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Sometimes I live in the country,  Sometimes I live in town,  Sometimes I take a great notion  To jump in the river and drown



 (Source: ohheybill, via deforest)Sometimes I live in the country,  Sometimes I live in town,  Sometimes I take a great notion  To jump in the river and drown



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Sometimes I live in the country, 
Sometimes I live in town, 
Sometimes I take a great notion 
To jump in the river and drown

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Fate Marable’s New Orleans Band on the S. S. Capitol, 1920

The musicians pictured, left to right: Henry Kimball, Fate Marable, Boyd Atkins, Johnny St. Cyr, David Jones, Norman Mason, Louis Armstrong, Norman Brashear, and Warren “Baby” Dodds

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From Duke Ellington’s memoir, Music is My Mistress:
"I soon found that she was an extraordinary artist and an extraordinary person as well. She had great dignity, and she was greatly admired by everyone everywhere we went, at home and abroad. She became one our mainstays and highlights, and she gave some unforgettable performances…They still talk about Ivie, and every girl singer we’ve had since has tried to prevail over the Ivie Anderson image.”
(Source: Notable Black American Women, Book 2)
The photo was obtained from The Vocal Group Harmony

From Duke Ellington’s memoir, Music is My Mistress:

"I soon found that she was an extraordinary artist and an extraordinary person as well. She had great dignity, and she was greatly admired by everyone everywhere we went, at home and abroad. She became one our mainstays and highlights, and she gave some unforgettable performances…They still talk about Ivie, and every girl singer we’ve had since has tried to prevail over the Ivie Anderson image.”

(Source: Notable Black American Women, Book 2)

The photo was obtained from The Vocal Group Harmony

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Fats Waller & His Rhythm — The Moon Is Low 



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Fats Waller & His Rhythm — The Moon Is Low 

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Billie Holiday, 1941.
Billie Holiday, 1941.

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He needs me, he doesn’t know it, but he needs me And so no matter where he goes, though he doesn’t care, he knows that I’m there He needs me, I ought to leave him, but he needs me I know I ain’t very bright just to tag along, oh, but right or wrong, I’m his and I’m here



 (Source: salsmineo)He needs me, he doesn’t know it, but he needs me And so no matter where he goes, though he doesn’t care, he knows that I’m there He needs me, I ought to leave him, but he needs me I know I ain’t very bright just to tag along, oh, but right or wrong, I’m his and I’m here



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He needs me, he doesn’t know it, but he needs me
And so no matter where he goes, though he doesn’t care, he knows that I’m there
He needs me, I ought to leave him, but he needs me
I know I ain’t very bright just to tag along, oh, but right or wrong, I’m his and I’m here

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Love laughs at a king. Kings don’t mean a thing on the street of dreams Dreams broken in two can be made like new on the street of dreams Gold, silver and gold, all you can hold is in the moonbeam Poor, no one is poor, long as love is sure on the street of dreams



 (Source: salsmineo)Love laughs at a king. Kings don’t mean a thing on the street of dreams Dreams broken in two can be made like new on the street of dreams Gold, silver and gold, all you can hold is in the moonbeam Poor, no one is poor, long as love is sure on the street of dreams



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Love laughs at a king. Kings don’t mean a thing on the street of dreams
Dreams broken in two can be made like new on the street of dreams
Gold, silver and gold, all you can hold is in the moonbeam
Poor, no one is poor, long as love is sure on the street of dreams

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miaowlo:




 chet baker - my heart stood still




 i took one look at you that’s all i meant to do and then my heart stood still  my feet could step and walk my lips could move and talk and yet my heart stood still 





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 chet baker - my heart stood still




 i took one look at you that’s all i meant to do and then my heart stood still  my feet could step and walk my lips could move and talk and yet my heart stood still 





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miaowlo:

chet baker - my heart stood still

i took one look at you
that’s all i meant to do
and then my heart stood still

my feet could step and walk
my lips could move and talk
and yet my heart stood still 

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ianbrooks:

Jazz Legends Part 2 by Garth Glazier

Check out Part 1

Artist: Tumblr / Behance

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