Audio Clips

SOPHISTICATED LADY

Performed by Rosemary Clooney with Duke Ellington and His Orchestra.
From the Album Duke Ellington Plays Standards.

Something to Live For

Performed by: Lena Horne
From An Evening With Lena Horne: Live at the Supper Club (Capitol Records, Inc. CDP 7243 8 31877 2 0, 1995 )
Recorded September 19, 1994, Supper Club, New York City

Cotton Tail

Performed by: Ella Fitzgerald
From The Best of the Song Books: Ella Fitzgerald (Verve Records 314 519 804, 1993)
Recorded September 4 through 16, 1957, Los Angeles
With Ben Webster, Paul Smith, Barney Kessel, Stuff Smith, Joe Mondragon, Alvin Stoller.

Afro-Eurasian Eclipse, Part 8: Hard Way

From The Afro Eurasian Eclipse: A Suite in Eight Parts (Fantasy Records OJCCD-645-2, 1975)

Afro-Eurasian Eclipse, Part 7: True

From The Afro Eurasian Eclipse: A Suite in Eight Parts (Fantasy Records OJCCD-645-2, 1975)

Afro-Eurasian Eclipse, Part 6: Tang

From The Afro Eurasian Eclipse: A Suite in Eight Parts (Fantasy Records OJCCD-645-2, 1975)

Afro-Eurasian Eclipse, Part 5: Gong

From The Afro Eurasian Eclipse: A Suite in Eight Parts (Fantasy Records OJCCD-645-2, 1975)

Afro-Eurasian Eclipse, Part 4: Acht O’Clock Rock

From The Afro Eurasian Eclipse: A Suite in Eight Parts (Fantasy Records OJCCD-645-2, 1975)

Afro-Eurasian Eclipse, Part 3: Afrique

From The Afro Eurasian Eclipse: A Suite in Eight Parts (Fantasy Records OJCCD-645-2, 1975)

Afro-Eurasian Eclipse, Part 2: Didjeridoo

From The Afro Eurasian Eclipse: A Suite in Eight Parts (Fantasy Records OJCCD-645-2, 1975)

Afro-Eurasian Eclipse, Part 1: Chinoiserie

From The Afro Eurasian Eclipse: A Suite in Eight Parts (Fantasy Records OJCCD-645-2, 1975)
Recorded February 17, 1971, NBC Studios, New York City

Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me

Performed by: Billie Holiday
From Lady Sings the Blues (Verve Records 314 521 429-2, 1995)
Recorded February 14, 1955, Fine Sound, New York City
With Charlie Shavers, Tony Scott, Budd Johnson, Billy Taylor, Billy Bauer, Leonard Gaskin, Cozy Cole, Leroy Lovett.

Just Squeeze Me (Donít Tease Me)

Performed by: Ray Nance
From Ebony Rhapsody: The Great Ellington Vocalists (Bluebird Records 09026 63863-2, 2001)
Recorded July 9, 1946, Hollywood
Performed with Duke Ellington and His Orchestra with Taft Jordan, Johnny Hodges.

Me and You

Performed by: Ivie Anderson
From Ebony Rhapsody: The Great Ellington Vocalists (Bluebird Records 09026 63863-2, 2001)
Recorded March 15, 1940, Chicago
Performed with Duke Ellington and His Orchestra with Cootie Williams, Johnny Hodges, Lawrence Brown, Barney Bigard.

I’m Just a Lucky So-and-So

Performed by: Al Hibbler
From Ebony Rhapsody: The Great Ellington Vocalists (Bluebird Records 09026 63863-2, 2001)
Recorded November 26, 1945, New York
Performed with Duke Ellington and His Orchestra with Johnny Hodges, Lawrence Brown.

Prelude to a Kiss

Performed by: Sarah Vaughan
From The Divine Miss V. (Jazz World JWD 102.301, 1999)
Recorded April 2, 1954
With John Malachi, Joe Benjamin, Roy Haynes.

I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)

Performed by: Ella Fitzgerald
From Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Carmen McRae At Newport (Verve Music Group 314 559 809-2, 2000)
Recorded July 4, 1957, Freebody Park, Newport, RI
With Don Abney, Wendell Marshall and Jo Jones.

Solitude

Performed by: Billie Holiday
From Ken Burns' Jazz: Billie Holiday (Verve Music Group 314 549 081-2, 2000)
Recorded May 9, 1941
With Eddie Heywood and His Orchestra.

Drop Me Off in Harlem

Performed by: Louis Armstrong
From Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington: The Great Summit (Roulette Jazz, 7243 5 24548 2 2, 2000)
Recorded April 3 and 4, 1961, RCA Studios, New York City

It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)

Performed by: Louis Armstrong
From Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington: The Great Summit (Roulette Jazz, 7243 5 24548 2 2, 2000)
Recorded September 19, 1979, Los Angeles

Sophisticated Lady

Performed by: Rosemary Clooney
From Duke Ellington Plays Standards (Columbia/Legacy CK 65056, 1998)