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Archive for March 2010

Miles Davis Report

“Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there.” –Miles Davis Miles Dewey Davis III was born in Alton, Illinois, on May 25, 1926. There were also two other children, an older sister and a younger brother. In 1928 the family moved to St. Louis, Illinois, where Davis’s […]

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Mary Lou William’s Report

“During the years I was with Andy Kirk we starved almost. I remember not eating for practically a month several times. But we were very, very happy because the music was so interesting, and you forgot to eat, anyway.” –Mary Lou Williams Mary Lou Williams was born […]

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My Mama Pinned a Rose on Me

This is a Cd with some of Mary’s famous Songs, and Performances. Enjoy!

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6 Original Boogie-woogie Piano Solos

Editorial Reviews Product Description These Solos were meant for collectors and/or really good pianists. Contents: Special Freight Bobo and Doodles Deuce WIld Twinklin’ The Duke and the Count Chili Sauce Mary Elfrieda Winn was born in Atlanta, Georgia on May 8, 1910. To keep order in the […]

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Soul on Soul: The Life and Music of Mary Lou Williams

Editorial Review Review “Soul on Soul offers valuable insights about how gender shaped the opportunities and reputations of the first generation of jazz women… a balanced reading of this legendary jazz pianist… Kernodle’s study… establishes a rightful place for Williams as a jazz pioneer.” –Register of the […]

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Morning Glory: A Biography of Mary Lou Williams

Editorial Review From Publishers Weekly In a time when the music of Harlem was beginning to stake a claim on the racially mixed Greenwich Village clientele, Williams, a young black pianist, trained her sights on a more classical venue. In 1947 she reached it, leading Carnegie Hall’s […]

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Mary Lou Williams Biography

Mary Lou Williams was born Mary Elfrieda Scruggs, on May 8, 1910, in Atlanta, Georgia, and grew up in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a very young child she taught herself to play the piano and her first public performance was at the age […]

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