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  • African American Music History pt . 9 Internet Vol – 9 Satchmo

    Since  the  1920's  Louis  Armstrong's  music  has  been  apart  of  Americas African  American  Music  History .  His  trumpet  has  been  heard  in  many  parts  of  the  world  including  Africa .  History  notes  that  in  1922  Louis Armstrong  took  the  Mississippi  northward  to  Chicago  to  join  his  trumpet  mentor  King  Oliver  who during  that  time  was  playing …

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  • African American Music History pt . 8 Internet Vol-8 MAESTRO

    No Matter what part of the world or what level music is discussed Duke Ellington's name is more than likely to be mentioned. During his life time he won just about every musical honor that one can think of. Duke  Ellington was born Edward Kennendy Ellington in 1898, in Washington, D. C. Many African American Music…

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  • Pioneers of African American Music History – Part 1

    Harry Burleigh was the father of negro spirituals.  He is the earliest known composer of African American religious music.  Much of his music is widely known.  During his career he achieved national and international success as a composer, arranger and a performing artist.   Harry Burleigh was born on December 2, 1866.  Burleigh learned to…

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  • African American Music History pt-3

    Early African American Musician and Composer/African American music history Roland Hayes was born in 1887 in Curryville Georgia.  He was the son of ex-slaves, Fanny and William Hayes.  When he was eleven his father died and his mother moved the family to Chattanooga Tennessee.  His family was very poor; he was forced to drop out…

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