Billy Strayhorn

~ Person

Relationships

involved with: Aaron Bridgers (jazz pianist) (1939 – 1947)
member of: Billy Strayhorn Trio (piano)
Leonard Feather's Esquire All-Americans
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (1939-01 – 1967)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/mn0000359199 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/artist/258464 [info]
SecondHandSongs: http://www.secondhandsongs.com/artist/2709 [info]
VIAF ID: VIAF: 64193228 [info]
Wikidata: Q380626 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Billy Strayhorn [info]
biographies: http://www.billystrayhorn.com/biography.htm [info]
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official homepages: http://www.billystrayhorn.com/ [info]
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Appearances

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
arranger
A Slip of the Lip (Can Sink a Ship) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:59
After All Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:23
At a Dixie Roadside Diner Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:50
Black, Brown & Beige: II. Brown additional Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 11:50
Caravan (live, 1952-03-25: Civic Auditorium, Seattle) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:13
Chelsea Bridge Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:57
Chloe (Song of the Swamp) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:27
Clementine Duke Ellington 2:59
Ellington Medley (live, 1952-03-25: Civic Auditorium, Seattle) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 6:55
Flamingo Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 3:24
Grievin’ (matrix WM 1064) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:39
Harlem Suite (live, 1952-03-25: Civic Auditorium, Seattle) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 15:18
How Could You Do a Thing Like That to Me (Sultry Serenade) (live, 1952-03-25: Civic Auditorium, Seattle) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:52
I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:19
Jack the Bear Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:19
Jam with Sam (live, 1952-03-25: Civic Auditorium, Seattle) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:40
Johnny Come Lately Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:42
Kitchen Mechanic's Day Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 2:31
Like a Ship in the Night Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 2:38
Midriff Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 3:24
Mississippi Dreamboat Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 2:38
My Heart Jumped Over the Moon Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 2:38
Perdido (live, 1952-03-25: Civic Auditorium, Seattle) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:39
Raincheck Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:30
Rent Party Blues Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 2:42
Savoy Strut Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 2:34
Savoy Strut (alternate take) Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 2:33
Sepia Panorama Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:26
Skin Deep (live, 1952-03-25: Civic Auditorium, Seattle) Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 7:35
So Far, So Good Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:58
Sophisticated Lady (live, 1952-03-25: Civic Auditorium, Seattle) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 6:14
Swingin' on the Campus Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 2:40
Take the "A" Train Duke Ellington 2:54
The Hawk Talks (live, 1952-03-25: Civic Auditorium, Seattle) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:53
There Shall Be No Night Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:15
What Good Would It Do? Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:49
You, You Darlin' Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:23
Black, Brown & Beige additional Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Black, Brown & Beige additional Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Such Sweet Thunder Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts: December 1944 additional Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts: December 1944 Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts: December 1947 additional Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1946 additional Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
composer
…and His Mother Called Him Bill Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Such Sweet Thunder Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
1933 – 1938 Lush Life
1939 Take the “A” Train
1941 Chelsea Bridge
1941 Day Dream
1941 Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'
1946 Happy Go Lucky Local
1953 Satin Doll
1965 Imagine My Frustration
1967 Blood Count
3:10 Blues
A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing
A Midnight in Paris
After All
Agra
All Day Long
Amad
Balcony Serenade
Ballad For Very Tired And Very Sad Lotus Eaters
Blue Pepper (Far East of the Blues)
Bluebird of Delhi (Mynah)
Blues in Orbit
Clementine
Depk
Dirge
Drawing Room Blues
Festival Suite
Festival Suite: Part I. Festival Junction
Festival Suite: Part II. Blues to Be There
Festival Suite: Part III. Newport Up
Intimacy of the Blues
Isfahan
Lament for Javanette (with Rolf Wilkinson lyrics)
Lament for Javanette
Lay-By
Lotus Blossom
Lotus Blossom (catch-all for arrangements)
Lush Life (Intro)
Madness in Great Ones
Maybe (Billy Strayhorn song)
Misfit Blues
Mount Harissa
My Little Brown Book
Passion Flower
Rain Check
Raincheck
Rock Skippin' at the Blue Note
Schwiphti
Self Portrait (of the Bean)
Smada
SNIBOR
Something to Live For (1938 Billy Strayhorn jazz composition)
Stomp (Johnny Come Lately)
Such Sweet Thunder
Suite Strayhorn
Suite Strayhorn: I. Chelsea Bridge
Suite Strayhorn: II. A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing
Sweet and Pungent
Take the “A” Train (for guitar, Dyens)
Take the “A” Train (arrangement for 48 violas)
Take the “A” Train (initial instrumental version)
Take the “A” Train (Nikki Yanofsky version)
The New Look (Snibor)
The Star-Crossed Lovers
Tonk
Tourist Point of View
UMMG
Upper Manhattan Medical Group
Zweet Zurzday
instrument
1946-01-10 Gone With the Wind piano Leonard Feather's Esquire All-Americans 4:35
1946-01-10 Long Long Journey piano Leonard Feather's Esquire All-Americans 4:31
1946-01-10 Long Long Journey piano Esquire All-American Award Winners 4:23
1946-01-10 Snafu piano Esquire All-American Award Winners 4:17
1946-01-10 The One That Got Away piano Leonard Feather's Esquire All-Americans 4:23
1946-01-10 Tonk piano Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn 2:46
1952-06-30 Take the “A” Train (1952 studio recording) piano Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 8:00
1952-07-01 Perdido (1952 studio recording) piano Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 8:25
1952-07-01 The Mooche piano Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 6:37
1953-12-29 Black and Tan Fantasy celesta Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:12
1955-06-14 – 1955-06-16 Something to Live For piano Carmen McRae 3:16
1956-01-23 If You Were in My Place (What Would You Do?) piano Rosemary Clooney & Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 3:04
1956-01-27 Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin' piano Rosemary Clooney & Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 2:40
1956-09 Ah Oodie Oobie piano Johnny Hodges and The Ellington All Stars ?:??
1956-09 Ballade for the Very Sad and Very Tired Lotus Eaters piano Johnny Hodges and The Ellington All Stars ?:??
1956-09 Black and Tan Fantasy piano Johnny Hodges and The Ellington All Stars ?:??
1956-09 Confab With Rab piano Johnny Hodges and The Ellington All Stars ?:??
1956-09 Duke's in Bed piano Johnny Hodges and The Ellington All Stars ?:??
1956-09 It Had to Be You piano Johnny Hodges and The Ellington All Stars ?:??
1956-09 Just Squeeze Me piano Johnny Hodges and The Ellington All Stars ?:??
1956-09 Meet Mr. Rabbit piano Johnny Hodges and The Ellington All Stars ?:??
1956-09 Take the "A" Train piano Johnny Hodges and The Ellington All Stars ?:??
1957-07-29 Come Sunday piano Clark Terry 3:34
1957-07-29 In a Sentimental Mood piano Clark Terry 2:59
1957-08 – 1957-09 Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald: Royal Ancestry / All Heart / Beyond Category / Total Jazz additional and piano Ella Fitzgerald 16:19
1958-08-14 Bend One piano Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges 3:01
1958-08-14 Big Shoe piano Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges 5:40
1958-08-14 Just a Memory piano Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges 5:56
1958-08-14 Let's Fall in Love piano Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges 6:50
1958-08-14 Ruint piano Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges 2:35
1958-08-14 You Need to Rock piano Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges 5:52
1959-08-09 Drawing Room Blues piano Duke Ellington 6:05
1959-08-09 Take the "A" Train piano Duke Ellington 3:17
1959-12-03 Blues in Blueprint piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:43
1959-12-03 Smada piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:38
1963-01-05 Absinthe piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:34
1963-01-05 Angu piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:42
1964-05-20 Things Ain't What They Used to Be piano Duke Ellington 2:34
1964-05-20 Tonk piano Duke Ellington 2:12
"C" Jam Blues piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra feat. Billy Strayhorn 2:58
(I Want) Something to Live For piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:54
After All piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:23
Bang-Up Blues piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra feat. Billy Strayhorn 3:06
Blues A-Plenty piano Johnny Hodges 3:26
Blues-A-Plenty piano Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 3:23
Chelsea Bridge piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:57
Cool Your Motor piano Johnny Hodges 4:38
Cool Your Motor piano Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 3:36
Cotton Tail piano Billy Strayhorn Trio 2:51
Cottontail piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra feat. Billy Strayhorn 2:54
Don't Take Your Love From Me piano Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 3:39
Drawing Room Blues piano Duke Ellington 3:37
Dream Blues piano Johnny Hodges 3:03
Flamingo piano Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 3:24
Flamingo piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra feat. Billy Strayhorn 2:58
Gone with the Wind piano Esquire All-American Award Winners 4:34
Gone With the Wind piano Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 3:17
Great Times piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra feat. Billy Strayhorn 2:55
Honey Hill piano Johnny Hodges 4:14
Honey Hill piano Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 4:02
I Didn't Know About You piano Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 3:32
I Don't Know What Kind of Blues I Got piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:19
In a Blue Summer Garden piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra feat. Billy Strayhorn 4:06
Johnny Come Lately piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra feat. Billy Strayhorn 3:00
Johnny Come Lately piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:42
Killin’ Myself piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:29
Mood Indigo piano Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 15:28
My Little Brown Book celesta Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:18
Not So Dukish piano Johnny Hodges 7:51
Oscalypso celesta Duke Ellington & His Orchestra feat. Billy Strayhorn 2:44
Preacher Blues piano Johnny Hodges 8:20
Pretty Little One piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:26
Raincheck piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:30
Reeling and Rocking piano Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 9:35
Rock Skippin' at the Blue Note piano Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 2:27
Rocks in My Bed piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:11
Satin Doll piano Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 5:01
Satin Doll piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:03
Saturday Afternoon Blues piano Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 5:59
Smada piano Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 2:48
Solitude piano Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 8:25
Something to Live For piano Carmen McRae 3:13
Sophisticated Lady piano Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 11:29
String Along With Strings piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 6:26
Take the "A" Train celesta Duke Ellington & His Orchestra feat. Billy Strayhorn 2:19
The Tattooed Bride piano Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 11:44
Tonk piano Duke Ellington 2:46
Tonk piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra feat. Billy Strayhorn 2:58
Vagabonds piano Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 3:11
Weely piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:00
What Good Would It Do? piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:49
Your Love Has Faded piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:55
Black, Brown & Beige additional and piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Black, Brown & Beige additional and piano Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
lyricist
1933 – 1938 Lush Life
1965 Imagine My Frustration
Clementine
Lush Life (Intro)
Maybe (Billy Strayhorn song)
Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald: Royal Ancestry / All Heart / Beyond Category / Total Jazz
Something to Live For (1938 Billy Strayhorn jazz composition)
Suite Strayhorn: II. A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing
The E and D Blues (E for Ella, D for Duke)
performer
All Too Soon Ben Webster ?:??
It Happens To Be Me Ben Webster ?:??
Love Is Here To Stay Ben Webster ?:??
vocal
1957-08 – 1957-09 Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald: Royal Ancestry / All Heart / Beyond Category / Total Jazz spoken vocals Ella Fitzgerald 16:19
Killin' Myself Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 2:28
writer
A Christmas Surprise
Grievin'
Hey, Buddy Bolden
I Don't Mind
I'm Checking Out, Go'om Bye
Midriff
Wounded Love
Your Love Has Faded