March 30th in Gennett History, 1926: Duke Ellington Recorded “If You Can’t Hold the Man You Love”

Duke Ellington Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion

March 30th in Gennett History, 1926: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra recorded “If You Can’t Hold the Man You Love” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3291 and Buddy 8010. The track featured Duke Ellington (p), Jimmy Harrison (v), LeRoy Rutledge and Harry Cooper (c), Jimmy Harrison (tb), Prince Robinson, Otto Hardwick, and George Thomas (cl/sax), Bass Edwards (bs), Fred Guy (bjo), and Sonny Greer (d). 

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