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Nigel Kennedy

Chooses the song Black and Blue, composed by Fats Waller and performed by Louis Armstrong

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Violinist
Studied at Yehudi Menhin School of Music. Sold 2 million copies of Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Soloist in BBC Proms 2013.

Black and Blue by Fats Waller / Louis Armstrong

Nigel Kennedy chooses the song Black and Blue, a 1929 jazz standard written by Fats Waller with lyricist Andy Razaf and performed by Louis Armstrong. Presented by John Wilson.

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