January 15, 1981 - The Present: The 24-Genre Cat Ellington Song Catalogue.
The Body of Work
The Cat Ellington Song Catalogue Is A 35-Year-Old Collection Of Both Lyrical And Instrumental Compositions Which Cover Nearly Every Genre In Music - Twenty-Four To Be Exact. And Since The Creation Of My Very First Work (The Baby's Song) In 1981, I Have Composed, Over The Last Three Decades, A Body of Work So Diverse, That I Playfully Categorized Each Genre As A 'Collection,' In Order To Better Manage The Body of Work, Which Is Great In Quantity - Considering Its Age.
Being A Fashionista Also Inspired Me Where The Term 'Collection' Is Concerned, As It Too Pays Tribute To The Fashion Industry With Its Seasonal, Uniquely-Named Collections - Especially The House of Louis Vuitton, With Which I Have A Long-Standing History As A Collector.
As Much Love And Admiration As I Have For Those Of My Professional Peers In The Music Industry (Particularly Those Who Are My Main Living Songwriting Influences), It Is Without A Doubt That These Extraordinary Men And Women Will Nurture A True Respect For My Body of Work, And Regard Me, Its Earthly Creator, As One Of The Most Prolific And Diverse Sole Songwriters In The History Of The Music Industry.
For Those Who Came Before Me Have Paved A Great Way. And They Will Always Be Able To Command My Respect.