Song Of The Day – 2/18/11

Song Of The Day – “Diga Diga Doo” by The Mills Brothers with Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra

Recorded in 1932, this song¬†originally hails from Lew Leslie’s musical “Blackbirds Of 1928″ starring Cab Calloway, Ethel Waters, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Duke Ellington and others.¬†Back in the 1920s and ’30s, Broadway musicals weren’t based on a book with a story to drive the music along. Musicals were music revues featuring many performers coming together on stage for an evening of musical entertainment and dance. This show also featured the hits songs “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” and “St. Louis Blues.” NOTE: Song Of the Day will be on hiatus this weekend and will return on Monday!

Posted: February 18th, 2011 under Big Band, Music, The Mills Brothers w/Duke Ellington.
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