Duke Ellington in City of Kansas City - the 1940's

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 251:

When we were playing the Booker T. Washington theatre in Kansas City, we went to hear Joe Turner sing the blues every night, all night. Pete Johnson was playing piano for him, and it was a great kick.
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 251. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429612391131 accessed: 27 February, 2024

location of experience: City of Kansas City


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

Listening to

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Blues performed by Pete Johnson, Joe Turner

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1940's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:33:11 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:52:20 +0100