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Duke Ellington and his Orchestra is perhaps the greatest of all Jazz bands. The group stayed together for over fifty years and recorded and wrote some of America's greatest music. The band started in New York City under name of the Washingtonians in 1923, they then briefly became known as Duke Ellington and his Kentucky Club Orchestra, then as Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra from 1927 to 1930. It was through weekly radio broadcasts from the Cotton Club… read more

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  • Avatar for trashcityrocker
    "Mr. McLuhan says that the whole world is going oriental and that no one will be able to retain his or her identity, not even the orientals."
  • Avatar for Nicolasfvb
    god said let there be music, and there was duke ellington & his orchestra. amen
  • Avatar for asrobs
    TED HEATH WAS THE BEST BRITAIN COULD SUPPLY AND COULD STAND WITH THE BEST FROM THE USA
  • Avatar for Druid66
    What do you mean, "perhaps"? Was there a greater one I'm unaware of?
  • Avatar for DaftPunk97
    Duke Ellington and his Orchestra is perhaps the greatest of all Jazz bands. true.
  • Avatar for ginandjukes
    The Blanton-Webster band is where it's at.
  • Avatar for yagood
    Why 0 comments? I really like their Anatomy of a Murder soundtrack.

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