The April 1953 Duke Ellington Discography



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


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


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


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


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


April 30, 1953
Dance Date at McElroy's Ballroom, Portland, Oregon
Grade Audio
Title Source Note
92 Audio
Primping At The Prom Volume Three April 1953 (Side 2, Track 1)
95 Smada Volume Three April 1953 (Side 2, Track 2)
95 Audio
Change My Ways Volume Three April 1953 (Side 2, Track 5)
96 Audio
Don't Worry 'Bout Me Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 1 (Track 3)
95 Audio
Lullaby Of Birdland Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 1 (Track 1)
95 Audio
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 Audio
Creole Love Call Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 1 (Track 6)
92 Audio
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 Audio
Summertime Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 1)
90 Warm Valley Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 2)
90 Audio
Sultry Serenade Happy Birthday, Duke!, Disk 2 (Track 3)
93 Audio
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 Audio
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)
94 Audio
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 Audio
Please Be Kind Volume Three April 1953 (Side 2, Track 7a)
66 Audio
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)
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