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Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was born 114 years ago today in Washington, D. In this April 1950 photo, he is illustrating part of the reason the name “Duke” was bestowed upon him by childhood.

▶ Duke Ellington Orchestra - Take the A Train - YouTube

The world Famous Duke Ellington Orchestra perfroming the bands signature song "Take The A Train"

Alexandre Trauner (Trau Sándor): Duke Ellington dans les décors de Trauner. Paris Blues (Martin Ritt), 1960

Duke Ellington on the set of 'Paris Blues', 1960 (released designed by Alexandre Trauner (directed by Martin Ritt)

Duke Ellington

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and big-band leader. Ellington wrote over compositions. Born: April Washington, D. Died: May New York

souleyes:    “Duke Ellington at the Keys” for Olivetti 1969    “Duke Ellington at the Keys” for Olivetti 1969. A little VBG trivia: The Olivetti typewriter was designed by the legendary Ettore Sottsass and Hans von Klier - who was married to my opera singing aunt Margaret Tynes for 40 years until his death in 2001. Margaret also performed and recorded with Duke Ellington.

“Duke Ellington at the Keys” for Olivetti The typewriter was designed by Ettore Sottsass and Hans von Klier - who was married to my opera singing aunt Margaret Tynes for 40 years until his death in Margaret also performed and recorded with Duke Ellington.

Description: This gives a list of composers from the time. Rationale: It lists them and gives examples and talks about them.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - "Take the "A" Train"---I Have Heard This Song Hummed More Times Than I Can Count."Sir Duke" Had That Special Jazzy Touch, Indeed.

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