Diga Diga Doo - Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington: The Early Days in NYC

Episode 2

Episode date - March 24, 2021

How Music Changed

    This show picks up with Duke Ellington and His Orchestra (aka The Washingtonians) finding their footing in New York City, and finding a level of success that rivalled their wildest dreams.

    After a tough start, Ellington soon found in Irving Mills a manager that had vision for the budding music business. He would quickly make Ellington one of the best-known and well-respected artists in the city, not an easy task in the Jim Crow era.

    Featured tracks include:

    Washington Wabble

    Creole Love Call

    Harlem River Quiver

    East St. Louis Toodle-oo

    Jubilee Stomp

    Take It Easy

    Diga Diga Doo

    Doin’ the New Low Down

    Black Beauty

    Black Beauty (solo piano version)

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