Tracklist

CD 1: The Irving Berlin Songbook
# Title Rating Length
1 Let's Face the Music and Dance
2:57
2 You're Laughing at Me
3:16
3 Let Yourself Go
2:18
4 You Can Have Him
3:45
5 Russian Lullaby
1:53
6 Puttin' on the Ritz
2:16
7 Get Thee Behind Me, Satan
3:47
8 Alexander's Ragtime Band
2:42
9 Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
2:34
10 How About Me?
3:16
11 Cheek to Cheek
3:47
12 I Used to Be Color Blind
2:32
13 Lazy
2:38
14 How Deep Is the Ocean?
3:10
15 All by Myself
2:27
16 (You Forgot to) Remember
3:28
17 Supper Time
3:17
18 How's Chances
2:47
19 Heat Wave
2:23
20 Isn't This a Lovely Day
3:27
21 You Keep Coming Back Like a Song
3:34
22 Reaching for the Moon
2:17
23 (Let's Go) Slumming on Park Avenue
2:23
24 The Song Is Ended
2:28
25 I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
2:58
26 Now It Can Be Told
3:10
27 Always
3:07
CD 2: The Irving Berlin Songbook Cont. / The Duke Ellington Songbook
# Title Rating Length
1 It's a Lovely Day Today
2:27
2 Change Partners
3:16
3 No Strings (I'm Fancy Free)
3:01
4 I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
2:57
5 Rockin' in Rhythm
5:20
6 Drop Me Off in Harlem
3:50
7 Day Dream
4:00
8 Caravan
3:54
9 Take the "A" Train
6:42
10 I Ain't Got Nothin' but the Blues
4:43
11 Clementine
2:40
12 I Didn't Know About You
4:14
13 I'm Beginning to See the Light
3:27
14 Lost in Meditation
3:27
15 Perdido
6:08
16 Cotton Tail
3:26
17 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
6:00
18 Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'
3:34
19 Solitude
2:08
20 Rocks in My Bed
3:58
CD 3: The Duke Ellington Songbook Cont.
# Title Rating Length
1 Satin Doll
3:29
2 Sophisticated Lady
5:21
3 Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)
4:17
4 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
4:14
5 Azure
2:22
6 I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
4:11
7 In a Sentimental Mood
2:47
8 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
5:02
9 Prelude to a Kiss
5:29
10 Everything but You
2:56
11 I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)
6:14
12 I'm Just a Lucky So and So
4:14
13 All Too Soon
4:23
14 Bli-Blip
3:03
15 Mood Indigo
3:27
16 In a Mellow Tone
5:11
17 Love You Madly
4:40
18 Lush Life
3:39
19 Squatty Roo
3:41

Credits

CD 1: The Irving Berlin Songbook

arranger:
Ray Anderson (US jazz trumpeter/trombonist) (track 11)
David Lopato (track 11)
Dion Parson (track 11)
Paul Weston (1958) (tracks 1–27)
composer:
Irving Berlin (track 5)
Irving Berlin (1911) (tracks 8, 8)
Irving Berlin (1921) (track 15)
Irving Berlin (1924) (track 13)
Irving Berlin (1925) (tracks 16, 27)
Irving Berlin (1927) (track 24)
Irving Berlin (1928) (track 10)
Irving Berlin (1929) (track 6)
Irving Berlin (1930) (track 22)
Irving Berlin (1932) (track 14)
Irving Berlin (1933) (tracks 17–19)
Irving Berlin (1935) (tracks 9, 11, 20)
Irving Berlin (1936) (tracks 1, 3, 7, 25)
Irving Berlin (1937) (tracks 2, 23)
Irving Berlin (1938) (tracks 12, 26)
Irving Berlin (1946) (track 21)
Irving Berlin (1949) (track 4)
conductor:
Paul Weston (1958) (tracks 1–27)
engineer:
Val Valentin (tracks 1–27)
lead vocals:
Ella Fitzgerald (1958) (tracks 1–27)
lyricist:
Irving Berlin (track 5)
Irving Berlin (1911) (tracks 8, 8)
Irving Berlin (1921) (track 15)
Irving Berlin (1924) (track 13)
Irving Berlin (1925) (tracks 16, 27)
Fritz Löhner-Beda (1927) (track 24)
Irving Berlin (1928) (track 10)
Irving Berlin (1929) (track 6)
Irving Berlin (1930) (track 22)
Irving Berlin (1932) (track 14)
Irving Berlin (1933) (tracks 17–19)
Irving Berlin (1935) (tracks 9, 11, 20)
Irving Berlin (1936) (tracks 1, 3, 7, 25)
Irving Berlin (1937) (tracks 2, 23)
Irving Berlin (1938) (tracks 12, 26)
Irving Berlin (1946) (track 21)
Irving Berlin (1949) (track 4)
performer:
Paul Weston & His Orchestra (1958) (tracks 1–27)
producer:
Norman Granz (tracks 1–27)
publisher:
Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd. (tracks 14, 27)
Irving Berlin Music Corp. (tracks 11, 14)
Williamson Music, Inc. (tracks 8, 8)
sampled by:
Road to Zion by Damian Marley feat. Nas (track 5)
arrangements:
Let's Face the Music (for brass band, Richards) (track 1)
cover recording of:
Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1958) (track 8)
All by Myself (1958) (track 15)
Always (1958) (track 27)
Cheek to Cheek (Top Hat) (1958) (track 11)
Get Thee Behind Me Satan (1958) (track 7)
Heat Wave (1958) (track 19)
How About Me? (1958) (track 10)
How Deep Is the Ocean? (1958) (track 14)
How's Chances? (1958) (track 18)
I Used to Be Color Blind (from "Carefree") (1958) (track 12)
Isn’t This a Lovely Day? (1958) (track 20)
Lazy (1958) (track 13)
Let Yourself Go (1958) (track 3)
Now It Can Be Told (1958) (track 26)
Puttin’ On the Ritz (1958) (track 6)
Reaching for the Moon (1958) (track 22)
Remember (1958) (track 16)
Russian Lullaby (1958) (track 5)
Slumming on Park Avenue (1958) (track 23)
Suppertime (1958) (track 17)
Top Hat, White Tie and Tails (1958) (track 9)
You Can Have Him (1958) (track 4)
You're Laughing at Me (1958) (track 2)
is the basis for:
Zoom Theme (tracks 8, 8)
later translated versions:
Kind mot kind (track 11)
Rilluttele yö (track 6)
part of:
Follow the Fleet (1936 film) (track 1)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Follow the Fleet Medley (Charlie Kunz) (tracks 1, 25)
Top Hat Medley (Charlie Kunz) (tracks 9, 11, 11, 20)
Bugle Call Rag Medley (tracks 8, 8)

CD 2: The Irving Berlin Songbook Cont. / The Duke Ellington Songbook

clarinet and tenor saxophone:
Jimmy Hamilton (US jazz clarinettist/saxophonist, arranger, composer) (1957-06-24) (track 9)
violin:
Stuff Smith (jazz violinist) (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (tracks 16–18, 20)
trumpet:
William “Cat” Anderson (1957-06-24) (tracks 7, 9)
Willie Cook (1957-06-24) (tracks 7, 9)
Dizzy Gillespie (1957-06-24) (tracks 7, 9)
Clark Terry (1957-06-24) (tracks 7, 9)
William “Cat” Anderson (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 5–6, 8, 10–15)
Willie Cook (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 5–6, 8, 10–15)
Dizzy Gillespie (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 5–6, 8, 10–15)
Clark Terry (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 5–6, 8, 10–15)
trumpet and violin:
Ray Nance (1957-06-24) (tracks 7, 9)
Ray Nance (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 5–6, 8, 10–15)
drums:
Sam Woodyard (1957-06-24) (track 9)
Alvin Stoller (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (tracks 16–18, 20)
guitar:
Barney Kessel (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (tracks 16–20)
double bass:
Jimmy Woode (1957-06-24) (track 9)
Joe Mondragon (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (tracks 16–18, 20)
alto saxophone:
Johnny Hodges (1957-06-24) (track 9)
alto saxophone and clarinet:
Russell Procope (1957-06-24) (track 9)
piano:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1957-06-24) (tracks 7, 9)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 5–6, 8, 10–15)
Paul Smith (Paul Thatcher Smith, jazz pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader) (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (tracks 16–18, 20)
bass clarinet and clarinet:
Harry Carney (1957-06-24) (track 9)
tenor saxophone:
Frank Foster (saxophonist) (1957-06-24) (track 9)
Paul Gonsalves (1957-06-24) (track 9)
Ben Webster (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (tracks 16–18, 20)
trombone:
Quentin Jackson (1957-06-24) (track 9)
John Sanders (US jazz trombonist) (1957-06-24) (track 9)
Britt Woodman (1957-06-24) (track 9)
arranger:
Rabih Abou-Khalil (track 8)
Paul Weston (1958) (tracks 1–4)
composer:
Harry Carney (track 5)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (tracks 5, 16)
Irving Mills (track 5)
Billy Strayhorn (track 11)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1933) (track 6)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1934) (track 19)
Irving Berlin (1935) (track 3)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1937) (tracks 8, 10)
Juan Tizol (1937) (track 8)
Irving Berlin (1937) (track 4)
Irving Berlin (1938) (track 2)
Billy Strayhorn (1939) (track 9)
Billy Strayhorn (1941) (tracks 7, 18)
Juan Tizol (1941) (track 15)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1941) (tracks 7, 18, 20)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1943) (track 17)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1944) (tracks 12–13)
Johnny Hodges (1944) (track 13)
Harry James (American big band leader, trumpeter & actor) (1944) (track 13)
Irving Berlin (1950) (track 1)
conductor:
Paul Weston (1958) (tracks 1–4)
engineer:
Val Valentin (tracks 1–6, 8, 10–20)
Val Valentin (1957-06-24) (tracks 7, 9)
lead vocals:
Ella Fitzgerald (1957-06-24) (tracks 7, 9)
Ella Fitzgerald (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 5–6, 8, 10–15)
Ella Fitzgerald (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (tracks 16–20)
Ella Fitzgerald (1958) (tracks 1–4)
lyricist:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 16)
Billy Strayhorn (track 11)
Nick Kenny (1933) (track 6)
Eddie DeLange (1934) (track 19)
Irving Mills (1934) (track 19)
Irving Berlin (1935) (track 3)
Irving Berlin (1937) (track 4)
Don George (1937) (track 10)
Irving Mills (1937) (track 8)
Irving Berlin (1938) (track 2)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1941) (track 20)
Lee Gaines (1941) (track 18)
John Latouche (1941) (track 7)
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith "Bob" Russell) (1943) (track 17)
Ervin Drake (1944) (track 15)
Don George (1944) (track 13)
Hans J. Lengsfelder (1944) (track 15)
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith "Bob" Russell) (1944) (track 12)
Joya Sherrill (1944) (track 9)
Irving Berlin (1950) (track 1)
performer:
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (1957-06-24) (tracks 7, 9)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 5–6, 8, 10–15)
Paul Weston & His Orchestra (1958) (tracks 1–4)
producer:
Norman Granz (tracks 1–20)
writer:
Eddie DeLange (track 19)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (tracks 14, 19)
Irving Mills (tracks 14, 19)
Lou Singer (track 14)
Juan Tizol (track 14)
publisher:
Mills Music, Inc. (track 8)
Music Sales Corporation (tracks 9, 17)
Sony/ATV Harmony (tracks 8, 17)
Tempo (Please do not use for release label) (track 9)
Lafleur Music Ltd. (1995-12-12 –) (track 8)
arrangements:
Caravan (arranged by Au) (track 8)
Solitude (for strings, Gould) (track 19)
cover recording of:
Day Dream (1957-06-24) (track 7)
Take the “A” Train (1957-06-24) (track 9)
Caravan (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (track 8)
Clementine (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (track 11)
Drop Me Off in Harlem (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (track 6)
I Ain't Got Nothin' but the Blues (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (track 10)
I Didn't Know About You (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (track 12)
I’m Beginning to See the Light (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (track 13)
Lost in Meditation (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (track 14)
Perdido (with lyrics) (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (track 15)
Rockin' in Rhythm (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (track 5)
(In My) Solitude (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (track 19)
Cotton Tail (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (track 16)
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (track 17)
Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin' (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (track 18)
Rocks in My Bed (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (track 20)
Change Partners (1958) (track 2)
It's a Lovely Day Today (1958) (track 1)
No Strings (I'm Fancy Free) (1958) (track 3)
has revision:
Take the “A” Train (Nikki Yanofsky version) (track 9)
later versions:
referred to in medleys:
Ja-Da Medley (track 8)
version of:
Concerto for Cootie (track 17)
Perdido (original instrumental version) (track 15)
Take the “A” Train (initial instrumental version) (track 9)

CD 3: The Duke Ellington Songbook Cont.

clarinet and tenor saxophone:
Jimmy Hamilton (US jazz clarinettist/saxophonist, arranger, composer) (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 10–14)
violin:
Stuff Smith (jazz violinist) (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (tracks 1–4, 6, 8–9)
trumpet:
William “Cat” Anderson (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 10–14)
Willie Cook (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 10–14)
Clark Terry (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 10–14)
trumpet and violin:
Ray Nance (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 10–14)
drums:
Sam Woodyard (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 10–14)
Alvin Stoller (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (tracks 1–4, 6, 8–9)
Alvin Stoller (1957-10-17) (tracks 15–19)
guitar:
Barney Kessel (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (tracks 1–9)
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (1957-10-17) (tracks 15–19)
double bass:
Jimmy Woode (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 10–14)
Joe Mondragon (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (tracks 1–4, 6, 8–9)
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (1957-10-17) (tracks 15–19)
alto saxophone:
Johnny Hodges (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 10–14)
alto saxophone and clarinet:
Russell Procope (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 10–14)
piano:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 10–14)
Paul Smith (Paul Thatcher Smith, jazz pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader) (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (tracks 1–4, 6, 8–9)
Oscar Peterson (1957-10-17) (tracks 15–19)
bass clarinet and clarinet:
Harry Carney (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 10–14)
tenor saxophone:
Frank Foster (saxophonist) (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 10–14)
Paul Gonsalves (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 10–14)
Ben Webster (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (tracks 1–4, 6, 8–9)
Ben Webster (1957-10-17) (tracks 15–19)
trombone:
Quentin Jackson (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 10–14)
John Sanders (US jazz trombonist) (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 10–14)
Britt Woodman (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 10–14)
additional composer:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1953) (track 1)
composer:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (tracks 14, 17)
Barney Bigard (1930) (track 15)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1930) (track 15)
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1931-08) (track 4)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1932) (track 2)
Billy Strayhorn (1933 – 1938) (track 18)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1935) (track 7)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1937) (track 5)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1938) (tracks 6, 9)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1939) (track 16)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1940) (tracks 8, 13)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1941) (tracks 3, 11)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1945) (tracks 10, 12)
Harry James (American big band leader, trumpeter & actor) (1945) (track 10)
Billy Strayhorn (1953) (track 1)
engineer:
Val Valentin (tracks 1–19)
lead vocals:
Ella Fitzgerald (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 10–14)
Ella Fitzgerald (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (tracks 1–9)
Ella Fitzgerald (1957-10-17) (tracks 15–19)
lyricist:
Sid Kuller (track 14)
Manny Kurtz (track 7)
Irving Mills (track 7)
Mitchell Parish (track 2)
Irving Mills (1930) (track 15)
Irving Mills (1931) (track 4)
Billy Strayhorn (1933 – 1938) (track 18)
Irving Mills (1937) (track 5)
Irving Gordon (1938) (track 9)
Irving Mills (1938) (tracks 6, 9)
Henry Nemo (1938) (track 6)
John Redmond (House vocalist) (1938) (track 6)
Milt Gabler (1939) (track 16)
Carl Sigman (1940) (track 13)
Lee Gaines (1941) (track 3)
Paul Francis Webster (1941) (track 11)
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith "Bob" Russell) (1942) (track 8)
Mack David (1945) (track 12)
Don George (1945) (track 10)
Johnny Mercer (1953) (track 1)
performer:
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (tracks 10–14)
producer:
Norman Granz (tracks 1–19)
writer:
Johnny Hodges (track 19)
Irving Mills (1932) (track 2)
publisher:
Duke Ellington Music (tracks 2, 4)
EMI Mills Music (ASCAP) (track 4)
EMI Robbins (track 16)
Famous Music Corporation (tracks 2, 7)
J. R. Lafleur & Son Ltd. (tracks 7, 9)
Lafleur Music Ltd. (track 7)
Mills Music, Inc. (track 2)
Sony/ATV Harmony (track 8)
EMI Mills Music Inc. (1930) (track 15)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (1930) (track 15)
cover recording of:
All Too Soon (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (track 13)
Bli-Blip (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (track 14)
Everything but You (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (track 10)
I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (track 11)
I'm Just a Lucky So and So (1957-06-25 – 1957-06-27) (track 12)
Azure (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (track 5)
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (track 8)
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (track 6)
In a Sentimental Mood (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (track 7)
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (track 4)
Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me) (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (track 3)
Satin Doll (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (track 1)
Sophisticated Lady (1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16) (track 2)
In a Mellow Tone (1957-10-17) (track 16)
Love You Madly (1957-10-17) (track 17)
Lush Life (1957-10-17) (track 18)
Mood Indigo (1930 jazz composition and song) (1957-10-17) (track 15)
Prelude to a Kiss (1957-10-17) (track 9)
Squatty Roo (1957-10-17) (track 19)
is the basis for:
Swingy Thing (Solo Tenor Horn & Brass Band) (track 4)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Je suis mordue (track 11)
later versions:
part of:
Sophisticated Ladies (1981 musical) (track 2)
parts:
Lush Life (Intro) (track 18)
referred to in medleys:
version of:
Never No Lament (track 8)