Music Is My Mistress

  title={Music Is My Mistress},
  author={Duke Ellington},
The Road ACT ONE Rollin Washington Categories Music Dramatis Felidae: Mercer Ellington Ruth Dorothea Ellington Sidney Bechet Fletcher Henderson Otto Hardwick Sonny Greer Elmer Snowden Arthur Whetsol Juan Tizol Jerry Rhea ACT TWO Night Life New York City The Big Apple Dramatis Felidae: Willie The Lion Smith Mexico James P. Johnson Don Redman Will Marion Cook Will Vodery Charles Shribman Chick Webb Count Basie Lonnie Johnson Maceo Pinkard Paul Whiteman Luckeyeth Roberts George Gershwin Bubber… Expand
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“An Authentic Record of My Race”: Exploring the Popular Narratives of African American Religion in the Music of Duke Ellington
  • Vaughn A. Booker
  • Sociology
  • Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation
  • 2015
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