Sunday, 19 October 2014

Crystal Set

DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS FAMOUS ORCHESTRA Thursday, November 7, 1940 Crystal Ballroom Fargo, North Dakota Personal Appearance and Local Radio Broadcast Original Recording by Jack Towers and DIck Burris Remastering by Jack Towers Saturday, May 6,1944 11:45 p.m. - Midnight Sustaining Broadcast Hurricane Club New York John Newhouse, announcer (Mutual)

Whilst we all have (probably several) copies of the famous Fargo recording, the air check from the Hurricane Club in this broadcast is new to me and certainly officially unissued so far...

This is one from the series of from The Star Spangled Radio Hour which originates out of the Glenn Miller Archive at the University of Boulder , Colorado.

I'm glad KEZW Studio 1430 have decided to make these broadcasts available as embedded players. Previously, it was possible to download the broadcasts but this was stopped and the broadcasts disappeared after a week or two. All the Ellington material comes from the Ed O'Brien collection. Click on the hyperlinks in this post to find out more.

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