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Duke Ellington: Making Records

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Following my post on Monday detailing films made by RCA and Capitol in the 1940s and '50s to tout the miracle of records and the recording process, Carl Woideck of the University of Oregon sent along a link to a short film produced in June 1937 by Paramount Pictures. Here, Duke Ellington is shown recording Oh Babe, Maybe Someday, with the vocal by Ivy Anderson. Ellington recorded for the Variety label at the time...

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