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Sonny Greer on drums, Duke Ellington's band, Crystal Ballroom, Fargo, N.D.
Sonny Greer on drums, Duke Ellington's band, Crystal Ballroom, Fargo, N.D.
TitleSonny Greer on drums, Duke Ellington's band, Crystal Ballroom, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1940-11-07
CreatorTowers, Jack
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionClose view of man playing drums.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
General SubjectEntertainment
Subject (LCTGM)Music
Music ensembles
Musicians
Musical instruments
Drums
Jazz musicians
Subject (LCSH)African Americans
Personal NameGreer, Sonny
Organization NameCrystal Ballroom (Fargo, N.D.)
Duke Ellington Orchestra
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Decade1940-1949
Item Number467.1.5
Format of OriginalGelatin silver prints
Dimensions of Original18 x 22 cm.
Transcription"Ellington drummer, Sonny Greer" - Typed label on back of print.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryThis performance by the Duke Ellington Orchestra at the Crystal Ballroom in Fargo, N.D. on November 7, 1940 was recorded by Dick Burris and Jack Towers, using a portable disk-cutting recorder and microphone borrowed from North Dakota Agricultural College. The recording was published in 1978 under the title: Duke Ellington At Fargo, 1940 Live.In 1990 the recording was issued on CD under title: Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra, Fargo, North Dakota, November 7, 1940.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionDuke Ellington Photograph Collection 467
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (467.1.5)
Rights ManagementCopyright retained by creator, with permission given to the Institute to make copy upon request.
Languageeng
Digital IDrs006830
Original Sourcephotographic print
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