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Duke Ellington

Artist: Duke Ellington Tune: It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Swing When we turn on the radio today many of us don’t see a connection to Duke Ellington. In my opinion Duke Ellington put the “pop” in popular music. Throughout the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and even into the early 1960s, Duke Ellington was a force. From YouTube – Duke Ellington and his orchestra playing this awesome tune in 1943. “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” is a 1931 composition by Duke Ellington with lyrics by Irving Mills, now accepted as a jazz

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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