Duke Ellington

Apr 29, 1899

Bio: African American composer/ musician Duke Ellington was leader of the house band at New York's Cotton Club when talking pictures first gained popularity in 1928-1929. Ellington was one of many performers who showed up in quickie musical short subjects designed to show off the new sound system. He and his band made their feature-film debut in Check and Double Check… More


Duke Ellington Videos

Anatomy Of A Murder
2 minutes 33 seconds

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