The Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) is a unit of FAU Libraries Special Collections department. We are located in the Wimberly Library on FAU's Boca Raton campus.

Originally established in 2002 as a small project dedicated to the preservation of recorded Jewish music, it has matured into a robust digitization operation for all types of sound recordings.

Duke Ellington Plays the Blues


Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station
Collection(s)Vintage
Catalogue Number20-2324-A / 20-2324-B / 20-2325-A / 20-2325-B / 20-2326-A / 20-2326-B / 20-2327-A / 20-2327-B
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Victor - His Master's Voice
Record Format78 RPM - 10"
Shelf Number84
Number of Tracks8
Date Recorded1947
Album Artists
Notes N/A

Recordings restricted by copyright will only play 45 seconds to give you a sense of what that recording originally sounded like. These recordings can be identified by the words (Research Station) in the music player.

If a song listed below has not been digitized yet, it will NOT show up within the player. If you need us to digitize this song/album, you can make a formal request here.
1 - Pretty Woman
Composer(s) : Duke Ellington
2 - Royal Garden Blues
Composer(s) : Clarence and Spencer Williams
3 - Frankie and Johnnie
Composer(s) : Duke Ellington
4 - Memphis Blues
Composer(s) : W. C. Handy
5 - Beale Street Blues
Composer(s) : W. C. Handy
6 - Transblucency (A Blue Fog That You Can Almost See Through)
Composer(s) : Lawrence Brown ; Duke Ellington
7 - St. Louis Blues
Composer(s) : W. C. Handy
8 - Drawing Room Blues
Composer(s) : Duke Ellington ; Billy Strayhorn