Watch Duke Ellington Perform ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing’ (1943)

August 30, 2017

Duke Ellington performs ‘It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)’ (1943). The song is thought to be one of the earliest uses of the word “swing” in a title and introduced the term into everyday language.

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