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Bill Dillard

The sounds of early 20th century New Orleans were imported to Denmark by Philadelphia-born trumpet player and vocalist Costs Dillard. Having set up his early popularity by playing on documenting periods by American jazz pioneer Jelly Move Morton, at age 18, Dillard continued to record with Spike Hughes, Teddy Hill, …

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Lester Lanin

Lester Lanin was the very best known of a family group of music siblings who all, between them, were able to keep a significant existence in music for near 80 years. He was, like his brothers Sam and Howard, a bandleader; even though technically his group of music was “jazz,” …

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James A. Bland

b. 22 Oct 1854, Flushing, NY, USA, d. 6 Might 1911, Philadelphia, Pa, USA. Educated at Howard University or college, Bland gained a qualification in regulation and worked well for the united states Patent Workplace. He was, nevertheless, set on a profession as an entertainer and songwriter. As a guy …

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