...And His Mother Called Him Bill

Recorded: 
1967
Released: 
1967
Genre: 
Jazz
Label: 
Catalog #: 
LSP-3906

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...And His Mother Called Him Bill is a 1967 album by Duke Ellington. He recorded the album in the wake of the death of his long-time music partner Billy Strayhorn. All of the songs featured were written or co-written by Strayhorn. Some were Strayhorn's last works ("Blood Count" and "The Intimacy Of The Blues") while others were rarely, if ever, recorded with Ellington's band. Because of this, Strayhorn's best known tune, "Take the "A" Train," wasn't recorded for this release.

Tracks

#sort descending Title Composer Time
1 Boo-Dah 03.32
2 U.M.M.G. 03.13
3 Blood Count 04.19
4 Smada Duke Ellington 03.20
5 Rock Skippin' At The Blue Note Duke Ellington 03.02
6 Raincheck 04.37
7 Midriff 04.31
9 Lotus Blossom 03.57
10 Snibor 04.19
13 Lotus Blossom 05.01
14 Day Dream Duke Ellington 04.20
15 The Intimacy of the Blues 03.02
16 Charpoy 03.07
17 Acht O'Clock Rock Duke Ellington 02.23