From ‘Caravan’ to ‘Midnight At The Oasis’ , we have mixed 15 ‘Jazz, Latin and Arabic Musics‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Deserts, Palmtreeese and Caravans‘. It has Charlie Barnet, Hamid Baroudi, Barb Jungr, Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera and many more.

IMAGE : Photo by Ian Parkes

Information Is Not Knowledge: Caravan was usually the second number played when the Ellington band performed. Tizol immediately sold the rights to the song to Irving Mills, Ellington’s publisher and publicist, for $25, but Mills agreed to give the rights and royalties back to Tizol after the song became a success.

Space Age Pop Music : Everybody covered “Caravan.” Billy Eckstine had a million-seller with his 1949 cover of the tune, as did Ralph Marterie with his 1952 instrumental version. There are enough recordings of “Caravan” around for playing different versions of “Caravan” for 24 hours straight. : In the middle section Ellington references the oft-employed harmonic progression from George Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm” to contrast to the first theme, which is driven by a more rhythmic feel.

Randy Weston : Caravan written by Duke Ellington and Juan Tzol reminds me of Africa. The caravans would travel from Africa below the Sahara to Africa north of the Sahara.

geograph : Ellington Caravan Park is a caravan park near Ellington, Northumberland County, Great Britain; (incredible but true! they have a pic)

PLAYLIST : Cassandra Wilson – Caravan (4.23) . Elis Regina – Mundo Deserto (2.39) . Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey – Shadows On The Sand (2.59) . Mi Rival – Palmeras (5.18) . Ornette Coleman And Prime Time (Feat. Jerry Garcia) – Desert Players (4.24) . Barb Jungr – Every Grain Of Sand (4.22) . Fanfare Ciocarlia – Caravan (4.24) . Hamid Baroudi – Desert Roots (4.28) . Audio Lotion – O Deserto (3.34) . Charlie Barnet – Desert Sands (3.08) . The Shangri-Las – Remember (Walkin’ In The Sand) (2.16) . Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera – Al Vaiven De Palmeras (2.29) . Hossam Ramzy – Amiret El Sahara (Desert Princess) (3.44) . Freddie Hubbard – Midnight At The Oasis (7.29) . Santo & Johnny – Caravan (2.36) .


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