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Ellington, Duke (1899-1974)

The following sources are recommended by a librarian whose research specialty is Duke Ellington.


Six Superlative Sources

· Duke Ellington Collection, 1927-1988. American Music Collection #301, Smithsonian Institution.

· William P. Gottlieb Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz. American Memory, The Library of Congress.,+Duke,+1899-1974+))

· University of North Texas Jazz Research Portal.

· Hodier, Andre, and Gunther Schuller. "Ellington, Duke." New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 2nd ed. Edited by Barry Kernfeld, v. 1, pp. 697-703. Grove's Dictionaries, 2002.

· Lawrence, A.H. Duke Ellington and His World: A Biography. Routledge, 2001. Includes chronology, concise biographical dictionary of musicians associated with Ellington, roster of band members, and list of compositions.

· Ellington, Duke. Music Is My Mistress. Doubleday, 1973. Includes a chronological list of works by copyright (not composition) date.

Other Excellent Sources

· Duke Ellington: Celebrating 100 Years of the Man and His Music. ArtsEdge of the Kennedy Center; MENC: National Association for Music Education; and the National Museum of American History of the Smimthsonian Institution.

· Duke Ellington: The Offical Web Site. The Estate of Mercer K. Ellington and CMG Music.

· Smith, Hedrick, producer. Duke Ellington's Washington: The Documentary. Public Broadcasting Service.

· Leur, Walter van de. Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn. Oxford University Press, 2002.

· Bloom, Ken. "Duke Ellington." American Song: The Complete Musical Theatre Companion to Tin Pan Alley. 2nd ed., v. 3, pp. 328-32. Schirmer Books, 2001. Includes chronology of many of his songs.

· Lavezzoli, Peter. The King of All, Sir Duke: Ellington and the Artistic Revolution. Continuum, 2001.

· Ward, Geoffrey C. Jazz: A History of America's Music. Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. Based on a documentary film by Ken Burns.

· Knauer, Wolfram, ed. Duke Ellington und die Folgen: Eine Veröffentlichung des Jazz-Instituts Darmstadt. Wolke, 2000.

· Tucker, Mark. "Ellington, Edward Kennedy (Duke)." International Dictionary of Black Composers. Samuel A. Floyd, editor. Fitzroy Dearborn, 1999.

· Collier, James Lincoln. "Ellington, Duke." American National Biography. Edited by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes, v. 7, pp. 417-20. Oxford University Press, 1999.

· Massagli, Luciano, and Giovanni M. Volonté. The New Desor: An Updated Edition of Duke Ellington's Story on Records, 1924-1974. Milano, 1999.

· Lambert, Eddie. Duke Ellington: A Listener's Guide. Scarecrow Press, 1999.

· Nicholson, Stuart. Reminiscing in Tempo: A Portrait of Duke Ellington. Northeastern University Press, 1999.

· Byrd, Veronica, ed. Jump for Joy: Jazz at Lincoln Center Celebrates the Ellington Centennial, 1899-1999. Museum Press, 1999.

· Steed, Janna Tull. Duke Ellington: A Spiritual Biography. Crossroad Publishing, 1999.

· Vail, Ken. Duke's Diary. Scarecrow Press, 2002.

· Feather, Leonard, and Ira Gitler. The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz. Oxford University Press, 1999.

· Timner, W.E. Ellingtonia: The Recorded Music of Duke Ellington and His Sidemen. Scarecrow Press, 1996.

· Bloom, Ken. American Song: The Complete Musical Theatre Companion. 2nd ed., v. 1-2. Schirmer Books, 1996. Lists musicals by title.

· Tucker, Mark. The Duke Ellington Reader. Oxford University Press, 1995.

· Stratemann, Klaus. Duke Ellington, Day by Day and Film by Film. JazzMedia, 1992.

· Tucker, Mark. Ellington: The Early Years. University of Illinois Press, 1991.

· Rattenbury, Ken. Duke Ellington: Jazz Composer. Yale University Press, 1993.

· Collier, James Lincoln. Duke Ellington. Macmillan, 1991.

· Jewell, Derek. Duke: A Portrait of Duke Ellington. Norton, 1977.

· Dance, Stanley. The World of Duke Ellington. Da Capo, 2000.

· Schuller, Gunther. "The Ellington Style: Its Origins and Early Development." Early Jazz. Volume 1 of The History of Jazz. Oxford University Press, 1986.

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