Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington
Aliases
Duke Ellington and His Cotton Club Orchestra
Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
Duke Ellington and His Kentucky Club Orchestra
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Duke Ellington and His Quintet
Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra
The Duke Ellington Small Bands
Duke Ellington's Orchestra
The Harlem Footwarmers
The Harlem Hot Chocolates
The Jungle Band
The Washingtonians
The Whoopee Makers
Real name
Edward Kennedy Ellington
Born
April 29, 1899
Died
May 24, 1974
Country
United States
IPI
00009211814
00043281895
Member of
Barney Bigard and His Jazzopators
Family
Mercer Ellington Son
Related
Rudy Jackson Member of The Washingtonians (1927)
Cat Anderson Member of Ellington's band (1944-1947; 1950-1959; 1961-1971)
Juan Tizol Member of Ellington's band 1929 to 1944 and 1951 to 1953.
Sam Woodyard Drummer in Ellington's band 1955 to 1966.
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Songs written by Duke Ellington

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
A Hundred Dreams Ago Duke Ellington Ray Bryant 1960 Covered by (10 artists)
All Too Soon Carl Sigman, Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra December 1940 Covered by (81 artists)
Anatomy of a Murder (Main Theme) Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1959 Covered by (43 artists)
A Tone Parallel to Harlem (The Harlem Suite) Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1951 Covered by (2 artists)
Azure Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra June 1937 Covered by (49 artists)
Band Call Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 1954 Covered by (3 artists)
Black and Tan Fantasy Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley The Washingtonians 1927 Covered by (51 artists)
Black Beauty Duke Ellington The Washingtonians 1928 Covered by (21 artists)
Black Butterfly Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Ben Carruthers [1] Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 1937 Covered by (24 artists)
Bli-Blip Duke Ellington, Sid Kuller Paul White and Marie Bryant Covered by (6 artists)
Blue Pepper Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington Duke Ellington June 1967 Covered by (10 artists)
Blue Rose Duke Ellington Rosemary Clooney & Duke Ellington and his Orchestra May 21, 1956 Covered by (10 artists)
Blues of the Vagabond Duke Ellington The Harlem Footwarmers 1930 Covered by Piero Umiliani
Caravan Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol Barney Bigard and His Jazzopators April 1937 Covered by (560 artists)
C Jam Blues Duke Ellington Barney Bigard and Orchestra 1942 Covered by (135 artists)
Come Sunday Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Covered by (176 artists)
Concerto for Cootie Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 1940 Covered by (235 artists)
Cotton Tail Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra June 1940 Covered by (94 artists)
Dallas Doings Duke Ellington Covered by Arthur Young and Reginald Foresythe
Day Dream Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, John La Touche Johnny Hodges and Orchestra 1941 Covered by (199 artists)
Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care to Know) Mack David, Duke Ellington Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra February 1945 Covered by (32 artists)
Dooji Hoodji Duke Ellington Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 1939 Covered by (2 artists)
Drop Me Off in Harlem Duke Ellington, Nick Kenny Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 1933 Covered by (80 artists)
East St. Louis Toodle-O Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley Duke Ellington and His Kentucky Club Orchestra 1926 Covered by (22 artists)
Echoes of Harlem Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1936 Covered by (31 artists)
Every Hour on the Hour Duke Ellington, Don George Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1945 Covered by Al Hibbler
Everything but You Duke Ellington, Harry James, Don George Duke Ellington and His Cotton Club Orchestra December 1928 Covered by (17 artists)
Gypsy Without a Song Louis C. Singer, Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Juan Tizol Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 1938 Covered by (9 artists)
Happy Go Lucky Local Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 1947 Covered by (118 artists)
Harlem Air Shaft Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra August 1940 Covered by (4 artists)
Heaven Duke Ellington Duke Ellington 1968 Covered by (11 artists)
Hit Me with a Hot Note (And Watch Me Bounce) Duke Ellington, Don George Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1987 Covered by (13 artists)
Hyde Park Duke Ellington Covered by Arthur Young and Reginald Foresythe
I Ain't Got Nothin' but the Blues Duke Ellington, Don George Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra January 1945 Covered by (70 artists)
I Didn't Know About You Duke Ellington, Bob Russell Jo Stafford and The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston & His Orchestra October 1944 Covered by (103 artists)
I Don't Mind Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1944 Covered by (7 artists)
I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster Ivie Anderson Covered by (341 artists)
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Henry Nemo, John Redmond Duke Ellington and His Orchestra April 1938 Covered by (140 artists)
I Like the Sunrise Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Orchestra September 1948 Covered by (14 artists)
Imagine My Frustration Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, Gerald Wilson Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington 1966 Covered by (3 artists)
I'm Beginning to See the Light Duke Ellington, Harry James, Johnny Hodges, Don George Harry James and His Orchestra December 1944 Covered by (227 artists)
I'm Just a Lucky So and So Mack David, Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1945 Covered by (96 artists)
In a Sentimental Mood Mann Curtis, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1935 Covered by (456 artists)
Isfahan Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington Duke Ellington June 1967 Covered by (95 artists)
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington, Irving Mills Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 1932 Covered by (331 artists)
It Shouldn't Happen to a Dream Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Don George Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1947 Covered by (26 artists)
Jack the Bear Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 1940 Covered by (7 artists)
Jeep's Blues Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 1938 Covered by (24 artists)
Jubilee Stomp Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1928 Covered by (10 artists)
Jump for Joy Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster, Sid Kuller Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1941 Covered by (31 artists)
Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin' Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 1941 Covered by (36 artists)
Ko-Ko Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra April 1940 Covered by (5 artists)
Little African Flower Duke Ellington Duke Ellington, Charlie Mingus, Max Roach 1962 Covered by (24 artists)
Looking Glass Duke Ellington Duke Ellington 1974 Covered by (3 artists)
Love You Madly Duke Ellington Covered by (47 artists)
Main Stem Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra February 1944 Covered by (14 artists)
Melancholia Duke Ellington Duke Ellington 1954 Covered by (22 artists)
Merry-Go-Round Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1933 Covered by Arthur Young and Reginald Foresythe
Mood Indigo Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Barney Bigard The Jungle Band 1930 Covered by (341 artists)
Mood to Be Wooed Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra May 1945 Covered by Piero Umiliani
Moon Over Cuba Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1941 Covered by (2 artists)
Morning Glory Duke Ellington, Rex Stewart Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 1940 Covered by (10 artists)
Never No Lament Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra June 1940 Covered by (304 artists)
Prelude to a Kiss Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Irving Gordon Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 1938 Covered by (309 artists)
Pyramid Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Irving Gordon, Juan Tizol Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 1938 Covered by (7 artists)
Rockin' in Rhythm Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Harry Carney The Harlem Footwarmers April 25, 1931 Covered by (46 artists)
Rocks in My Bed Duke Ellington Joe Turner Covered by (25 artists)
Satin Doll Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra May 1953 Covered by (320 artists)
Saturday Night Function Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard Duke Ellington and His Cotton Club Orchestra 1929 Covered by (11 artists)
Solitude Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Eddie DeLange Duke Ellington and His Orchestra November 1934 Covered by (269 artists)
Something to Live For Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 1939 Covered by (83 artists)
Sophisticated Lady Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1933 Covered by (394 artists)
Stompy Jones Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1934 Covered by (18 artists)
Subtle Slough Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra Covered by (132 artists)
Take Love Easy Duke Ellington, John La Touche Lena Horne 1947 Covered by (20 artists)
The Gal from Joe's Duke Ellington, Irving Mills Duke Ellington and His Orchestra April 1938 Covered by (8 artists)
The Jeep Is Jumpin' Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 1938 Covered by (18 artists)
The Mooche Duke Ellington, Irving Mills Duke Ellington and His Orchestra November 1928 Covered by (55 artists)
The Single Petal of a Rose Duke Ellington Duke Ellington 1976 Covered by (24 artists)
The Star-Crossed Lovers Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington Duke Ellington 2006 Covered by (20 artists)
Tulip or Turnip Duke Ellington, Don George Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1947 Covered by (28 artists)
V.I.P.'s Boogie Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Orchestra March 1952 Covered by (2 artists)
Warm Valley Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 1940 Covered by (56 artists)
Way Low Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 1939 Covered by Greg Cohen
What Am I Here For? Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1944 Covered by (61 artists)
You Better Know It Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1957 Covered by (4 artists)

Adapted songs

Title Written by Originals Originally by Covered by
Creole Love Call Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley, Rudy Jackson Camp Meeting Blues Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Covered by (66 artists)
In a Mellotone Duke Ellington Rose Room Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra Covered by (188 artists)