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The Mooche
The Mooch

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supplement to
The Duke – Where and When
A Chronicle of Duke Ellington's Working Life and Travels

Since "The Duke - Where and When" is very large, I moved some material to supporting webpages. This one is about a song title.
This webpage was created and is maintained by David Palmquist,
with considerable input from fellow researchers
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The Mooch or The Mooche? - that is the question

Steven Lasker:

(Mr. Lasker's comments follow an earlier email exchange with Ms Radecki that is not published here.)

Allana Radecki:

Independent scholar Allana Radecki, formerly an adjunct professor at Indiana University, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts and a Master of Arts degree in African American and African Diaspora Studies. She presented her ongoing research into Ellington’s interconnection with jazz dance at the 2009 Echoes of Ellington conference at University of Texas in Austin, and at several conferences and seminars noted below. Her current (2024) book project examines the relationship between Ellington and jazz dance.
  • University of Kentucky (2008)
  • Echoes of Ellington (2009)
  • Institute of Jazz Studies (2018)
  • The Smithsonian Institute (2019)
  • The Jazz Educator's Network Conference (2020)
  • The Tap Dance Research Network United Kingdom and the Educator's Network Online Seminar Series (2023 and 2024)

David Palmquist: