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Duke Ellington's America

Author: Harvey G Cohen
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few American artists in any medium have enjoyed the international and lasting cultural impact of Duke Ellington. This title paints a portrait of the life and times of this towering figure, taking him  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Duke Ellington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey G Cohen
ISBN: 9780226112633 0226112632
OCLC Number: 760718890
Notes: Washington/New York. The marketing plan. Serious listening. Credits/exit mills. Swingin'. Black, brown, and beige. Postwar struggles. Reinvention and nadir. Rebirth. Money. My people. 1963 State Department tour. Sacred concerts. Fighting nostalgia. 1970s state tours. Final days
Awards: Commended for PROSE (Music/Performing Arts) 2010
Description: 688 s. : illustrations
Contents: Washington/New York --
The marketing plan --
Serious listening --
Credits/exit mills --
Swingin'. Black, brown, and beige --
Postwar struggles --
Reinvention and nadir --
Rebirth --
Money --
My people --
1963 State Department tour --
Sacred concerts --
Fighting nostalgia --
1970s state tours --
Final days.
Responsibility: Harvey G. Cohen

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