Author : joe bodego

Sports

Harry Wills

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Harry Wills was a victim of the time in which he boxed. Like many other black heavyweights in the post-Jack Johnson era before World War...
EducationHistory

Clinton Fisk

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Clinton Fisk was born on this date in 1828. He was a white-American soldier, prohibitionist, businessman, and educator. Born near the Erie Canal in Western...
Performance

Skip Scarborough

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Songwriter/producer/arranger/keyboardist Skip Scarborough’s resumé lists the two number one R&B hits “Love Ballad” by LTD and Con Funk Shun’s “Ffun,” “Can’t Hide Love” — a...
Performance

Art Blakey

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Art Blakey, also called Abdullah Ibn Buhaina, (born October 11, 1919, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.—died October 16, 1990, New York, New York), American drummer and bandleader...
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Sonny Stitt

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Sonny Stitt, by name of Edward Stitt, (born February 2, 1924, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.—died July 22, 1982, Washington, D.C.), American jazz musician, one of the...
Performance

The Emotions

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A trio of sisters with a strong gospel base, the Emotions (based in Chicago) were one of the leading female R&B acts of the ’70s....
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Chuck Barksdale

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Born on January 11, 1935, in Chicago, Chuck Barksdale is one of the original members of the R&B group the Dells. The Dells (originally known...
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The Dells

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The Dells were one of the finest and longest-lived R&B vocal groups in history, and what’s most amazing is that they did it with nearly...
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Bo Diddley

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Bo Diddley, original name Ellas Bates, later Ellas McDaniel, (born December 30, 1928, McComb, Mississippi, U.S.—died June 2, 2008, Archer, Florida), American singer, songwriter, and...