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Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

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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 that the orchestra gained nationwide exposure and became famous. After 1931 the band was billed as Duke Ellington and his Orchestra.

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  • 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."

    19 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Nicolasfvb

    god said let there be music, and there was duke ellington & his orchestra. amen

    26 Jan 2012 Reply
  • asrobs

    TED HEATH WAS THE BEST BRITAIN COULD SUPPLY AND COULD STAND WITH THE BEST FROM THE USA

    23 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Druid66

    What do you mean, "perhaps"? Was there a greater one I'm unaware of?

    23 Sep 2011 Reply
  • DaftPunk97

    Duke Ellington and his Orchestra is perhaps the greatest of all Jazz bands. true.

    21 May 2011 Reply
  • ginandjukes

    The Blanton-Webster band is where it's at.

    21 Feb 2011 Reply
  • yagood

    Why 0 comments? I really like their Anatomy of a Murder soundtrack.

    30 Nov 2010 Reply

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