Saturday, November 18, 2006
A Great Song For A Saturday
Or any other day.
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
In A Mellotone
This nifty Ellington poster (c. 1933) is available at Allposters.com
Ellington and fans, backstage at the Graystone (date unknown).
I just noticed that Allposters (and scores of other sites from a Google search) mis-attributes the Graystone Ballroom (demolished in 1980) as being in NYC. As is shown on the bottom of the poster, it was on Woodward at Canfield, in Detroit, MI. Everyone has forgotten that Detroit was once very hotcha. :-(
The Graystone Ballroom, exterior (date unknown).
The Graystone Ballroom, interior (date unknown).
When Detroit Danced to the Big Bands - at the Detroit News, pix of the Graystone and other venues.
Stompin' at the Graystone: Jazz in Detroit 1917-1940 - at the Internet Public Library.