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Gene “Mighty Flea” Conners

Delivered in Birmingham, Alabama, on Dec 28, 1930, trombonist Gene “Mighty Flea” Conners (sometimes spelled “Connors”) initial attracted interest when he performed on the Monterey Jazz Celebration on Sept 19, 1970, seeing that a member from the Johnny Otis Orchestra. Like many Afro-American music artists before and since, Conners been to Europe and enjoyed it therefore well that he remained on and spent a lot of the others of his lifestyle executing for appreciative viewers. Conners documented an album known as Let the MEMORIES Move for Polydor Information in London on August 25, 1972. His following spate of documenting activity started in Paris on Feb 1, 1976, using the extremely acclaimed Dark & Blue launch Comin’ Home, offering saxophonist Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, and culminated in Gene Conners in Dixieland, a normal jazz album documented for Riff Information on Apr 24, 1976, at the brand new Orleans Jazz Membership at the favorite seaside holiday resort of Scheveningen in The Hague, Netherlands. In 1981 Conners documented Sanctified, a bluesier, even more modern-sounding record for the JSP label in London, after that come up with Copenhagen Stew for Storyville Information with Finn Otto Hansen and Ole “Fessor” Lindgreen’s Program Guys on January 9, 1982, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Among afterwards sightings, the Mighty Flea was noticed executing Louis Armstrong and Ray Charles music with his music group the Voyagers on Apr 13, 2005, on the 36th annual Burghausen Jazz Week in Bavaria. He came back towards the U.S. and was surviving in Arizona during his loss of life from lung cancers on June 10, 2010. Gene “Mighty Flee” Conners was 79 years of age.

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