Duke Ellington in Fukuoka - the 1960's

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, pages 353-354:

When we arrive in Fukuoka one afternoon, I go to my room pondering whether to lie down at once or smoke another cigarette. The carillon in the public square begins to play and what I hear is to me a little strange. The melody it is playing is "'Way Down Upon the Swanee River." I had a premonition that something must be wrong. " 'Way Down Upon the Swanee River" in Fukuoka?

cite as

Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 353-354. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429889841051 accessed: 21 February, 2024

location of experience: Fukuoka


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

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:37:21 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:02:16 +0100