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Published Date: 9/2/2014
Keyboardist Billy Preston could play it all – gospel and rock, classical and punk, show tunes, country, blues and funk – and he did just that, either on his own or alongside some of the biggest names...
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Published Date: 8/31/2014
Lionel Hampton was a groundbreaking performer. The jazz icon was one of the genre's first performers to pick up the vibraphone, and he also made a name for himself as a pianist, percussionist and bandleader. We remember Hampton's remarkable life today as well as the...
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Published Date: 8/24/2014
Louis Prima is known for his timeless songs and larger than life personality. He moved from New Orleans Jazz to big band, swing, pop and rock. His hits included renditions of "Jump, Jive An' Wail," "When You're Smiling," "That Old Black Magic" and his classic "Just A...
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Published Date: 8/20/2014
In life, jazz legends such as Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and Celia Cruz played to packed houses, and people are still trying to get in to see them today. ...
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Published Date: 8/4/2014
Even people who don't like jazz know the name Louis Armstrong. The trumpet player and singer, who would have marked his 113th birthday Aug. 4, was an entertainer...
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Published Date: 7/25/2014
Charlie Rich, aka "The Silver Fox," won two Grammy awards for his 1973 hit "The Most Beautiful Girl" and a string of chart-topping hits followed. It was a long road to success for Rich, who started out as a Sun Records session musician in the 1960s for the likes of...
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