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Duke Ellington

Catalogue Number:  WW393
Producer:  Weston Woods
Subject:  Biography, Black History, Children's Stories, Language Arts, Music
Language:  English
Grade Level:  PreK - 2, 3 - 5
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2000
Running Time:  15

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by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Duke Ellington was hailed as the “King of the Keys.” Most people called his music jazz, but he said it was “the music of my people.” During his career, Duke wrote music, played music, and painted music with his band's fine sounds. This is a most fitting tribute to a great man who proudly celebrated the history of African-Americans, from slavery to civil rights struggles. Brian Pinkney's glorious artwork swings and sways to Duke Ellington's spellbinding music.


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