May 25, 2015

African Americans

Monday Open Thread: African American Military Heroes

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Good Morning POU! Today is Memorial Day and this week we will feature African American soldiers awarded the highest military honor, the Medal of Honor. This is our second feature of military heroes. You can revisit the first series by … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Scat and Bebop Singers

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Adelaide Louise Hall (October 1901 – November 1993) was an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer. Her long career spanned more than 70 years from 1921 until her death and she was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Hall entered the … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Scat and Bebop Singers

Mary Stallings

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. She grew up in the neighborhood of Laurel … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Scat and Bebop Singers

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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 word play in a language he called "Vout". (In … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Scat and Bebop Singers

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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 singer known for herimprovisational technique, scatting … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: RIP BB King

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This week we lost a legend in the music industry, BB King.  He had a music career that spanned over 6 decades and tour heavily until he died this past week. RIP, Mr. King, your legacy and music will live on in our hearts and lives … [Read more...]

#TGIT: Scandal Season Finale

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