15/02/1941 Duke Ellington first records "Take the 'A' Train"
Duke Ellington, "Take the A Train"
"Take the 'A' Train" is a jazz standard by Billy Strayhorn that was the signature tune of the Duke Ellington orchestra. The song was first recorded in 1941 as a standard transcription for radio broadcast. The first and most famous commercial recording was made in February.
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