Recorded in 1938 from The Cotton Club. In 1937, Ellington returned to the Cotton Club which had relocated to the mid-town theater district. In the summer of that year, his father died, and due to many expenses Ellington's finances were tight. Things improved in 1938 and he met and moved in with Cotton Club employee Beatrice "Evie" Ellis. After splitting with agent Irving Mills, he signed on with the William Morris Agency. The 1930s ended with a very successful European tour just as World War II loomed.

Jazz / Big Band / Swing

Earl Hines
Géants Du Jazz Volume 1

Harry Connick, Jr.
Blue Light, Red Light (Someone's There)

Oliver Nelson
Fantabulous

Benny Goodman
The Original Benny Goodman Trio And Quartet In Concert 1937-38

Georgie Fame
Sound Venture

Benny Goodman And His Orchestra
Stealin' Apples / Opus Local 802

François De Roubaix
L'Homme Orchestre (Bande Originale Du Film)

Artie Shaw
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles / You're Mine, You!

Count Basie Orchestra
Blue And Sentimental / Doggin' Around

Harry James (2)
Verve Jazz Masters 55

Duke Ellington
Blues Summit

Benny Goodman
The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert