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William S. Burroughs

The elder statesman of literature’s Defeat Generation — and, by extension, from the American underground culture — few figures beyond the music sphere exerted a larger influence over rock & roll than novelist William S. Burroughs. A provocative, questionable amount famed for his exclusive cut-up prose visual, Burroughs resided the …

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Shorty Baker

Harold “Shorty” Baker had a mellow sound and a lyrical design that was the present day successor to Arthur Whetsol within the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Originally a drummer, Baker turned to trumpet as an adolescent. An excellent section player along with a warm soloist, Baker used Destiny Marable on riverboats, …

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