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Tag: Duke Ellington Orchestra

Tuesday, April 29th

Happy (115th) Birthday, Duke!

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

“Black Beauty,” 1928


“C Jam Blues,” 1942


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




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

Sunday, 10/7/12

Some folks sing with their feet.

Duke Ellington Orchestra, Bunny Briggs (dance), Jon Hendricks (vocal), “David Danced Before the Lord with All His Might,” live, San Francisco (Grace Cathedral), 1965



reading table

And David danced before the Lord with all his might . . .

—2 Samuel 6:14 (King James)

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