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Erskine Hawkins

A talented high-note trumpeter and a favorite bandleader, Erskine Hawkins was nicknamed “the 20th Hundred years Gabriel.” He discovered drums and trombone before switching to trumpet when he was 13. While going to the Alabama Condition Teachers University, he became the first choice of the faculty music group, the ‘Bama …

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Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson

A sophisticated stylist in alto saxophone who vacillated throughout his profession between leap blues and jazz, bald-pated Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson (he shed his hair in early stages following a botched bout using a lye-based hair-straightener) also possessed a playfully distinctive vocal delivery that stood him in great stead with blues …

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Big Maybelle

Her mountainous stature matching the sheer soulful power of her substantial vocal skill, Big Maybelle was among the leading R&B chanteuses from the 1950s. Her deep, gravelly tone of voice was as singular as her documented result for Okeh and Savoy, which ranged from down-in-the-alley blues to pop-slanted ballads. In …

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Charlie Singleton

Charlie Singleton was a fresh York City-based saxophonist and bandleader who worked inside a leap blues/R&B vein through the past due ’40s and early ’50s. He and his group — alternately dubbed the Charlie Singleton Combo or the Charlie Singleton Orchestra — supported leap blues shouter H-Bomb Ferguson on several …

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Arnett Cobb

A stomping Tx tenor participant in the custom of Illinois Jacquet, Arnett Cobb’s accessible taking part in was between golf swing and early tempo & blues. After playing in Tx with Chester Boone (1934-1936) and Milt Larkin (1936-1942), Cobb surfaced in the best leagues by being successful Illinois Jacquet with …

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Thomas Morris

A primitive but frequently effective cornet soloist, Thomas Morris (the uncle of pianist Marlowe Morris) produced a number of records through the 1923-27 period although his design was considered quite dated following the rise of Louis Armstrong. Morris was located in New York right from the start from the 1920s. …

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Ruth Brown

They called Atlantic Records “the home that Ruth built” through the 1950s, plus they weren’t discussing the Sultan of Swat. Ruth Brown’s regal hitmaking reign from 1949 towards the close from the ’50s helped immensely to establish the brand new York label’s predominance in the R&B field. Afterwards, the business …

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Gene Sedric

A longtime person in Fatty acids Waller’s Tempo, Gene Sedric appeared on many records with the fantastic pianist, taking consistently multi-colored clarinet and tenor solos. Referred to as “Honey Keep” over time in the ’30s when he frequently used a camel-hair overcoat, Sedric acquired a warm audio on his horns …

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Cootie Williams

Cootie Williams, among the finest trumpeters from the 1930s, expanded upon the function originally shaped by Bubber Miley with Duke Ellington’s Orchestra. Famous for his use the plunger mute, Cootie was also an excellent soloist when playing open up. Starting as an adolescent, Cootie Williams used a number of regional …

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Bessie Brown

The girl who threatened to “Put a spider in her dumplin’, make her crawl all around the floor,” was actually a fairly nice lady, however the consensus on her behalf talent is divided. Probably it had been poor materials she was presented with by people called Williams. There is her …

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