- Opening date
- July 10, 1941
- All-black musical revue featuring music by Duke Ellington. It opened at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles and boasted a cast of 60, including the Ellington orchestra, Ivie Anderson, Marie Bryant, Joe Turner, Herb Jeffries, Dorothy Dandridge, and comedian Wonderful Smith. The songs included 'I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good', 'Rocks in My Bed' and 'Subtle Slough', an instrumental which Ellington played on stage and which became 'Just Squeeze Me, Don’t Tease Me' when Lee Gaines added the lyric.
|Bli-Blip||Paul White and Marie Bryant||Sid Kuller, Duke Ellington||Covered by (8 artists)|
|I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)||Ivie Anderson||Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster||Covered by (480 artists)|
|Rocks in My Bed||Joe Turner||Duke Ellington||Covered by (37 artists)|
|Subtle Slough||Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra||Duke Ellington||Covered by (217 artists)|