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 Airmail Special / Benny Goodman Sextet


 Featuring Charlie Christianpeninsularian:




 Airmail Special / Benny Goodman Sextet


 Featuring Charlie Christian

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Airmail Special / Benny Goodman Sextet

Featuring Charlie Christian

Charlie Christian and Benny Goodman

Charlie Christian and Benny Goodman

bainer:

Art Blakey during his A Night In Tunisia session, August 14 1960 (photo by Francis Wolff)

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Art Blakey during his A Night In Tunisia session, August 14 1960 (photo by Francis Wolff)

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Pianist Hazel Scott, photographed in 1947

Pianist Hazel Scott, photographed in 1947


A snapshot presumably taken aboard S.S. Majestic, 1930. L to R: unknown woman and child (probably the wife and child of one of the musicians), Tony Gerhardi, Dave Klein, John Lucas, Jimmy Dorsey, and Muggsy Spanier.

A snapshot presumably taken aboard S.S. Majestic, 1930. L to R: unknown woman and child (probably the wife and child of one of the musicians), Tony Gerhardi, Dave Klein, John Lucas, Jimmy Dorsey, and Muggsy Spanier.

salsmineo:

"After Billie Holiday’s funeral service, there was such a quietness over these musicians, such a multitude of them there, and we just stood around like in awe and we filed out of the church and stood on the corners for a few minutes until everybody got out and we just quietly just stepped away into the crowd. It was not the usual thing of musicians going to a bar…having a nice drink or a type of New Orleans festivity. It was just dead quiet and sadness."

RIP Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959)


Billie Holiday performing at an unknown nightclub, c. 1941

Billie Holiday performing at an unknown nightclub, c. 1941

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I give him all my love, that’s all I do And if you saw my love, you’d love him too And I love him



 (Source: salsmineo, via salsmineo)I give him all my love, that’s all I do And if you saw my love, you’d love him too And I love him



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I give him all my love, that’s all I do
And if you saw my love, you’d love him too
And I love him

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salsmineo:

make me chooseperkyfawkes asked: Billie Holiday or Paul Newman