For August, I'm going to do something a little different - a theme month! Each week's Song of the Week will have a place name in its title.
Edward Kennedy Ellington (1899-1974) is probably the greatest composer, American or otherwise, of the 20th Century. I've always been, and will continue to be, a big fan of Gershwin, but it's hard to compare anyone with Duke's output (over 1,000 compositions) and influence. Though he's primarily categorized as jazz, Duke's music spanned multiple genres.
This week's tune is "The Sidewalks of New York".