Duke Ellington Discography: It Don't Mean A Thing

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February 2, 1932 Studio session for American Record Corporation, New York, New York Vocal by Ivie Anderson His Great Vocalists (Track 1) Brunswick 1292-A
Brunswick 6265
Parlophone R 2813
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February 22-25, 1937 Soundtrack for Republic feature "The Hit Parade", Los Angeles, California Vocal by Ivie Anderson I'll Reach For a Star DVD
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June 17 & 19, 1943 RKO Short "Jamboree", New York, New York Vocal by Ray Nance, Taft Jordan In Hollywood (Track 17)
90 July 11, 1943 MBS Radio Broadcast from Hurricane Restaurant, New York, New York Live At The Hurricane Club Volume 2 (Side 1, Track 4)
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September 5, 1943 MBS Radio Broadcast from Hurricane Restaurant, New York, New York Vocal by Ray Nance, Taft Jordan The Treasury Shows Vol. 16 (Disk 2, Track 27)
93 September 10, 1943 WHN Radio Broadcast from Hurricane Restaurant, New York, New York Vocal by Ray Nance, Taft Jordan Duke Ellington Society UK January 2018 Hurricane CD (Track 6)
94 December 1, 1943 Studio Session for World Broadcast System, New York, New York Vocal by Ray Nance, Taft Jordan World Broadcasting Series Volume Two (Track 19) Take 1
94 December 1, 1943 Studio Session for World Broadcast System, New York, New York Vocal by Ray Nance, Taft Jordan World Broadcasting Series Volume Two (Track 20) Take 2
94 December 1, 1943 Studio Session for World Broadcast System, New York, New York Vocal by Ray Nance, Taft Jordan World Broadcasting Series Volume Two (Track 21) Take 3
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April 9, 1944 MBS Radio Broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant, New York, New York Vocal by Ray Nance, Taft Jordan Treasury Shows Vol. 17 (Disk 1, Track 21)
92 April 9, 1944 MBS Radio Broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant, New York, New York Vocal by Ray Nance, Taft Jordan Duke Ellington Society UK January 2018 Hurricane CD (Track 13)
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May 7, 1944 MBS Radio Broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant, New York, New York Vocal by Ray Nance, Taft Jordan Live At The Hurricane, 1944 (Track 7)
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July 9, 1944 "Coca Cola Spotlight Bands" NBC Radio Broadcast from the Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland Vocal by Ray Nance, Taft Jordan Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands
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December 17, 1944 "Music America Loves Best" NBC Radio Broadcast, New York, New York Vocal by Choir Music America Loves Best
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December 19, 1944 Concert from Carnegie Hall, New York, New York Vocal by Ray Nance Carnegie Hall Concerts December 1944, Disk 1 (Track 6)
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January 15, 1945 "Jubilee" AFRS Radio Transcription, Los Angeles, California Vocal by Ray Nance, Taft Jordan AFRS Jubilee #117
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January 17, 1945 Concert at the Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California Vocal by Ray Nance, Taft Jordan An Evening With Duke Ellington (Side 2, Track 1)
93 March 25, 1945 Concert at the Civic Opera House, Chicago, Illinois Vocal by Ray Nance, Taft Jordan One Night Stand with The Duke at the Civic Opera Part One (Side 2, Track 1b)
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April 21, 1945 "Your Saturday Date With the Duke" ABC Radio Broadcast at the 400 Restaurant, New York, New York Vocal by Ray Nance, Taft Jordan The Treasury Shows Vol. 2, Disk 1 (Track 14) VDisc 260B
VDisc 480B
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May 14, 1945 Studio Session for RCA Victor, New York, New York Vocal by Mercer Ellington, Joya Sherrill, Kay Davis The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk O (Track 1)
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May 19, 1945 "Your Saturday Date With the Duke" ABC Radio Broadcast at the Paradise Theatre, Detroit, Michigan Vocal by Marie Ellington, Joya Sherrill, Kay Davis The Treasury Shows, Vol. 4, Disk 1 (Track 14)
92 October 29, 1945 MBS Radio Broadcast from the Zanzibar Restaurant, New York, New York Vocal by Taft Jordan Zanzibar Restaurant
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November 3, 1945 "Your Saturday Date With the Duke" ABC Radio Broadcast at Radio City Music Hall, New York, New York Vocal by Taft Jordan The Treasury Shows Vol. 15, Disk 2 (Track 8)
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May 10, 1947 Radio Broadcast from WNEW Studios, New York, New York Classics 1946-1947 (Track 17) VDisc 795B
93 December 26, 1947 Concert at Carnegie Hall, New York, New York Vocal by Al Hibbler Carnegie Hall Concert
81 November 13, 1948 Concert from Carnegie Hall, New York, New York Carnegie Hall, November 13, 1948, Disk 2 (Track 14i)
93 November 24, 1948 NBC Radio Broadcast from Click Restaurant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Vocal by Al Hibbler Live at Click Restaurant Vol. 2 (Raretone LP F003-FC) (Side 2, Track 7)
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December 10, 1948 Concert from Cornell Univeristy, Ithaca, New York Cornell University, Second Set (Track 11i)
81 January 5, 1952 Concert at Metropolitan Opera House, New York, New York Rare Live Recordings 1952-3 (Disk 1, Track 13g)
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March 22, 1952 Dance Date at the Crystal Inn, Salem, Oregon Vocal by Ray Nance At the Crystal Gardens, Salem, Oregon 1952 (CD 2, Track 8)
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March 25, 1952 Concert at the Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, Disk Q, Seattle Concert (Track 12g)
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November 14, 1952 Concert at Carnegie Hall, New York, New York Love You Madly (Track 7g)
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March 30, 1953 Concert at the Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California The 1953 Pasadena Concert (Track 11h)
81 February 8, 1954 Concert at the Forum, Hamilton, Canada In Hamilton - 1954, Disk 1 (Track 10g)
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June 17, 1954 Studio Session for Capitol, New York, New York Vocal by Ray Nance The Complete Capitol Recordings, Ellington '55 (Disk 4, Track 11)
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January 1, 1955 CBS Television Show "Stage Show" from New York, New York The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra 1 & 8 January 1955 TV's Stage Show (Track 5j)
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January 27, 1956 CBS Studio Session, New York, New York Vocal by Rosemary Clooney Complete Columbia Studio Albums 1951-1958 (Blue Rose, Track 6)
89 October 25, 1958 Concert at the Kilburn Gaumont State Theatre, London, England Vocal by Ray Nance Duke Ellington in London 1958, Disk 2 (Track 12)
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October 29, 1958 Concert at the Theatre de L'Alhambra, Paris, France Vocal by Ray Nance Paris Jazz Concert, Disk 2 (Track 4k)
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November 2, 1958 Concert at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands Live in '58 (Track 12k)
84 November 6, 1958 Concert at the Konserthuset, Goteborg, Sweden Vocal by Ray Nance First Concert, Gothenburg, Sweden
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November 6, 1958 Concert at the Konserthuset, Goteborg, Sweden Vocal by Ray Nance How Do You Duke, Disk 2 (Track 12g)
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November 14, 1958 Concert at the Deutsches Museum, Munchen, West Germany Vocal by Ray Nance The Duke Box 2, The Duke in Munich (CD 2, Track 20)
85 November 18, 1958 Concert at the Teatro Alfieri, Turin, Italy Vocal by Ray Nance Teatro Alfieri, Turin, Italy
84 November 20, 1958 Concert at the Salle Pleyel, Paris, France Vocal by Ray Nance In Concert At the Pleyel Paris 1958 Part 2 (Track 8j)
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September 20, 1959 Concert at the Salle Pleyel, Paris, France Vocal by Ray Nance Live in Paris 1959 (Track 12k)
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September 20, 1959 Concert at the Salle Pleyel, Paris, France Vocal by Ray Nance Sarpe Top Jazz Duke Ellington 2 (Track 7h)
85 September 26, 1959 Concert at the Stockholm Concert Hall, Stockholm, Sweden Vocal by Ray Nance Konserthuset Concert
85 September 26, 1959 Concert at the Stockholm Concert Hall, Stockholm, Sweden Vocal by Ray Nance Konserthuset Concert
84 September 30, 1959 Concert at the KB-Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark Vocal by Ray Nance Concert in Copenhagen, Denmark
85 October 9, 1959 Concert at the Kongress-Haus, Zurich, Switzerland Vocal by Ray Nance Zurich, Switzerland Concert
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June 2, 1960 CBS Studio Session, Los Angeles, California The Columbia Studio Albums Collection, 1959-1961 (Piano In The Background, Track 7)
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July 22, 1960 Dance Date at Mather Air Force Base, Sacramento, California Vocal by Ray Nance Hot Summer Dance (Track 14)
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April 3, 1961 Roulette Studio Session, New York, New York Vocal by Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington, The Great Summit, The Master Takes (Track 11)
93 June 6, 1963 Concert at Tivoli Gruna Lund, Stockholm, Sweden Vocal by Ray Nance The Duke Box 2, at Gröna Lund Tivoli, Stockholm (Disk 3, Track 15)
92 June 8, 1963 Concert at Tivoli Gruna Lund, Stockholm, Sweden Vocal by Ray Nance Tivoli, Gröna Lund
81 August 12, 1963 Concert at the Music Circus, Lambertville, New Jersey Vocal by Ray Nance Special Occasions with Cab Calloway, Menuhin and Kenton (Track 15e)
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April 20, 1964 Television Broadcast from Le Jazz Hot, Montreal, Canada Montreal 1964 (Track 23)
80 May 20, 1964 Recital at Columbia University, New York, New York Columbia University, N.Y. (Foxy 9001 LP) (Side 2, Track 4i)
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March 7, 1965 "Ed Sullivan Show" CBS Television Broadcast, New York, New York Vocal by Ella Fitzgerald Ed Sullivan Show Amazon.com MP3
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February 25, 1966 Concert at the Chateau de Goutelas, Goutelas-en-Forez, France Masters of Jazz Vol. 6 (Track 3a)
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July 29, 1966 Concert at Frank Jay Gould Square, Juan-les-Pins, France Vocal by Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Nance Côte D'Azur Concerts (Disk 7, Track 13)
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August 25, 1966 Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California Live at the Hollywood Bowl (with Los Angeles Symphony)
40 April 19, 1968 Private Party at El Caballero Country Club, Los Angeles, California Vocal by Tony Watkins, Trish Turner Bob Udkoff Birthday Party
40 April 19, 1968 Private Party at El Caballero Country Club, Los Angeles, California Vocal by Tony Watkins, Trish Turner Bob Udkoff Birthday Party
40 April 19, 1968 Concert at the Convention Center, Anaheim, California Vocal by Tony Bennett Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
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June 1968 Concert at the Rainbow Grill, New York, New York Vocal by Trish Turner, Tony Watkins Famed Fieldcup Concert (Vol. 1) (Side 2, Track 5)
35 August 3, 1968 Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California Saturday Pops Concert with the Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
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September 28, 1968 Concert at the Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City, Mexico Vocal by Trish Turner Live in Mexico (Track 5)
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September 15, 1969 Concert at City Hall, New York, New York Vocal by Tony Watkins New York City Hall with Mayor Lindsay
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November 1, 1969 Concert at Salle Pleyel, Paris, France Vocal by Tony Watkins Be Cool Live in Paris 1969 (Track 9)
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November 2, 1969 Concert at Tivolis Koncertsal, Copenhagen, Denmark Vocal by Tony Watkins Tivoli 1969 DVD (Track 14)
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November 3, 1969 Concert at the Bergenshallen, Norway Vocal by Tony Watkins Bergenshallen, Bergen Concert
55 November 4, 1969 Concert at the Kongresshallen, Stockholm, Sweden Vocal by Tony Watkins Kongresshallen, Stockholm
76 November 4, 1969 Concert at the Kongresshallen, Stockholm, Sweden Kongresshallen, Stockholm
47 November 4, 1969 Concert at the Kongresshallen, Stockholm, Sweden Vocal by Tony Watkins Kongresshallen, Stockholm
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November 7, 1969 Concert at De Doelen, Rotterdam, Netherlands Vocal by Tony Watkins Rotterdam 1969 (Track 12b)
40 November 8, 1969 Concert at the Philharmonie, Berlin, West Germany Vocal by Tony Watkins 1969-11-08 Berlin, West Germany
41 November 9, 1969 Concert at the City Theater, Malmo, Sweden Vocal by Tony Watkins Malmo, First Show
41 November 15, 1969 Concert at Victoria Halle, Geneva, Switzerland Vocal by Tony Watkins
42 April 2, 1970 Concert at The Cave Inn, Vancouver, Canada Vocal by Tony Watkins Duke Ellington Opens the Cave Volume Two (Side 1, Track 2a)
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July 6, 1970 "Bienvenue" ORTF Television Taping, Paris, France Bienvenue (French TV show)
40 July 8, 1970 Concert in Liseberg Concert Hall, Gothenburg, Sweden Vocal by Tony Watkins Gothenburg First Concert
40 July 21, 1970 Concert at the Parco delle Naiadi, Genoa, Italy Vocal by Tony Watkins Live in Genoa (Track 7c)
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November 9, 1971 Concert at the Universitsaulen, Uppsala, Sweden Vocal by Tony Watkins Uppsala 1971 (Track 9m)
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October 23, 1972 ABC Television Taping, New York, New York All Star Swing Festival (Track 3)
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January 4, 1973 ORTF Television Taping, Paris, France Stephane Grappelly Program (Track 1c)
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September 5, 1973 Flying Dutchman Studio Session, New York, New York Vocal by Teresa Brewer and Bunny Briggs It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing (with Teresa Brewer) (Track 1)
80 November 3, 1973 Concert at the Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria dimeadozen.org
80 December 3, 1973 BBC Television Taping, London, England London, England BBC 2 TV