Record Making With Duke Ellington (1937)

I had linked to a great video of Duke Ellington recording in 1937. Back when music was literally "cut" directly to disc. Unfortunately, like so many great videos that make their way onto YouTube, it is no longer available. However, someone else has kindly posted a different copy of the same footage, so here you go:

Duke Ellington was one of the great founding fathers of American music. Most young musicians, if not directly influenced by his music, have been inspired by someone who was significantly influenced by Ellington.

Some of the great drum legends came through his band including:

Take some time to find a few of his other classics.