I Didn't Know About You
"I Didn't Know About You" is a 1944 song composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics written by Bob Russell.Alec Wilder wrote that it "works well as a song in [the] series of Ellington instrumentals with ...
Something to Live For (song)
"Something to Live For" is a 1939 jazz composition by Billy Strayhorn. It was the first collaboration between Strayhorn and Duke Ellington and became the first of many Strayhorn compositions to be rec...
Rocks in My Bed
"Rocks in My Bed" is a 1941 song written by Duke Ellington.
Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don't Tease Me)
"Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don't Tease Me)" is a 1941 popular song composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics by Lee Gaines. The song has been recorded numerous times by a number of artists in the year...
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
"I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" is a 1938 composition by Duke Ellington, with lyrics added by Irving Mills, Henry Nemo and John Redmond. The song became a number one hit for Ellington in 1938, and v...
Day Dream
"Day Dream" is a 1941 song (see 1941 in music) composed by Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington, with lyrics by John La Touche. Saxophonist Johnny Hodges first recorded this tune with Strayhorn on piano...
In a Sentimental Mood
In A Sentimental Mood - first 9 bars on tenor saxophone"In a Sentimental Mood" is a jazz composition by Duke Ellington which is also performed as a song. Ellington composed the piece in 1935 and rec...
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
"Don't Get Around Much Anymore" is a jazz standard with music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Bob Russell. The tune was originally called "Never No Lament" and was first recorded by Ellington in 1940 ...
Black and Tan Fantasy
"Black and Tan Fantasy" is a 1927 jazz composition by Duke Ellington and Bubber Miley. The song was recorded several times in 1927 for the Okeh, RCA Victor and Brunswick record labels. The song was al...
Azure (song)
"Azure" is a 1937 song composed by Duke Ellington with lyrics by Irving Mills. The composition is an example of Ellington's early use of bi- and polytonality, and some parts of it are almost atonal in...
Mood Indigo
"Mood Indigo" (1930) is a jazz composition and song, with music by Duke Ellington and Barney Bigard with lyrics by Irving Mills.
The tune was composed for a radio broadcast in October 1930 and was...
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All Too Soon
"All Too Soon" is a 1940 song composed by Duke Ellington with lyrics written by Carl Sigman. It is recorded in the key of C major. It was subsequently recorded by several contemporary and modern artis...
I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)
"I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)" is a pop and jazz standard with music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster published in 1941. It was introduced in the musical revue Jump for Joy b...
I'm Beginning to See the Light
"I'm Beginning to See the Light" is a popular song and jazz standard, written by Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, and Harry James, and published in 1944. Ella Fitzgerald and The Ink Spots fe...
In a Mellow Tone
"In a Mellow Tone", also known as "In a Mellotone", is a 1939 jazz standard composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics written by Milt Gabler. The song was based on the 1917 standard "Rose Room" by Art H...
Sentimental Lady (Duke Ellington song)
"Sentimental Lady" is a 1943 instrumental by Duke Ellington. "Sentimental Lady" reached number one on the Harlem Hit Parade and was the B-side to Duke Ellington's previous number one, "A Slip Of the ...
Satin Doll
"Satin Doll" is a jazz standard written by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Written in 1953, the song has been recorded countless times, by such artists as Ella Fitzge...
I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So
"I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So" is a 1945 song composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics written by Mack David.
Do Nothing till You Hear from Me
"Do Nothing till You Hear from Me" (also written as "Do Nothin' Til You Hear From Me") is a song with music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Bob Russell. It originated as a 1940 instrumental ("Concerto...
(In My) Solitude
"(In My) Solitude" is a 1934 jazz standard, composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics by Eddie DeLange and Irving Mills.
Drop Me Off in Harlem
"Drop Me Off in Harlem" is a 1933 song composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics written by Nick Kenny.A.H. Lawrence writes that the song originated from an off the cuff remark from Ellington. Nick Kenn...
Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'
"Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'" is a 1941 song composed by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, with lyrics written by Lee Gaines. It was released on his 1941 album ”Take the ‘A’ Train” (Vintage Jazz Cl...
Sophisticated Lady
‘Sophisticated Lady’ is a jazz standard, composed as an instrumental in 1932 by Duke Ellington, with additional credit given to publisher Irving Mills, and to which words were added by Mitchell Parish...
Cotton Tail
"Cotton Tail" is a 1940 composition by Duke Ellington. It is based on the rhythm changes from George Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm". The first Ellington recording (2 May 1940) is notable for the driving te...
Everything but You
"Everything But You" is a 1945 song composed by Duke Ellington and Harry James with lyrics written by Don George.
I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues
"I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues" is a 1937 song composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics written by Don George.
Prelude to a Kiss (song)
"Prelude to a Kiss" is a 1938 song composed by Duke Ellington with lyrics by Irving Gordon.
For the 2008 Alicia Keys song "Prelude to a Kiss" — not the Duke Ellington composition — see As I Am.