May 22, 2015

Arts and Culture

Friday Open Thread: Scat and Bebop SIngers

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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, … [Read more...]

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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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#TGIT Scandal “A Few Good Women”

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When we last left Scandal, Olivia was getting her Dominique LaRue on... … [Read more...]