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Duke Ellington 78's

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington

(April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974)[1] was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of jazz orchestras. His career spanned over 50 years, leading his orchestra from 1923 until death.

Though widely considered to have been a pivotal figure in the history of jazz, Ellington himself embraced the phrase "beyond category" as a "liberating principle," and referred his music to the more general category of "American Music," rather than to a musical genre such as "jazz."[2] Born in Washington, D.C., he was based in New York City from the mid-1920s onwards, and gained a national profile through his orchestra's appearances at the Cotton Club. In the 1930s they toured in Europe.

Some of the musicians who were members of Ellington's orchestra, such as saxophonist Johnny Hodges, are still, in their own right, considered to be among the best players in jazz, but it was Ellington who melded them into the best-known jazz orchestral unit in the history of jazz. Several members of the orchestra remained members for several decades. A master at writing miniatures for the three-minute 78 rpm record format, Ellington often composed specifically for the style and skills of his individual musicians, such as "Jeep's Blues" for Hodges, and "Concerto for Cootie" for trumpeter Cootie Williams, which later became "Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me" with Bob Russell's lyrics.

Often collaborating with others, Ellington originated over a thousand compositions and his extensive oeuvre is the largest recorded personal jazz legacy, with many of his extant works having become standards. Ellington also recorded songs written by his bandsmen, for example Juan Tizol's "Caravan" and "Perdido" which brought Spanish tinge to big-band jazz.

After 1941, Ellington collaborated with composer-arranger-pianist Billy Strayhorn, whom he called his "writing and arranging companion".[3] With Strayhorn, he composed many extended compositions, or 'suites', as well as further shorter pieces. Following an appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island in July 1956, he enjoyed a major career revival and, with his orchestra, now embarked on world tours. Ellington recorded for most American record companies of his era at some point, and appeared in several films. scoring several, and composed stage musicals.

Due to his inventive use of the orchestra, or big-band, and thanks to his eloquence and extraordinary charisma, he is generally considered to have elevated the perception of jazz to an art form on a par with other traditional genres of music. His reputation increased after his death and the Pulitzer Prize Board bestowed on him a special posthumous honor in 1999.[4]

Gunther Schuller wrote in 1989: "Ellington composed incessantly to the very last days of his life. Music was indeed his mistress; it was his total life and his commitment to it was incomparable and unalterable. In jazz he was a giant among giants. And in twentieth century music, he may yet one day be recognized as one of the half-dozen greatest masters of our time



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USA DUKE ELLINGTON VICTOR 25076 - { 921V

DUKE ELLINGTON VICTOR 25076 - { 921V

78  RPM   DUKE  ELLINGTON    A .   THREE  LITTLE  WORDS     B.  RING  DEM  BELLS      VICTOR  25076   DISC  CONDITION      E+ LABELS   E...
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USA DUKE ELLINGTON & BILLY STRAYHORN - MERCER RECORDS RARE

DUKE ELLINGTON & BILLY STRAYHORN - MERCER RECORDS RARE

78  RPM  2352 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH DUKE  ELLINGTON PIANO BILLY  STRAYHORN PIANO      A .   FLAMINGO  B.   COTTON  TAIL     ...
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USA DUKE ELLINGTON - MY HEART SINGS - RCA 20-1644 { 19

DUKE ELLINGTON - MY HEART SINGS - RCA 20-1644 { 19

78  RPM   No  19 DUKE  ELLINGTON    A .   MY  HEART  SINGS    B.   CARNEGIE  BLUES   VICTOR  20-1644 DISC  CONDITION      E+ LABELS   E+...
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UK DUKE ELLINGTON - SAHDE OF APPLE TREE - BRUNSWICK

DUKE ELLINGTON - SAHDE OF APPLE TREE - BRUNSWICK

221 DUKE  ELLINGTON    IN  THE  SHADE  OF  THE  OLD  APPLE  TREE AWFUL  SAD BRUNSWICK     RECORDS   01616   UK  PRESSING  DISC           E ...
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USA DUKE ELLINGTON - SOLITUDE - COLUMBIA 35427

DUKE ELLINGTON - SOLITUDE - COLUMBIA 35427

1794 DUKE  ELLINGTON    IVIE  ANDERSON     VOCAL .  A .   SOLITUDE  B.   MOOD  INDIGO   COLUMBIA  335427   1940s DISC  CONDITION      E ...
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USA DUKE ELLINGTON - TWELFTH STREET RAG - BRUNSWICK 80001

DUKE ELLINGTON - TWELFTH STREET RAG - BRUNSWICK 80001

78 # 2290 LISTING  A  COLLECTION  OF  10 inch  78 RPMs  THIS  IS  ONE  RECORD  FROM   SET    B 1000 DUKE  ELLINGTON SIDE  A   -  TWELFTH ...
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USA DUKE ELLINGTON - COLUMBIA 35332 - { 942

DUKE ELLINGTON - COLUMBIA 35332 - { 942

DUKE   ELLINGTON    A .   PLUCKED  AGAIN  B.   BLUES   COLUMBIA  35322 DISC  CONDITION      E+ LABELS   E  SMALL  STICKER  ON  LABEL  ONE ...
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UK Duke Ellington - Blue Bubbles - HMV B.4915 UK

Duke Ellington - Blue Bubbles - HMV B.4915 UK

3416 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH Duke Ellington & Cotton Club Orchestra  A. Blue Bubbles B....
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INDIA & DUM DUM Duke Ellington - Clementine - HMV B.9273 Dum Dum

Duke Ellington - Clementine - HMV B.9273 Dum Dum

7044   RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH Duke Ellington Clementine Five O'Clock Drag ...
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USA DUKE ELLINGTON - COLUMBIA 35427 [ 6

DUKE ELLINGTON - COLUMBIA 35427 [ 6

COLUMBIA 35427 DUKE ELLINGTON MOOD INDIGO and SOLITUDE VG+++ PLAIN SLEEVE    6
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