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Duke Ellington
(1899-1974) born on
Apr 29
US bandleader, songwriter. He was an outstanding jazz personality who wrote over 5000 original works, e.g., "Take the 'A' Train."
         
   
F
My mother told me I was blessed, and I have always taken her word for it. Being born of -- or reincarnated from -- royalty is nothing Like being blessed. Royalty is inherited from another human being; blessedness comes from God.

R
It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing.
A
You've got to find some way of saying it without saying it.
N
There are two kinds of worries -- those you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter.
K
Critics have their purposes, and they're supposed to do what they do, but sometimes they get a little carried away with what they think someone should have done, rather than concerning themselves with what they did.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Music Is My Mistress," 1973.
R: "Song Title," 1932.
A: In "Talking Drums -- An African-American Quote Collection," by Anita Doreen Diggs, 1995
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: "Music Is My Mistress," 1973.
   


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