Duke Ellington in London Palladium - 1933

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, pages 122-123:

In 1931 we were booked to play the Paramount-Publix Circuit's (Balaban & Katz) Oriental Theatre in Chicago for the first time. The producer thought it would enhance our show if we were to add a girl singer. [… We chose Ivie Anderson ...]

Although Ivie was not well known at that time, I soon found that she was really an extraordinary artist and an extraordinary person as well. She had great dignity, and she was greatly admired by everybody everywhere we went, at home and abroad. She became one of our mainstays and highlights, and she gave some unforgettable performances. …   more >>

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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 122-123. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429377516982 accessed: 15 August, 2022

location of experience: London Palladium


Duke Ellington
lyricist, performer, piantist, Composer […]

Listening to

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Stormy Weather
written by Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
performed by Duke Ellington, Ivie Anderson

Experience Information

Date/Time 1933
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:18:37 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:21:46 +0100