Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Stomps, Rags & The Blues I Love To Sing (LP)
Collecting some of his most important recordings, this is Duke Ellington and his Orchestra in late 1927 and early 1928, at the peak of their "roaring '20s" popularity. This was also at the beginning of the Ellington Orchestra's famed run at Harlem's Cotton Club, a legendary jazz club and host to some of the biggest names in the history of the music. Featuring the beautiful voice of Adelaide Hall, this collection includes some of his most highly regarded compositions and titles such as "The Blues I Love To Sing", "Jubilee Stomp", "Washington Wabble", and "Creole Love Call". In a career that spanned decades and countless accolades, these might be the finest recordings Ellington ever made.