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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 8, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 8, 2012.
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Stamps to honor black entertainment icons

Stamps to honor black entertainment icons

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service says it will offer a series of stamps highlighting the African-American cultural experience through vintage publicity posters.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, July 8, 2007.

James Brown dead at 73

ATLANTA, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The man known as the "Godfather of Soul," James Brown, died early Monday in an Atlanta hospital of a heart attack. He was 73.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 8, the 189th day of 2006 with 176 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for July 3-9, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 8, the 189th day of 2005 with 176 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 8, the 190th day of 2004 with 176 to follow.
By United Press International

Delbert McClinton, bluesman on a roll

Delbert McClinton strutted onstage at B.B. King's Times Square music club and got a king's ovation from the packed-to-the-gills house. The legendary master of T
JOHN SWENSON

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 8, the 189th day of 2003 with 176 to follow.
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Yank Lawson was born this day in Trenton, Mo. A regular with the World's Greatest Jazz Band, he cut his jazz teeth with Wingy Manone, Ben Pollack, Bob Crosby, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist Flip Phillips was born this day in 1915 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He worked in the 1940s with Benny Goodman, Woody Herman and Red Norvo, and toured for 10 years with the Jazz at the Philharmonic, where he was an intensely rhythmic and crowd-plea
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Louis Jordan (July 8, 1908 – February 4, 1975) was a pioneering American jazz, blues and rhythm & blues musician, songwriter and bandleader who enjoyed his greatest popularity from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Known as "The King of the Jukebox", Jordan was highly popular with both black and white audiences in the later years of the swing era. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #59 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Louis Jordan was one of the most successful African-American musicians of the 20th century, ranking fifth in the list of the all-time most successful black recording artists according to Billboard magazine's chart methodology. Though comprehensive sales figures are not available, he scored at least four million-selling hits during his career. Jordan regularly topped the R&B "race" charts, and was one of the first black recording artists to achieve a significant "crossover" in popularity into the mainstream (predominantly white) American audience, scoring simultaneous Top Ten hits on the white pop charts on several occasions. After Duke Ellington and Count Basie, Louis Jordan was probably the most popular and successful black bandleader of his day.

Jordan was a talented singer with great comedic flair, and he fronted his own band for more than twenty years. He duetted with some of the biggest solo singing stars of his day, including Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Jordan was also an actor and a major black film personality—he appeared in dozens of "soundies" (promotional film clips), made numerous cameos in mainstream features and short films, and starred in two musical feature films made especially for him. He was an instrumentalist who specialized in the alto saxophone but played all forms of the instrument, as well as piano and clarinet. A productive songwriter, many of the songs he wrote or co-wrote became influential classics of 20th-century popular music.

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