Duke Ellington in District of Columbia - the 1910's

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 53:

He [Percy Johnson] had a player-piano and he put on a roll by James P. Johnson. This was, of course, an entirely new avenue of adventure for me, and I went back there every day and listened. Percy slowed the mechanism down so that I could see which keys on the piano were going down as I digested Johnson's wonderful sounds. I played with it until I had his "Carolina Shout" down pat, and then Percy would go out on the town with me and show me off.
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 53. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429000607332 accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: District of Columbia


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

Listening to

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'Carolina Shout' performed by J.P. Johnson

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1910's
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:36:47 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:10:57 +0100