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Saturday video break: I Can’t Give You Anything But Love

Reaching back to the 1920s and the legendary Duke Ellington:

I love me some Glenn Miller, but of all the big band leaders of that era, I think Ellington had the best overall body of work. The movie The Cotton Club is a mess in many ways, but its Ellington-infused soundtrack can’t be beat. Naturally, there are more vocal-oriented versions of this song, and the one I have is by the Hot Club of Cowtown:

That’s my musical crush Elena James on vocals and violin. I don’t care how old this song is, it was written for her to perform.

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