The principal aim of this site is to provide as full an on-line discography of the issued Works of Duke Ellington as possible. Many sources have been consulted including, Massagli and Volonté’s “The New DESOR”, The DEMS Bulletin and archive, DESUK’s “Blue Light”, Ken Vail’s “Duke’s Diary”, Dr. Stratemann’s “Duke Ellington - Day by Day and Film by Film”, Mark Tucker’s “Ellington- The Early Years” and last but by no means least, David Palmquist’s excellent portal to all things Ellington at http://ellingtonweb.ca/
Additionally, you will be able to find all the titles Duke recorded and the names of the writers, and, eventually, the names of all his sidemen and other artists who recorded with him.
This project began on 1 January 2010 so, depending on when you access it, the site will appear to be growing month by month.
Due to its nature, this will always be a work in progress and, in common with all discographies, should not be taken as definitive.
For a listing of Ellington CDs go to :-
Past articles are to be reproduced. The original author and source is given where known. It has, after such a long period of time been impossible to contact the authors or their estates or defunct publications for permission to publish on the web. It is to be hoped that they will view the re-publication as an acknowledgement of their worth as historical commentary.
17 November 2014 11:50 GMT
More corrections and an alteration to the personnel for 06Aug1958, thanks to Steven Lasker for this information.
The assistance given by David “ Eagle Eyes” Palmquist in pointing out omissions and inaccuracies is greatly appreciated.