The One That Got Away - Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington: A Change in Luck

Episode 16

Episode date - July 2, 2021

How Music Changed

    As World War II came to an end, so did the big band era. For a multitude of reasons, only a few of which we have time to cover, big bands were no longer an affordable commodity.

    Keeping a big band on the road, playing one-nighters while covering hotel, food and travel expenses, was simply not viable, and extended appearances at one location were vanishing all across America. Audience tastes changed as well, with the emphasis now placed on vocalists in the pop world, and on smaller, leaner R&B bands on the R&B circuit. Ellington fought on and resisted change, but it was not easy, or inexpensive.

    Featured tracks include:

    Three Dances

    Caravan (re-recording)

    The Minor Goes Muggin’

    Perfume Suite I – Balcony Serenade

    Perfume Suite II – Strange Feeling

    Perfume Suirte III – Dancers in Love

    Perfume Suite IV -  Coloratura

    Things Ain’t What They Used to Be

    Come to Baby, Do!

    Long, Long Journey

    The One That Got Away

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