Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington's Melodies Carry A Message Of Social Justice
Image from: Library of Congress/Charlotte Brooks

Duke Ellington's Melodies Carry A Message Of Social Justice

At a moment when there is a longstanding heated debate over how artists and pop culture figures should engage in social activism, the life and career of musical legend Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington offers a model of how to do it right.

Newstalgia Downbeat - Timex All-Star Jazz Concert - Dec. 29, 1957

Newstalgia Downbeat with the Timex All-Star Jazz Concert. First in a series hosted by Steve Allen with the venerable John Cameron Swayze and Timex (takes a licking and still keeps ticking) watches. Recorded on December 29, 1957 (according to the NBC transcription labels).