fletcher_henderson

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...
The_Rascals_1969

The Rascals Were Young Once

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sastKEBZhXY This Day in Rock says rather vaguely that “People Got to be Free” by the Rascals “was a hit this day” in 1968. I suppose it was. And it probably was on...

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...
Yes

Yes: “Roundabout” and “Changes”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmZoQFYYx8U&list=RDkmZoQFYYx8U Wikipedia offers the impressive statistics that 19 musicians have been full time members of the progressive rock band Yes. Indeed,...