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Duke : a life of Duke Ellington / Terry Teachout.

Teachout, Terry, (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781592407491
  • ISBN: 1592407498
  • Description: 483 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Gotham Books, [2013]

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0 current holds with 11 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 780.92/Ellington (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Main NEW ML 410 .E44 T38 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers New Books ML 410 E44 T38 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Endicott College General Collection ML 410 .E44 T38 2013 (Text to phone) Checked out 12/01/2014
Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult New Books NEW B/E462d (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Biography BIO ELLINGTON, DUKE 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction ML 410 .E44 T38 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Reading Adult New Nonfiction NEW B ELLINGTON TEA (Text to phone) Checked out 10/01/2014
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 781.6509/ELLINGTON (Text to phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Lower Level B Ellington (Text to phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

General Note: Color illustrations on lining papers.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes discography (pages 365-368), bibliographical references (pages 369-464), and index.
Contents Note: "I want to tell America" -- "I just couldn't be shackled" : fortunate son, 1899-1917 -- "Soft and gut-bucket" : becoming a professional, 1917-1926 -- "Only my own music" : with Irving Mills, 1926-1927 -- "The utmost significance" : at the Cotton Club, 1927-1929 -- "I better scratch out something" : becoming a genius, 1929-1930 -- "A higher plateau" : becoming a star, 1931-1933 -- "The way the President travels" : on the road, 1933-1936 -- "Swing is stagnant" : diminuendo in blue, 1939-1939 -- "The eyes in the back of my head" : with Billy Strayhorn, 1938-1939 -- "The sea of expectancy" : the Blanton-Webster band, 1939-1940 -- "A message for the world" : jump for joy, 1941-1942 -- "I don't write jazz" : Carnegie Hall, 1942-1946 -- "More a business than an art" : into the wilderness, 1946-1955 -- "I was born in 1956" : crescendo in blue, 1955-1950 -- "Fate's being kind to me" : apotheosis, 1960-1967 -- "That big yawning void" : alone in a crowd, 1967-1974 -- Appendix. Fifty key recordings by Duke Ellington.
Summary: An account of the public and private lives of the eminent jazz artist covers his slave heritage, the musical talent that inspired some 1,700 compositions, and his relationships with numerous lovers.
Subject: Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974.
Jazz musicians > United States > Biography.

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Alternate Title: Life of Duke Ellington

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