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OHAM: Lawrence Brown on Ellington

OHAM Info

ELLINGTON PROJECT                                                      Interview no. 584

                                                                                                Acquisition

Lawrence Brown

with Dennett Harrod

Interview no. 584 a

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Howard Theatre in 1932--the 13th man superstition--joining the band--"Trees"--the million-dollar trombone section--Juan Tizol--"Tricky Sam"--Nanton--the growl--taking over for Tricky--Juan Tizol's present condition--working as recording agent for Local 47--contractor for "Sophisticated Ladies--"Braggin' in Brass"--collective quality of band--"Truckin'"--Billy Strayhorn--the band as corporation--Irving Mills--improvising--the music business.