Thursday, May 26, 2016

Jazz... Born in the 1920s?



If you've read (or rather listened to) my post on International Jazz Day (30th April), you'd know just how Jazz was born. 

Today we celebrate two jazz greats, born on ThisDayInMusic back in the 1920s - a Sophisticated Lady and a Happy Trumpeter.

Ladies first! She was born in 1920 and had a career spanning six decades singing, writing songs and acting... 


Peggy Lee


Among her achievements are three Grammy awards, collaboration for the songs in Walt Disney's 'Lady and The Tramp'... and 'Fever'.



That's not all about Fever. Besides Peggy Lee's birthday, today is also the death anniversary of the co-author and probably the first person to sing that song, Little Willie John.



The other Jazz musician would've completed 90 today. 


Miles Davis




Nine-time Grammy Award winner Miles Davis was a major force in the jazz world, as both a trumpet player and a bandleader. A top musician in his era that spanned five decades, here's one of my favorite songs, played by Miles Davis. If you're Down Under, where most of my family is... it's Autumn right now, and they're watching the 'Autumn Leaves'. Sit back and relax (or just lounge).





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