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Peggy Lee Made Her Mark in Music and Elsewhere

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0WQeng6qy0 Peggy Lee, one of the biggest stars of her generation, lived from May 26, 1920 to January 21, 2002. Born Norma Deloris Engstrom (sometimes Egstrom, according to...
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There is Only One Thelonious Monk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qweSlfP6BtI New York has a lot of great music radio stations. Three of the finest are WBGO (a jazz station that actually is in Newark), WKCR and WFUV (the radio stations of...
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Fletcher Henderson Helped Invent Swing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjEiyhESlh4 The Red Hot Jazz Archive – the place to go for information about old jazz – says that Fletcher Henderson ran the most successful African-American jazz band of...

Roy Eldridge was Little Jazz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcRekDhnzw0 Roy Eldridge was known as Little Jazz because he was only 5 feet 6 inches tall. It is a cliche, but true: The small man had a very large influence. NPR says...