Tag Archives: Billy Eckstine

Art Blakey — Blowin’ the Blues Away 1945

SKF NOTE: I do not own the copyright to this track and I will gladly remove it. This is track 1, Side 1, of a vinyl LP I bought called Billy Eckstine Orchestra 1945. The graphic here is from the … Continue reading

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Art Blakey on Chick Webb and Big Sid Catlett

Leslie Gourse: Blakey had learned to play the drums by listening to recordings of [Chick] Webb and Big Sid Catlett, which prepared him to play with several big swing bands in the 1940s. Eventually.., Blakey met those drummers and got … Continue reading

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