Black & Tan Fantasy

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12/15/11 – The Hale School Jazz Orchestra visits Foxborough High School.

From Wikipedia:
Black And Tan Fantasy is a 1927 jazz composition by Duke Ellington and Bubber Miley. The song was recorded several times in 1927 for the Okeh, RCA Victor and Brunswick record labels. The song was also featured in the 1929 short film Black and Tan. The Victor recording is an inductee of theGrammy Hall of FameThelonious Monk covered the song in 1955; his cover was sampled by the hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan in their 1993 song “Shame on a Nigga”.

The song has a connection to a short 1929 film called Black and Tan.

 

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