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Orville Knapp

It really is darkly prophetic that fellow was named after Orville Wright, who had made the initial airplane flight fourteen days before Orville Knapp’s delivery, as soaring airplanes ended up being the finish of him. The Midwest big music group leader was among the uncommon artists without family members background …

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Leroy Maxey

Leroy Maxey is a vintage jazz drummer credited with high honors for invention in the usage of his bass drum pedal and tom-toms. Of a lot more importance to the common human being, which drummers possess proven themselves never to be, may be the reality that Maxey may be the …

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Pete Johnson

Pete Johnson was among the 3 great boogie-woogie pianists (alongside Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis) whose unexpected prominence in the past due ’30s helped help to make the style extremely popular. Originally a drummer, Johnson turned to piano in 1922. He was area of the Kansas Town scene within …

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