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Etta James

Etta James

Etta James (January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) Jamesetta Hawkins was born to a Los Angeles prostitute, brought up..
Jelly Roll Morton

Jelly Roll Morton

He was born Ferdinand Joseph Lamothe. But history knows him as Jelly Roll Morton—the genius piano player whose stomps and..
Charles Brown

Charles Brown

Unlike your stereotypical blues man, Texas-born Tony Russell Brown, called Charles, was highly educated. He graduated from college with a..
Lonnie Johnson

Lonnie Johnson

Lonnie Johnson (February 8, 1899 – June 16, 1970) Growin’ up in New Orleans, Lonnie Johnson learned to play music..