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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Bli-Blip (1942, Soundie)


Paul White and Marie Bryant performs "Bli-Blip." Music by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra. 


Dave Heasman said...

I've never heard this Ellington piece before, and I'm rather surprised. The bass being recorded so strongly must be Jimmy Blanton and I'm surprised the piece hasn't been put on record - was the soundie produced while there was a recording ban?