Category Archives: Bob Epstein

Duke Ellington — Caravan

Thanks to Secval Last week, I played the Bunny Berigan version of Caravan.  This is Caravan by the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Not sure if this was the first original version, but if not it’s close. The idea of the song … Continue reading

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Fletcher and the Duke — Ahead of their time.

Thanks to Barca Nica for the You Tube Fletcher Henderson’s Variety Stomp. Variety Stomp has a similar structure and rhythm pattern to some early Duke Ellington songs. It was written by Jo Trent, Charlie Green, and Fats Waller. Recorded May … Continue reading

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