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Ellington's Singers

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 13 May 2012

Geoffrey Smith's Jazz, a personal journey taking in great musicians and great music.
Duke Ellington's singers have often been overshadowed by his great instrumental soloists. But tonight Geoffrey Smith surveys the contribution vocalists like Ivie Anderson made to the unique "Ellington effect".
email: gsj@bbc.co.uk.

Music Played

12 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Eric Dolphy

    Eric Dolphy Miss Toni

    Performers: Freddie Hubbard (t), Jackie Byard (p), George Tucker (b), Roy Haynes (d)

    Outward Bound, New Jazz, OJCCD-022-2

  • Image for Duke Ellington

    Duke Ellington Creole Love Call

    Performers: Adelaide Hall (voc), Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

    Blue Feeling, The Glass Gramophone Co Ltd, PPCD-78103

  • Image for Duke Ellington

    Duke Ellington It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing

    Performers: Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra

    The Definitive, COLUMBIA/LEGACY, 501-034-2

  • Image for Duke Ellington

    Duke Ellington Stormy Weather

    Performers: Ivie ANDERSON (voc), Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

    Duke Ellington Presents Ivie Anderson, Columbia, KG-32064/A

  • Image for Duke Ellington

    Duke Ellington I've Got To Be A Rug Cutter

    Performers: Ivie ANDERSON (voc), Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

    Duke Ellington Presents Ivie Anderson, Columbia, KG-32064/A

  • Image for Duke Ellington

    Duke Ellington Rocks In My Bed

    Performers: Ray Nance (voc), Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

    Duke Ellington: The Blanton Webster Band, BLUEBIRD, 5659-2=RB

  • Image for Duke Ellington

    Duke Ellington Flamingo

    Performers: HERB JEFFRIES (voc), Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

    Duke Ellington: the Blanton-Webster Band, RCA, 74321-13181 2

  • Image for Al Sears

    Al Sears The Blues

    Artist: Duke Ellington Performers: Joya SHERRILL (voc), Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

    Black, Brown and Beige, Bluebird, PD 86641

  • Image for Duke Ellington

    Duke Ellington Blue light

    Performers: Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra

    Blue Feeling, PAST PERFECT, PPCD-78103

  • Image for Duke Ellington

    Duke Ellington Don't Get Around Much Anymore

    Performers: Al Hibbler (voc)

    Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits, Columbia, CK65419 (1)

  • Image for Duke Ellington

    Duke Ellington Take the A Train

    Performers: Betty Roche (voc, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

    Ellington Uptown, Columbia/Legacy, 512917-2

  • Image for Duke Ellington

    Duke Ellington Heaven

    Artist: Alice Babs (voc), Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

    Second Sacred Concert, United Artists, UAD 60007

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