The principal aim of this site is to provide as full an on-line discography of the issued Works of Duke Ellington as possible. Many sources have been consulted including, Massagli and Volonté’s “The New DESOR”, The DEMS Bulletin and archive, DESUK’s “Blue Light”, Ken Vail’s “Duke’s Diary”, Dr. Stratemann’s “Duke Ellington - Day by Day and Film by Film”, Mark Tucker’s “Ellington- The Early Years” and last but by no means least, David Palmquist’s excellent portal to all things Ellington at

Additionally, you will be able to find all the titles Duke recorded and the names of the writers, and, eventually, the names of all his sidemen and other artists who recorded with him.

This project began on 1 January 2010 so, depending on when you access it, the site will appear to be growing month by month.

Due to its nature, this will always be a work in progress and, in common with all discographies, should not be taken as definitive.

For a listing of Ellington CDs go to :-


In the Articles drop-down, you will find some miscellaneous articles from contemporary sources from the 1920s up to the mid 1970s. The original author and source is given where known. It has, after such a long period of time been impossible to contact the authors or their estates or defunct publications for permission to publish on the web. We believe the re-publication falls under the aegis of fair use for educational and research purposes and an acknowledgement of their worth as historical commentary.


12 April 2014 11:55 GMT

More minor corrections

Many thanks are due to David “Eagle Eyes” Palmquist who is invaluable in pointing out omissions and inaccuracies..

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