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Clifford Jordan

Clifford Jordan was an excellent inside/outside participant who somehow held his own with Eric Dolphy within the 1964 Charles Mingus Sextet. Jordan acquired his own audio on tenor nearly right away. He gigged around Chicago with Potential Roach, Sonny Stitt, plus some R&B groupings before shifting to NY in 1957. …

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Freddy Cole

Younger brother of Nat Ruler Cole and uncle of Natalie Cole, singer/pianist Freddy Cole sounds a good deal like his celebrated sibling, yet includes a personality of his own. Cole, whose vocals have a tendency to be a little bit darker and somewhat rougher, started playing piano at five or …

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Billy Davenport

Drummer Billy Davenport was created Apr 23, 1931, in Chicago. His parents had been sharecroppers from rural Alabama who migrated to Chicago in 1928. He started learning drums at age six, after acquiring an old couple of drumsticks within an alley behind the Twin Door Lounge in the southside of …

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Gregg Smith

This noted conductor and gifted composer contributed greatly towards the development of contemporary music through the forming of his chamber choir and other musical activities. Smith enrolled on the School of California at LA, where he examined structure with Leonard Stein, Lukas Foss, and Ray Moreman and performing with Fritz …

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Rev. James Cleveland’s GMWA Mass Choir

b. 5 Dec 1931, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 9 Feb 1991, Culver Town, California, USA. Cleveland was presented to gospel music early in his lifestyle by his grandmother. His performing was observed by Thomas A. Dorsey who was simply a great impact on the youthful singer and published a track …

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Jimmie Lee Robinson

Unlike a lot of his Chicago blues contemporaries, Jimmie Lee Robinson wasn’t a Mississippi Delta emigre. The guitarist was created and raised correct in the Windy Town — not definately not Maxwell Road, the fabled open-air marketplace for the near Western world side where in fact the blues veritably teemed …

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Harold Burrage

Pianist Harold Burrage began singing blues and R&B through the 1950s and finished up like a linchpin from the emerging Chicago spirit sound from the ’60s; he produced recordings both in styles and lots of idiomatic shades among. Burrage mentored youthful spirit performers Otis Clay and Tyrone Davis, but never …

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Jimmy Blythe

Considering just how many okay documenting sessions he was on in Chicago within the 1920s (particularly with Johnny Dodds), it really is astonishing how little is well known in regards to the mysterious Jimmy Blythe. He grew up in Kentucky, transferred to Chicago in 1918, and examined with pianist Clarence …

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Jimmie Lee Robinson & The Ice Cream Men

b. 30 Apr 1931, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 6 July 2002, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Within the 40s, ‘Lonesome’ Jimmie Lee Robinson performed blues electric guitar on Chicago’s Maxwell Road, occasionally dealing with Eddie Taylor. Within the 50s he proved helpful in the night clubs, associating with performers including Freddie Ruler, …

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John Jenkins

John Jenkins, who had an identical audio to Jackie McLean, was most dynamic in 1957, but dropped from music from the mid-’60s. In 1955, he caused Artwork Farmer, led his personal group, and freelanced around Chicago. Jenkins relocated to NY in 1957; used Charles Mingus; led two albums of his …

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