May 22, 2015

Friday Open Thread: Scat and Bebop SIngers


The bebop musician I am highlighting today, had a very interesting story. Nii-lante Augustus Kwamlah Quaye, better known as Cab Kaye ( September 3, 1921, London –  March 13, 2000, Amsterdam), was an English-born Ghanaian-Dutch jazz singer, pianist, bandleader, entertainer, drummer, guitarist and songwriter who was influenced by Billie Holiday and often accompanied himself on piano with a graceful, rhythmic style. He effortlessly combined blues, bebop,stride and scat with the music of his African and Ghanaian musical heritage.

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