Peter Green

Peter Green died this week at the age of 73. You may know Fleetwood Mac from the lineup that included Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in addition to Jim McVie (bass), Christine McVie (keyboard), and Mick Fleetwood. Peter Green was gone by then but was a co-founder of the group.…

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Annie Ross

Annie Ross died last week (July 21, 2020). She was one-third of the vocal group, Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross who sang in a style of music called vocalese. Jon Hendricks created the style and Lambert, Hendricks and Ross were the first stars starting in the 1950s. The Pointer Sisters and…

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I Got Rhythm

I was browsing jazz guitar videos on youtube the other day and came across John Pizzarelli doing the following version of I Got Rhythm. John, like his dad Bucky, plays a seven-string guitar and starts out accompanying himself as he sings (i.e., comping). Later her breaks into scatting while playing…

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Kate Davis

The previous five posts I’ve made have been about women musicians who fit into the broadly defined category of folk music (if you include old time music, bluegrass and country). Today I’m switching genres to jazz singers. I love the great ladies of jazz such as Ella, Sara, Billy and…

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