Louis Thomas Jordan (July 8, 1908 – February 4, 1975) was an American musician, songwriter and bandleader who was popular from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Known as “The King of the Jukebox”, his highest profile came towards the end … Continue reading Top 10 Jump Blues Albums By Louis Jordan And His Tymphany Five
10. Johnny Griffin (1928 – 2008) John Arnold Griffin III (April 24, 1928 – July 25, 2008) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Nicknamed “the Little Giant” for his short stature and forceful playing, Griffin’s career began in the early 1940s and continued … Continue reading Top 10 Best Jazz Saxophonists Of All Time
Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on April 15, 1894, jazz and blues vocalist Bessie Smith’s powerful, soulful voice won her countless fans and earned her the title “Empress of the Blues.” In her recording career, Smith worked with many important jazz … Continue reading 10 Classic Songs By Bessie Smith “The Empress Of The Blues”
Adult Contemporary Music in the 50’s and 60’s was originally known as Popular Vocals. A genre of music made famous in the early 50’s when Big Band singers began to make the transition into solo performers. The industry saw this … Continue reading 10 Classic Adult Contemporary Albums From The 50’s & 60″s Part 1.
10. The Birth Of A Band (1959) “The Birth Of A Band” was released in 1959 and includes by legendary musicians Zoot Sims, Clark Terry, Harry Edison, and Phil Woods. 9. Explores The Music Of Henry Mancini (1964) “Explores The Music Of Henry … Continue reading 10 Quincy Jones Albums From The 50’s & 60’s That Are Great For Cocktail Hour.
American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, singer, and composer dubbed “the sound of surprise”. (born October 21, 1917, Cheraw, South Carolina, USA; died January 6, 1993, Englewood, New Jersey, USA) Together, with Charlie Parker, he was the predominant figure in the development … Continue reading 10 Must Have Dizzy Gillespie Albums
One of the key hard bop musicians of the 1960s, Morgan came to prominence in his late teens, recording on John Coltrane‘s Blue Train (1957) and with the band of drummer Art Blakey before launching a solo career. Morgan stayed with Blakey until 1961 and started to … Continue reading Top 10 Lee Morgan Albums To Add To Your Collection.
Long day at work. Long week at work. Need to quiet your thoughts. Have no fear, Smooth Jazz is here. There are so many great jazz artists and this list could be expanded many times over. But for starters or … Continue reading 10 Must Have Smooth Jazz Albums For Your Collection
10. Count Basie And The Kansas City 7 (1962) 9. Satch And Josh (1974) 8. First Time! The Count Meets the Duke (1961) 7. Basie In Sweden (1962) 6. Basie Plays Hefti (1958) 5. Count Basie and His Great Vocalists … Continue reading 10 Amazing Count Basie Albums Required In Any Jazz Collection.
10. Amandela (1989) 9. You’re Under Arrest (1985) 8. On The Corner (1972) 7. Sorcerer (1967) 6. In Person Friday And Saturday Nights At The Blackhawk, San Francisco (1961) 5. Young Man With A Horn (1952) 4. Milestones (1958) 3. … Continue reading 10 Miles Davis Albums Required In Your Collection