Duke Ellington  (1899-1974)
Last updated: 27.10.19
According to the Internet source given below, Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist and leader of a jazz orchestra,
He led his orchestra, which included some of the most prominent instrumentalists of the era, from 1923 until his death. When working as a soda jerk at the Poodle Dog Café, Ellington wrote his first composition Soda Fountain Rag ((1914) he was himself a ragtime pianist/composer influenced by Turner Layton, Charles L. Roberts, Eubie Blake and many others. This was the first step to becoming one of the most influential jazz band leader and composer of all time.
In 1999 he was posthumously awarded a Special Pulitzer Prize for his lifetime contributions to music and culture.
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 51 works by Duke Ellington (1899-1974). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Soda Fountain Rag 1914
Black Beauty, The 1928  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Mooche, The 1928 Irving Mills  youtube15.jpg
Swampy River 1928  youtube15.jpg
Mood Indigo 1931 Irving Mills, Barney Bigard  wvicon.gif
Fast and Furious 1932
It Don't Mean a Thing 1932 Irving Mills
Sophisticated Lady 1933 Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish  wvicon.gif
Solitude 1934 Eddie DeLange, Irving Mills  wvicon.gif
In a Sentimental Mood 1936 Irving Mills, Manny Kurtz
Caravan 1937 Juan Tizol Irving Mills  wvicon.gif
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart 1938 Irving Mills, Henry Nemo, John Redmond  wvicon.gif
If You Were in My Place 1938 Irving Mills, Henry Nemo
Prelude to a Kiss 1938 Irving Mills, Irving Gordon
All Too Soon 1940 Carl Sigman
I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good 1941 Paul Francis Webster  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Don't Get Around Much Anymore 1942 Bob Russell  wvicon.gif
Things Ain't What They Used to Be 1942
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me 1943 Bob Russell  wvicon.gif
Don't You Know I Care? 1944 Mack David  wvicon.gif
I Didn't Know About You 1944 Bob Russell  wvicon.gif
I'm Beginning to See the Light 1944 Johnny Hodges, Harry James, Don George
I'm Just a Lucky So and So 1946 Mack David
Awful Sad ?
Birmingham Breakdown ?
Black and Tan Fantasy ? Bubber Miley
Blues of the Vagabond ?
Blues With a Feeling, The ?
Creole Love Call, The ?
Doin' the Crazy Walk ?
Drop Me Off in Harlem ? Nick Kenny
Drummer's Delight ? Barney Bigard
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
East St. Louis Toodleoo ? Bubber Miley
Flaming Youth ?
Hop Head ?
I'm Checking Out-Goom Bye ? Billy Strayhorn
Immigration Blues ?
Jazz Lips ?
Jig Walk ? Jo Trent
Jubilee Stomp ?
Jungle Nights in Harlem ?
Misty Mornin' ? Arthur Whetsol
Red Hot Band ?
Rent Party Blues ? Johnny Hodges
Rockin' in Rhythm ? Irving Mills, Harry Carney
Rub-A-Dub-Blues ?
Saturday Night Function ? Barney Bigard
Shout 'em, Aunt Tillie ? Irving Mills
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Showboat Shuffle ?
Stevedore Stomp ? Irving Mills
Sweet Mama ?
     Title Dur Performer Score/Song
         
youtube15.jpg The Black Beauty 3:11 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg The Mooche 1:34 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Swampy River 2:48 Duke Ellington