Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Duke Ellington, morning person?

From Joya Sherrill’s children’s television show Time for Joya, WPIX, New York, 1970. Sherrill has just introduced her “very first boss”:

Joya Sherrill: Duke, I tell you, I can’t tell you how much it means to me to know that you got up this early to come and be on Time for Joya.

Duke Ellington: Well, eight o’clock in the morning, one never gets up. One only stays up.
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comments: 2

Benjo said...

I have some musician friends who could say the same thing because they're (very) late-night people. That said, your interpretation is probably a bit more likely, especially considering he was in his seventies when he said this :-)

Michael Leddy said...

I meant my question mark only as a joke — if you’ve been up all night and it’s now eight in the morning, maybe you are a morning person after all, sort of. : )

Ellington, so far as I know, was always a night person.