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Ray Charles had the most unique voice in popular music. He would do these improvisational things, a little laugh or a "Huh-hey!" It was as if something struck him as he was singing and he just had to react to it. He was getting a kick out of what he was doing. And his joy was infectious. For a free mini course How To Avoid The 12 Biggest Singing Mistakes HowToSingSchool.com

100 Greatest Singers of All Time

Ray Charles at the Newport Jazz Festival (July Photo by David Redfern.

William Gottlieb’s Beautiful Vintage Photographs of Jazz Legends, from Billie Holiday to Louis Armstrong | Brain Pickings

William Gottlieb’s Beautiful Vintage Photographs of Jazz Legends, from Billie Holiday to Louis Armstrong

William Gottlieb’s Beautiful Vintage Photographs of Jazz Legends, from Billie Holiday to Louis Armstrong | Brain Pickings

Jazz on a Summer's Day

Jazz on a Summer’s Day (1960) – Newport Jazz Festival 1958

Geri Allen,pianista

Geri Allen is an American composer/pianist educator jazz pianist, raised in Detroit, Michigan, and educated in the Detroit Public Schools.

Charles "Charlie" Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Miles Davis once said, "You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong. Charlie Parker."

Charlie "Bird" Parker, Miles Davis once said, "You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker.

Chris Brubeck's Triple Play Performs "New Stew, Opus 2" - YouTube

Chris Brubeck's Triple Play appeared in a CES at Frostburg State University performance in 2015

The Great African-American Classical Art-Form  Ms. Ella Fitzgerald RODDY MCDOWALL (1928-1998), Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald. Stamped "Roddy McDowall" in red ink on verso. Silver print.  Photographer: Roddy Mcdowall Medium: Silver print. Measurements: 9 7/8 x 6 1/2

Call me crazy, but Ella grew more beautiful as the years passed. What a woman!

blackhistoryalbum:  SATCHMO AKA LOUIS ARMSTRONG

Louis Armstrong (August 1901 – July Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and an influential figure in jazz music.Louis Armstrong on the MGM set of 'High Society', 1956

eric burdon

Eric Burdon - “Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It’s a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.

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