The Treasury Shows Vol. 7


The three sessions here were recorded in N.Y.C. in 1945 – 2 live sessions (Apollo Theatre and Zanzibar Club) plus one studio session (Radio City Music Hall). The 143 minutes (44 tunes) of music on this double-CD have never been released before. The repertoire is classic Ellington/Strayhorn material – including one Strayhorn medley and two suites (”Trio In Blue” and ”Perfume Suite”) – plus several tunes which were never recorded commercially. Recorded at the end of WWII, the purpose of these three programs – besides providing wonderful music – was to promote the sale of U.S. Treasury bonds to help the war effort. A major attribute of this double-CD is the inclusion of several tunes that Ellington never recorded commercially, like ”Fickle Fling”, ”Hollywood Hangover” and ”I’d Do It All Over Again”. The great musicianship and enthusiasm of Ellington’s orchestra includes countless fine solos – especially with Johnny Hodges and Rex Stewart – and features some great vocals by Al Hibbler, Kay Davis and Joya Sherrill.

Duke Ellington (piano. arranger, leader) / Rex Stewart, Taft Jordan, Shelton Hemphill, Cat Anderson, Ray Nance (trumpets) / Joseph Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones (trombones) / AI Sears (tenor sax) / Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet & tenor sax) / Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (alto saxes) / Harry Carney (baritone sax. clarinet, bass clarinet) / Billy Strayhorn (piano & arranger) / Fred Guy (guitar) / Junior Raglin (bass) / Sonny Greer (drums) / AI Hibbler, Joya Sherrill, Kay Davis, Marie (vocals)

Take The A Train
Take The A Train
Blue Belles Of Harlem
Fickle Fling
I’M Beginning To See The Light
Elington Bond Promo
Ellington Bond Promo
Kissing Bug
Can’T You Read Between The Lines
Honeysuckle Rose
Trio In Blue
Day Dream
Ellington Bond Promo
One O’Clock Jump
Mood To Be Wooed
Ellington Bond Promo
Take The A Train
Take The A Train
The Perfume Suite
Ellington Bond Promo
Hollywood Hangover
Riff Staccato
I Don’T Mind
Carnegie Blues
Ring Dem Bells
I’M Beginning To See The Light
Things Ain’T What They Used To Be
Old King Dooji
Take The A Train
Things Ain’T What They Used To Be
Fancy Dan
Take The A Train
Walkin’ With My Honey
Go Away Blues
I’Ll Buy That Dream
Homesick, That’S All
Come To Baby, Do!
I’D Di It All Over Again
Harlem Airshaft
Everything But You

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