David "Fathead" Newman Collection 1932 to 1989
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B.B. King was born Riley B. King Sept. 16, 1925 in Itta Bena, MS. He got the nickname "Beale Street Blues Boy", later shortened to "Blues Boy", and finally to B.B. while working as a disc jokey. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, King was a part of the blues scene on Beale Street and by the 1950s he became one of the most important names in R&B music. He died May 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV....
Founded as Jarvis Christian Institute in 1912 by the Christian Women's Board of Mission of the Christian Church (now Disciples of Christ).; college was patterned after Southern Institute, a Christian Church college in Edwards, Miss., and many of the early teachers were Southern Institute graduates; named in honor of Major James J. and Ida VanZandt Jarvis who donated 456 acres of land in 1910, the college was an elementary school and high school from 1912 to 1928, a junior college from 1928 to 19...
Ella Fitzgerald (b. April 25, 1917, Newport News, VA–d. June 15, 1996, Beverly Hills, CA) was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. After tumultuous teenage years, Fitzgerald found stability in musical success with the Chick Webb Orchestra, performing across the country, but...
David Newman was born in Dallas, February 24, 1932. He has reported no recollection of his family being musically talented, but as an only child he was encouraged to play and listen to music. His mother, in particular, wanted him to take piano lessons. This plan was never brought to fruition because the young Mr. Newman believed he would be teased unmercilessly as a sissy. Instead he requested and received an new saxophone. His first instructor was the band teacher at Li...