eddie_durham

Happy Birthday, Eddie Durham

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB7nl9sh3to Jazz trombonist, guitarist, composer and arranger Eddie Durham was born on this day in 1906. An excerpt from Wikipedia's profile: He was the co-composer (with...
Hubert_Laws

The Pretty Jazz Flute of Hubert Laws

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBrl4ujR8I8 I am not a critic or a musician, but think that the pure and clean tone of Hubert Laws is tremendous. Perhaps not quite as well known as Herbie Mann, Laws, who...
charlie_shavers

Happy Birthday, Charlie Shavers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsGrbvy871I Charlie Shavers would have turned 95 years old today. Shavers, a jazz trumpet player who performed with all of the greats of his era, died at the young age of...
rudy_vallee

Happy Birthday, Rudy Vallee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiqclXgAFBQ Rudy Vallee would have turned 115 years old today. Wikipedia says that Vallee -- Hubert Prior Vallée -- "...was one of the first modern pop stars of the teen...
Hoagy_Carmichael

Up a Lazy River with Hoagy Carmichael

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxTn9w9r3MM Howard Hoagland “Hoagy” Carmichael was born at the tail end of the 19th century—November 22, 1899—and wrote some of the most important songs of the next...
lena_horne

Happy Birthday, Lena Horne

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCG3kJtQBKo The great Lena Horne would have turned 98 years old today. Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, a section of Brooklyn, NY, on June 30th...