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Song of the Day #430

Song of the Day: Perdido, music by Juan Tizol, words by Harry Lenk and Ervin Drake, has been recorded by many artists, starting with the great Duke Ellington. Listen here to an audio clip of a version heard at the Duke's 70th birthday back in 1969. Also listen here to a two-part audio clip by saxophonist James Moody. I also love a lyrical version by the Gerald Wilson Big Band (no audio clip available, unfortunately).