Georgetown Peabody Library

Who was Duke Ellington?, by M. D. Payne ; illustrated by Gregory Copeland

Summary
"A pivotal fixture of the Harlem Renaissance, Duke Ellington was the bandleader of the historic Cotton Club and a master composer -- writing close to 3,000 songs in his lifetime and capturing the spirit of the Black experience in the Unites States. Over a 50-year career, Ellington became one of the biggest names in jazz as we know it"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Who was Duke Ellington? -- Edward Kennedy Ellington -- A life-changing sound -- Here comes the Duke! -- From DC Sweet to NYC Gutbucket -- Live from Cotton Club -- "It doesn't mean a thing (If it ain't got that swing)" -- "Take the 'A' Train" -- "We love you madly" -- "Retire to what?" -- Beyond category -- Timelines
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Note
"An official WHOHQ book" -- Cover
Physical Description
108 pages, illustrations, 21 cm.
Isbn
9781713724476

Library Locations

  • Georgetown Peabody Library

    2 Maple Street, Georgetown, MA, 01833, US
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