Ellington: The Music Lives On
Duke Ellington's music is recalled through recollections, film clips and performances by Carly Simon, Tammy Grimes, Karen Akers, Ben Harney, Sister Sledge, Patti LaBelle, Kathleen Battle and Ken Page. Highlights: "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good," "Sophisticated Lady," "Solitude."
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- Premiered: November 4, 1972
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)