ALL THAT JAZZ: ESSENTIAL JAZZ RECORDINGS: ” TAKE THE ‘A’ TRAIN”- DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS FAMOUS ORCHESTRA

Come down to 18th & Vine. Enjoy the History of Jazz not just during Black History Month.

slicethelife

Image result for take the a train images

All That Jazz: Essential Jazz Recordings:- Take The “A” Train- Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Written by Billy Strayhorn this became a signature song for Duke Ellington and his orchestra. Strayhorn had written the song after being offered a job with Ellington- they would have a great musical partnership until Strayhorn’s death in 1967.  Written in 1939- Strayhorn had left his native Pittsburgh for New York City to meet with Ellington. Ellington had given him directions on how to find his house by subway– the directions began with “Take The A- Train.”

View original post

Published by ArethaW.

When I was growing up I liked to write. now, today, my parents have brought it back to my attention. I also had a good mind for business. What did these two loving parents come up with !

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: