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King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band 1920, Calendar
King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band 1920, Calendar



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Musicians & Entertainers Black History Posters & Prints, “L...-M...-”
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African American musicians and entertainers ~

Patti LaBelle
“Leadbelly”
Frankie Manning
Bob Marley
Wynton Marsalis

Sara Martin
Curtis Mayfield
Hattie McDaniel
Howard McGhee
Oscar Micheaux

Mills Brothers
Charles Mingus
Thelonious Monk
Wes Montgomery
“Jelly Roll” Morton



Patti Labelle, Rolling Stone no. 190, July 3, 1975, Photographic Print
Patti Labelle,
Rolling Stone no. 190, July 3, 1975,
Photographic Print

Patti LaBelle
née Patricia Louise Holte
b. 5-24-1944; Philadelphia, PA

Singer and actress Patti LaBelle has been called the Godmother of Soul, the High Priestess of Good Vibrations and the Queen of Rock & Soul, as well as having been listed by Rolling Stone magazine as one of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

Patti LaBelle at Amazon

Patti LaBelle quote ~
• “The smallest deed is greater than the grandest intention.”


Singer Huddie Ledbetter known as Leadbelly, Photographic Print
Singer Huddie Ledbetter known
as Leadbelly,
Photographic Print

Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter
b. January, 1888; Louisiana
d. 12-6-1949; NY

Lead Belly at Amazon


Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Lindy Hop
Frankie Manning:
Ambassador of
Lindy Hop

Frankie Manning
b. 5-26-1914; Jacksonville, FL
d. 4-27-2009; NYC

Frankie Manning, a dancer, teacher and choreographer, is remembered as one of the founders of the Lindy Hop, a dance that got its name from aviator Charles Lindbergh's “hop” of the Atlantic Ocean in 1927.

Manning, and his partner Frieda Washington, performed the first air step (an aerial) in a swing dance competition. He also worked with singer/dancer Norma Miller, known as the “Queen of Swing”.

Frankie Manning quote ~
• “I never taught people where to step on '2', because when I learned how to dance there was no '2'. We just danced to the music.”


Bob Marley Poster
Bob Marley
Poster

Bob Marley
b. 2-6-1945; Jamaica
d. 5-11-1981; Miami (cancer)

Bob Marley at Amazon


Wynton Marsalis, 1993, Photo
Wynton Marsalis, 1993, Photo

Wynton Marsalis
b. 10-18-1961; New Orleans, LA


Wynton Marsalis / TIME Cover: October 22, 1990 TIME Magazine
Sarah Martin

Sara Martin
b. 6-18-1884; Louisville, KY
d. 5-24-1955

Blues singer Sara Martin, one of the most popular of the classic blues singers of her time, was billed as “The Famous Moanin' Mama” and “The Colored Sophie Tucker”.

She sang on the African-American vaudeville circuit and had a successful tour and recording career through the 1920s.


Curtis Mayfield Sweet Exorcist Album Promo Print Ad
Curtis Mayfield
Sweet Exorcist Album
Promo Print Ad

Curtis Mayfield
b. 6-3-1942; Chicago, IL
d. 12-26-1999

Curtis Mayfield at Amazon


Hattie McDaniel Photo
Hattie McDaniel
Photo

Hattie McDaniel
b. 6-10-1895; Wichita, KS
d. 10-26-1952

Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American to win an Academy Award (1939 - Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind).

Hattie McDaniel & Paul Robeson photo
Paul Robeson photo
Show Boat poster


The Golden Age of Jazz - Howard McGhee & Miles Davis Fine Art Print
The Golden Age of Jazz - Howard McGhee & Miles Davis Fine Art Print

Howard McGhee
b. 3-6-1918; Tulsa, OK (raised in Detroit)
d. 7-17-1987; NYC

Howard McGhee was a Jazz trumpeter best remembered for his fast finger work and high notes.


Oscar Micheaux: The Great and Only: The Life of America's First Black Filmmaker
Oscar Micheaux:
The Great and Only:
The Life of America's First Black Filmmaker

Oscar Micheaux
b. 1-2-1884; Murphysboro, IL
d. 3-25-1951; Charlotte, NC, buried Great Bend, KS

Author, film director and independent producer of more than 44 films, Oscar Micheaux had an informal college education as a porter and South Dakota homesteader prior to his entertainment career.


Jazz Vocal Quartet the Mills Brothers, Herbert Mills, Donald Mills, John Mills, Harry Mills, 1932, Photographic Print
Jazz Vocal Quartet the Mills Brothers, Herbert Donald, John, Harry, 1932, Photographic Print

Mills Brothers Quartet, a jazz and pop vocal group, produced more than 2,000 recordings, selling more than 50 million copies for at least three dozen gold records.

Black Military History posters
Best of the Mills Brothers, CD


Charles Mingus Recording Live at the Jazz Workshop, San Francisco, Art Print
Charles Mingus
Recording Live at
the Jazz Workshop,
San Francisco,
Art Print

Charles Mingus
b. 4-22-1922; Nogales, Arizona
d. 1-5-1979; Cuernavaca, Mexico


Thelonious Monk, Art Print
Thelonious Monk,
Art Print

Thelonious Monk
b. 10-10-1917; Rocky Mount, NC
d. 2-17-1982

Thelonious Monk was a jazz pianist and composer known for his improvisational style.

Thelonious Monk - Greatest Hits CD


Wes Montgomery Trio - A Dynamic New Sound, Giclee Print
Wes Montgomery Trio -
A Dynamic New Sound,
Giclee Print

Wes Montgomery
b. 3-6-1923; Indianapolis, IN
d. 6-15-1968; Indiana (heart attack)

Wes Montgomery is considered one of the greatest Jazz guitarists of all time.

Incredible Jazz Guitar - Wes Montgomery, audio CD


Jelly Roll Morton - 1923/24, Photographic Print
Jelly Roll Morton - 1923/24,
Photographic Print

Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton (née Lamothe)
b. 10-20-1885; New Orleans, LA
d. 7-10-1941

“Jelly Roll” Morton, an American ragtime pianist, bandleader and composer, claimed to be the “originator of jazz”. The musical “Jelly's Last Jam” was based on his life.

Jelly Roll Morton, Birth of the Hot, CD


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