Duke Ellington & His Orchestra



Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
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Rating
Active
1920 to 1980
Location
United States
Biography
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra is perhaps the greatest of all Jazz bands. The group stayed together for over fifty years and recorded and wrote some of America's greatest music. The band started in New York City under name of the Washingtonians in 1923, they then briefly became known as Duke Ellington and his Kentucky Club Orchestra, then as Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra from 1927 to 1930. It was through weekly radio broadcasts from the Cotton Club that the orchestra gained nationwide exposure and became famous. After 1931 the band was billed as Duke Ellington and his Orchestra.
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Top Songs by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra


Dance Music From The 20S And 30S (Cheek To Cheek)

Mood Indigo

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Isfahan

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Mood Indigo (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Chlo-e

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A Passion for Jazz, Vol. 37

Three Little Words

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Lullaby of Birdland

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Moonlight Jazz Moods

All Too Soon

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Where or When

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Ain't Misbehavin'

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Honeysuckle Rose

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Big Bands: Duke Ellington

Big Bands: Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra October 7, 2016

21 Tracks

Sings The Gospel Right Out Of The Church

Sings The Gospel Right Out Of The Church

Mahalia Jackson August 28, 2015

10 Tracks

Rosemary Clooney Sings the Music of Jimmy Van Heusen

Rosemary Clooney Sings the Music of Jimmy Van Heusen

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra July 15, 2014

10 Tracks

One O'Clock Jump

One O'Clock Jump

Nat King Cole March 18, 2014

13 Tracks

Ben Webster Meets Don Byas

Ben Webster Meets Don Byas

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra January 31, 2014

6 Tracks

Through the Roof

Through the Roof

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra December 9, 2013

12 Tracks

Cotton Tail

Cotton Tail

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra October 13, 2013

22 Tracks

A Portrait of Duke Ellington

A Portrait of Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra April 2, 2013

23 Tracks

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

Duke Ellington January 3, 2013

20 Tracks

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