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Duke Ellington and His World.

Author: A H Lawrence
Publisher: Florence Taylor and Francis, 2004. ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView 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 fresh 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. Beginning with his birth in Washington, DC, through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Lawrence, A. H.
Duke Ellington and His World
Florence : Taylor and Francis,c2004
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A H Lawrence
ISBN: 9780203486313 0203486315
OCLC Number: 1058426240
Description: 1 online resource (442 pages)
Contents: Book Cover --
Half-Title --
Title --
Copyright --
Contents --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
Prelude --
Chapters One through Forty-Five --
Epilogue --
Chronology --
Biographies --
Major Ellington Bands and Their Members --
Compositions by Duke Ellington --
Bibliography --
Sources --
Index.

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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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"An account not only of a man, but of an era."-Esquire.com "The heart of this volume is the first-hand remembrances of the Duke, affectionate but frank, amplified by the author's scrupulous research Read more...

 
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