Ellington, Duke

A twentieth-century African-American jazz composer, songwriter, and bandleader; his real first name was Edward. Ellington's most popular songs include “Mood Indigo,” “Satin Doll,” “Sophisticated Lady,” and “Don't Get Around Much Anymore.”

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