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Duke Ellington's Early Years


James P. Johnson, 1946

James P. Johnson, the "Father of Stride Piano," was a friend and teacher of Ellington's

CREDIT: Gottlieb, William P., photographer. "Portrait of James P. (James Price) Johnson, New York, N.Y.(?), ca. May 1946." 1946. William P. Gottlieb - Photographs, Golden Age of Jazz, Library of Congress.

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