Sunday, April 29, 2012

Happy Birthday, Duke

Today, in Washington DC in 1899, Edward Kennedy Ellington - Duke Ellington - was born.

12 Grammys, 9 Grammy Hall of Fame Awards; a host of awards including a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the French Legion of Honor, and a Pulitzer ... What a treasure.

Here's Mood Indigo

Take the A Train

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At 1:42 PM, April 29, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

One of my fondest memories of living in the DC area was listening to Felix Grant's evening-long tribute on WMAL-AM to Ellington the day he died.

On a sacrilegious note, supposedly Lawrence Welk once introduced his orchestra's performance of Ellington's theme song as "Take A Train."

At 5:36 PM, April 29, 2012 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

The Welk thing is hilarious, though.


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