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Published on Mar 30, 2012
(Mus., Lawrence Brown & Duke Ellington) Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Rec.12/22/47 New York
Lawrence Brown, Tyree Glenn (tb); Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts); Johnny Hodges (as); Al Sears (ts); Harry Carney (bcl, bars); Ellington (p); Oscar Pettiford, Junior Raglin (b); Sonny Greer (d); Ray Nance (vn); Kay Davis (voc)
Soloists: Ellington; Davis, Hamilton (cl), & Glenn; Brown; Davis & Hamilton; Nance & Carney (bcl); Ellington
"Then," says Duke, "I think you can put us down for a first in the wordless vocal department: You hear so much talk nowadays about using the human voice like a musical instrument. I thought that was a pretty good idea in 1927 when Adelaide Hall did it on our original record of 'Creole Love Call.' In fact, I still think it is a good idea, and we use Kay Davis in that style on almost everything she sings with the band nowadays, including the new arrangement of 'Creole Love Call.' Remember 'Transbluency'?"