Duke Ellington - the 1920's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 238:

I like great big ole tears. That's why I liked [Artie] Whetsol. When he played the funeral march in "Black and Tan Fantasy", I used to see great, big ole tears running down people's faces… Bubber used to say, "if it ain't got swing, it ain't worth playin'; if it ain't got gutbucket, it ain't worth doing."
cite as

Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 238. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435248624623 accessed: 15 August, 2022

Listeners

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

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:10:24 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:51:50 +0100