Duke Ellington: Duke At Fargo 1940 - Special 60th Anniversary Edition


Publisher: Storyville Records
Artist: Duke Ellington
Format: Audio / Video | Recorded Performance
Storyville's Fargo box set has been out of stock for a while, but they are now ready with a re-release of this fine double CD now packed as a digipak.

This new edition includes:

“The Fargo Dance Date” by Jerry Valburn, “After Fargo” by William Strother, then a 19 year old Ellington-fan who happened to catch the band the very next evening after the Fargo date. His impressions of his first “live” exposure of the Ellington band and “Recording The Duke at Fargo 1940 by Jack Towers.

It's Glory
The Mooche
The Sheik Of Araby
Sepia Panorama
Ko Ko
There Shall Be No Night
Pussy Willow
Mood Indigo
Harlem Airshaft
Ferryboat Serenade
Warm Valley
Stompy Jones
On The Air
Rumpus In Richmond
Rose Of The Rio Grande
The Sidewalks Of New York
The Flaming Sword
The Flaming Sword
Warm Valley
Never No Lament
God Bless America
Clarinet Lament
Slap Happy
Sepia Panorama
Boy Meets Horn
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
Oh Babe, Maybe Someday
Five O'Clock Whistle
Call Of The Canyon
Rockin' In Rhythm
Sophisticated Lady
Cotton Tail
Whispering Grass
Conga Brava
I Never Felt This Way Before
Across The Track Blues
Honeysuckle Rose
Star Dust
Rose Of The Rio Grande
St. Louis Blues
Warm Valley
God Bless America
Published on: 06 April 2013
Language: English
Catalogue No: STV1038435

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      Scores 5.5 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
      10 out of 10


      In the view of this household the Duke and his band were the best - ever. We were introduced to this recording via a Radio Three jazz program. It's a thoroughly enjoyable and skillful remastering of a historic recording of the band at it's peak.
      An absolute must for any Ellington fan, and the liner notes with this edition are excellent.
      I'm no jazz musicologist, however, so go search the web for a host of other more expert opinions.
      Bearing in mind this was made by amateurs in 1940 at a dance hall in North Dakota, the areas of less than perfect recording are to be expected, and did not spoil our enjoyment in any way. Some might argue that this present reissue should have been more rigorously edited, but that misses the point. If you want a totally unblemished offering, go find a studio recording. The rest of us are quite happy to soak up the live atmosphere and top notch performances.
      Confirmed purchase: 05 November 2014
      Published on: 27 November 2014
      1 out of 10


      Ledbury GB
      Essential for any serious collection
      Reviewer left no comment
      Confirmed purchase: 11 April 2014
      Published on: 23 June 2014