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  1. Black, Brown and Beige, Pt. I
  2. Black, Brown and Beige, Pt. II
  3. Black, Brown and Beige, Pt. III
  4. Black, Brown and Beige, Pt. IV
  5. Black, Brown and Beige, Pt. V
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  1. Black, Brown and Beige, Pt. I
  2. Black, Brown and Beige, Pt. II
  3. Black, Brown and Beige, Pt. III
  4. Black, Brown and Beige, Pt. IV
  5. Black, Brown and Beige, Pt. V
  6. Black, Brown and Beige, Pt. VI
  7. Track 360
  8. Blues in Orbit
  9. Black, Brown and Beige, Pt. I
  10. Black, Brown and Beige, Pt. II
  11. Black, Brown and Beige, Pt. III
  12. Black, Brown and Beige, Pt. IV
  13. Black, Brown and Beige, Pt. V
  14. Black, Brown and Beige, Pt. VI
  15. Studio Conversation
  16. Come Sunday #
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This album, Duke Ellington's revised version of his formerly 50-minute long "Black, Brown and Beige," has always been a bit of a disappointment. Stung by criticism from 15 years before, Ellington divided the suite into six much shorter sections, leaving in "Come Sunday" (which is hurt by Johnny Hodges's absence due to a brief illness) and "Work Song" and featuring gospel singer Mahalia Jackson during two of the parts. Despite some good moments, this rendition has little of the power of the original arrangement. ~ Scott ...

Black, Brown and Beige 2008, Columbia

UPC: 886972396422

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Black, Brown and Beige 1999, Columbia

UPC: 074646556627

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