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Mercer Ellington

Mercer Kennedy Ellington (March 11, 1919 – February 8, 1996) was an American musician, composer, and arranger. His father was Duke Ellington, whose band Mercer led for 20 years after his father's death, and from whose musical shadow he rarely strayed.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 11th, 1919 (Washington, D.C.), Died February 8th, 1996 (Copenhagen)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1959

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, composer, mellophone, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-053782 10-in. 12/28/1940 The girl in my dreams tries to look like you Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra ; Herb Jeffries Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-055284 10-in. 2/15/1941 Jumpin' punkins Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBS-055285 10-in. 2/15/1941 John Hardy's wife Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBS-055286 10-in. 2/15/1941 Blue serge Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-070684 10-in. 1/21/1942 Moon mist Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Decca 102955 7/23/1957 Star dust The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler instrumentalist, mellophone  
Decca 102956 7/23/1957 Stormy weather The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler instrumentalist, mellophone  
Decca 103166 8/27/1957 Cherry The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler instrumentalist, mellophone  
Decca 103172 8/27/1957 Honeysuckle rose The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler instrumentalist, mellophone  
Decca 105297 7/14/1958 Steppin' into swing society Mercer Ellington Orchestra leader  
Decca 105298 7/14/1958 Black butterfly Mercer Ellington Orchestra leader  
Decca 105299 7/14/1958 Got my foot in the door Mercer Ellington Orchestra leader  
Decca 105300 7/17/1958 Indelible Mercer Ellington Orchestra leader  
Decca 105301 7/17/1958 Ruint Mercer Ellington Orchestra leader  
Decca 105302 7/17/1958 Frolic Sam Mercer Ellington Orchestra leader  
Decca 105303 7/17/1958 Be patient Mercer Ellington Orchestra leader  
Decca 105304 7/22/1958 If you were in my place Mercer Ellington Orchestra leader  
Decca 105305 7/22/1958 The gal from Joe's Mercer Ellington Orchestra leader  
Decca 105306 7/22/1958 Afternoon moon Mercer Ellington Orchestra leader  
Decca 105307 7/22/1958 Broadway babe Mercer Ellington Orchestra leader  
Decca 105308 7/22/1958 Yearning for love Mercer Ellington Orchestra leader  
Decca 106805 3/16/1959 Cherry pink Mercer Ellington Orchestra leader  
Decca 106806 3/16/1959 Azure Mercer Ellington Orchestra leader  
Decca 106807 3/16/1959 Little white lies Mercer Ellington Orchestra leader  
Decca 106808 3/18/1959 Coral rock Mercer Ellington Orchestra leader  
(Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ellington, Mercer," accessed October 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103845.

Ellington, Mercer. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103845.

"Ellington, Mercer." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103845

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