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Oral History of American Music Collections Guide: Duke Ellington

A comprehensive guide to the collections of Oral History of American Music.

OHIII: Duke Ellington Oral History

The Duke Ellington Oral History comprises ninety-two interviews with and about Ellington, one of America's greatest composers. Included are many of the foremost artists of the century, such as Alvin Ailey, Amiri Baraka, Dave Brubeck, Sonny Greer, John Hammond, Al Hibbler, Sy Oliver, Max Roach, Billy Taylor, Randy Weston, and Mary Lou Williams. A series on Billy Strayhorn, Ellington's elusive and talented colleague, has evolved from the Ellington Project.

(Note: For additional research material on the work of Duke Ellington, see the Stanley Dance and Helen Oakley Dance Papers in the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library archival collections.)

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Collection Listing

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INTERVIEWEES:

 

A


Ailey, Alvin
Anderson, Edmund
Ashby, Harold
Avakian, George

B


Banks, Maurice
Baraka, Amiri
Baron, Art
Beatty, Tally
Bell, Aaron
Berry, Bill
Blake, Eubie
Brown, Lawrence*
Brubeck, Dave
Byard, Jaki

C


Chertok, David
Cole, Maria
Cook, Mercer
Courtney, Cress

D


Dance, Helen
Dance, Stanley
Davis Wimp, Kay
Demme, Ken
Driggs, Frank
Duvivier, George

E


Ellington, Duke*
Ellington, Edward
Ellington, Mercedes
Ellington, Mercer
Ellington, Ruth
Elliott, Lu

G


Gaskin, Victor
Gensel, John
Grayson, Milt
Greer, Sonny*
Gustar, Alfredo

H


Hall, Adelaide
Hall, Barry Lee
Hamilton, Jimmy
Hammond, John
Henderson, Luther
Henderson, Rick
Hentoff, Nat
Hibbler, Al
Hinton, Milt

I


Ibrahim, Abdullah

*Denotes an acquired interview