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.
Mary Stallings (born August 16, 1939) is an American jazz vocalist and mother of R&B soul singer, Adriana Evans. Mary Stallings was born in San Francisco, California, one of eleven children. … [Read More...]
Bulee "Slim" Gaillard (January 4, 1916 – February 26, 1991), also known as McVouty, was an American jazz singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and vibraphonist, noted for his vocalese singing and … [Read More...]
Joyce Cobb (born June 2, 1945 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma) is an American singer specializing in jazz and R&B. She is closely associated with traditional blues and jazz artists, most specifically being … [Read More...]
This week's open thread will highlight the talents of some lesser know scat and bebop singers. Betty Carter (born Lillie Mae Jones, May 16, 1929 – September 26, 1998) was an American jazz … [Read More...]