Ella at Duke's Place

Ella at Duke's Place is a 1965 (see 1965 in music) studio album by Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by the Duke Ellington Orchestra. While it was the second (and last) studio album made by Fitzgerald and Ellington, following the 1957 Song book recording, a live double album Ella and Duke at the Cote D'Azur was recorded in 1967.

Ella at Duke's Place
Studio album by
RecordedOctober 18,19,20, 1965
ProducerNorman Granz
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
Ella in Hamburg
Ella at Duke's Place
The Stockholm Concert, 1966
Duke Ellington chronology
The Duke at Tanglewood
Ella at Dukes Place
A Concert of Sacred Music
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Track listing

For the 1965 Verve LP album, Verve V6-4070; re-issued by PolyGram-Verve on CD in 1996: Verve-PolyGram 529 700-2.

Side One:

  1. "Something to Live For" (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) – 3:35
  2. "A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing" (a.k.a. "Passion") (Strayhorn) – 5:00
  3. "Passion Flower" (Strayhorn) – 4:39
  4. "I Like the Sunrise" – 3:26
  5. "Azure" (Irving Mills) – 6:48

Side Two:

  1. "Imagine My Frustration" (Strayhorn, Gerald Stanley Wilson) – 4:49
  2. "Duke's Place" (a.k.a. "C Jam Blues") (Bill Katz, Ruth Roberts, Bob Thiele) – 4:13
  3. "Brown-skin Gal (in the Calico Gown)" (Paul Francis Webster) – 5:05
  4. "What Am I Here For?" (Frankie Laine) – 5:35
  5. "Cotton Tail" – 3:41

All songs composed by Duke Ellington, with the exception of "A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing" and "Passion Flower". Lyricists indicated.


Recorded October 18,19,20 1965 at United Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles:

Tracks 1-10

Album produced by Norman Granz
Engineering by Val Valentin


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