October 11: Art Blakey was born in 1919

Music washes away the dust of every day life. ~Art Blakey You can’t seperate modern jazz from rock or from rhythm and blues – you can’t seperate it. Because that’s where it all started, and that’s where it all come from – that’s where I learned to keep rhythm – in church. ~Art Blakey From Wikipedia: Birth name Arthur Blakey …

October 1: The late Donny Hathaway was born in 1945

Donny Edward Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American jazz, blues, soul, and gospel vocalist and musician. Hathaway contracted with Atlantic Records in 1969 and with his first single for the Atco label, “The Ghetto, Part I” in early 1970, Rolling Stone magazine “marked him as a major new force in soul music.” His collaborations with …

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