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    Duke Ellington "So Long/Apple Basket" Two-Page Hand Written Score (undated). Duke Ellington wrote and arranged his songs with the talents of his band members in mind. He often revised his charts so that the band's performances sounded fresh and different throughout the '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, and '70s as the musical personnel changed. Here he presents two wonderful musical song sketches, "So Long" and "Apple Basket." This lot includes a letter of provenance from J. Bradley Shigeta which reads, "This letter is to confirm that all of the Duke Ellington manuscripts/scores/miscellaneous sketches in my possession were given to me by Mercer Ellington in 1995 as a personal gift for my assistance with the Duke Ellington Orchestra."

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2008
    5th Saturday
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