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Duke Ellington and his world : a biography

Author: A H Lawrence
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Based on lengthy interviews with Ellington's bandmates, family, and friends, Duke Ellington and His World offers a new look at this legendary composer. The first biography of the composer written by a fellow musician and African-American, the book traces Ellington's life and career in terms of the social, cultural, political, and economic realities of his times. Born the grandson of slaves, Ellington earned  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Duke Ellington; Duke Ellington; Duke Ellington; Duke Ellington; Duke Ellington; Duke Ellington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A H Lawrence
ISBN: 041593012X 9780415930123 0415969255 9780415969253 9780203486313 0203486315
OCLC Number: 45195530
Description: xvii, 492 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Band Members --
Compositions / Duke Ellington.
Responsibility: A.H. Lawrence.
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The first biography of the composer written by a fellow musician and African-American, the book traces Ellington's life and career in terms of the social and cultural realiteis of his time.  Read more...

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