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Ed Reed

Jazz vocalist and lifestyle survivor Ed Reed spent his youth developing up in W, CA in the 1930s and ’40s where he found a few performing tips from jazz great Charles Mingus who all occasionally minded his sister’s kids inside your home next door from where Reed lived. Reed still …

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Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins was probably the most outrageous performer extant during rock’s dawn. Susceptible to emerging from coffins on-stage, a flaming skull called Henry his continuous friend, Screamin’ Jay was an insanely theatrical shape long before it had been even remotely suitable. Hawkins’ life tale is nearly as bizarre as …

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