May 24th in Gennett History, 1974: Duke Ellington Passed Away

Duke Ellington Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion

Duke Ellington Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion

May 24th in Gennett History, 1974: Duke Ellington passed away. Ellington recorded several sides as both a leader and sideman in Gennett’s NYC facility, including “If You Can’t Hold The Man You Love” recorded on March 30, 1926 in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 8010 and Buddy 3291.

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