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Track Listing
CD1
1. It's Glory
2. The Mooche
3. The Sheik Of Araby
4. Sepia Panorama
5. Ko Ko
6. There Shall Be No Night
7. Pussy Willow
8. Chatterbox
9. Mood Indigo
10. Harlem Airshaft
11. Ferryboat Serenade
12. Warm Valley
13. Stompy Jones
14. Chloe
15. Bojangles
16. On The Air
17. Wham
18. Rumpus In Richmond
19. Chaser
20. Chaser
21. Rose Of The Rio Grande
22. The Sidewalks Of New York
23. The Flaming Sword
24. The Flaming Sword
25. Warm Valley
26. Never No Lament
27. God Bless America
28. Caravan
29. Clarinet Lament

CD2
1. Slap Happy
2. Sepia Panorama
3. Boy Meets Horn
4. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
5. Oh Babe, Maybe Someday
6. Five O'Clock Whistle
7. Fanfare
8. Call Of The Canyon
9. Rockin' In Rhythm
10. Sophisticated Lady
11. Cotton Tail
12. Whispering Grass
13. Conga Brava
14. I Never Felt This Way Before
15. Across The Track Blues
16. Honeysuckle Rose
17. Wham
18. Star Dust
19. Rose Of The Rio Grande
20. St. Louis Blues
21. Warm Valley
22. God Bless America
Artist:
Duke Ellington
Title:
The Duke at Fargo 1940 - 60th Anniversary Edition (2CD)
Label:
Storyville
Cat No:
1038435
Format:
CD
Price £17.99
The Ellington Orchestra in its prime. A remarkable crew which included bassist Jimmy Blanton and tenor saxophonist Ben Webster as well as Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Rex Stewart, the newly recruited Ray Nance, Barney Bigard, Ivie Anderson and Herb Jeffries. The band played for a dance in Fargo, North Dakota while on the road in the midwest in 1940. An everyday gig which produced some glorious music.

Part of the show was broadcast on the local radio, but an enterprising engineer recorded the lot, capturing the verve and cohesion of the band in sound whose quality is remarkable for the time and under the circumstances
Reviews For The Duke at Fargo 1940 - 60th Anniversary Edition (2CD)
Jazzwise - Peter Vacher
there's the sheer energy and audacity of the ensemble playing, every man on song and in the form of their lives. Don't wait another 13 years: snap it up now. ****
Jazz Journal - Graham Colombe
What makes this music so special is not just that we're listening to a very great band playing exceptional music. The enthusiasm evident in their playing is something very different from the more measured approach of the contemporary studio recordings.
Jazz Journal - Graham Colombe
Ellington's fairly informal announcements add to the atmosphere and the recording quality is extraordinarily vivid given the basic nature of the portable equipment used. *****
Tony Augarde - Musicweb International
This essential album shows how Ellington moulded a collection of individualists into what I consider the greatest jazz band ever.
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