Take The A Train - Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - In A Mellotone


  1. Get all the lyrics to songs on In a Mellotone and join the Genius community of music scholars to learn the meaning behind the lyrics.
  2. A tremendous example of the Ellington/Strayhorn collaboration and the driving artistry of an orchestra filled with star performers. Each song sets its own unique mood and tempo: some restrained yet hard-driving ensemble work, crystaline solos, beautiful ballads, magnificent music/5(2).
  3. A Duke Ellington album from the early '60s, RCA's In a Mellotone comprises 16 performances by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra during what many consider to be his peak period. The program is highlighted by such classics as the original version of "Take the 'A' Train," "Just A-Settin' and A-Rockin'," "I Got It Bad," "Perdido," "Cotton Tail" and "All Too Soon."6/
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  5. Strayhorn recalled that the song that became the signature opening piece for Duke Ellington and his Orchestra came to him with very little effort. In fact, he said that the music and lyrics for "Take the A Train," originally recorded on February 15, by Ellington for Victor Records, came more quickly than the subject of the song itself – the New York subway line to the Sugar Hill District of Harlem.
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  7. Duke Ellington rarely wrote his music down, preferring to work by oral tradition. False Duke Ellington's and His Mother Called Him Bill, featuring "Blood Count" and "Lotus Blossom," was a tribute album to.

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