Raised in the City of Brotherly Love, Ricks has been splitting his time between Philadelphia and parts north during summer and Mississippi during the winter in recent years. Ricks got his master's degree in acoustic blues by hanging out with the likes of Mississippi John Hurt , Skip James , and other s blues revival folk-blues musicians when they came to coffeehouses and small bars in Philadelphia.
In his capacity as booking manager for the Second Fret Coffee House in Philadelphia from to , he had the chance to learn and practice "hangout-ology" with all the above-mentioned bluesmen and Cotten and other blueswomen. He began playing guitar around Philadelphia area coffeehouses in the late '50s. Lonnie Johnson and a few other classic bluesmen showed Ricks his first few blues chords while he was learning to play guitar.
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He did some field research in Arkansas in for the Smithsonian Institution, working under Ralph Rinzler , and then departed for Europe. Unlike other bluesmen who came up in a less progressive era, Ricks didn't leave the U. To be fair, Allison and Memphis Slim both found more work in Paris. I got married and divorced while I was over there, and after my divorce, I stayed there. Acts at that time would have to play a minimum of two or three weeks, so I had them all day and all night for almost a month.
Deep in the Well , released in , garnered Ricks W.
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He credits the great classic bluesmen of the s for helping him to keep the faith and enthusiasm for live performing through the years. Mainly, they talked to me about how to keep my head together and not run off on some kind of trip.
Quelle: Artist Biography by Richard Skelly. By mid, Griffin and fellow Hampton band member Joe Morris had formed a sextet made up of local musicians, including George Freeman , where he remained for the next two years. His playing can be heard on various early Rhythm and Blues recordings for Atlantic Records.
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After returning to Chicago from two years in the Army, Griffin began establishing a reputation as one of the premiere saxophonists in that city. He joined Art Blakey 's Jazz Messengers in , and his recordings from that time include a memorable album joining together the Messengers and Thelonious Monk. At this stage in his career, Griffin was known as the "fastest tenor in the west", for the ease with which he could execute fast note runs with excellent intonation. Subsequent to his three albums for Blue Note, Griffin did not get along with the label's house engineer Rudy Van Gelder , he recorded for Riverside Records.
From to he and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis led their own quintet, recording several albums together.
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He went to live in France in , moving to the Netherlands in Apart from appearing regularly under his own name at jazz clubs such as London's Ronnie Scott's , Griffin became the "first choice" sax player for visiting US musicians touring the continent during the s and '70s. He briefly rejoined Monk's groups an Octet and Nonet in In he recorded some albums with Wes Montgomery. He also recorded with the Nat Adderley Quintet in , having previously recorded with Adderley in He had lived there for the past 24 years.
John Paul Gimble. Gimble was considered one of the most important fiddlers in the genre. He began playing in a band with his brothers at age 12, and continued playing with two of them, George and Jerry, as the Rose City Swingsters. The trio played local radio gigs, but soon after Gimble moved to Louisiana and began performing with Jimmie Davis Gubernatorial campaign. He returned to Texas after completing his service in the U. Army in World War II. After serving in World War II, Gimble returned to Texas and continued to hone his fiddling skills with a number of Texas radio and dance bands.
A year later he joined Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys , with whom he toured for most of the next decade. With Wills, he played both fiddle and electric mandolin , and distinguished himself by using a five-string fiddle most fiddles have four strings.
His fiddling style was influenced by other Texas fiddlers who played the "breakdown" fiddle tunes. What came to be known as the "Texas fiddling style" emerged during the first half of the twentieth century among fiddlers such as Cliff Bruner , Louis Tierney , and Jesse Ashlock. Gimble learned from them, and further developed while playing with Wills, who epitomized and promoted a new sound known as Western swing.
Western swing rose to national prominence in the s, combining the old-time, Southern-derived Anglo string band tradition, with its breakdowns, schottisches, waltzes, and reels, with the big band jazz and pop music of the day. He broke off to form his own group in , performing as the house band at Wills's club in Fort Worth and Oklahoma City, but rejoined in and continued to play with Wills until the early s. In , after repeated encouragement from his peers, Johnny moved his family to Nashville, TN. The following year he took a cue from a song "Fiddlin' Around" which he had written and performed on the Atkins' Superpickers album, and recorded the first of ten solo albums, Fiddlin' Around.
From , Gimble toured with Willie Nelson worldwide. He was a member of the Million Dollar Band.
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Gimble died at his home in Dripping Springs, Texas on May 9, , aged His daughter stated that her father was "finally rid of the complications from several strokes over the past few years. Emily currently plays with Asleep at the Wheel as keyboardist and vocalist, a band that frequently partnered with Johnny to bring the music of Bob Wills to newer generations. Er begleitete Manitas de Plata bei seinen Tourneen und Konzerten. Er starb an Lungenkrebs. Kenneth C. He was better known by his stage name Jethro from his years with Henry D.
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Haynes as part of the comedic musical duo Homer and Jethro beginning in Burns was born in Conasauga, Tennessee on March 10, His family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee when he was three. They signed with King Records , where they worked as a house band and recorded singles on their own, and two years later signed with RCA Records. Burns was a highly-influential mandolin stylist, preferring clean single-note jazzy melodies and sophisticated chords over the dominant bluegrass stylings of Bill Monroe , and since he performed mostly in a country music setting, introduced many country mandolinists to sophisticated jazz harmonies and improvisational techniques, as well as standards from the songbooks of Duke Ellington , Django Reinhardt and Cole Porter.
By the s, Burns ' influence had spread to a younger generation of bluegrass and "new-acoustic" musicians, most notably New Grass Revival mandolinist Sam Bush. Although Burns and Moore were approximately the same age and were among the few of their generation to make their reputations playing jazz and swing mandolin, the two had never met prior to the production of the album, its liner notes report.
After Haynes died in , Burns's regular musical partner was guitarist Ken Eidson , with whom he co-authored an influential mandolin method tome Mel Bay's Complete Jethro Burns Mandolin Book , still in print , and they continued to perform as Homer and Jethro. After the partnership ended, Burns continued to play, most notably with Chicago folk singer Steve Goodman.
He appeared on several of Goodman's albums and also toured nationally with him. He also became a master teacher of mandolin jazz. He died in from prostate cancer in Evanston, Illinois. Lorena Mario Varela.
November , Basel. Lorena Varela begann ihr neues Leben im Jahr Am November ist Lorena Varela in Basel gestorben. Die Ehepartnerin blieb bei ihrem Mann, auch als er zur Frau wurde. Sie war da! Sein echtes Gesicht, seine ungehaltene Freude strahlte mir entgegen aus dem Gesicht der Frau, die bis zu diesem Augenblick mein Mann gewesen war. Ende November starb sie an Krebs, mitten in einem neuen Lebensabschnitt, auf den sie sich so unendlich gefreut hatte.
Manitas de Plata. Er starb am 6. November im Alter von 93 Jahren in einem Krankenhaus in Montpellier. Memphis Slim.
Memphis Slim September 3, — February 24, was an American blues pianist, singer, and composer. He led a series of bands that, reflecting the popular appeal of jump blues , included saxophones, bass, drums, and piano. A song he first cut in , " Every Day I Have the Blues ", has become a blues standard, recorded by many other artists.