In a discography as large as Duke Ellington's, it's inevitable some records would fall by the wayside, and My People is one of them. Strangely, it is not a simple one-off session that was forgotten by the public at large. My People was a long-form work designed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, commissioned by the Century of Negro Progress Exposition, which ran the theatrical piece at McCormick Place in Chicago between August 16 and September 2, 1963.
Ellington was born in Washington toward the end of the 19th century and built his career as the leader of a great orchestra. His facility in managing the great players he employed, and his ability to write music that suited their styles made him the pre-eminent bandleader. Hits came his way, but when he began to develop long-form works, he rose to another level.
Live at the Blue Note is a live album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded at The Blue Note nightclub in Chicago for the Roulette label in 1959. The album was originally released as a single LP and rereleased as a double CD in 1994 with fourteen bonus tracks on the Blue Note label.
Songs from Duke Ellington's My People by Duke Ellington. Free download and listen Duke Ellington's My People. Duke Ellington - a) Come Sunday b) David Danced 06:13. Duke Ellington - My Mother, My Father (Heritage) 02:53. Duke Ellington - Montage - Instrumental 06:56. Duke Ellington - a) My People b) The Blues Ain't 08:49. Duke Ellington - a) Workin' Blues b) My Man Sends Me c) Jail Blues d) Lovin' Lover 05:58. Duke Ellington - King Fit The Battle Of Alabam' 03:28. Duke Ellington - What Color Is Virtue? 02:49. Duke Ellington: The Reprise Studio Recordings - Duke Ellington. High Life - Duke Ellington. The Duke's Men: Small Groups, Volume 2 - Duke Ellington.
This is the discography of Duke Ellington. Most of these recordings are listed by the year they were recorded rather than year released. Reissues are listed for most of the recordings released before the 1950s, as the original 78s are rare.
Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington Orchestra. Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. 1999 Original Album plus Bonus Tracks 1957 - The Suites Vo. Hot Summer Dance, Previously Unreleased.
They were two haunting ballads, ‘Melancholia’ and ‘Retrospective’ – the latter was more ornate and dramatic in terms of its piano content – plus ‘All Too Soon’, a revamp of a 40s Ellington tune, and the jaunty ‘Dancers In Love’, defined by a descending chromatic line underpinned by a sprightly, stride piano rhythm
|A1(a)||Ain't But The One||5:16|
|A1(b)||Will You Be There? And 99%|
|A2(b)||David Danced (Beg.)|
|B1||David Danced (Cont.)|
|B2||My Mother, My Father (Heritage)||2:50|
|B3||Montage - Instrumental||6:54|
|C2(b)||The Blues Ain't|
|D1(b)||My Man Sends Me|
|D4||King Fit The Battle Of Alabam'||3:25|
|D5||What Color Is Virtue ?||2:49|
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NotesOriginal Cast Album
Duke Ellingtom's MY PEOPLE with Joya Sherril
Entire production conceived, written and staged by Duke Ellington
|CS-1||Duke Ellington||My People (LP, Album)||Contact||CS-1||US||1964|
|CDSOL-45701||Duke Ellington With Joya Sherrill||Duke Ellington With Joya Sherrill - Duke Ellington's My People (CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM)||Solid Records||CDSOL-45701||Japan||2017|
|63 39 400||Duke Ellington||My People (LP, Album)||Philips||63 39 400||Spain||1970|
|CM-1||Duke Ellington With Joya Sherrill||Duke Ellington With Joya Sherrill - My People (LP, Album, Mono)||Contact||CM-1||US||1964|
|FD 10112||Duke Ellington||My People (LP, Album)||Flying Dutchman||FD 10112||France||1969|