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April In Paris (Count Basie album)

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

It is wonderful albums like this that really benefit from the age of the CD. This was crying out for reissue, and apart from the cardboard sleeve, Verve Records have ...

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April In Paris (Count Basie album)

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

It is wonderful albums like this that really benefit from the age of the CD. This was crying out for reissue, and apart from the cardboard sleeve, Verve Records have ...

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Basie, William James (“Count”)

James Sellman.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1242 words.

Although white clarinetist Benny Goodman was proclaimed the “King of Swing,” by all rights the title belonged to Count Basie. For nearly half a century, with the exception of a brief...

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Basie, William James (1904 - 1984), Bandleader, Composer / Arranger, Jazz Musician, Pianist

Burton W. Peretti.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1964 words.

jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader, was born William James Basie in Red Bank, New Jersey, the son of African American parents Harvey Lee Basie, an estate groundskeeper, and Lillian...

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Humes, Helen (1909 - 1981), Rhythm and Blues Musician / Singer, Blues Musician / Singer, Jazz Singer

Barry Kernfeld.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1648 words.

jazz, blues, and rhythm and blues singer, was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the daughter of John Henry Humes, a railroad worker who became one of the first African American attorneys in...

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Wells, Dicky (1907 - 1985), Trombonist, Jazz Musician, Horn Player

Jack Sohmer.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1453 words.

jazz trombonist, was born William C. Wells in Centerville, Tennessee, the son of George Washington Wells and Florence (maiden name unknown). Around 1917 Wells's family moved to...

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Hopkins, Claude (1898 - 1984), Jazz Musician, Pianist, Bandleader

Barry Kernfeld.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1441 words.

jazz bandleader and pianist, was born Claude Driskett Hopkins in Alexandria, Virginia, the son of Albert W. Hopkins and Gertrude D. (maiden name unknown), supervisors of a school for...

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Vaughan, Sarah (1924 - 1990), Jazz Singer

James Gavin.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1437 words.

jazz singer, was born Sarah Lois Vaughan in Newark, New Jersey, to Asbury Vaughan, a carpenter, and Ada Vaughan, a laundress. Her father, who played guitar for pleasure, and her mother,...

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McGhee, Howard B. (1918 - 1987), Jazz Musician, Trumpeter, Composer / Arranger, Bandleader

Barry Kernfeld.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1679 words.

jazz trumpeter, arranger, and composer, known as “Maggie” in the jazz community, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His parents' names are unknown. His father, seeking factory work, moved the...

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Johnson, Pete (1904 - 1967), Jazz Musician, Rhythm and Blues Musician, Pianist

Barry Kernfeld.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1427 words.

blues and jazz pianist, was born in Kansas City, Missouri. His date of birth was given as 25 March in an interview with Johnny Simmen, but the date was corrected to 24 March in the...

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Sanders, Pharoah

Leslie Gourse.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1423 words.

tenor saxophonist, composer, arranger, and painter, was born Farrell Sanders in Little Rock, Arkansas. The names of his parents, who were both music teachers, are unknown. “[I was] the...

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