Top Six Things

Top Six Rejected Titles for the Johnny Hodges 1958 Jazz Album “Not So Dukish”

  1. Why In The Hell Would You Say It Is Dukish
  2. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Dukish
  3. Guys, Check Out This Cigarette
  4. Does This Hat Make Me Look Dukish
  5. Totes Not Dukish
  6. Dukish

The inimitable alto saxophone player Johnny Hodges played in Duke Ellington’s band from 1928-1970 (except for a hiatus from 1951-1955). His solo recordings were his chance to set himself apart from that tenure. Hence the title of this one, “Not So Dukish.”