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Louis Armstrong

<b>Louis Armstrong was the greatest of all Jazz musicians. Armstrong defined what it was to play Jazz. His amazing technical abilities, the joy and</b> …

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Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong was a trumpeter, bandleader, singer, soloist, film star and comedian. Considered one of the most influential artists in jazz history, …

Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World [HQ]

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Keeping the Legacy of Marcus Garvey Alive: The Papers, the Film

The John Hope Franklin Research Center at Duke University has acquired the Robert A. Hill’s Collection of the Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro …

Black History

An Obama pardon for Jamaica-born civil rights leader Marcus Garvey?

As President Barack Obama uses his final days in office to issue a stream of commutations and pardons, there is still one presidential pardon that …

8 African Countries Whose Independence Is a Direct Result of the Teachings of Marcus Garvey

<b>Zimbabwe</b><p>Zimbabwe, formerly known as Rhodesia, is one of the greatest examples of a country being impacted by Garveyism. According to an article …

A Hundred Years of Marcus Garvey

For me and many others, Marcus Garvey qualifies as the greatest Black man of the past hundred years. Of course, there are many, many others. There is …

Barack Obama's summer playlist hits all the right notes from Courtney Barnett to Billie Holiday

The only president to slow jam the news, sing both a hymn and a Ray Charles song, cry when Aretha Franklin sang a Carole King song and quote rappers …

A British Singer Says She'll Sing At Trump's Inauguration If She Can Cover Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit"

Rebecca Ferguson said the song "speaks to all the disregarded and down trodden black people in the United States".<p>Here is her response in full:<p>Several musicians, including Celine Dion, Ice T, Adam Lambert, and David Foster, have already turned down performing at Trump’s inauguration …

Billie Holiday – Love For Sale (1954)

One of the curious parts of visiting Taiwan is how little local music I hear playing. There aren't many songs spilling out of apartment windows or over restaurant counters, nor from scooters zooming by. Most of what I hear floating from speakers at this time of year is Christmas carols – the …

A Look Back at Billie Holiday’s Iconic Style

Billie Holiday, aka Lady Day, not only made waves in the 1930s and ’40s for her distinctive singing voice but also for her glamorous sense of style. …

Diana Ross

Duke Ellington: The DukeBox 2 review – a trove of fascinating Ellingtonia

After transforming the sound palette of a jazz orchestra for more than two decades, Duke Ellington came close to being sidelined in the early 1950s, with the big bands in economic and artistic retreat and rock’n’roll imminent. But his comeback was spectacular, and this Storyville collection of …

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert, 50 Years On

Look closely at this picture, taken 50 years ago this week on 12 November, 1966. The figure sitting in the front pew of Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix …

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Duke Ellington Orch. - Jubilee Stomp (1928)

Duke Ellington’s Jazz Party gets audiophile vinyl reissue

January 25, 2017 In News<p><b>“A formidable gallery of jazz stars.”</b><p>Duke Ellington’s 1959 album <i>Jazz Party</i> will be receive the deluxe touch from Analogue …