Duke Ellington in Tin Pan Alley - 1925

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 121:

Maceo Pinkard allowed me to pal around with him on Broadway, just as though I were really somebody too. I was with him in 1925 on one of the days that I think were very important in the history of Tin Pan Alley. It was the day he wrote "Sweet Georgia Brown." He played it, and looked to me for my reaction. How about that? "It's great," I said, and I sat with him in his office while he made the lead sheet and piano copy. The next day, it was printed, published, and on the street. I heard it on Broadway before anybody but Maceo Pinkard.

cite as

Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 121. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429302542040 accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Tin Pan Alley


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

Listening to

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Sweet Georgia Brown
written by Maceo Pinkard
performed by Maceo Pinkard

Experience Information

Date/Time 1925
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:29:02 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:30:20 +0100