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Josephine Baker

Given birth to into poverty in St. Louis, dancer and vocalist Josephine Baker advanced from vaudeville to NY theater towards the Parisian cabaret picture and became the toast of European countries before the age group of 21. Though her later on profession wasn’t quite in a position to handle this …

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Pee Wee Russell

Pee Wee Russell, although never a virtuoso, was among the giants of jazz. An extremely expressive and unstable clarinetist, Russell was generally grouped in Dixieland-type groupings throughout his profession, but his advanced and spontaneous solos (which frequently sounded as though he were considering aloud) defied classification. A specialist by enough …

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