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  • African American Music History pt . 9 Internet Vol – 9 Satchmo

    Since  the  1920's  Louis  Armstrong's  music  has  been  apart  of  Americas African  American  Music  History .  His  trumpet  has  been  heard  in  many  parts  of  the  world  including  Africa .  History  notes  that  in  1922  Louis Armstrong  took  the  Mississippi  northward  to  Chicago  to  join  his  trumpet  mentor  King  Oliver  who during  that  time  was  playing …

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  • African American Music History pt . 8 Internet Vol-8 MAESTRO

    No Matter what part of the world or what level music is discussed Duke Ellington's name is more than likely to be mentioned. During his life time he won just about every musical honor that one can think of. Duke  Ellington was born Edward Kennendy Ellington in 1898, in Washington, D. C. Many African American Music…

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  • African American Music History pt. 6 Internet Vol – 6 The Composer

    Through out history there  have been a host of managers, songwriters and musicians. This article / blog high lights our African American Music History, by sharing a brief look at the life and career of James Bland one of the early pioneers of our great African American Music History . History records that James Bland…

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  • Michael Jackson-“A Gift from God”African American music history-part 2

    Michael Jackson “A Gift from God”  African American music history – part 2   By Ahmad Daniels     Perceptive, courageous, gifted and self-actualized are just a few of the adjectives that so inadequately describe Michael Jackson; a man whose untimely death has taken the world by surprise.  Michael’s demise epitomizes the passing of an…

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  • Pioneers of African American Music History – Part 1

    Harry Burleigh was the father of negro spirituals.  He is the earliest known composer of African American religious music.  Much of his music is widely known.  During his career he achieved national and international success as a composer, arranger and a performing artist.   Harry Burleigh was born on December 2, 1866.  Burleigh learned to…

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  • African American Music History pt-3

    Early African American Musician and Composer/African American music history Roland Hayes was born in 1887 in Curryville Georgia.  He was the son of ex-slaves, Fanny and William Hayes.  When he was eleven his father died and his mother moved the family to Chattanooga Tennessee.  His family was very poor; he was forced to drop out…

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