturday The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk L (Track 8) 3Jul41
96 Just Squeeze Me The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk L (Track 9) 3Jul41
96 Have You Changed? Take The "A" Train (Track 20) 3Dec41
96 Raincheck Take The "A" Train (Track 21) 3Dec41
96 Blue Serge The Complete Standard Transcriptions, Disk 2 (Track 10) 3Dec41
96 Come Sunday at Carnegie Hall Black, Brown & Beige (FDC-1004 LP) (Side 1, Track 2) 23Jan43
96 West Indian Dance Carnegie Hall Concerts, January 1943, Disk 2 (Track 1a) 23Jan43
96 Around My Heart The Treasury Shows Vol. 15, Disk 1 (Track 20) 28May43
96 Down By The Riverside The Treasury Shows, Volume 1, Disk 2 (Track 19) Jun43
96 Three Cent Stomp World Broadcasting Series Volume Two (Track 6) 9Nov43
96 Rose Room World Broadcasting Series Volume Three (Track 8) 1Dec43
96 Star Spangled Banner The Duke Box, Disk 5 (Track 1) 11Dec43
96 Tea For Two The Duke Box, Disk 5 (Track 5) 11Dec43
95 Chicago Stomp Down The OKeh Ellington, Disk 1 (Track 6) 3Nov27
95 Jubilee Stomp The OKeh Ellington, Disk 1 (Track 11) 19Jan28
95 Got Everything But You Chronogical 1928 (Track 4) 26Mar28
95 Tishomingo Blues A Gift From the President (Jazz Oracle) (Track 5) 25Jun28
95 Hottentot Volume 5 1928 Complete Edition (Track 17) Nov-Dec28
95 Tiger Rag The Duke Steps Out (Track 16b) 8Jan29
95 Flaming Youth Chronogical 1928-1929 Classics (Track 16) 16Jan29
95 High Life The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk B (Track 14) 16Jan29
95 Harlemania The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk B (Track 18) 18Feb29
95 Hot Feet The Duke Steps Out (Track 20) 1Mar29
95 Stevedore Stomp Volume 6 1929 Complete Edition (Track 20) 1Mar29
95 Haunted Nights The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk C (Track 15) 16Sep29
95 Six Or Seven Times Volume 8 1929 Complete Edition (Track 13) 25Oct29
95 Admiration Volume 9 1929-1930 Complete Edition (Track 20) 20Mar30
95 Rocky Mountain Blues Chronogical 1930 Vol. 2 Classics (Track 13) 14Oct30
95 When A Black Man's Blue The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk E (Track 12) 10Dec30
95 Creole Rhapsody The Complete Orchestral Suites 1931-1960 (Disk 1, Track 1) 20Jan31
95 The Mystery Song Chronogical Classics 1931-1932 (Track 7) 17Jun31
95 Blue Mood The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 1 (Track 12) 19Sep32
95 Bugle Call Rag The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk F (Track 10) 9Feb32
95 Ducky Wucky The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 1 (Track 13) 19Sep32
95 Diga Diga Doo His Great Vocalists (Track 4) 22Dec32
95 I've Got The World On A String The Chronogical Duke Ellington 1933 (Track 4) 15Feb33
95 Sophisticated Lady The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 1 (Track 22) 16May33
95 Blackbirds Medley - Part 1: Doin' The New Lowdown The Chronogical Duke Ellington 1933 (Track 7b) 17Feb33
95 Stormy Weather The Chronogical Duke Ellington 1933 (Track 15) 16May33
95 Delta Serenade The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk G (Track 6) 9Jan34
95 Troubled Waters The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk G (Track 15) 9May34
95 Symphony In Black: The Laborers In Hollywood (Track 8) Oct34
95 Symphony in Black: A Hymn Of Sorrow In Hollywood (Track 10) Oct34
95 Symphony in Black: Harlem Rhythm In Hollywood (Track 11) Oct34
95 Admiration Stomp The Chronogical Duke Ellington 1933-1935 (Track 22) 9Jan35
95 Farewell Blues The Chronogical Duke Ellington 1933-1935 (Track 23) 9Jan35
95 Indigo Echoes The Chronogical Classics 1935 - 1936 (Track 6) 5Mar35
95 Showboat Shuffle The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 2 (Track 7) 30Apr35
95 I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me Stew Burp Small Groups Big Band 1936-1939 (Track 4) 8Mar37
95 You Can't Run Away From Love Tonight The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings (Disc 7, Track 16) 9Apr37
95 Lament For A Love Lost Stew Burp Small Groups Big Band 1936-1939 (Track 6) 29Apr37
95 Jazz A La Carte The Alternative Takes Volume 5 (1936-1937) (Track 23) 29Apr37
95 A Sailboat In The Moonlight The Chronogical Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1937 (Track 23) 20May37
95 Get It Southern Style The Alternative Takes, Vol. 6 1937-1938 (Track 6) 16Jun37
95 Chatterbox The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 3 (Track 5) 20Sep37
95 Jubilesta The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings (Disc 7, Track 13) 20Sep37
95 Dusk On The Desert The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 3 (Track 9) 20Sep37
95 Pigeons And Peppers Small Groups, Vol. 1, Disk 2 (Track 15) 26Oct37
95 Steppin' Into Swing Society The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 3 (Track 10) 13Jan38
95 Gal From Joe's The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings (Disc 8, Track 10) 2Feb38
95 Jeep's Blues The Duke's Men: Small Groups, Vol. 2, Disk 1 (Track 1) 28Mar38
95 Dinah's In A Jam The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 3 (Track 21) 11Apr38
95 Three Blind Mice At The Cotton Club (Disc 1, Track 13) 17Apr38
95 Ridin' On A Blue Note At The Cotton Club (Disc 1, Track 25) 1May38
95 If You Were In My Place At The Cotton Club (Disc 2, Track 16) 22May38
95 When My Sugar Walks Down the Street It Don't Mean A Thing (Track 17) 7Jun38
95 Gypsy Without A Song The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 3 (Track 24) 20Jun38
95 La De Doody Doo The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings (Disc 9, Track 9) 20Jun38
95 Empty Ballroom Blues The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (CD 4, Track 17) 22Jun38
95 Chasin' Chippies The Duke's Men: Small Groups, Vol. 2, Disk 1 (Track 17) 2Aug38
95 Please Forgive Me The Chronological Classics 1938 Vol. 3 (Track 5) 4Aug38
95 Lambeth Walk Anniversary (Disc 4, Track 14) 9Aug38
95 Prelude To A Kiss The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 4 (Track 1) 9Aug38
95 Hip Chic The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 4 (Track 2) 9Aug38
95 Battle Of Swing Duke Ellington Masters of Jazz (Disk 2, Track 2) 19Dec38
95 Boys From Harlem The Chronogical Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1938-1939 (Track 2) 21Dec38
95 Gal-Avantin' The Chronogical Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1938-1939 (Track 4) 21Dec38
95 Slap Happy The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings (Disc 10, Track 16) 22Dec38
95 Swingin' On The Campus The Duke's Men: Small Groups, Vol. 2, Disk 2 (Track 13) 27Feb39
95 Dooji Wooji The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (CD 5, Track 23) 27Feb39
95 Boudoir Benny The Duke's Men: Small Groups, Vol. 2, Disk 2 (Track 16) 28Feb39
95 San Juan Hill The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (CD 6, Track 8) 20Mar39
95 Dance Of The Goon The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (CD 6, Track 14) 21Mar39
95 Portrait Of A Lion The Essential Collection 1927-1962, Disk 1 (Track 21) 21Mar39
95 Kitchen Mechanic's Day The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (CD 6, Track 17) 2Jun39
95 Serenade To Sweden The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 4 (Track 18) 6Jun39
95 I'm Checking Out-Goom Bye The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (CD 6, Track 23) 8Jun39
95 Just Another Dream The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (CD 6, Track 24) 8Jun39
95 Top And Bottom The Chronogical Classics 1939 Vol. 2 (Track 7) 22Jun39
95 Moon Romance The Chronogical Classics 1939 Vol. 2 (Track 13) 1Sep39
95 Dream Blues The Chronogical Classics 1939 Vol. 2 (Track 15) 1Sep39
95 Your Love Has Faded The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (CD 7, Track 10) 14Oct39
95 Early Mornin' Classics 1939-1940 (Track 2) 16Oct39
95 Country Gal The Essential Collection 1927-1962, Disk 1 (Track 22) 16Oct39
95 Watch The Birdie The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (CD 7, Track 22) 15Feb40
95 Dusk Anniversary (Disc 1, Track 5) 28May40
95 Rumpus In Richmond The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk H (Track 22) 22Jul40
95 Boy Meets Horn Stereo Reflections in Ellington (Track 11) 17Aug40
95 Madame Will Drop Her Shawl Jazz Supreme 704 (Track 16) 12Sep40
95 Good Queen Bess Volume 8 1940-1941 The Alternate Takes (Track 6) 2Nov40
95 That's The Blues Old Man The Chronological Classics 1940 Vol. 2 (Track 16) 2Nov40
95 Junior Hop Volume 8 1940-1941 The Alternate Takes (Track 7) 2Nov40
95 Clarinet Lament The Duke Box, Disk 2 (Track 23) 7Nov40
95 Charlie The Chulo Volume 8 1940-1941 The Alternate Takes (Track 12) 11Nov40
95 Lament For Javanette Volume 8 1940-1941 The Alternate Takes (Track 13) 11Nov40
95 Bounce The Complete Standard Transcriptions, Disk 1 (Track 8) 15Jan41
95 It's Sad But True Take The "A" Train (Track 8) 15Jan41
95 Madame Will Drop Her Shawl The Complete Standard Transcriptions, Disk 1 (Track 10) 15Jan41
95 Jumpin' Punkins The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk K (Track 9) 15Feb41
95 John Hardy's Wife The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk K (Track 11) 15Feb41
95 After All The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk K (Track 13) 15Feb41
95 Are You Sticking? The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk K (Track 19) 5Jun41
95 Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin' The Chronogical Duke Ellington 1940 - 1941 (Track 17) 5Jun41
95 I Got It Bad The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk L (Track 2) 26Jun41
95 Bakiff The Centennial Anthology (CD, Track 6) 17Sep41
95 Chelsea Bridge Masterpieces 1926-1949, Disk 4 (Track 9) 2Dec41
95 Rose Of The Rio Grande Carnegie Hall Concerts, January 1943, Disk 2 (Track 9) 23Jan43
95 Hayfoot, Strawfoot The Treasury Shows, Volume 1, CD 1 (Track 18) 1May43
95 Way Low The Treasury Shows Vol. 15, Disk 1 (Track 19) 28May43
95 The Canteen Bounce Big Band Jazz The Jubilee Sessions 1943-1946 (Disk 3, Track 21) 30May43
95 You'll Never Know The Duke Box, Disk 4 (Track 18) 6Jun43
95 Jump For Joy A Date With the Duke at the Hurricane Club (Caracol LP) (Side 2, Track 6) Sep43
95 Design For Jivin' A Date With the Duke at the Hurricane Club (Caracol LP) (Side 1, Track 6) 23Sep43
95 I Didn't Know About You World Broadcasting Series Volume One (Track 15) 8Nov43
95 Rockabye River World Broadcasting Series Volume One (Track 19) 8Nov43
95 Honeysuckle Rose The Duke Box, Disk 5 (Track 6) 11Dec43
95 Emancipation Celebration The Duke Box, Disk 5 (Track 10) 11Dec43
94 Song Of The Cotton Field The Washingtonians Rare and Early Duke Ellington Sessions 1924-1928 (Track 17) 3Feb27
94 Down In Our Alley Blues Chronological 1924-1927 (Track 21) 22Mar27
94 Blue Bubbles The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk A (Track 13) 19Dec27
94 Sloppy Joe Volume 6 1929 Complete Edition (Track 18) 1Mar29
94 Beggar's Blues Anniversary (Disc 2, Track 10) 28May29
94 Snake Hip Dance Classics 1929-1930 (Track 2) 2Aug29
94 The Duke Steps Out Volume 8 1929 Complete Edition (Track 9) 16Sep29
94 March Of The Hoodlums The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk C (Track 19) 14Nov29
94 Limehouse Blues The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk F (Track 1) 16Jun31
94 Best Wishes The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings (Disc 1, Track 21) 17May32
94 Chicago The Chronogical Duke Ellington 1933 (Track 19) 13Jul33
94 Rude Interlude Jubilee Stomp (Track 15) 26Sep33
94 Dallas Doin's The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk F (Track 15) 26Sep33
94 Ebony Rhapsody The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk G (Track 10) 12Apr34
94 Symphony in Black: A Triangle In Hollywood (Track 9) Oct34
94 Let's Have A Jubilee The Chronogical Classics 1935 - 1936 (Track 1) 9Jan35
94 Margie The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings (Disc 5, Track 5) 5Mar35
94 Tough Truckin' The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (CD 1, Track 1) 5Mar35
94 Accent On Youth The Chronogical Classics 1935 - 1936 (Track 13) 19Aug35
94 I Don't Know Why I Love You So The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 2 (Track 10) 20Jan36
94 Dinah Lou Anniversary (Disc 7, Track 2) 20Jan36
94 Isn't Love The Strangest Thing? It Don't Mean A Thing (Track 8) 27Feb36
94 Shoe Shine Boy It Don't Mean A Thing (Track 11) 17Jul36
94 It Was A Sad Night In Harlem It Don't Mean A Thing (Track 12) 17Ju36
94 Trumpet In Spades Creole Rhapsody Duke Ellington in the Thirties (Disc 2, Track 7) 17Ju36
94 Yearning For Love Chronogical 1936-1937 (Track 7) 17Ju36
94 Birmingham Breakdown The Alternative Takes Volume 5 (1936-1937) (Track 6) 5Mar37
94 Blue Reverie The Chronogical Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1937 (Track 4) 8Mar37
94 It's Swell of You The Chronogical Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1937 (Track 11) 9Apr37
94 Back Room Romp All the Duke's Men The Greatest Ellington Small Group Recordings (Track 6) 7Jul37
94 Swing, Baby, Swing At the Piano Une Anthologie 1928/1934 (Disk 1, Track 7) 7Jul37
94 Sugar Hill Shim-Sham Small Groups, Vol. 1, Disk 2 (Track 11) 7Jul37
94 Tea And Trumpets The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (CD 3, Track 15) 7Jul37
94 If Dreams Come True At The Cotton Club (Disc 1, Track 26) 1May38
94 Alabamy Home At The Cotton Club (Disc 2, Track 15) 22May38
94 Swinging In The Dell The Duke's Men: Small Groups, Vol. 2, Disk 1 (Track 15) 1Aug38
94 Jitterbug's Lullaby All the Duke's Men The Greatest Ellington Small Group Recordings (Track 12) 1Aug38
94 Swing Pan Alley The Duke's Men: Small Groups, Vol. 2, Disk 1 (Track 20) 2Aug38
94 A Blues Serenade The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings (Disc 9, Track 12) 4Aug38
94 Krum Elbow Blues The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (CD 5, Track 8) 24Aug38
94 Mighty Like The Blues Anniversary (Disc 1, Track 15) 2Sep38
94 I'm In Another World The Duke's Men: Small Groups, Vol. 2, Disk 2 (Track 3) 20Dec38
94 Hodge Podge The Duke's Men: Small Groups, Vol. 2, Disk 2 (Track 4> 20Dec38
94 Wanderlust The Chronological Classics 1938 Vol. 3 (Track 22) 20Dec38
94 Beautiful Romance The Duke's Men: Small Groups, Vol. 2, Disk 2 (Track 15) 28Feb39
94 Schmorgasbord And Schnapps The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 4 (Track 13) 20Mar39
94 Savoy Strut The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (CD 6, Track 12) 21Mar39
94 Home Town Blues The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (CD 6, Track 20) 2Jun39
94 In A Mizz The Chronogical Classics 1939 Vol. 2 (Track 1) 12Jun39
94 Something To Live For The Duke in Boston (Track 3) 26Jul39
94 You Can Count On Me The Duke in Boston (Track 8) 26Jul39
94 Bouncing Bouyancy The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939), Disk 4 (Track 13) 28Aug39
94 Truly Wonderful The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (CD 7, Track 6) 1Sep39
94 Tired Socks The Chronogical Classics 1939 Vol. 2 (Track 24) 14Oct39
94 Day In, Day Out The Duke Box, Disk 1 (Track 8) 9Jan40
94 Tapioca Classics 1939-1940 (Track 16) 14Feb40
94 Mardi Gras Madness The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (CD 7, Track 21) 15Feb40
94 Jack The Bear Stomp, Look & Listen! In the Forties (Track 1) 6Mar40
94 At A Dixie Roadside Diner The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk H (Track 20) 22Jul40
94 Sepia Panorama The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk I (Track 1) 24Jul40
94 You Think Of Everything Jazz Supreme 704 (Track 7) 10Sep40
94 April In Paris Jazz Supreme 704 (Track 11) 11Sep40
94 It's The Same Old Story Jazz Supreme 705 (Track 9) Sep/Oct40
94 Without A Song The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk J (Track 9) 2Nov40
94 My Sunday Gal The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk J (Track 11) 2Nov40
94 Mobile Bay Volume 8 1940-1941 The Alternate Takes (Track 9) 2Nov40
94 Whispering Grass The Duke Box, Disk 3 (Track 12) 7Nov40
94 A Lull At Dawn The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk J (Track 23) 11Nov40
94 Ready Eddy Volume 8 1940-1941 The Alternate Takes (Track 16) 11Nov40
94 The Sidewalks Of New York The Chronogical Duke Ellington 1940 - 1941 (Track 5) 28Dec40
94 Until Tonight The Centennial Anthology (CD, Track 3) 15Jan41
94 West Indian Stomp Take The "A" Train (Track 3) 15Jan41
94 Love And I The Complete Standard Transcriptions, Disk 1 (Track 4) 15Jan41
94 Moon Over Cuba The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk L (Track 7) 2Jul41
94 Poor Bubber The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk L (Track 12) 3Jul41
94 Squaty Roo The Chronogical Classics 1941 (Track 7) 3Jul41
94 Passion Flower Johnny Hodges The Jeep Is Jumpin' (Disk 1, Track 2) 3Jul41
94 Noir Bleu The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk L (Track 22) 29Sep41
94 I Don't Know What Kind Of Blues I've Got The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk M (Track 3) 2Dec41
94 Bugle Breaks Take The "A" Train (Track 19) 3Dec41
94 Easy Street Take The "A" Train (Track 25) 3Dec41
94 I Don't Mind The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk M (Track 12) 26Feb42
94 Swing Shifters Swing KUCR 112th Birthday Tribute 2May42
94 All I Need Is You Hotel Sherman, Chicago, IL, NBC Radio Broadcast 19Jul42
94 Light The Immortal Duke Ellington Volume 2 (Hall of Fame LP) (Side 1, Track 1b) 23Jan43
94 Dirge Carnegie Hall Concerts, January 1943, Disk 1 (Track 10) 23Jan43
94 It Can't Be Wrong The Duke Box, Disk 4 (Track 3) 3Apr43
94 People Will Say We're In Love The Fabulous Forties Volume 1 (Rarities LP) (Side 1, Track 2) 18Jun43
94 Take It From There The Treasury Shows, Vol. 19, Disk 2 (Track 23) 1Sep43
94 Barzallai Lou The Treasury Shows, Vol. 19, Disk 1 (Track 17) 3Sep43
94 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me World Broadcasting Series Volume One (Track 11) 8Nov43
94 Baby, Please Stop And Think About Me World Broadcasting Series Volume Two (Track 17) 9Nov43
94 A Slip Of The Lip Coca Cola Spotlight Bands No. 372 (Track 3) 27Nov43
94 Java Jive World Broadcasting Series Volume Three (Track 10) 1Dec43
94 Fickle Fling A Date With the Duke at the Hurricane Club (Caracol LP) (Side 2, Track 1) 13Apr44
94 San Fernando Valley Treasury Shows Vol. 17 (Disk 1, Track 24) 20Apr44