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Louis Armstrong

(1901—1971) American jazz musician

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Ada Brown

Ada Brown  

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B. Ada Scott, 1 May 1890, Junction City, Kansas, USA, d. 31 March 1950, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Raised in a musical environment (a cousin was ragtime pianist/composer James Scott) ...
Ahmed Abdullah

Ahmed Abdullah  

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B. Leroy Bland, 10 May 1947, New York City, New York, USA. Inspired originally by Louis Armstrong, Abdullah has played with mainstream jazzmen such as Cal Massey, R&B singers including ...
Al Fairweather

Al Fairweather  

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B. Alastair Fairweather, 12 June 1927, Edinburgh, Scotland, d. 21 June 1993. After a brief flirtation with the trombone, Fairweather settled on the trumpet and while still at school began ...
Al Morgan

Al Morgan  

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B. Albert Morgan, 19 August 1908, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 14 April 1974, Los Angeles, California, USA. The youngest of four Morgan brothers who all became professional musicians, he ...
Albert Nicholas

Albert Nicholas  

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B. 27 May 1900, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 3 September 1973, Basle, Switzerland. After taking lessons from Lorenzo Tio, the young Nicholas, a nephew of ‘Wooden’ Joe Nicholas, played ...
Alberta Hunter

Alberta Hunter  

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(b. 1 April 1895; d. 17 October 1984), blues singer and composer whose career spanned seven decades.“I’ve got the world in a jug, the stopper’s in my hand,” are ...
Allan Harris

Allan Harris  

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B. Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Harris was raised in a musical atmosphere, his mother, a singer, being a friend of Clarence Williams and Louis Armstrong both of ...
Alton Moore

Alton Moore  

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B. 7 October 1908, Selma, Alabama, USA, d. 1978, New York City, New York, USA. After being taught formally on baritone horn, Alton ‘Slim’ Moore took up the trombone and ...
An American Icon (Louis Armstrong album)

An American Icon (Louis Armstrong album)  

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This is a lovingly-packaged three-CD collection of the recordings Armstrong did for the Decca label, during the years 1946-1968. It captures the icon himself - who, in the 20s and ...
Anat Cohen

Anat Cohen  

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B. 1975, Tel Aviv, Israel. Cohen was born into a musical family, her two brothers both playing instruments: alto and soprano saxophonist Yuval Cohen and trumpeter Avishai Cohen. She began ...
Andy Razaf

Andy Razaf  

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B. Andrea Menentania Razafinkeriefo, 16 December 1895, Washington, DC, USA, d. 3 February 1973, Hollywood, California, USA. Related to the Queen of Madagascar but raised in the USA, Razaf was ...
Apollo program

Apollo program  

The American space programme to land humans on the Moon. The three-seater Apollo spacecraft were launched to the Moon by Saturn V rockets. In orbit around the Moon, two astronauts entered the Lunar ...
Artists and Models

Artists and Models  

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A series of revues mounted by the Shuberts in 1923, 1924, 1925, 1927, and 1930. Unlike the more lavishly dressed extravagant annual revues of this period, these shows emphasized nude ...
Arvell Shaw

Arvell Shaw  

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B. Arvell James Shaw, 15 September 1923, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, d. 5 December 2002, Roosevelt, Long Island, New York, USA. Although he had previously studied other instruments, Shaw began ...
astronaut

astronaut  

ˈæstrǝˌnôtn. a person who is trained to travel in a spacecraft.
Barbara Dane

Barbara Dane  

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B. Barbara Jean Spillman, 12 May 1927, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Born into a white middle-class family, as a child Dane sang and played piano in Sunday school and also learned ...
Barney Bigard

Barney Bigard  

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B. Albany Leon Bigard, 3 March 1906, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 27 June 1980, Culver City, California, USA. Born into a highly musical family, Bigard began studying clarinet at ...
Barrett Deems

Barrett Deems  

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B. 1 March 1914, Springfield, Illinois, USA, d. 15 September 1998, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Nicknamed Deemus. Throughout the 30s Deems worked with Paul Ash and led his own small bands. ...
B.B. King

B.B. King  

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(b. 16 September 1925),one of the greatest blues performers in the history of American popular music. Born Riley B. King in Itta Bena, Mississippi, King lived much of his ...
Bennie Benjamin

Bennie Benjamin  

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B. 4 November 1907, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, d. 2 May 1989, New York City, New York, USA. A popular composer and lyricist in the 40s and 50s, Benjamin moved ...

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