Tough Truckin'; Indigo Echoes


Duke Ellington's Sextet. side 1: Tough Truckin'; side 2: Indigo Echoes (Columbia 37297), from the album, Hot Jazz Classics - Ellington Special (Columbia C-127).
78 rpm. Both tracks were recorded in 1935. This album was released in 1947.

The cover art for this album was made by Robert M. Jones (1913-1993) an American graphic designer and printmaker. Jones worked as art director for Columbia Records from 1945-1953, then for RCA Victor and affiliated labels.

Recording Date: 1935Release Date: 1947

Recording Artist: Duke Ellington's SextetManufacturer: Columbia

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Related Publication: Rust, Brian. Jazz Records 1897-1942, Vol. 1

Credit Line: Gift of Lucy C. Shain in memory of James Lewis Shain

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1978.0670.514Maker Number: 37297C-127Accession Number: 1978.0670Catalog Number: 1978.0670.514

Object Name: sound recording

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)shellac (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm


Record Id: nmah_676187

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