"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 by Ella Fitzgerald, 101 Strings, Terry Callier, and Nancy Wilson. Its chord progression is well known for its unusual use of chords and opening with a ii-V-I turnaround.
|Composer(s)||Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn|
Johnny Mercer was often asked to write lyrics to already popular songs. Lyrics to "Satin Doll" were written after the song was a hit in its instrumental version. Ellington used "Satin Doll" as the closing number in most of his concerts.
- The Coasters – One by One (1960)
- Blossom Dearie – Blossom Time at Ronnie's (1966)
- Dr. John – Duke Elegant (1999)
- Bill Doggett – Salute to Duke Ellington (King, 1959)
- Duke Ellington – Capitol Sessions 1953–1955 (1953)
- Ella Fitzgerald – Ella in Hollywood (1961)
- The Gaylords – 1958
- Harry James – Harry James...Today (MGM, 1960)
- Hank Jones – Someday My Prince Will Come (2002)
- The Impressions – The Never Ending Impressions (1964)
- Oscar Peterson and Clark Terry – Oscar Peterson & Clark Terry (1975)
- Dewey Redman – African Venus (1992)
- Joe Sample – The Three (1975)
- McCoy Tyner – Nights of Ballads & Blues (1963)
- "Satin Doll", Compositions, Jazz Standards.
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- Gioia, Ted (2012). The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. New York City: Oxford University Press. p. 360. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4.
- "The Best of the Gaylords: The Mercury Years". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
- "Satin Doll", Song lyrics, Blues for peace
- "Satin Doll" Chord melody arrangement for guitar
- Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics