Bo penned the 1960 Etta James hit 'My Dearest Darling' and 'I'm Wise,' which was made famous by Little Richard when he renamed and released it in 1956 as 'Slippin' and Slidin'.'
March 22, 2009
Eddie Bo, a New Orleans blues singer-pianist who worked with musicians such as Irma Thomas and Art Neville, died Wednesday of a heart attack, according to his booking agent, Karen Hamilton. He was 78.
In the early 1920's, African Americans were a great part of a cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance was not a movement that was organized -- it caught the country by surprise. The migration of African Americans to the North brought them to Harlem, a New York neighborhood. The Harlem Renaissance brought out powerful musical talent. Singers and musicians played an important role in this cultural inspiration, as well as writers, shopkeepers, painters,… Continue
The Music of Thelonious Monk by Wynton Marsalis and his band
Start Date: Thu, November 20 2008
End Date: Sat, November 22 2008
Event Time: 8 pm
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New York, NY
This exceptional Jazz concert at the Lincoln Center Orchestra will be featuring Wynton Marsalis and his brilliant jazz band. They will be leading us through special arrangements of Monk's idiosyncratic compositions typically performed… Continue
Miriam Zenzi Makeba was born in Johannesburg in 1932. Her mother was a Swazi sangoma and her father, who died when she was six, was a Xhosa. As a child, she sang at the Kilmerton Training Institute in Pretoria, which she attended for eight years.
Makeba's full name is Zenzile Makeba Qgwashu Nguvama Yiketheli Nxgowa Bantana Balomzi Xa Ufun Ubajabulisa Ubaphekeli Mbiza Yotshwala Sithi Xa Saku Qgiba Ukutja Sithathe Izitsha Sizi Khabe… Continue
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