The April 1953 Duke Ellington Discography



April 6, 1953
Studio Session for Capitol, Los Angeles, California
Grade Audio
Title Source Note
86 Audio
Satin Doll The Complete Capitol Recordings (Disk 1, Track 1) DE5313a
Capitol 2458
Capitol F2458
72 Audio
Without A Song
Vocal by Jimmy Grissom
The Complete Capitol Recordings (Disk 1, Track 2) DE5313b
Capitol 2458
94 Audio
Cocktails For Two The Complete Capitol Recordings, Premiered by Ellington (Disk 1, Track 3) DE5313c


April 7, 1953
Studio Session for Capitol, Los Angeles, California
Grade Audio
Title Source Note
86 Audio
My Old Flame The Complete Capitol Recordings, Premiered by Ellington (Disk 1, Track 4) DE5314a
85 Audio
I Can't Give You Anything But Love The Complete Capitol Recordings, Premiered by Ellington (Disk 1, Track 5) DE5314b
73 Audio
Nothin', Nothin', Baby
Vocal by Jimmy Grissom
The Complete Capitol Recordings (Disk 1, Track 6) DE5314c
Capitol 2503
Capitol C 2503
92 Audio
Stormy Weather The Complete Capitol Recordings, Premiered by Ellington (Disk 1, Track 7) DE5314d
96 Audio
Stardust The Complete Capitol Recordings, Premiered by Ellington (Disk 1, Track 8) DE5314e
89 Audio
Three Little Words The Complete Capitol Recordings, Premiered by Ellington (Disk 1, Track 9) DE5314f
95 Audio
Orson The Complete Capitol Recordings, Dance to the Duke! (Disk 1, Track 10) DE5314g


April 9, 1953
Studio Session for Capitol, Los Angeles, California
Grade Audio
Title Source Note
97 Audio
Boo-Dah The Complete Capitol Recordings (Disk 1, Track 11) DE5315a
Capitol 2598
88 Audio
Blossom The Complete Capitol Recordings, Ellington Showcase (Disk 1, Track 12) DE5315b
72 Audio
Ballin' The Blues
Vocal by Jimmy Grissom
The Complete Capitol Recordings (Disk 1, Track 13) DE5315c
Capitol 2503
Capitol C 2503
92 Audio
Warm Valley The Complete Capitol Recordings (Disk 1, Track 14) DE5315d
Capitol CP-229
Capitol 2546
93 Audio
Flamingo The Complete Capitol Recordings, Premiered by Ellington (Disk 1, Track 15) DE5315e
95 Audio
Bluejean Beguine The Complete Capitol Recordings (Disk 1, Track 16) DE5315f
Capitol 2546
Capitol CP-229
Capitol Z 207
91 Audio
Liza The Complete Capitol Recordings, Premiered by Ellington (Disk 1, Track 17) DE5315g


April 13, 1953
Studio Session for Capitol, Los Angeles, California
Grade Audio
Title Source Note
86 Audio
Who Knows? Retrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 1) DE5316a
81 Audio
Retrospection Retrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 2) DE5316b
89 Audio
B Sharp Blues Retrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 3) DE5316c
86 Audio
Passion Flower Retrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 4) DE5316d
89 Audio
Dancers In Love Retrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 1) DE5316e
83 Audio
Reflections In D Retrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 6) DE5316f
82 Audio
Melancholia Retrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 7) DE5316g
84 Audio
Prelude To A Kiss Retrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 8) DE5316h


April 14, 1953
Studio Session for Capitol, Los Angeles, California
Grade Audio
Title Source Note
83 Audio
In A Sentimental Mood Retrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 9) DE5317a
84 Audio
Things Ain't What They Used To Be At the Piano Une Anthologie 1928/1934 (Disk 2, Track 10) DE5317b
85 Audio
All Too Soon Retrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 11) DE5317c
84 Audio
Janet Retrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 12) DE5317d


April 30, 1953
Dance Date at McElroy's Ballroom, Portland, Oregon
Grade Audio
Title Source Note
92 Audio
Primping At The Prom Volume Three April 1953 (Side 2, Track 1) DE5318a
95 Smada Volume Three April 1953 (Side 2, Track 2) DE5318b
95 Audio
Maybe I Should Change My Ways Volume Three April 1953 (Side 2, Track 5) DE5318c
97 Audio
Don't Worry 'Bout Me Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 1 (Track 3) DE5318e
94 Audio
Lullaby Of Birdland Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 1 (Track 1) DE5318f
96 Audio
Time On My Hands Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 1 (Track 2) DE5318g
90 Take The "A" Train Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 1 (Track 4) DE5318h
87 Liza Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 1 (Track 5) DE5318i
93 Audio
Creole Love Call Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 1 (Track 6) DE5318j
92 Audio
Boo-Dah Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 1 (Track 7) DE5318k
91 Stomp, Look And Listen Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 1 (Track 8) DE5318l
88 Happy Go Lucky Local Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 1 (Track 9) DE5318m
95 Audio
Summertime Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 1) DE5318n
90 Warm Valley Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 2) DE5318o
90 Audio
Sultry Serenade Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 3) DE5318p
93 Audio
Hy'a Sue Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 4) DE5318q
86 Sophisticated Lady Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 5) DE5318r
92 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 6a) DE5318s
85 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Vocal by Ray Nance
Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 6b) DE5318t
86 Just Squeeze Me
Vocal by Ray Nance
Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 7) DE5318u
94 Caravan Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 8) DE5318v
87 Audio
Perdido Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 9) DE5318w
72 Without A Song
Vocal by Jimmy Grissom
Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 10) DE5318x
74 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Vocal by Jimmy Grissom
Volume 1 Live 1953-1954 (Track 7) DE5318y
73 Come On Home
Vocal by Jimmy Grissom
Volume 1 Live 1953-1954 (Track 8) DE5318z
77 Vagabonds
Vocal by Jimmy Grissom
Volume 1 Live 1953-1954 (Track 9) DE5318aa
83 Things Ain't What They Used To Be Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 1) DE5318ab
84 The Hawk Talks Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 2) DE5318ac
85 C-Jam Blues Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 3) DE5318ad
94 Audio
Tenderly Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 4) DE5318ae
81 All The Things You Are Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 5) DE5318af
72 Solitude
Vocal by Jimmy Grissom
Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 6) DE5318ak
73 Ballin' The Blues
Vocal by Jimmy Grissom
Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 7a) DE5318an
72 Ballin' The Blues
Vocal by Jimmy Grissom
Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 7b) DE5318ao
78 Audio
Please Be Kind Volume Three April 1953 (Side 2, Track 7a) DE5318ap
66 Audio
Happy Birthday To You Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 8) DE5318aq
89 Mood Indigo Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 9) DE5318ar
86 Blue Skies Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 10) DE5318as
60 Take The "A" Train
Announcement by Duke Ellington
Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 11) DE5318at
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