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Fun Music Information -> Duke Ellington

This is the most recent information about Duke Ellington that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Duke Ellington, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).


Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus


Playing 'Bop' is like Scrabble with all the vowels missing.
- Duke Ellington
Submitted by: LucidLupin

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Edward Kennedy Ellington. Submitted by: jukebox

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Sir Duke. Submitted by: Jazz

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"How Do I Get There?," Deana Carter"Take The A-Train," Duke Ellington
"Primadonna," Marina and the Diamonds"Sophisticated Lady," Duke Ellington
"Don't You Care," The Buckinghams"Don't You Know I Care," Duke Ellington
"Do You Know The Way To San Jose?," Dionne Warwick"Take The "A" Train," Duke Ellington
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Change a Letter:

"I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Clues" originally "I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues"

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Satin Doll""Yiddish Nostalgia: Skittish Doll"Giorgio Coniglio
"Satin Doll""Latin Cat's Strut"Giorgio Coniglio's Grandson
"Flamingo""Flaming Obama"Barry J. Mitchel

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
She's A Lady
   Tom Jones
Sophisticated Lady
   Duke Ellington
She's A Sophisticated Lady
Dude Looks Like A Lady
Sophisticated Lady
   Duke Ellington
Dude Looks Like A Sophisticated Lady
Lady Marmalade
Sophisticated Lady
   Duke Ellington
Sophisticated Lady Marmalade
Sophisticated Lady
   Duke Ellington
The Lady Is A Tramp
   Frank Sinatra
The Sophisticated Lady Is A Tramp

Misheard Lyrics:

"Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
Misheard Lyrics:
Thought I'd visit the club
Got as far as the door
Vader asked me about you
Don't get around much anymore
Original Lyrics:
Thought I'd visit the club
Got as far as the door
They'd have asked me about you
Don't get around much anymore
"Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mr. Saturday Dance
Original Lyrics:
Missed the Saturday dance.

Song Title Space Change:

"I Go Tit Bad And That Ain't Good" originally "I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good"
Maybe someone needs a new bra?
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Don't Get A Round Much Anymore" originally "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
Must have gone on a diet.
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"
The Lyrics:
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing
It should be "it DOESN'T mean a thing if it DOESN'T HAVE that swing."
Submitted by: Steve

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