Duke Ellington in Chicago

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 247:

Jimmy Grissom sang with the band in the early '50s, and was a hit in the blues segments of 'My People', the show we presented in Chicago in 1963, where he sang with all the believable nuances expected of a blues singer. He always looked very young, yet when he sang the blues you had to believe that he had suffered every incident in the heartbreaking lyrics. In addition to that, he had a street-scene, jive quality that demanded his recognition as a worldly man who had given his heart in vain.
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 247. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429611467086 accessed: 30 November, 2023

location of experience: Chicago


Duke Ellington
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Blues performed by Jimmy Grissom

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Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:17:47 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:51:00 +0100