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Tuesday, April 29th

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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radio

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

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reading table

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

—2 Samuel 6:14 (King James)

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