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Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (New York, NY)

Mar 8, 1982

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Liner Notes

Mercer Ellington - piano, musical director; Gregory Hines - vocals (+ dancing); Judith Jamison - vocals (+ dancing); Phyllis Hyman - vocals (+ dancing); Hinton Battle - vocals (+ dancing); Gregg Burge - vocals (+ dancing); Paula Kelly - vocals (+ dancing); Harold Minerve - saxophone, clarinet; Norris Turney - saxophone, clarinet; Joe Temperley - saxophone, clarinet; Chuck Connors - bass trombone; Barrie Lee Hall, Jr. - trumpet, flugelhorn; Lloyd Michels - trumpet, flugelhorn; Britt Woodman - trombone; Art Barron - trombone; Dominick Fiorre - bass, tuba; Rocky White - drums

Pre-Show
00:00 - 03:44 On Broadway (GBenson recording)-> Robert Guillaume Introduction
03:44 - 22:25 Film soundtrack: "Making Ladies" (right channel has reels rewinding & cueing)
22:25 - 23:40 Robert Guillaume Narration
23:40 - 27:50 Cast Introductions
27:50 - 30:25 Robert Guillaume: Mercer Ellington Interview
30:25 - 32:33 On Broadway (GBenson recording)
32:33 - 33:38 Robert Guillaume Narration
33:38 - 34:04 opening announcements

ACT 1:
34:04 - 36:40 Overture: Things Aren't What They Used To Be/Sophisticated Ladies/Perdido
36:40 - 39:28 I've Got To Be a Rug Cutter
39:28 - 41:49 Music Is A Woman (tape cut @41:42 during applause)
41:49 - 45:01 The Mooche
45:01 - 47:39 Hit Me With A Hot Note (And Watch Me Bounce)
47:39 - 49:01 I Love You Madly
49:01 - 50:23 Perdido
50:23 - 52:13 Fat And Forty
52:13 -54:38 Everything But You
54:38 - 1:00:56 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
1:00:56 - 1:01:21 Take The A-Train (brief interlude)
1:01:21 - 1:03:06 Bli-Blip
1:03:06 - 1:06:06 Cotton Tail
1:06:06 - 1:09:54 Take The A-Train
1:09:54 - 1:13:22 Solitude
1:13:22 - 1:15:15 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
1:15:15 - 1:19:20 I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
1:19:20 - 1:22:23 Prelude To A Kiss
1:22:23 - 1:25:50 Drop Me Off In Harlem
1:25:50 - 1:30:48 Rockin' In Rhythm

Break Content:
1:30:48 - 1:34:01 Robert Guillaume: Narration & Paula Kelly Interview
1:34:01 - 1:39:10 Ellington Orchestra break music: Diminuendo in Blue (Can hear RG talk leaking into in R channel)
1:39:10 - 1:41:09 Robert Guillaume: Hinton Battle Interview & Narration

ACT 2:
1:41:09 - 1:43:08 Duke's Place
1:43:08 - 1:47:15 In A Sentimental Mood
1:47:15 - 1:50:10 I'm Beginning to See the Light
1:50:10 - 1:51:12 Satin Doll
1:51:12 - 1:53:20 Just Squeeze Me
1:53:20 - 1:57:26 Something To Live For
1:57:26 - 1:59:38 Echoes Of Harlem
1:59:38 - 2:07:29 I'm Just A Lucky So -and-So
2:07:29 - 2:12:39 Dancers in Love / tap dancing interlud
2:12:39 - 2:14:47 Caravan / Ko-Ko
2:14:47 - 2:16:13 I'm Checking Out Go'ombye
2:16:13 - 2:16:54 Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
2:16:54 - 2:22:08 I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
2:22:08 - 2:23:53 Mood Indigo
2:23:53 - 2:27:08 Sophisticated Ladies
2:27:08 - 2:36:51 It Don't Mean a Thing (reprise)// Take The A Train (Outro)

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Mercer Ellington - piano, musical director; Gregory Hines - vocals (+ dancing); Judith Jamison - vocals (+ dancing); Phyllis Hyman - vocals (+ dancing); Hinton Battle - vocals (+ dancing); Gregg Burge - vocals (+ dancing); Paula Kelly - vocals (+ dancing); Harold Minerve - saxophone, clarinet; Norris Turney - saxophone, clarinet; Joe Temperley - saxophone, clarinet; Chuck Connors - bass trombone; Barrie Lee Hall, Jr. - trumpet, flugelhorn; Lloyd Michels - trumpet, flugelhorn; Britt Woodman - trombone; Art Barron - trombone; Dominick Fiorre - bass, tuba; Rocky White - drums

Pre-Show
00:00 - 03:44 On Broadway (GBenson recording)-> Robert Guillaume Introduction
03:44 - 22:25 Film soundtrack: "Making Ladies" (right channel has reels rewinding & cueing)
22:25 - 23:40 Robert Guillaume Narration
23:40 - 27:50 Cast Introductions
27:50 - 30:25 Robert Guillaume: Mercer Ellington Interview
30:25 - 32:33 On Broadway (GBenson recording)
32:33 - 33:38 Robert Guillaume Narration
33:38 - 34:04 opening announcements

ACT 1:
34:04 - 36:40 Overture: Things Aren't What They Used To Be/Sophisticated Ladies/Perdido
36:40 - 39:28 I've Got To Be a Rug Cutter
39:28 - 41:49 Music Is A Woman (tape cut @41:42 during applause)
41:49 - 45:01 The Mooche
45:01 - 47:39 Hit Me With A Hot Note (And Watch Me Bounce)
47:39 - 49:01 I Love You Madly
49:01 - 50:23 Perdido
50:23 - 52:13 Fat And Forty
52:13 -54:38 Everything But You
54:38 - 1:00:56 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
1:00:56 - 1:01:21 Take The A-Train (brief interlude)
1:01:21 - 1:03:06 Bli-Blip
1:03:06 - 1:06:06 Cotton Tail
1:06:06 - 1:09:54 Take The A-Train
1:09:54 - 1:13:22 Solitude
1:13:22 - 1:15:15 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
1:15:15 - 1:19:20 I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
1:19:20 - 1:22:23 Prelude To A Kiss
1:22:23 - 1:25:50 Drop Me Off In Harlem
1:25:50 - 1:30:48 Rockin' In Rhythm

Break Content:
1:30:48 - 1:34:01 Robert Guillaume: Narration & Paula Kelly Interview
1:34:01 - 1:39:10 Ellington Orchestra break music: Diminuendo in Blue (Can hear RG talk leaking into in R channel)
1:39:10 - 1:41:09 Robert Guillaume: Hinton Battle Interview & Narration

ACT 2:
1:41:09 - 1:43:08 Duke's Place
1:43:08 - 1:47:15 In A Sentimental Mood
1:47:15 - 1:50:10 I'm Beginning to See the Light
1:50:10 - 1:51:12 Satin Doll
1:51:12 - 1:53:20 Just Squeeze Me
1:53:20 - 1:57:26 Something To Live For
1:57:26 - 1:59:38 Echoes Of Harlem
1:59:38 - 2:07:29 I'm Just A Lucky So -and-So
2:07:29 - 2:12:39 Dancers in Love / tap dancing interlud
2:12:39 - 2:14:47 Caravan / Ko-Ko
2:14:47 - 2:16:13 I'm Checking Out Go'ombye
2:16:13 - 2:16:54 Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
2:16:54 - 2:22:08 I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
2:22:08 - 2:23:53 Mood Indigo
2:23:53 - 2:27:08 Sophisticated Ladies
2:27:08 - 2:36:51 It Don't Mean a Thing (reprise)// Take The A Train (Outro)