Satin Doll
Duke Ellington Lyrics

Cigarette holder which wigs me
Over her shoulder she digs me
Out cattin' that satin doll
Baby, shall we go out skippin'?

Careful, amigo, you're flippin'
Speaks Latin that satin doll
She's nobody's fool so I'm playing it cool as can be
I'll give it a whirl but I ain't for no girl catching me
Telephone numbers well you know
Doing my rhumbas with uno
And that's my satin doll

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For a video to be almost 60 years old the quality is amazing!

quarmaine stephenson

YouTube is a time machine

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The audio was recorded onto an LP and over-dubbed ontop of the film footage. What you're seeing here are the musicians trying their best to mimic the recording. You can hear the true audio when Duke starts speaking.

Gilles Vaillancourt

Film is so much better than video, and sound was better too. To give an idea, a scene from a 1938 movie, Robin Hood :

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Man that sax section sound is hard to come by. I think a main factor to that sweet sound was Harry Carney's deep bari sound. Great band and a great tune!

Edward Wilson

@Baribrotzer The five players, Hodges, Carney, Procope, Hamilton and Gonsalves, were like a great offensive line in football. They played together so long that they became "five fingers of the same hand"


@Baribrotzer i'm glad somebody mentioned duke's arrangements.


& the sublime nod to Thelonious Monk! So excellent.

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