Duke Ellington and his orchestra play two jazz compositions plus 'Stormy Weather' (sung by Ivy Anderson).




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Duke Ellington and his orchestra play two jazz compositions plus 'Stormy Weather' (sung by Ivy Anderson).

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Release Date:

19 March 2009 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A Bundle of Blues
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14 July 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Of all the musical shorts on the disc "Hollywood Rhythm: Volume One", this might be among the very best. There's just so much to like about this short chock full of the great Duke Ellington and his orchestra. One of the best thing is that unlike many of the other Black shorts of the day made by White studios (such as Paramount and Warner-Vitaphone), Ellington is a man--not a walking stereotype of what American might have wanted to see in a talented Black man. He was very well-spoken and proud and none of the silly theatrics of the time were used to demean him or his music. I also liked Ellington's version of "Stormy Weather". While Ivie Anderson's singing of the song isn't nearly as good as the famous Lena Horne version (Anderson sings with much less feeling), Ellington's version of the song is slower and more languid--and very, very good. Overall, this is a delight for anyone who loves history or great music. Well worth anyone's time...unless they have absolutely no taste.

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