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New Orleans Low-Down

Duke Ellington & His
Kentucky Club Orchestra


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Recorded in New York City on February 3rd 1927 featuring Bubber Miley and Louis Metcalf trumpets, Joe Nanton trombone, Otto Hardwick clarinet, soprano, alto, & baritone sax, Prince Robinson clarinet & tenor sax, Duke Ellington piano & director, Fred Guy banjo, Bass Edwards tuba, and Sonny Greer drums.

*"New Orleans Low-Down" was composed by Edward "Duke" Ellington.

The exclusive Hollywood Club located on West 49th Street between 7th Avenue and Broadway opened its doors in September 1923. Elmer Snowden's "Washingtonians" held a standing engagement there for a time and after Duke Ellington assumed control of the band the establishment reopened as the Club Kentucky in 1925.

The Kentucky Club, or Club Kentucky (formerly the Hollywood Club) was in the midtown Manhattan, Broadway district, as indicated by it's address and cross-streets, not in Harlem. It definitely catered to whites. Paul Whiteman would come there after his Palais Royale gig (which was near by) and dig Duke; he was an early patron. Irving Mills would also discover the Duke in this club. I'm not sure about how much of a "black and tan" it was, but definitely not "black only". -Daniel Weinstein

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