Tuesday, April 29th

by musicclipoftheday

Happy (115th) Birthday, Duke!

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, April 29, 1999-May 24, 1974
pianist, composer, bandleader

“Black Beauty,” 1928


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“C Jam Blues,” 1942


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“Mood Indigo,” “Sophisticated Lady,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” 1943


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lagniappe

radio

WKCR (Columbia University): all Duke, all day.