The April 1953 Duke Ellington Discography



April 6, 1953
Studio Session for Capitol, Los Angeles, California
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86 You
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Satin Doll The Complete Capitol Recordings (Disk 1, Track 1) Capitol 2458
Capitol F2458
72 You
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Without A Song
Vocal by Jimmy Grissom
The Complete Capitol Recordings (Disk 1, Track 2) Capitol 2458
93 You
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Cocktails For Two The Complete Capitol Recordings, Premiered by Ellington (Disk 1, Track 3)


April 7, 1953
Studio Session for Capitol, Los Angeles, California
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86 My Old Flame The Complete Capitol Recordings, Premiered by Ellington (Disk 1, Track 4)
85 I Can't Give You Anything But Love The Complete Capitol Recordings, Premiered by Ellington (Disk 1, Track 5)
73 Nothin', Nothin', Baby
Vocal by Jimmy Grissom
The Complete Capitol Recordings (Disk 1, Track 6) Capitol C 2503
92 Stormy Weather The Complete Capitol Recordings, Premiered by Ellington (Disk 1, Track 7)
96 Stardust The Complete Capitol Recordings, Premiered by Ellington (Disk 1, Track 8)
89 You
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Three Little Words The Complete Capitol Recordings, Premiered by Ellington (Disk 1, Track 9)
94 Orson The Complete Capitol Recordings, Dance to the Duke! (Disk 1, Track 10)


April 9, 1953
Studio Session for Capitol, Los Angeles, California
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96 You
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Boo-Dah The Complete Capitol Recordings (Disk 1, Track 11) Capitol 2598
88 You
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Blossom The Complete Capitol Recordings, Ellington Showcase (Disk 1, Track 12)
72 You
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Ballin' The Blues
Vocal by Jimmy Grissom
The Complete Capitol Recordings (Disk 1, Track 13) Capitol 2503
Capitol C 2503
92 You
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Warm Valley The Complete Capitol Recordings (Disk 1, Track 14) Capitol CP-229
Capitol 2546
93 You
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Flamingo The Complete Capitol Recordings, Premiered by Ellington (Disk 1, Track 15)
95 You
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Bluejean Beguine The Complete Capitol Recordings (Disk 1, Track 16) Capitol CP-229
Capital 2546
91 You
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Liza The Complete Capitol Recordings, Premiered by Ellington (Disk 1, Track 17)


April 13, 1953
Studio Session for Capitol, Los Angeles, California
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86 You
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Who Knows? Restrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 1)
81 You
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Retrospection Restrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 2)
89 You
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B Sharp Blues Restrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 3)
86 You
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Passion Flower Restrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 4)
89 You
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Dancers In Love Restrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 1)
83 You
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Reflections In D Restrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 6)
82 You
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Melancholia Restrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 7)
84 You
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Prelude To A Kiss Restrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 8)


April 14, 1953
Studio Session for Capitol, Los Angeles, California
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In A Sentimental Mood Restrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 9)
84 You
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Things Ain't What They Used To Be At the Piano Une Anthologie 1928/1934 (Disk 2, Track 10)
85 You
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All Too Soon Restrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 11)
84 You
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Janet Restrospection The Piano Sessions (Track 12)


April 30, 1953
Dance Date at McElroy's Ballroom, Portland, Oregon
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92 You
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Primping At The Prom Volume Three April 1953 (Side 2, Track 1)
95 Smada Volume Three April 1953 (Side 2, Track 2)
95 You
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Change My Ways Volume Three April 1953 (Side 2, Track 5)
96 You
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Don't Worry 'Bout Me Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 1 (Track 3)
95 You
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Lullaby Of Birdland Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 1 (Track 1)
95 You
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Time On My Hands Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 1 (Track 2)
90 Take The "A" Train Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 1 (Track 4)
87 Liza Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 1 (Track 5)
93 You
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Creole Love Call Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 1 (Track 6)
92 You
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Boo-Dah Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 1 (Track 7)
91 Stomp, Look And Listen Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 1 (Track 8)
88 Happy Go Lucky Local Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 1 (Track 9)
96 You
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Summertime Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 1)
90 Warm Valley Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 2)
90 You
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Sultry Serenade Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 3)
93 You
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Hy'a Sue Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 4)
86 Sophisticated Lady Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 5)
92 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 6a)
85 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Vocal by Ray Nance
Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 6b)
86 Just Squeeze Me
Vocal by Ray Nance
Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 7)
94 Caravan Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 8)
87 You
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Perdido Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 9)
72 Without A Song
Vocal by Jimmy Grissom
Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 10)
74 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Vocal by Jimmy Grissom
Volume 1 Live 1953-1954 (Track 7)
73 Come On Home
Vocal by Jimmy Grissom
Volume 1 Live 1953-1954 (Track 8)
77 Vagabonds
Vocal by Jimmy Grissom
Volume 1 Live 1953-1954 (Track 9)
83 Things Ain't What They Used To Be Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 1)
84 The Hawk Talks Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 2)
85 C-Jam Blues Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 3)
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Tenderly Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 4)
81 All The Things You Are Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 5)
72 Solitude
Vocal by Jimmy Grissom
Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 6)
73 Ballin' The Blues
Vocal by Jimmy Grissom
Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 7a)
72 Ballin' The Blues
Vocal by Jimmy Grissom
Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 7b)
78 You
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Please Be Kind Volume Three April 1953 (Side 2, Track 7a)
66 You
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Happy Birthday To You Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 8)
89 Mood Indigo Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 9)
86 Blue Skies Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 10)
60 Take The "A" Train
Announcement by Duke Ellington
Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 3 (Track 11)