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Chink Martin (Martin Abraham), A tubist and double bassist from #NOLA was born #onthisday in 1889. He played with Papa Jack Laine's Reliance Brass Band, and in other brass bands in the city. Later, he played with the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, as well as with the Halfway House Orchestra, the New Orleans Harmony Kings, and the New Orleans Swing Kings. In the 1930s, Martin worked as a staff musician at WSMB radio. He played with dozens of noted New Orleans jazz musicians, appearing on record with Sharkey Bonano, Santo Pecora, Pete Fountain, Al Hirt, and others. He died in January 1981 at the age of 94. http://nola.tw/1
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(Kid) Thomas Valentine's Creole Jazz Band recorded the tunes Panama, Mama Inez in #NOLA #onthisday in 1959. http://nola.tw/1
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Building Momentum: https://t.co/12QrL3BCqn via @YouTube
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#gemstoneoftheday The Barton Garnet Mine, established in 1878 in North River NY is the oldest family owned & operated mine in the US. Visit jit.tw/nl
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#NOLA native flamboyant singer, Prince La La, entered the Billboard R&B charts #onthisday in 1961 with 'She Put The Hurt On Me'. Prince La La died of a drug overdose at an early age. It has been speculated that someone else killed him, which spawned the classic hit by Oliver Morgan called 'Who Shot The La La?' http://nola.tw/Ue
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Charles (Buddy) Bolden was born #onthisday in 1877, Cornetist who is said to have been the most influential of early jazz musicians. We can only assume the stories of the real players are true, because Bolden was never recorded. He was committed to a state assylum in 1907 for smashing a jug over his mother-in-law's head. This occurred before jazz was recorded. Bolden died in the same assylum in 1931. His manner of playing was re-created later by his protégé, Bunk Johnson, during the New Orleans jazz revival of the 1940's. Bolden has been immortalized in a number of versions of the tune 'I Heard Buddy Bolden Say'. http://nola.tw/Ue
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I'm exited to announce that September 15 is the release date for the 7th album by Blue Bass Drum called 'Divine Intervention', but today we'll give it away for 24 hours using the coupon "Its_Free_Music" http://nola.tw/Uf
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gemstone #tipoftheday Ancient priests & sorcerers held Sapphires in the highest esteem & believed this gemstone allowed them to interpret oracles & see the future http://nola.tw/Uh
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gemtone #tipoftheday - Did you know? September birthstone Sapphire was highly coveted in Biblical times & frequently given as a gift between middle-eastern nations http://nola.tw/Ug
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(Crying) Sam Collins was born ‪#‎onthisday‬ in 1887, He was an early blues singer and guitarist born in Louisiana and raised in McComb, MS. At different times he was also known as Jim Foster, Jelly Roll Hunter, Big Boy Woods, Bunny Carter, and Salty Dog Sam. His best known recording was "The Jail House Blues". He died in Chicago from the effects of heart disease in October 1949, at the age of 62.
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