Famous lyrics by »

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and big-band leader. Ellington wrote over 1,000 compositions. In the opinion of Bob Blumenthal of The Boston Globe, "[i]n the century since his birth, there has been no greater composer, American or otherwise, than Edward Kennedy Ellington." A major figure in the history of jazz, Ellington's music stretched into various other genres, including blues, gospel, film scores, popular, and classical. His career spanned more than 50 years and included leading his orchestra, composing an inexhaustible songbook, scoring for movies, composing stage musicals, and world tours. Several of his instrumental works were adapted into songs that became standards. Due to his inventive use of the orchestra, or big band, and thanks to his eloquence and extraordinary charisma, he is generally considered to have elevated the perception of jazz to an art form on a par with other traditional genres of music. His reputation increased after his death and the Pulitzer Prize Board bestowed on him a special posthumous honor in 1999.

FAVORITE (5 fans)

Albums by Duke EllingtonSort:By AlbumA - Z


5 Original Albums [2018]

5 Original Albums
SongDuration
You've Changed3:19

Collection 1932-46 [2018]

Collection 1932-46
SongDuration
Shoe Shine Boy3:15

Tomasz Raczek w Kinie [2018]

Tomasz Raczek w Kinie
SongDuration
Caravan 

Jazz Steps Out [2017]

Jazz Steps Out
SongDuration
Danny Boy2:20

Newport to Paris [2017]

Newport to Paris
SongDuration
Black Butterfly4:02

Sings Ballads for Lovers [2017]

Sings Ballads for Lovers
SongDuration
Lush Life3:39

Mara Gold [2015]

Mara Gold
SongDuration
Take the a Train0:51
Chelsea Bridge4:33

Icon: Jazz [2014]

Icon: Jazz
SongDuration
In a Sentimental Mood4:17

50 Rockin' Hits, Vol. 75 [2013]

50 Rockin' Hits, Vol. 75
SongDuration
Blue Skies2:39

Jazz Divas [2013]

Jazz Divas
SongDuration
All of Me1:53
Love You Madly3:01

Jazz Erotic, Vol. 3 [2013]

Jazz Erotic, Vol. 3
SongDuration
Love You Madly3:01

Jazz Erotic, Vol. 4 [2013]

Jazz Erotic, Vol. 4
SongDuration
Mood Indigo4:00

Jazz Glamour, Vol. 12 [2013]

Jazz Glamour, Vol. 12
SongDuration
All of Me1:53

Jazz Glamour, Vol. 8 [2013]

Jazz Glamour, Vol. 8
SongDuration
Love You Madly3:01

Jazz Nights, Vol. 2 [2013]

Jazz Nights, Vol. 2
SongDuration
All of Me1:53

Jazz, Vol. 3 [2013]

Jazz, Vol. 3
SongDuration
Mood Indigo5:06

Jivin Jazz Flamenco [2013]

Jivin Jazz Flamenco
SongDuration
But Beautiful3:14

Just Great Jazz [2013]

Just Great Jazz
SongDuration
Take the a Train4:32

Meeting the Stars [2013]

Meeting the Stars
SongDuration
St. Louis Blues4:24

One Night Stand [2013]

One Night Stand
SongDuration
Love You Madly3:01

Piano Jazz Masters, Vol. 2 [2013]

Piano Jazz Masters, Vol. 2
SongDuration
Solitude3:24

The Jazz Divas [2013]

The Jazz Divas
SongDuration
Mellow Mama Blues3:08

Jazz for You [2012]

Jazz for You
SongDuration
It Don't Mean a Thing3:01

New Piano Roll Blues [2012]

New Piano Roll Blues
SongDuration
Cotton Tail3:10

Night and Day [2012]

Night and Day
SongDuration
I Got It Bad2:56

Jazz Lounge [2011]

Jazz Lounge
SongDuration
Mood Indigo2:59

Larkin's Jazz [2010]

Larkin's Jazz
SongDuration
Hello Little Girl 

Ella Fitzgerald [Delta UK] [2009]

Ella Fitzgerald [Delta UK]
SongDuration
Caravan3:55

Sings Duke Ellington [2009]

Sings Duke Ellington
SongDuration
Caravan3:55

Twelve Nights in Hollywood [2009]

Twelve Nights in Hollywood
SongDuration
Caravan2:06

25 Best: Jazz Legends [2008]

25 Best: Jazz Legends
SongDuration
Mood Indigo5:05

Jazz Profile [2008]

Jazz Profile
SongDuration
Caravan4:12

Jazz for Dogs [2008]

Jazz for Dogs
SongDuration
Never No Lament3:17

Smoky Jazz [2008]

Smoky Jazz
SongDuration
Mood Indigo2:54

Songs of 1930 [2008]

Songs of 1930
SongDuration
Three Little Words3:09

Early [2007]

Early
SongDuration
Ain't Misbehavin' 
Chicago 

For Lovers [2007]

For Lovers
SongDuration
I Didn't Know About You4:12

Hit Parade 1941 [2007]

Hit Parade 1941
SongDuration
Take the 'A' Train2:46

Jazz in the City [2007]

Jazz in the City
SongDuration
Take the "A" Train4:30

30 Evergreens [2006]

30 Evergreens
SongDuration
Take the "A" Train 

Gold [2006]

Gold
SongDuration
Solitude4:55

Gold [2006]

Gold
SongDuration
In a Sentimental Mood4:18

Sensual Jazz [2006]

Sensual Jazz
SongDuration
Just Squeeze Me3:23

Supreme Jazz [2006]

Supreme Jazz
SongDuration
Perdido 

Swinging on a Song [2006]

Swinging on a Song
SongDuration
Jump For Joy3:10

Bar Jazz, Vol. 6 [2005]

Bar Jazz, Vol. 6
SongDuration
Mood Indigo 

Big Band Swing [2005]

Big Band Swing
SongDuration
Flamingo3:22

Cocktail Hour [2005]

Cocktail Hour
SongDuration
In a Mellow Tone3:19

Goodbye, Blues [2005]

Goodbye, Blues
SongDuration
Diga Diga Doo3:10

Jazzradio [2005]

Jazzradio
SongDuration
C-Jam Blues5:14

Love 3 [2005]

Love 3
SongDuration
Solitude3:25

The Best of Just Jazz [2005]

The Best of Just Jazz
SongDuration
Cotton Tail3:15

The Piano Player [2005]

The Piano Player
SongDuration
Meditation 15:17
Meditation 24:48

Champagne Lounge [2004]

Champagne Lounge
SongDuration
Just Squeeze ME6:03

Changes of Life [2004]

Changes of Life
SongDuration
Solitude5:14

Midnight Cocktails [2004]

Midnight Cocktails
SongDuration
In a Mellow Tone3:17

Pure Jazz Moods [2004]

Pure Jazz Moods
SongDuration
Chelsea Bridge2:53

Sophisticated Lady [RCA] [2004]

Sophisticated Lady [RCA]
SongDuration
Solitude3:04

Trios [2004]

Trios
SongDuration
Midnight Indigo2:46

Elite Jazz [Box] [2003]

Elite Jazz [Box]
SongDuration
Take the "A" Train2:58

So What! [2003]

So What!
SongDuration
Take the "A" Train3:39
Satin Doll3:39

That's Jazz [Brisa] [2003]

That's Jazz [Brisa]
SongDuration
In a Mellowtone3:20

The Duke: Edward Kennedy Ellington and His Orchestra [2003]

The Duke: Edward Kennedy Ellington and His Orchestra
SongDuration
Black and Tan Fantasy3:19
Bugle Call Rag3:05
Diga Diga Doo3:06
Doin' the New Low Down3:06
I Can't Give You Anything But Love3:06
I Must Have That Man!3:23
St. Louis Blues4:33
That Rhythm Man2:44
Black and Blue3:23
St. James Infirmary3:00
When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)2:44
When You're Smiling3:10
Three Little Words3:10
Memories of You3:14
Runnin' Wild2:44
Dream Blues (Mood Indigo)2:53
Mood Indigo3:09
I'm So in Love With You3:35
Blue Again3:13
Them There Eyes3:08
Rockin' Chair3:13
Sam and Delilah3:28
Limehouse Blues3:08
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)3:10
Dinah2:53
Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere2:52
I've Got the World on a String3:18
Drop Me off in Harlem2:58
Stormy Weather3:02
Ain't Misbehavin'2:45
Chicago2:46
In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree3:13
Dear Old Southland3:32
Solitude3:28
Cocktails for Two3:26
My Old Flame3:21
Moonglow3:06
Farewell Blues2:25
In a Sentimental Mood3:17
There Is No Greater Love3:08
Love Is Like a Cigarette3:04
Shoe Shine Boy3:15
Black Butterfly3:06
Mood Indigo/Solitude3:06
I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me2:52
Alabamy Home3:02
Where Are You?2:56
There's a Lull in My Life3:00
It's Swell of You2:44
Azure3:14
Foolin' Myself2:59
A Sailboat in the Moonlight3:06
All God's Chillun Got Rhythm [Vocal Version]2:27
Lost in Meditation2:57
The Gal from Joe's2:55
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart3:08
When My Sugar Walks Down the Street (All the Little Birdies Go ...)2:38
A Gypsy Without a Song2:59
Please Forgive Me3:02
Lambeth Walk2:26
Mighty Like the Blues2:37
Boy Meets Horn4:47
Lady in Blue2:54
Something to Live For2:50
Chew Chew Chew (Chew Your Bubble Gum)2:43
I Never Felt This Way Before3:29
Cotton Tail3:11
Never No Lament (Don't Get Around Much Anymore)3:19
All Too Soon3:32
In a Mellow Tone3:18
Five O'Clock Whistle3:19
Body and Soul3:09
Chloe3:26
Day Dream2:58
Without a Song2:46
Ready Eddy3:12
Flamingo3:24
Take the "A" Train2:55
Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'3:35
I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)3:18
Jump for Joy2:55
Squaty Roo2:24
Passion Flower3:07
Five O'Clock Drag3:14
Rocks in My Bed3:05
Bli-Blip3:05
Chelsea Bridge2:55
I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues2:42
I'm Beginning to See the Light3:16
Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care to Know)2:58
I Didn't Know About You2:45
Come Sunday4:34

1950 [2002]

1950
SongDuration
Cotton Tail2:57
Flamingo3:05
Love You Madly2:58

A Century of Glory [2002]

A Century of Glory
SongDuration
Sam and Delilah3:31

All Too Soon [2002]

All Too Soon
SongDuration
Stardust4:19

Big Ben [2002]

Big Ben
SongDuration
Stardust4:19

Cafe Jazz: Precious Ivory [2002]

Cafe Jazz: Precious Ivory
SongDuration
Solitude3:30

Jazz Caravan [2002]

Jazz Caravan
SongDuration
Take the "A" Train4:38

Movie Music [2002]

Movie Music
SongDuration
Take the 'A' Train 

Sentimental Big Bands [2002]

Sentimental Big Bands
SongDuration
Moonglow3:10

Swing It Back! [2002]

Swing It Back!
SongDuration
Satin Doll3:31

Swing Piano Bar: 1921-1941 [2002]

Swing Piano Bar: 1921-1941
SongDuration
Solitude3:29

Swing! [2002]

Swing!
SongDuration
Take the "A" Train3:00

The Great Reunion [2002]

The Great Reunion
SongDuration
Solitude4:57

Cocktail Hour [2001]

Cocktail Hour
SongDuration
My Old Flame3:23

Dinnertime Jazz [2001]

Dinnertime Jazz
SongDuration
Take the "A" Train2:53

Portrait of Coleman Hawkins [2001]

Portrait of Coleman Hawkins
SongDuration
Perdido4:34

Sophisticated Lady [2001]

Sophisticated Lady
SongDuration
Cherokee [#]5:34

Soundies Lounge [2001]

Soundies Lounge
SongDuration
Flamingo3:16

Stars Salute Sinatra [2001]

Stars Salute Sinatra
SongDuration
Mood Indigo2:53

The Rhythm Boy [2001]

The Rhythm Boy
SongDuration
St. Louis Blues4:32

West Coast Swing [2001]

West Coast Swing
SongDuration
Tenderly4:54

1931-1935 [2000]

1931-1935
SongDuration
Love Me, Or Leave Me2:47

8 CD Box Set [2000]

8 CD Box Set
SongDuration
Sam and Delilah3:31

Eternal Jazz, Vol. 2 [2000]

Eternal Jazz, Vol. 2
SongDuration
Mood Indigo3:08

Harlem Swings [2000]

Harlem Swings
SongDuration
Jump for Joy2:55
Squaty Roo2:24

Jamestown, N.Y., 1958 [2000]

Jamestown, N.Y., 1958
SongDuration
Perdido11:05

Live in Paris [2000]

Live in Paris
SongDuration
Deep Purple3:57
All of Me2:37

Lounge Wizards [2000]

Lounge Wizards
SongDuration
Chelsea Bridge2:55

Special Moon [2000]

Special Moon
SongDuration
Love You Madly 

The Charleston Era [2000]

The Charleston Era
SongDuration
Runnin' Wild2:40

Unforgettable Jazz [2000]

Unforgettable Jazz
SongDuration
Tenderly4:48

World Of Swing [2000]

World Of Swing
SongDuration
Take the "A" Train5:43