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Playing 'bop' is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.


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This page presents the quote "Playing 'bop' is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.". Author of this quote is Duke Ellington. This quote is about playing jazz, missing, missing you, music, scrabble, vowels,.