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Duke Ellington by Andrea Davis Pinkney
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May 23, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: caldecott_honor, coretta_scott_king_award
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Born in 1899, Duke actually like to play baseball more than piano when really young. His parents enrolled him in lessons and made him practice. By the time he was 19, he was playing piano at an assortment of social events. In 1927, he and his group the Washingtonians played at the Cotton Club. Black, Brown and Beige is performed at Carnegie hall on January 23, 1943.

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