Duke Ellington And His Mother Called


Catalog: MOCCD 13452
Format: 1 CD
Original release: 1968
Genre: Jazz
Barcode: 8718627225370

SKU: 045c9760d58a Category:


“And His Mother Called Him Bill” is The Duke‘s 7th studio album and is a tribute to his former music partner Billy “Sweet Pea” Strayhorn. Three months after Bill‘s death, at the end of May 1967, Ellington decided to record this emotional tribute using Strayhorn‘s own arrangements and songs which were written or co-written by Strayhorn. Some of the tracks are known to be from the Ellington Orchestra, others came from Strayhorn‘s personal archive. Many of the Ellington band members such as Johnny Hodges and Cootie Williams are featured on this album which is still regarded by the fans as one of Ellington‘s finest albums.

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1 Snibor 2 Boo-Dah 3 Blood Count 4 Ummg 5 Charpoy 6 After All 7 The Intimacy Of The Blues 8 Raincheck 9 Day-Dream 10 Rock Skippin’ At The Blue Note 11 All Day Long 12 Lotus Blossom 13 Acht O’clock Rock 14 Raincheck 15 Smada 16 Smada 17 Midriff 18 My Little Brown Book 19 Lotus Blossom

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