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 November  saw the 92nd anniversary of Florence's 1927 death.
It therefore seems appropiate to re-visit Duke Ellingtons tribute to her
So click below for   "Black Beauty" also known as "Portrait of Florence Mills"

This is the 1940s version with Harold Baker playing the wistful trumpet solo
Duke Ellington's Black Beauty (from the Hurricane Club, NY 1943)


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