Duke Ellington - the 1960's

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, pages 308-309:

When I heard Tony [Watkins] sing his version of "The Lord's Prayer," I was amazed and thrilled. It is to me the one standard performance, and so strong that I have given Tony Watkins the heavy responsibility of closing all our sacred concerts by singing it a cappella, without electronic amplification… Off stage, in the dressing room, or at a party or reception after a concert, Tony sometimes decides to do an opera, singing all the parts and characters himself, alone... He covers a very wide range of material when put to it: "The Lord's Prayer" or "Come Sunday"; "Solitude" in both ballad …   more >>
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 308-309. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429710320963 accessed: 23 September, 2021

Listeners

Duke Ellington
lyricist, performer, piantist, Composer […]
1899-1974

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1960's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:45:21 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:58:27 +0100