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Noble “Thin Man” Watts

The 1950s R&B scene was rife with fire-breathing tenor sax honkers. Noble “Thin Man” W was perhaps one of the most incendiary. W enrolled at Florida A&M College or university in 1942 (his mates in the institution marching music group included potential jazz luminaries Nat and Cannonball Adderly). The Griffin …

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