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peninsularian:




 Airmail Special / Benny Goodman Sextet


 Featuring Charlie Christianpeninsularian:




 Airmail Special / Benny Goodman Sextet


 Featuring Charlie Christian

peninsularian:

Airmail Special / Benny Goodman Sextet

Featuring Charlie Christian

Charlie Christian and Benny Goodman

Charlie Christian and Benny Goodman

littlehorrorshop:

Cab Calloway

littlehorrorshop:

Cab Calloway


"In the mid- to late ’40s, black popular music began to mutate from swing jazz and boogie-woogie into the sort of rhythm & blues that helped lay the foundation for rock & roll. Singer and pianist Hadda Brooks was one of the many figures who was significant in aiding that transition, although she’s largely forgotten today. While her torch song delivery was rooted in the big-band era, her boogie-woogie piano looked forward to jump blues and R&B. “

"In the mid- to late ’40s, black popular music began to mutate from swing jazz and boogie-woogie into the sort of rhythm & blues that helped lay the foundation for rock & roll. Singer and pianist Hadda Brooks was one of the many figures who was significant in aiding that transition, although she’s largely forgotten today. While her torch song delivery was rooted in the big-band era, her boogie-woogie piano looked forward to jump blues and R&B. “

(Source: milkandheavysugar, via haroldlloyds)

classicladiesofcolor:

Vi Redd with Count Basie and His Orchestra performing “Stormy Monday Blues” in 1968.

(Source: youtube.com)

theodorafitzgerald:

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore | Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 

(Source: haroldlloyds)

classicladiesofcolor:




 classicladiesofcolor:

classicladiesofcolor:

"I Want A Lot of Love" - Valaida Snow and The Six Swingers (1936)


The saxophone section of The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, one of the most successful all-women jazz big bands from the 1940s.

The saxophone section of The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, one of the most successful all-women jazz big bands from the 1940s.

kaysfrancis:

They Say | Helen Forrest with Artie Shaw and His Orchestra 

(via ghoulmccrea)