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Dexter Gordon - born Feb. 27, 1923 (d. 1990)… Dex helped forge the be-bop sound and style through the 40s and 50s, being influenced by and in turn influencing Charlie Parker, Lester Young and John Coltrane. Gordon spent the 60s and early 70s almost entirely in Europe, living in Paris and Copenhagen where the jazz scene was thriving and racism was less of a daily challenge.

Dexter Gordon - one of my favourite tenor-men and bop pioneer extraordinaire, born Feb. Dex helped forge the be-bop sound and style through the and being influenced by and.

SO happy for Javier Colon for winning the voice. YUP, a college buddy.

Life is Getting Better by Javier Colon will raise your spirits and get your toes tapping again!

Muddy Waters

McKinley Morganfield a.a Muddy Waters (Born April 1913 - Died April This musician is better known as "The Father of Chicago Blues". He is also the real father of famous blues musicians Big Bill Morganfield and Larry "Mud Morganfield" Williams.

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Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry, Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay. Rik Kenton holding photo of Paul Thompson.

B.B. King

King -Performing with his famous guitar, Lucille. Over a period of 64 years, King has played in excess of performances. A feature documentary about B. King narrated by Morgan Freeman, and directed by Jon Brewer was released on October 2012

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National Proposal Day: Patti Stanger Judges 7 Viral Engagements

Eliot Elisofon—Time & Life Pictures/Getty ImagesCaption from LIFE. Ella Fitzgerald, who sings love ballads daintily, can roar like a trombone through a jazz classic.

Oh my goodness! This is the third one I've seen of the poor Queen! What's wrong with her?!

“I declare open the Games of London, celebrating the Olympiad of the modern era.” If you watched the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic London Games you probably heard Queen Elizabeth utter …

Erika DeSimone discusses the little known literary movement of African-Americans in the 19th century.

This is a picture of the First African Church drawn by W. Sheppard (Courtesy of New South Books).