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Ellington in Fargo

In 1940, local radio recorded the Duke Ellington band live in Fargo, North Dakota, capturing a legendary ensemble at its spontaneous best. Geoffrey Smith compares ducal classics on the road and in the studio

1 hour

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Sun 6 Jan 2019 00:00

Music Played

  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    Ko-Ko

    • Never No Lament.
    • Bluebird.
  • Duke Ellington

    Ko-Ko

    Performer: Tricky Sam Nanton. Performer: Barney Bigard. Performer: Jimmy Blanton. Performer: Sonny Greer.
    • The Duke at Fargo 1940 Special 60th Anniversary Edition.
    • Storyville.
  • Duke Ellington

    Pussy Willow

    Performer: Ray Nance. Performer: Johnny Hodges. Performer: Jimmy Blanton. Performer: Sonny Greer.
    • The Duke at Fargo 1940 Special 60th Anniversary Edition.
    • Storyville.
  • Duke Ellington

    Chatterbox

    Performer: Rex Stewart. Performer: Johnny Hodges. Performer: Lawrence Brown.
    • The Duke at Fargo 1940 Special 60th Anniversary Edition.
    • Storyville.
  • Duke Ellington

    Never No Lament

    Performer: Johnny Hodges. Performer: Lawrence Brown.
    • The Duke at Fargo 1940 Special 60th Anniversary Edition.
    • Storyville.
  • Duke Ellington

    Sepia Panorama

    Performer: Jimmy Blanton. Performer: Ben Webster.
    • The Duke at Fargo 1940 Special 60th Anniversary Edition.
    • Storyville.
  • Duke Ellington

    Rockin' In Rhythm

    Performer: Rex Stewart. Performer: Tricky Sam Nanton. Performer: Harry Carney. Performer: Sonny Greer.
    • The Duke at Fargo 1940 Special 60th Anniversary Edition.
    • Storyville.
  • Duke Ellington

    Whispering Grass

    Performer: Johnny Hodges.
    • The Duke at Fargo 1940 Special 60th Anniversary Edition.
    • Storyville.
  • Juan Tizol, Ben Webster, Rex Stewart, Barney Bigard & Sonny Greer

    Conga Brava

    • The Duke at Fargo 1940 Special 60th Anniversary Edition.
    • Storyville.
  • Duke Ellington

    Across The Track Blues

    Performer: Barney Bigard. Performer: Rex Stewart. Performer: Lawrence Brown. Performer: Jimmy Blanton. Performer: Sonny Greer.
    • The Duke at Fargo 1940 Special 60th Anniversary Edition.
    • Storyville.
  • Duke Ellington

    Cottontail

    Performer: Ben Webster.
    • The Duke at Fargo 1940 Special 60th Anniversary Edition.
    • Storyville.
  • Duke Ellington

    Star Dust

    Performer: Ben Webster. Performer: Jimmy Blanton.
    • The Duke at Fargo 1940 Special 60th Anniversary Edition.
    • Storyville.
  • Duke Ellington

    St. Louis Blues

    Performer: Ben Webster. Performer: Tricky Sam Nanton. Performer: Jimmy Blanton. Performer: Sonny Greer. Performer: Ivie Anderson.
    • The Duke at Fargo 1940 Special 60th Anniversary Edition.
    • Storyville.

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