Tracklist: Mardi Soir Sessions (Vol.6): “Rumble in the Jungle”
1. The Mills Brothers - Congo fever (jungle fever) 2. Artie Shaw - Dr Livingstone, I presume 3. Edgar Hayes & his orchestra - Old King Cole 4. Duke Ellington - Black beauty 5. Joe Venutti - Heatwave 6. Charles Lavere & his Chicagoans - Ubangi man 7. Leon Rene's Orchestra - I'm Mr African 8. Clarence Williams & his orchestra - Jungle Crawl 9. Marlene Dietrich - Hot Voodoo 10. Machito - Nague 11. Erskine Hawkins - Satan does the Rhumba 12. Art Blakey - Sacrifice 13. Horace Silver - message from Kenya 14. Machito - Kenya 15. Yma Sumac - Jungla 16. Joe "Fingers" Carr - Istanbul 17. Duke Ellington - The Mooche 18. Cyril Diaz & his orchestra - Voodoo
During his Cotton Club days Ellington developed his "Jungle Style", a popular musical innovation of the 1920s. When the trumpet player Bubber Miley joined Ellington's band, he brought with him his unique plunger mute style of playing. This "growling" came to be called the "Jungle Sound", and it was largely responsible for Ellington's early success... Carried away by the compelling profoundness of the swing jazz impressions of jungle sounds, we find ourself flowing down the Congo River to the abysmal depths of its hidden origins, then braving the dangers of unpenetrable Amazon Rainforest, looking for lost treasures, hidden deep in the jungle.