Two Ton the Disc Jockey

Chicago -- This is Dick Baker, 24-year-old pianist and jive singer at WJJD and WIND, who owns virtually every record the Duke Ellington band has made. Baker, a terrific artist in his own right, recently wrote two tunes, titled "The Duke's Back Again" and "The Duke Tunes Up." Big and genial, Dick has a 20-month-old son he calls "Jughead." Dick has been playing piano since he was 2 1/2 years old. But he never took a lesson!

© Down Beat, January 1941

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