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Duke Ellington original vinyl records

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Ellington - A Drum Is A Woman

Duke Ellington

A Drum Is A Woman / 1957 / Columbia CL 951 mono

VG+ / VG+ / $28.00Record sold


Duke Ellington

Ellington '66 / 1965 / Reprise RS 6154

VG wobc / VG+ / $9.00

Ellington interprets two Beatles titles - All My Loving and I Want To Hold Your Hand - plus Red Roses For A Blue Lady, Charade, People, A Beautiful Friendship, Days Of Wine And Roses, I Can't Stop Loving You, The Good Life, Satin Doll, Moon River, Ellington '66. Small writing on back cover


Duke Ellington

Will Big Bands Ever Come Back? / 1965 / Reprise R 6168 mono

VG++ / VG+ / $15.00 Record sold

Versions of classics made famous by other big bands, including Tuxedo Junction, Smoke Rings, Artistry In Rhythm, The Waltz You Saved For Me, Sentimental Journey, When It's Sleepy Time Down South, One O'Clock Jump, Goodbye, Sleep Sleep Sleep, Rhapsody In Blue, plus his own Don't Get Around Much Anymore


Duke Ellington At Fargo

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra

Ellington At Fargo, Vol. 1 / 196? / Temple M-551 mono

VG+ / VG+ / $75.00Record sold

Super-rare, possibly unauthorized release. From Ellington's legendary concert at a North Dakota Agricultural College dance at the Crystal Ballroom in Fargo, N.D., Nov. 7, 1940. Recorded on then-state-of-the-art equipment by Richard Burris and Jack Towers, the long-lost recording won a Grammy 40 years later for best jazz instrumental performance. Featuring Rex Stewart, Ray Nance (in his first Ellington concert), Lawrence Brown, Tricky Sam Nanton, Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, Ben Webster, Jimmy Blanton, Sonny Greer. Includes The Mooche, Sepia Panorama, Ko-Ko, Pussy Willow, Chatter Box, Mood Indigo, Harlem Air-Shaft, Warm Valley, Stompy Jones, Chloe, Bojangles, You Took Advantage Of Me, Rumpus In Richmond, Sidewalks Of New York, The Flaming Sword. Cover erroneously credits Cootie Williams, who had just left the band and was replaced by Nance. Another cover error: "Fargo, N.C."


New arrival Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

1939-40 / 196? / Alamac OSR-2416

VG+ / NM / $10.00

Featuring Barney Bigard, Jimmy Blanton, Lawrence Brown, Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges, Rex Stewart, Cootie Williams


New arrival Duke Ellington

Pretty Woman / 1968 / RCA Victor LPV-553 mono


16 recordings from 1945-1946, including previously unreleased duets with Billy Strayhorn. Historical liner notes by Stanley Dance


Frank SInatra & Duke Ellington - Franci A. and Edward K.

Duke Ellington / Frank Sinatra (more Sinatra)

Francis A. & Edward K. / 1968 / Reprise FS 1024

VG++ / NM / $30.00 Record sold

Original release. Slight foxing on back cover, vinyl like new


Duke Ellington

This Is Duke Ellington (2 LPs) / 1971 / RCA Victor VPM-6042

VG++ / VG+, VG+ / $15.00Record sold


Duke Ellington

Vol. II: The Early Years / 197? / Archive of Folk & Jazz FS-249

VG++ / NM / $10.00

New York City recordings from October to December, 1946. The Beautiful Indians - Hiawatha, The Beautiful Indians - Minnehaha, Happy-Go-Lucky Local Parts 1 & 2, Flippant Flurry, Blue Skies, Magenta Haze, Golden Feather, Sultry Sunset, Diminuendo In Blue


Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald

Ella At Duke's Place / 1966 / Verve V-4070 mono

VG++ / VG+ / $18.00Record sold

Produced by Norman Granz. Gatefold cover with complete personnel and notes by Leonard Feather


Duke Ellington / Count Basie

First Time - The Count Meets The Duke / 197? / Columbia CS 8515

NM / VG++ / $12.00Record sold

'70s reissue of 1962 classic


Duke Ellington / Woody Herman / Bunny Berigan

Three Of A Kind / 196? / Design DLP 907

NM is / VG++ / $12.00Record sold

Three tracks each by Ellington and Berrigan; 2 by Herman