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A series of photos of the immortal Billie Holiday by Carl Van Vechten 1949.

Carl Van Vechten ~ Billie Holiday , 1949 If I had to sing Doggie in the Window , that would actually be work. But singing songs like The.

Lead Belly - An American Folk and Blues Musician and Multi-Instrumentalist :: He is known for his strong vocals, and his style of playing on the twelve-string guitar. He introduced an entire songbook of folk standards to the community of the American folk revival. #GraveyardGreats #LeadBelly

Today in American blues legend, Huddie William Ledbetter aka Leadbelly died

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Charlie Patton thought by many to be the father of the modern delta blues sound. He recorded some of his music in the

Leadbelly

Leadbelly - Bob Dylan noted that Leadbelly was one of the few ex-cons to record a popular children’s album, Lead Belly Sings for the Children.

Robert Johnson

Robert Leroy Johnson (May 1911 – August was an American blues singer and musician. His landmark recordings from display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that have influenced later generations of musicians.

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John Coltrane with Pharoah Sanders, Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 1966 Photo Chuk Stewart

Mahalia Jackson (October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel".

Mahalia Jackson (October 1911 – January was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel".

John Gilmore and Sun Ra

John Gilmore and Sun Ra

Bukka White

Booker T. Washington "Bukka" White (November 1909 – February between Aberdeen and Houston, Mississippi, White was a first cousin of B.

Jack Teagarden, father of the modern jazz trombone, as a young man.

Jack Teagarden - in the - became one of the best known trombonist in the world during the &

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