Yale University Library


OHAM: Kay Davis Wimp on Ellington


Kay Davis Wimp

Talking with Martha Oneppo

Chicago, Illinois

July 21, 1980


Living in Bushnel, Illinois‑‑academic background‑‑joining the band‑‑her first song with the band‑‑"I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues"‑‑singing Strayhorn's arrangements‑‑"Creole Love Call"‑‑the Carnegie Hall concert‑-the other vocalists‑‑Joya, Maria and Kay‑‑"It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing"‑‑rehearsing with Duke‑‑her singing background at Northwestern‑‑going to Europe‑‑Chubby Kemp‑‑Lu Elliott‑‑Dolores Morgan‑‑leaving the band‑‑"A Drum Is A Woman"‑‑Al Hibbler‑‑Sonny Greer‑‑"Ring Dem Bells"‑‑traveling with the band in the South‑‑being on the road‑‑traveling in Canada‑‑Duke's way of punishing a band member‑‑missing the band.