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 http://ellingtonweb.ca/
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 and the discography section is now complete.
As with all discographies, this will always be a work in progress and cannot be thought of as definitive. Errors and omissions are still being found, as is the occasional unreleased item, all of which will be included as and when they come to light.
For a listing of Ellington CDs go to :-
Where known, the original author and source is given. Where it has been impossible to contact the authors or their estates or defunct publications for permission to publish on the web, it is to be hoped that they will view the re-publication as an acknowledgement of their worth as historical commentary.
27 April 11:15 GMT
Additional article and minor corrections.
17April 2015 07:45 GMT
Minor personnel correction.
07 April 2015 11:44 GMT
Correction to session of 20 September 1965 and location of second session that day.
05 April 2015 14:50 GMT
Louie Bellson’s name is now spelt correctly.
The assistance given by David “ Eagle Eyes” Palmquist in pointing out omissions and inaccuracies is greatly appreciated.