"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp


20/01/2017

My people

 

To give us strenght for the future in this gloomy day (20 january 2017) for United States
& for all the world,
a way back in 1963 when segregation was still present.
With a Duke Ellington's commitment about "his people" 
and racial questions for "Black People".

A speech included in one of his masterpiece, "My people", an excellent suite which was recorded for a stage show, and released as a LP in 69 by Flying Dutchman label.
This introduction is followed by "the blues ain't" , a deep blues sung by Joya Sherrill 
who used to sing for Duke for 20 years.
Excellent orchestra, as usual, with some loyal companions of Duke as 
Ray Nance, Russell Procope, Louis Bellson, Billy Strayhorn and many others. 

0:00 "My People" narrated by Duke Ellington
2:58 "The Blues Ain't" sung by Joya Sherrill



an excerpt of a 1965 chronicle of Nat Hentoff (who flied away a few days ago at the age of 92 years)

 

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