Friday 56: Duke Ellington Bandleader and Composer

 As Black History Month is winding down, I was thinking of combining this post with Friday 56 Meme.

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions 
on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
Post a link along with your post back to this blog http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.comand to Storytime with Tonya and Friends at
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

 Here's Mine:

"He arranged for the band to record under a variety of names , such as the Washingtonians, the jungle Band, the Harlem Feetwarmers, and the Cotton Club Orchestra, as well as Duke Ellington and His Orchestra."

Black Americans of Achievement
Introductory Essay by Coretta Scott King

Duke Ellington Bandleader and Composer by Ron Frankl

 Product Details
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Chelsea House (1988)
  • ASIN: B000JWFP4A
  * About The Author:

Ron Frankl - A long-time New Yorker who moved to North Carolina in 2006, Music was always the main thing in my life, at least until I met my amazing wife, Michele. I am also the author of seven biographies for teenaged and juvenile readers on such figures as Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Bruce Springsteen, and a graduate of Haverford College. After 25 years of Manhattan living and a year in Queens, Michele and I moved to Hendersonville NC with our nine (yes, nine!) amazing cats. Our precious Maxine has moved on to her much-deserved tenth life (We miss you, Mugsy!), but the rest of us are loving life in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Please welcome our newest addition, Maggie Mae, our amazing mutt.

About The Book:

No words can adequately describe Duke Ellington's music. I am so grateful my parents introduced me to swing music at an early age. Here I am... this says it all! lol (yeah, yeah, yeah I played it slow!)

Warmest Regards,

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