Treasury Shows, Vol. 8

Treasury Shows, Vol. 8

by Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington


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During 1945 and 1946, Duke Ellington recorded a number of broadcast transcriptions for use by the U.S. Treasury Department to promote the sale of war bonds. This eighth volume, issued by Storyville, is yet another two-disc set that compiles three different broadcasts. While the sound quality is decent for the soloists and only so-so for the whole band, the occasional rarity like "Let the Zoomers Drool" or "Ultra Violet," as well as superb renditions of favorites like "C Jam Blues," "Ko-Ko," and "Main Stem" will be of interest to Ellington collectors. A surprise inclusion is Ellington's nearly 12-minute tone poem from 1935, "Reminiscing in Tempo," though it was no favorite of star soloists like Johnny Hodges, who preferred opportunities to blow. But this volume falls a little bit short in value compared to earlier sets in the series, because of inconsistent sound quality and overall programs that are not as interesting as a typical Ellington concert, though at least the long medleys of hits always featured in his later years are not present.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2003
Label: Storyville Records
UPC: 0717101900824
catalogNumber: 9039008
Rank: 162884

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Ellington   Primary Artist,Piano,Leader
Hibbler   Vocals
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Ray Nance   Trumpet,Violin,Vocals
Sears   Tenor Saxophone
Rex Stewart   Trumpet
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Joya Sherrill   Vocals
Sonny Greer   Drums
Harry Carney   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Kay Davis   Vocals
Fred Guy   Guitar
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Shelton Hemphill   Trumpet
Claude Jones   Trombone
Billy Strayhorn   Piano
Junior Raglin   Bass
Otto Hardwick   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Buck Clayton   Composer
Mercer Ellington   Composer
Johnny Hodges   Composer
Harry James   Composer
Rex Stewart   Composer
Joya Sherrill   Composer
John Benson Brooks   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Barney Bigard   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Duke Ellington   Arranger,Composer
Milt Gabler   Composer
Jimmy Hamilton   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Arranger,Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Hal Hopper   Composer
Jack Fulton   Composer
Jerry Valburn   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Tom Adair   Composer
Irving Gordon   Composer
Don George   Composer
Egbert VanAlstyne   Composer
Joan Whitney   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Jack Scholl   Composer
Martin Block   Composer
Nat Bonx   Composer
Alex Kramer   Composer
Moe Jaffe   Composer
Harry Williams   Composer
M.K. Jerome   Composer

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