Black and Tan


In this musical short, Duke Ellington serenades Fredi Washington, playing his wife with a heart condition, to death by her request. The Ellington Orchestra plays “The Duke Steps Out,” “Black Beauty,” “Black and Tan Fantasy,” and more in the twinkling Harlem Cotton Club as the night roars on.


Director: Dudley Murphy
Year: 1929
Genre: Musical
Type: Short

Link: https://www.criterionchannel.com/black-and-tan




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