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Jump for Joy - A Sun-Tanned Revu-Sical

Opening date
July 10, 1941
Comments
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.

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