The Treasury Shows Vol. 2


Here is the patriotic Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra performing weekly radio broadcasts in 1945 (plus one from 1943) to help sell U.S. war bonds and boost the public's morale. These 55 minute weekly programs gave Ellington a wide choice of material to: perform, including older work, new material, pop tunes instrumentals & vocals, and extended works. The band's line up at this time was outstanding, featuring great performances by …. Ellington soloists such as Ray Nance, Lawrence Brown, Johnny Hodges and Ben Webster. and vocalists Joya Sherri ll, Kay Davis and Al Hibbler The excitement and seamless professionalism of Ellington's orchestra of the …. mid 1 940's is in abundant evidence throughout the two hours worth of music on this double CD compilation. The sound quality is also surprisingly good.

Duke EllIngton (leader, piano~, Johnny:Hodges (alto sax), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Ben Webster & Al Séars (tenor sax), Ray Nance, Rex Stewart & Talt Jordan (trumpet), Kay Davis & Al Hibbler (vocal),

Take The A Train
Take The A Train
Mood To Be Wooed
If You Are But A Dream
Carnegie Blues
Riff Staccato
I’M Beginning To See The Light
My Little Brown Book
Kissing Bug
West Indian Dance
Ring Dem Bells
The Blues
I’M Beginning To See The Light
Emancipation Celebration
Sugar Hill Penthouse
Work Song
Come Sunday [The Spiritual Theme]
Sentimental Lady
Come Sunday
Stomp Look And Listen
Frantic Fantasy
Broadcast Interruption By War Bulletin
It Don’T Mean A Thing
Teardrops In The Rain
Sentimental Lady
Way Low
Take The A Train
Take The A Train
Tonight I Shall Sleep
Take The A Train
Go Away Blues
Love Letters
Bond Promo
Main Stem
Creole Love Song
Fishing For The Moon
Three Cent Stomp
Riff’N Drill
Any Bonds Today?
Kissing Bug

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