V23: Treasury Shows

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Catalog: SVL9039023


Storyville Records is proud to present Volume 23 in the Duke Ellington Treasury Shows series. In April, 1945, to promote the sale of war bonds, the US Treasury Department contacted Duke Ellington to do a series of 55 minute public broadcasts. These sessions would give Ellington a wide choice of material to perform including his older work - new instrumentals and pop tunes and his extended works as well. This double album contains a series of different radio broadcasts from the Meadowbrook Gardens Cafe in Culver City, California, and a bonus 1943 radio braodcast from the famous Hurricane Restaurant in New York City. Listeners also get a 1946 broadcast from the Lincoln Theatre in Los Angeles, California and bonus tracks from a 1946 broadcast at New York's Aquarium Restaurant. The broadcasts are featured complete with radio speaks and encouragements to buy bonds read by the Duke himself plus extensive bonus material and liner notes.

Price: $19.99