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Born on this day, August 14th

  • Stuff Smith (Violin, Vocals-Lead) was born in Portsmouth, OH in 1909.
  • Lorez Alexandria (Vocals-Lead) was born in Chicago, IL in 1929.
  • Eddie Costa (Vibraphone, Piano) was born in Atlas, PA in 1930.
  • Jeannie Cheatham (Piano) was born in San Diego,CA in 1924.
  • Buddy Greco (Piano, Vocals) was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1926.
  • Ben Sidran (Vocals-Lead, Keyboards-Various) was born in Chicago, IL in 1943.

On This Day

August 14th in Jazz History…

  • Tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons, in 1961, was back in the studio recording "The Soulful Mood" for Moodsville Records.
  • Also, Gene Krupa's band cut its first session for Brunswick in 1938.
  • And, Coleman Hawkins recorded "Jammin' In Swingville," "Cool Sunrise," "Spring's Swing" and "Love Me Or Leave Me" for Prestige Records in 1961.