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Of all the musicians in the Franklin Mint Greatest Jazz Recordings of All Time multi-box collection, only one has his own box all to himself. Composer, pianist, influencer, band leader and legend, Ellington composed thousands of scores over his 50-year career. So get ready to hear an originator of big-band music in Volume 120: Duke, A Jazz Classic Part 2.

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Credits and Copyrights:

Duke Ellington – Great Jazz Classics
Label: The Franklin Mint Record Society – JAZZ6
Series: The Greatest Jazz Recordings Of All Time
Format: 4 x Red Vinyl, LP, Red Compilation Box Set
Released: 1983
Genre: Jazz

We will hear six of the 12 songs from record 22 of this collection.

Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra (1940s)

Duke Ellington
Recorded March 6, 1940

Jumpin’ Punkins
Mercer Ellington
Recorded February 15, 1941

Billy Strayhorn
Recorded December 2, 1941

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra (Post 1940s)

Duke Ellington
Recorded January 19, 1968, released in 71

Aristocracy A La Jean Lafitte (From New Orleans Suite)
Duke Ellington
Recorded April 27, 1970

Rockin’ In Rhythm
Ellington, Harry Carney and Irving Mills.
Recorded February 2, 1954. It was first recorded by Ellington in January 1931 at the Cotton Club.

I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

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