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Leon Washington

Born Leon Gemstone Washington in Jackson, MS, Washington lived in Chicago from age three. He performed clarinet before switching to tenor sax. Washington researched sax using the renowned mouthpiece developer and saxophonist Santy Runyon. He started his professional profession instantly upon graduating from senior high school in 1926, dealing with …

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Charlie McCoy

Together with his older brother Joe, the versatile Charlie McCoy positioned among the fantastic blues accompanists of his era, his nimble, sensitive guitar function enriching recordings from performers including Tommy Johnson and Ishmon Bracey. Created May 26, 1909 in Jackson, MS, the self-taught McCoy was documenting regularly from the past …

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Rising Star Fife & Drum Band

b. 2 June 1909, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, d. 27 Feb 2003, Gravel Springs, Mississippi, USA. A sharecropper the majority of his existence, from 1970 Turner were able to purchase some property of his personal. A player from the fife, and of the bass and snare drums that accompany the fife, …

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Dave Clark

b. 6 March 1909, Jackson, Tennessee, USA, d. 22 July 1995, Madison, Mississippi, USA. But not a superstar of America’s R&B period, Clark’s focus on advertising, spanning 50 years, was central towards the music’s advancement. We were young in Chicago, he graduated from Street University in Jackson in 1934, then …

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