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(In My) Solitude

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"(In My) Solitude" is a 1934 jazz standard, composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics by Eddie DeLange and Irving Mills.

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Notable recordings

  • Fats Waller, piano. Recorded in New York October 11, 1935
  • Paul Robeson, bass with orchestra. Recorded in London on October 18, 1937. It was released by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalogue number B 8664.
  • Duke Ellington and Ivie Anderson - 1940
  • Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach - Money Jungle (1962)
  • Billie Holiday (1941)
  • Billy Eckstine (1947 with the Billy Eckstine Orchestra and 1983 with Gil Askey)
  • The Hi-Lo's - Ring Around Rosie (1957)
  • Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook (1958)
  • Sam Cooke - Tribute to the Lady (1959)
  • Tony Bennett and Count Basie - In Person! (1959)
  • Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington : The Great Summit/Complete Sessions (1961)
  • Aretha Franklin for her album "Laughing on the Outside" (1962).
  • Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings Ellington (1962)
  • Jimmy Scott
  • Matt Johnson recorded a version for the Shades of Blue EP by The The (1990)
  • Terence Blanchard and Jeanie Bryson - In My Solitude: The Billie Holiday Songbook (1994)
  • Dr. John - Duke Elegant (2000)
  • Etta James - Blue Gardenia (2001)
  • Eyran Katsenelenbogen (2005)
  • Herbie Hancock - River: The Joni Letters (2008)
  • Marianne Faithfull - Easy Come, Easy Go (2008)
  • Mark Isham & Kate Ceberano recorded a version for their Bittersweet album in (2009).
  • Opeth - live version - Pale Communion (2014)
  • Ulver - Shadows of the Sun (2007)
  • Movies

    This song is in "Saving Private Ryan" (1998). This song, in instrumental version, plays on the radio in the HBO mini-series "Angels in America" (2004), while character Harper Pitt contemplates her profound solitude.

    References

    (In My) Solitude Wikipedia