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Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong taking a break and fooling around during a Decca recording session, c. 1949

Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong taking a break and fooling around during a Decca recording session, c. 1949

List of 1920s jazz standards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of 1920s jazz standards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

baroquenoise:  Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931) was one of the great jazz musicians of the 1920’s…he was also a child of Prohibition liquor. His hard drinking and beautiful tone on the cornet made him a legend among musicians during his life. There is a very loose portrayal of Bix, played by Richard Gere, in the movie The Cotton Club where Gere actually sings and plays cornet.

baroquenoise: Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931) was one of the great jazz musicians of the 1920’s…he was also a child of Prohibition liquor. His hard drinking and beautiful tone on the cornet made him a legend among musicians during his life. There is a very loose portrayal of Bix, played by Richard Gere, in the movie The Cotton Club where Gere actually sings and plays cornet.

"Sister" Rosetta Tharpe -   Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis to Isaac Hayes and Aretha Franklin, have identified her—or, more particularly, her singing, guitar playing and showmanship—as an important influence on them.

"Sister" Rosetta Tharpe - Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis to Isaac Hayes and Aretha Franklin, have identified her—or, more particularly, her singing, guitar playing and showmanship—as an important influence on them.

Love Blossom Dearie .                 Verve Records: 20 classic album covers - Telegraph

Love Blossom Dearie . Verve Records: 20 classic album covers - Telegraph

Lionel Hampton: Hamp! Label: Clef 738 12" LP 1956 Photo: Herman Leonard

Lionel Hampton: Hamp! Label: Clef 738 12" LP 1956 Photo: Herman Leonard

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