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Drummer Earl Palmer dies at age 83

BANNING, Calif., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Earl Palmer, who drummed for such musical greats as Fats Domino and Little Richard, has died in Banning, Calif., at the age of 83, his family says.

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

The Mystic Knights of Mau Mau have announced the lineup for the second annual Ponderosa Stomp, which will take place April 29 through May 1 at the Rock'N'Bowl Mid City Lanes in New Orleans.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

This was a historic night in New York City in 1938. Jazz had no linkage to formal concert settings until Benny Goodman's orchestra played a concert in Carnegie Hall. It was considered the first formal jazz concert and it was recorded.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Kenny Clarke, a founding member of the Modern Jazz Quartet and one of the pioneers of bebop, was born this day in 1914 in Pittsburgh.
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Drummer Nick Fatool was born this day in Milbury, Mass. He worked in Benny Goodman's band from 1939-40 and with Artie Shaw from 1940-41.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist and singer Una Mae Carlisle was born this day in 1915 in Xenia, Ohio. She sang on Fats Waller's 1939 recording of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and had her own radio and television series in the 1940s. She died in 1956.
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Rock News Two: The week in pop

The New York Post reports recent videos by Busta Rhymes and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs have prompted the music video giant to review its product placement policy.
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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Rosanne Cash will release her first studio album in 10 years, "Rules of Travel," March 25, 2003, on Capitol Records. Cash wrote or co-wrote eight of the 11 songs on "Rules of Travel," which also features writing contributions from John Leventhal, Marc Coh
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Alto saxophonist Marshall Royal was born this on date in 1912. He was a major voice in the Count Basie Orchestra in the 1950s and 1960s.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins was born in St. Joseph, Mo., this day in 1904. Nicknamed "Bean" by his colleagues, Hawkins became the first full-throated tenor stylist. His classic version of "Body and Soul" set the standard for saxophone balladry.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Art Hodes was born this day in 1904 in the Ukraine. His family moved to Chicago when Hodes was 6 months old, and it was in Chicago that he spent much of his jazz career.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist and trumpet player Joe Bushkin was born this day in 1916 in New York.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Ethel Waters was born this day in 1896 in Chester, Pa.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Cozy Cole was born this day in 1909 in East Orange, N.J. He recorded early in his career with Jelly Roll Morton. Fame came starting in 1938 during his four-year stint with Cab Calloway's orchestra. Cole died in 1981.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

A happy 80th birthday wish goes out to Chicago tenor saxophone titan Von Freeman, the father of fellow tenor Chico Freeman. The elder musician was both this day in 1922.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Earl Cyril Palmer (October 25, 1924 - September 19, 2008) was an American drummer and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Palmer played on many recording sessions, including Little Richard's first several albums and Tom Waits' 1978 album Blue Valentine. According to one obituary, "his list of credits read like a Who's Who of American popular music of the last 60 years".

Born in New Orleans, he started his career at five as a tap dancer, joining his mother and aunt on the black vaudeville circuit in its twilight and touring the country extensively with Ida Cox's Darktown Scandals Review. His father was thought to be local pianist and bandleader Walter "Fats" Pichon.

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