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Victoria Spivey & The Chicago Four - Dope Head Blues

Lucille Hegamin November 1897 Lucille Hegamin was born on this date. She was an African-American Blues singer.

Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Milt (Milton) Jackson, and Timmie Rosenkrantz, NYC, 1947. Photo by William P Gottlieb, in Library of Congress. Caption from Down Beat: "An impressive photo of a truly impressive singer Ella Fitzgerald at the Downbeat, with Dizzy Gillespie making like a faun in the background. Dizzy has gone on his own way, while Ella is still keeping the club on the beat."

Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Milt (Milton) Jackson and Timmie Rosenkrantz - New York, Sept.

www.wafrica.jp African inspired kimono.  (黒ネコ)

Tokyo-based Cameroonian born concept-car designer, Serge Mouangue has matched fabrics from his home continent of Africa with Japanese dress to come up with the Wafrica kimono.More than fashion, the designer is interested in the exploration of cultures.

Geeshie Wiley - Last Kind Words     If'n ya don't have goosebumps when you listen to this song, you should go ahead and check your pulse...

Geeshie Wiley (sometimes rendered as Geechie Wiley) was an American female blues singer and guitar player. She recorded three records in the early There are no known photographs or images of the artist in existence.

Luca Stricagnoli

Luca Stricagnoli

Maxime Sullivan

blackhistoryalbum: “classicladiesofcolor: “ Jazz singer Maxine Sullivan ” A precursor to better-known later vocalists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan, Maxine Sullivan is.

Koko Taylor

Koko Taylor

Lovie Austin September 19,1887 Lovie Austin was born. She was a was a Chicago bandleader, session musician, composer, and arranger during the 1920s classic blues era. She and Lil Hardin Armstrong are often ranked as two of the best female jazz blues piano players of the period. She passed in 1972 at age 84.

Ida Cox (February – November was a singer and performer, best known for her blues performances and recordings. She was billed as "The Uncrowned Queen of the blues.

Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong was a jazz musician that sang vocals and played various instruments, including the trumpet as pictured.

So they did live in colour after all! Amazing pictures of American stars from the days of black and white

Bukka White

Booker T. Washington "Bukka" White (November 1909 – February between Aberdeen and Houston, Mississippi, White was a first cousin of B.

Big Mama Thornton

Big Mama Thornton

Bessie Brown (1890 – 1955) also known as "The Original" Bessie Brown, was a classic female blues, jazz, and cabaret singer. She sometimes recorded under the pseudonyms of Sadie Green, Caroline Lee, and possibly Helen Richards. Brown was active as a recording artist from 1925 to 1929. Her best known tracks were "Ain't Much Good in the Best of Men Nowdays" and "Song from a Cotton Field".

Bessie Brown (1890 – 1955) also known as "The Original" Bessie Brown, was a classic female blues, jazz, and cabaret singer. She sometimes recorded under the pseudonyms of Sadie Green, Caroline Lee, and possibly Helen Richards. Brown was active as a recording artist from 1925 to 1929. Her best known tracks were "Ain't Much Good in the Best of Men Nowdays" and "Song from a Cotton Field".

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