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Oscar Peterson Plays the Duke Ellington Songbook
Studio album by Oscar Peterson
Released 1959
Recorded July 14 – August 9, 1959
Genre Jazz
Label Verve
Producer Norman Granz
Professional reviews
Oscar Peterson chronology
The Jazz Soul of Oscar Peterson
(1959)
Oscar Peterson Plays the Duke Ellington Songbook
(1959)
Oscar Peterson Plays the George Gershwin Songbook
(1959)

Oscar Peterson Plays the Duke Ellington Songbook is a 1959 album by pianist Oscar Peterson of compositions written or performed by Duke Ellington. Peterson had recorded many of the pieces for his 1952 album Oscar Peterson Plays Duke Ellington, and had recently performed with Ella Fitzgerald on her 1957 album, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook

Track listing

# Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Cotton Tail""   Duke Ellington Duke Ellington 3:24
2. "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'"   Lee Gaines Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn 3:01
3. "Take the "A" Train"     Strayhorn 3:16
4. "John Hardy's Wife"     Mercer Ellington 3:45
5. "Sophisticated Lady"   Mitchell Parish Duke Ellington and Irving Mills 3:09
6. "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"   Bob Russell Duke Ellington 3:17
7. "Rockin' in Rhythm"     Ellington, Carney, Mills 3:19
8. "Prelude to a Kiss"   Mack Gordon Duke Ellington and Irving Mills 3:53
9. "In a Mellow Tone"   Milt Gabler Duke Ellington 4:00
10. "Things Ain't What They Used to Be"   Ted Persons Mercer Ellington 3:19
11. "I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)"   Paul Francis Webster Duke Ellington 2:56
12. "Do Nothing till You Hear from Me"   Bob Russell Duke Ellington 3:01

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