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us: Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974

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  • Variants

    • us: Duke, Obie, 1889-1974
    • us: Ėllington, Di͡uk, 1899-1974
    • us: Ellington, Edward Kennedy, 1899-1974
    • us: Ellington, Obie Duke, 1889-1974
    • us: Greer, Sonny, 1899-1974
    • us: Turner, Joe, 1899-1974
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1899-04-29
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1974-05-24
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Carnegie Hall (New York, N.Y.)
        • Organization: (naf) Duke Ellington Orchestra
    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Males
    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcgft) Jazz
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Pianists
            (lcsh) Band directors
              (lcsh) Composers
                (lcsh) Jazz musicians
            • Use For

            • Sources

              • found: His Caravan overture, 1943.
              • found: Kont͡sert Di͡uka Ėllingtona i ego orkestran [SR] c1988-
              • found: Baker, 8th (Ellington, "Duke" (Edward Kennedy); b. Apr. 29, 1899, Washington, D.C.; d. May 24, 1974, N.Y.; American pianist, bandleader, and composer)
              • found: Sutton, Allan. Pseudonyms on American records (1892-1942), c2004: p. 305 (Joe Turner and his Memphis Men, Sonny Greer and his Memphis Men; both names are pseudonyms for Duke Ellington and his orchestra)
              • found: Ballin' the blues [SR] 1953?: label (Obie Duke)
              • found: U.S. copyright catalog online, Mar. 23, 2011: Ballin' the blues (w&m Obie Duke Ellington [i.e. Edward Kennedy Ellington))
              • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 17, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Ellington, Duke; Ellington, Edward Kennedy; bandleader, composer, arranger, jazz musician, pianist; born 29 April 1899 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States; most important records, featuring Bubber Miley include, East St. Louis Toodle-Oo and Black and Tan Fantasy (1926,1927); masterpieces include Mood Indigo and Creole Love Call (1927-1930); major success in jazz history with mood Rockin' in Rhythm and Daybreak Express (1930, 1933); premiered at Carnegie Hall with Black, Brown, and Beige (1943); fine works with Johnny Hodges' Jeep's Blues and Rex Stewart's Subtle Slough (1938); memorable pieces include The Deep South Suite, Harlem (A Tone Parallel to Harlem), The Far East Suite, and Blood Countin collaboration with Strayhorn (1946, 1951, 1966, 1967); collaborated with Louis Armstrong, Coleman Hawkins, and John Coltrane; died 24 May 1974 New York, New York, United States)
            • LC Classification

              • ML410.E44
            • Change Notes

              • 1981-02-17: new
              • 2016-06-04: revised
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