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On a Turquoise Cloud - Duke Ellington 1947

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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'?"

Here's an interesting anecdote from Lawrence Brown: http://books.google.com/books?id=vQAc...

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    • Duke Ellington feat. Kay Davis
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    • The Rare Duke Ellington
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