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Louis Armstrong

  1. Louis Armstrong is an enduring jazz icon, and one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. (Web site)
  2. Louis Armstrong was also becoming a musical sensation in Chicago, taking some of the spotlight away from Lil. (Web site)
  3. Louis Armstrong was also greatly skilled at scat singing, or wordless vocalizing.
  4. Louis Armstrong was an extremely generous man who was said to have given away almost as much money as he kept for himself.
  5. Louis Armstrong was born and raised in and around the notorious Storyville district of New Orleans.

Duke Ellington

  1. Duke Ellington is a jazz legend.
  2. Duke Ellington is one of the premier musicians of the 20th century. (Web site)
  3. Duke Ellington: A Celebration In 1923, he hired a musician named Bubber Miley--a master of trumpet mutes and unusual growling sounds. (Web site)

Sidney Bechet

  1. Sidney Bechet : the wizard of jazz. (Web site)
  2. Sidney Bechet was a proponent of Dixieland Jazz who played the clarinet and was the first person to play Jazz on a Soprano Saxophone.
  3. Sidney Bechet was a great improviser, with a passion for life as well as music. (Web site)
  4. Sidney Bechet was a child prodigy in New Orleans. (Web site)
  5. Sidney Bechet was at the RCA studios on April 18th, 1941 (before tape) and the engineers fiddled with some early multiple recordings. (Web site)

James Brown

  1. James Brown is known as the "Godfather of Soul," yet Cooke's status as the "King of Soul" perhaps best reflects his stature and legacy. (Web site)
  2. James Brown was able to buy a private jet, a villa, four radio stations, a restaurant chain, a moated castle and a music publishing house. (Web site)
  3. JAMES BROWN is the KING of everything.
  4. JAMES BROWN: A lot of people that went to college and took up marketing, but didn't take up people. (Web site)
  5. James Brown was also a role model for ghetto kids. (Web site)

Big Bill Broonzy

  1. Big Bill Broonzy is a towering and influential figure in traditional blues as a guitarist, singer and architect of early Chicago blues. (Web site)
  2. Big Bill Broonzy was one of the greatest and most influential bluesmen of the thirties, and this is an excellent collection.
  3. Big Bill Broonzy was one of the many who made the trek out of Mississippi to Chicago. (Web site)

Billy Strayhorn

  1. Billy Strayhorn was the piano prodigy Duke Ellington recruited in 1938 to compose material for his band.
  2. Billy Strayhorn was born to be a musician. (Web site)
  3. Billy Strayhorn was Ellington’s compositional colleague, second pianist and arranger for most of Ellington’s career.

Nat King Cole

  1. Nat King Cole was the first African American to have his own radio program.
  2. Nat King Cole was a black man, who became a very famous jazz pianist and singer.
  3. Nat King Cole was considered a leading jazz pianist, appearing, for example, in the first Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts.
  4. Nat King Cole was one of the most popular singers ever to hit the American charts. (Web site)


  1. Jay-Z is a part-owner of the New Jersey Nets NBA team paying a reported $4.5 million for his share. (Web site)
  2. Jay-Z is the first hip-hop artist to sign with Live Nation. (Web site)
  3. Jay-Z is the richest hip hop Entertainer (followed by 50 Cent), having a net-worth estimate of $600 million.
  4. Jay-Z was deeply affected by the murder of his friend and fan, Biggie Smalls.
  5. Jay-Z was featured on Beyonce's hit single "Crazy In Love." He made yet another appearance on Beyonc--'s 2006 hit, "Deja Vu". (Web site)

Johnny Dodds

  1. Johnny Dodds is one of those rare musicians whose sound has been heard by millions, and yet few know them by name. (Web site)
  2. Johnny Dodds was a great asset to the popularity of Armstrong's Hot 5 and Hot 7 in the Windy City. (Web site)
  3. Johnny Dodds was noted for his professionalism and virtuosity as a musician, and his heartfelt heavily blues laden style.
  4. Johnny Dodds was one of the greatest clarinetist of the 1920's. (Web site)

Miles Davis

  1. Miles Davis was a huge fan, proclaiming Prince to be "the most exciting artist of his time", and saying that "he could be another Duke Ellington".
  2. Miles Davis was influenced at around this time by pianist Ahmad Jamal, whose sparse style contrasted with the "busy" sound of bebop.
  3. Miles Davis was a great poet on his instrument. (Web site)
  4. Miles Davis was always unusual. (Web site)
  5. Miles Davis was born into a relatively wealthy African-American family living in Alton, Illinois.

Robert Cray

  1. Robert Cray is one of the few blues artists who managed to cultivate a mainstream following in the 1980s and 1990s. (Web site)
  2. Robert Cray is a Grammy award winning musician.
  3. Robert Cray is a blues musician, guitarist and singer.
  4. Robert Cray is one of the few blues artists who managed to cultivate a mainstream following from the get go. (Web site)

Barney Bigard

  1. Barney Bigard was one of the most distinctive clarinetists in jazz and a longtime asset to Duke Ellington 's orchestra.
  2. Barney Bigard was born in New Orleans and studied music and clarinet with Lorenzo Tio. (Web site)

Ray Charles

  1. Ray Charles was the musician most responsible for developing soul music. (Web site)
  2. Ray Charles was born into a poor family on September 23, 1930 in Albany, Georgia, though he was raised in Florida.
  3. Ray Charles was 74 when he passed away of liver cancer. (Web site)
  4. Ray Charles was a singer, songwriter and musician who wrote many classic country and R and B songs.
  5. Ray Charles was also known for singing and he did vocals for a few different projects as well. (Web site)

Count Basie

  1. Count Basie was a great jazz pianist and big band leader.
  2. Count Basie was a leading figure of the swing era in jazz and, alongside Duke Ellington, an outstanding representative of big band style. (Web site)
  3. Count Basie was able to hold on to his musicians for lengthy periods. (Web site)
  4. Count Basie was among the most important bandleaders of the swing era.
  5. Count Basie was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. (Web site)

Don Cherry

  1. Don Cherry was born in Oklahoma City, OK in 1936 and raised in Los Angeles, where he first began to play the trumpet and later piano.
  2. Don Cherry is a musician of endless versatility.
  3. Don Cherry is one of music's great adventurers.
  4. Don Cherry is the name of more than one notable person. (Web site)
  5. Don Cherry was a true genius.

Florence Ballard

  1. Florence Ballard was truly the best singer The Supremes ever had but the choice of material offered her could'nt have been more questionable. (Web site)
  2. Florence Ballard - one of the original Supremes, died of a heart attack on February 22 nd, 1976 at the age of 32. (Web site)
  3. Florence Ballard is a tragic casualty of Motown.
  4. Florence Ballard was coping by turning to alcohol and became involved in several blow-ups with Gordy and Diana Ross. (Web site)
  5. Florence Ballard was replaced in 1967 by Cindy Birdsong[?] ( Patty Labelle & the BlueBelles[?]); she eventually sunk into poverty, dying on welfare in 1976. (Web site)

Lloyd Banks

  1. Lloyd Banks was born Christopher Lloyd 22 years ago and raised in Jamaica, Queens. (Web site)
  2. Lloyd Banks was joined by 50 Cent and Young Buck on the album, and also had a solo performance with the song, "Smile".
  3. Lloyd Banks was left to care for his younger brothers alone when his mother was not around.
  4. Lloyd Banks was raised in Jamaica, Queens by his Puerto Rican mother--his father spent much of his son's childhood behind bars. (Web site)

Marvin Gaye

  1. Marvin Gaye is one of my favorite revolutionaries.
  2. Marvin Gaye was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. (Web site)
  3. Marvin Gaye was thrilled that Tammi had finally found happiness and was finally in a non-abusive relationship. (Web site)
  4. Marvin Gaye: a life marked by complexity.

Snoop Dogg

  1. Snoop Dogg is a hip-hop star who shot to fame after being a featured rapper on Dr. Dre 's 1992 album The Chronic. (Web site)
  2. Snoop Dogg is the LAST person I would ever care to hear on a Lyfe Jennings song. (Web site)
  3. Snoop Dogg was a member of a local Crips gang (lead by Bow Keene Mundine) in Long Beach, the Rollin' 20's Crips.
  4. Snoop Dogg was a member of a local Crips gang in Long Beach, the Rollin' 20's Crips.
  5. Snoop Dogg was arrested again on October 26 2006 at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California while parked in a passenger loading zone. (Web site)

Wynton Marsalis

  1. In this regard, Wynton Marsalis became Blakey's most important disciple, a testament to the fiery drummer's seminal influence. (Web site)
  2. Others, like Wynton Marsalis, disagree with this point of view, preferring instead to retain the rhythmic base of swing for creating their music.
  3. Wynton Marsalis: If I hadn't played with Art, I wouldn't have played jazz. (Web site)

Yolanda Adams

  1. Yolanda Adams comes out the blocks smoking with her debut release on her new label, Elektra Records. (Web site)
  2. In 2000 she ventured into new territory by issuing a Christmas album, A Yolanda Adams Christmas.
  3. Yolanda Adams is without question one of the biggest stars ever to sing gospel music. (Web site)

Young Jeezy

  1. Young Jeezy has also collaborated with artists such as Fabolous, T.I. and Juelz Santana.
  2. Young Jeezy has produced a popular line of "Snowman" t-shirts.
  3. Young Jeezy is often referred to (by himself and others) as the "Snow man".

Yusef Lateef

  1. During 1962-1963, Yusef Lateef made the group a sextet and pianist Joe Zawinul was an important new member. (Web site)
  2. Yusef Lateef machte die Gruppe von 1962 bis 1963 zum Sextett. (Web site)
  3. Yusef Lateef - The Centaur and the Phoenix (Riverside, 1961) An amazingly diverse session, with a nine-piece group that sounds like a big band.

Al Green

  1. Al Green was the first great soul singer of the '70s and arguably the last great Southern soul singer.
  2. Soul singer, Al Green vacillated between what he calls "a million-dollar career" and his calling to sing gospel music. (Web site)
  3. The producers were so impressed by the recording, they persuaded Tina to record a cover of Al Green’s Let’s Stay Together.

Aretha Franklin

  1. Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music, and indeed of American pop as a whole.

Baby Dodds

  1. Baby Dodds was one of first great drummers of Jazz and the brother of Johnny Dodds. (Web site)
  2. Baby Dodds was one of his pupils from 1912. (Web site)

Blind Blake

  1. Blind Blake was an influential blues singer and guitarist.
  2. Blind Blake is a figure of enormous importance in American music.
  3. Blind Blake is a great player, a great musical figure," echoes Ry Cooder.
  4. Blind Blake was an influential blues singer and guitarist known as the "King of Ragtime Guitar".
  5. Blind Blake was drinking heavily in his later years.

Buddy Guy

  1. Chicago blues legends Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells perform some of their greatest hits live. (Web site)
  2. Albert Collins and band losing their cool at Buddy Guy's Legends club.
  3. Many of Hooker's early releases influenced other bluesmen such as Buddy Guy and are considered to be early precursors to rock and roll. (Web site)

Cab Calloway

  1. Cab Calloway was a famous singer and bandleader in 1930, and some 60 years later, he is still going strong. (Web site)
  2. Cab Calloway is the father of actor Kirk Calloway. (Web site)
  3. Cab Calloway was a famous singer and bandleader beginning in the lively era of the 1920s, and he remained active in music throughout his golden years. (Web site)
  4. Cab Calloway was a remarkable showman, a born entertainer, a funny guy, and a unique singer.

Charlie Parker

  1. Charlie Parker was black music's first existential hero. (Web site)
  2. Charlie Parker was an amazing saxophonist who gained wide recognition for his solos and innovative improvisations. (Web site)
  3. Charlie Parker was 33 years old at the time, the presiding genius of his music and the greatest alto saxophone player who ever lived.
  4. Charlie Parker was a great musician and father. (Web site)
  5. Charlie Parker was a musical performer during the Harlem Renaissance.

Chuck Berry

  1. Chuck Berry is a pioneer of Rock 'n' Roll and one of the most influential musician of all time.
  2. Chuck Berry is an influential figure and one of the pioneers of rock & roll music. (Web site)
  3. Chuck Berry is an influential figure and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. (Web site)
  4. Chuck Berry is the greatest of the rock and rollers. (Web site)
  5. Chuck Berry is the greatest rock lyricist this side of Bob Dylan, and sometimes I prefer him to Dylan. (Web site)

Tracy Chapman

  1. Tracy Chapman is an eloquent musician, but as an interviewee, she prefers to let her songs do the talking. (Web site)
  2. Tracy Chapman is a performer of striking originality, grace and charm.
  3. Tracy Chapman is the best singer in the hole world. (Web site)
  4. Tracy Chapman was greeted with enthusiastic reviews, and she set out on the road supporting 10,000 Maniacs. (Web site)

Abiodun Oyewole

  1. Abiodun Oyewole received a 12-to-20-year jail sentence, but served less than four years.
  2. Wright-Lewis introduces poet Abiodun Oyewole to the students attending the poetry workshop. (Web site)
  3. Abiodun Oyewole CDs Abiodun Oyewole CDs are one of thousands of music CDs available online. (Web site)

Albert Collins

  1. Albert Collins was a blues guitarist, singer and musician.
  2. Albert Collins was a moderate vocalist and an incredible guitarist.
  3. Albert Collins was a moderate vocalist, but instead an incredible and extremely magnificent guitarist with a reliable phat and juicy Fender Telecaster sound. (Web site)
  4. Albert Collins was a true master of the blues whose piercing playing could send chills down the spine. (Web site)
  5. Albert Collins was born on the 1st of October, in 1932 in Houston, Texas. (Web site)

Alex Bradford

  1. Alex Bradford who formed and pioneered America's most famous gospel group was immediately magnetised by Madeline's compelling and creative voice. (Web site)
  2. He instantly recruited her to the group being acutely aware that Madeline's presence in the Alex Bradford Singers would enhance their vocal performances. (Web site)
  3. The Alex Bradford Singers sang all over America and toured Europe as part of the off-Broadway hit show "Black Nativity" written by Langston Hughes. (Web site)

Anita Baker

  1. Anita Baker is a living legend.

Archie Shepp

  1. Murray was initially heavily influenced by free jazz musicians such as Archie Shepp and Albert Ayler. (Web site)
  2. New Thing At Newport by John Coltrane and Archie Shepp is one fine example of how Coltrane gave a helping hand to other musicians. (Web site)
  3. When Benny Golson returned to active playing in 1977, his tone had hardened and sounded much closer to Archie Shepp than to Don Byas. (Web site)

Art Blakey

  1. Art Blakey is a master of playing the form and supprting soloists in this way. (Web site)
  2. Art Blakey was known as a powerful musician and a ferocious groover.

Art Tatum

  1. Charlie Parker is being heavily influenced by tenor saxophonist Lester Young and piano virtuoso Art Tatum.
  2. He started out by emulating Coleman Hawkins, but Byas always cited Art Tatum as his greater influence: "I haven't got any style, I just blow like Art".
  3. Strayhorn was then introduced to the music of pianists like Art Tatum and Teddy Wilson at 19. (Web site)

Beanie Sigel

  1. A video of Beanie Sigel dissing top hip hop producers Kanye West and Pharrell Williams was released May 20, 2007, as part of the upcoming Beef Series dvd.
  2. Beanie Sigel, born Dwight Grant, was released from federal prison in August after serving a year for a gun charge. (Web site)
  3. Beanie Sigel's Cadillac Escalade plays a prominent role in a couple of his court cases. (Web site)

Benny Benjamin

  1. Benny Benjamin was Motown’s first drummer and, together with bassist James Jammerson provided the rhythmic anchor for the Motown Sound.

Big Daddy Kane

  1. Big Daddy Kane also posed for Playgirl and Madonna's Sex book during the 1990s.
  2. Big Daddy Kane appeared on the trip-hop group Morcheeba 's 2003 single "What's Your Name".
  3. Big Daddy Kane made a surprise appearance on the remix of the song Don't Touch Me of Busta Rhymes.

Big Boi

  1. Big Boi is a playable character in the Def Jam: Icon videogame. (Web site)
  2. Big Boi was born and spent the first half of his childhood in Savannah before moving to Georgia's capital of Atlanta. (Web site)

Big Gipp

  1. Big Gipp, who is a Southern rapper, hails from the hotbed of the genre, Atlanta, Georgia. (Web site)
  2. His ex son-in-law is rapper Big Gipp of the Goodie Mob. (Web site)
  3. Cee-Lo and Big Gipp both referenced this in multiple interviews.

Bill Johnson

  1. In 1918 bassist Bill Johnson invited Oliver to join his band at Chicago's Royal Gardens. (Web site)
  2. Bill Johnson landed in Chicago, where a growing economy attending American entry into the Great War created a boom, which meant jobs for ambitious musicians. (Web site)
  3. Bill Johnson claimed to have invented slap style while playing a job up in Shreveport, when his bow broke and he was temporarily unable to get a replacement. (Web site)

Biz Markie

  1. Biz Markie lost more weight than anybody else in the competition. (Web site)
  2. Watch videos from the music artist Biz Markie on the official VH1 website.
  3. Buffy and another contorary Doug-E--Fresh popularized beatboxing, inspiring other artists to innovate, including Biz Markie and later, others such as Rahzel. (Web site)

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