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01 June 2011

The Mystery Song

Today I offer up another set of classic Ellington tunes, including several which usually find their way into those "best of" compilations. Personally however, I never get tired of hearing Ivie Anderson's performance on It Don't Mean A Thing along with Cootie Williams' trumpet. It has to be one of the most recognizable songs that conjures up vivid images of Prohibition and the Roaring Twenties. Included in the personnel are Johnny Hodges and Barney Bigard. Vocalists are Frank Marvin, Sonny Greer, Ivie Anderson, Cootie Williams, and Bing Crosby. Track 1 was issued as Earl Jackson and His Musical Champions, tracks 2-11 as Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, and the last 8 tracks as Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra. Enjoy. +


01. Is That Religion?
02. Creole Rhapsody (Pt. 1)
03. Creole Rhapsody (Pt. 2)
04. Limehouse Blues
05. Echoes Of The Jungle
06. It's Glory
07. The Mystery Song
08. Moon Over Dixie
09. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
10. Lazy Rhapsody
11. Mood Indigo - Hot And Bothered - Creole Love Call
12. Blue Tune
13. Baby, When You Ain't There (f. Cootie Williams)
14. East St. Louis Toodle-Oo - Lots O' Fingers - Black And Tan Fantasy
15. Dinah (Sonny Greer & Cootie Williams)
16. Bugle Call Rag
17. St. Louis Blues
18. Creole Love Call
19. Rose Room