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Author LinkTeachout, Terry,author.
Title LinkDuke : a life of Duke Ellington / Terry Teachout.
Variant Title Life of Duke Ellington
Distribution New York, New York : Gotham Books, [2013]
©2013
Description 483 pages :  illustrations ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Gen. Note Color illustrations on lining papers.
Bibliography Note Includes discography (pages 365-368), bibliographical references (pages 369-464), and index.
Contents Contents: "I want to tell America" -- "I just couldn’t be shackled" : fortunate son, 1899-1917 -- "Soft and gut-bucket" : becoming a professional, 1917-1926 -- "Only my own music" : with Irving Mills, 1926-1927 -- "The utmost significance" : at the Cotton Club, 1927-1929 -- "I better scratch out something" : becoming a genius, 1929-1930 -- "A higher plateau" : becoming a star, 1931-1933 -- "The way the President travels" : on the road, 1933-1936 -- "Swing is stagnant" : diminuendo in blue, 1936-1939 -- "The eyes in the back of my head" : with Billy Strayhorn, 1938-1939 -- "The sea of expectancy" : the Blanton-Webster band, 1939-1940 -- "A message for the world" : jump for joy, 1941-1942 -- "I don’t write jazz" : Carnegie Hall, 1942-1946 -- "More a business than an art" : into the wilderness, 1946-1955 -- "I was born in 1956" : crescendo in blue, 1955-1960 -- "Fate’s being kind to me" : apotheosis, 1960-1967 -- "That big yawning void" : alone in a crowd, 1967-1974 -- Appendix. Fifty key recordings by Duke Ellington.
Summary An account of the public and private lives of the eminent jazz artist covers his slave heritage, the musical talent that inspired some 1,700 compositions, and his relationships with numerous lovers.
Per.Sub. LinkEllington, Duke, 1899-1974.
Subject LinkJazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Add.Author LinkMiller, Daniel, honoree.

System Number 000677036
ISBN Link9781592407491 (hbk.) : $30.00
Link1592407498 (hbk.) : $30.00

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