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Duke Ellington's Orchestra, Crystal Ballroom, Fargo, N.D.
Duke Ellington's Orchestra, Crystal Ballroom, Fargo, N.D.
TitleDuke Ellington's Orchestra, Crystal Ballroom, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1940-11-07
CreatorTowers, Jack
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionSide view showing two rows of brass and saxaphonist musicians performing.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectEntertainment
Subject (LCTGM)Music
Music ensembles
Musical instruments
Brass instruments
Jazz musicians
Subject (LCSH)African Americans
Organization NameCrystal Ballroom (Fargo, N.D.)
Duke Ellington Orchestra
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number467.1.8
Format of OriginalGelatin silver prints
Dimensions of Original18 x 22 cm.
Transcription"Duke Ellington at Crystal Ballroom, Fargo, ND, 11-7-40. Reeds (L to R) B. Bigard, J. Hodges, O. Hardwick, B. Webster, H. Carney. Brass, R. Stewart, R. Nance, W. Jones, Joe Nanton, J. Tizol, L. Brown" - Text from three typed labels 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 (467.1.8)
Rights ManagementCopyright retained by creator, with permission given to the Institute to make copy upon request.
Digital IDrs006833
Original Sourcephotographic print
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