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This Week in Jazz: Don Lamond


This week in Jazz, we have the birth of American Jazz drummer, Donald Douglas Lamond, Jr. He was born August 18, 1920, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, although raised in Washington, DC. He is known for his trademark drumming style, which he displayed with explosive power and high

This Week in Jazz: Don Lamond2018-08-16T08:46:07+00:00

This Week in Jazz: Crazy Blues


This week in Jazz, Mamie Smith (1883-1946) records, Crazy Blues on August 10, 1920. She was the first African-American female performer to record and establish the blues creating a new music market in America. The song, originally titled, “Harlem Blues” sold nearly a million copies in the

This Week in Jazz: Crazy Blues2018-08-08T15:50:05+00:00