Duke Ellington - 1943

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, pages 222-223:

Betty Roché was an unforgettable singer. She came with us during our Hurricane engagement in 1943, and she sang almost anything that was suggested or requested. She learned new songs so quickly, and they always came off as Betty Roché originals. She had a soul inflection in a bop state of intrigue, and it was presented to the listener in a most believable manner as by a little girl with an adult delivery. The recordings she did with us are still considered great, and they still have the luster of originality. Many of the phrases she came up with, along with the words…   more >>

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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 222-223. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429610271614 accessed: 23 June, 2024


Duke Ellington
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Female Jazz singing performed by Betty Roché

Experience Information

Date/Time 1943
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:57:51 +0100
Approved on Wed, 17 May 2017 10:38:53 +0100