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    Duke Ellington Acetate Group of Four (1946). We were especially excited when we received these historic acetates. The Duke was such an important part of 20th-Century American music, with a legacy of some of Jazz/Big Band's most beloved compositions and performances. Ellington acetates are excessively rare, in fact, these are the first we have ever offered. The unique, raw quality of the acetates conveys a feeling of being there watching and listening to musical history being made. Included in this first lot are the one-sided "Happy Go Lucky Local Part 1"; the two sided "Happy Go Lucky Part 2" b/w The King Cole Trio's "Don't Learn That in School"; "Ritt & Drill"/"Tip Toe Topic"; and "Narcissa"/Billy Butterfield's "Malaguena." Condition of discs: VG 5, with some surface noise. A wonderful lot of historic significance.

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    October, 2008
    4th-6th Saturday-Monday
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