(Compilation Mono) 'Liner notes state: 'This is volume one of a four volume collection that will present, in chronological order, the early recordings of Duke Ellington made for the Vocallion and Brunswick labels'.
All recordings made in New York: 29 November, 1926 (A1, A2); 29 December, 1926 (A3 to A5); 3 February, 1927 (A6, A7); 28 February, 1927 (A8); 14 March, 1927 (B1); 7 April, 1927 (B2); 30 April, 1927 (B3); 29 December, 1927 (B4, B5); 21 March, 1928 (B6, B7).
On rear sleeve: Vocalion Records, Decca House, 9 Albert Embankmaent, London SE1 7SW. Made in England. Sleeve printed in England by Upton Printing Group. © 1975 The Decca Record Company Limited, London.
On labels: Made in England. The Decca Record Co. Ltd.'[discogs]