Roosevelt Sykes Day

January 31, 2018

Roosevelt Sykes Day

Roosevelt Sykes (January 31, 1906 – July 17, 1983) was an American blues musician, also known as “The Honeydripper“.

Sykes was born in Elmar, Arkansas, and grew up near Helena. At age 15, went on the road playing piano in a barrelhouse style of blues. Like many bluesmen of his time, he travelled around playing to all-male audiences in sawmill, turpentine and levee camps along the Mississippi River, gathering a repertoire of raw, sexually explicit material. His wanderings eventually brought him to St. Louis, Missouri, where he met St. Louis Jimmy Odenthe writer of the blues standardGoin’ Down Slow“.

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World Fusion with Okra Playground

January 31, 2018

World Fusion from Finland with Okra Playground

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Daily Roots with Ansel Collins

January 31, 2018

Daily Roots with Dave & Ansel Collins

1-31-18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hy-_voUuDQ

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RHYTHM ROOTS WORKSHOP 1-30-18

January 30, 2018

Rhythm Roots Workshop

Tuesday January 30th 2018 noon-2pm

Partnership Resources Inc

St Louis Park, MN Location

Developmentally Disabled participants exploring their inner rhythmic sensibilities!

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The Cosmos with M61

January 30, 2018

Messier 61 (also known as M61 or NGC 4303) is an intermediate barred spiral galaxy in the Virgo Cluster of galaxies. It was discovered by Barnaba Oriani on May 5, 1779. This was six days before Charles Messier observed the same galaxy, but had mistaken it as a comet.

M61 is one of the largest members of Virgo Cluster, and is designated to belong to a smaller section of the galaxy cluster known as the S Cloud. It has an active galactic nucleus and is classified as a starburst galaxy containing a massive nuclear star cluster with an estimated mass of 105 solar massesand an age of 4 million years, as well as a central candidate supermassive black hole weighing around 5×106 M solar masses. cohabiting with an older massive star cluster as well as a likely older starburst. Evidence of significant star formation and active bright nebulae appears across M61’s disk. Unlike most late-type spiral galaxies within the Virgo Cluster, M61 shows an unusual abundance of neutral hydrogen (H I)

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Marty Balin

January 30, 2018

Marty Balin Day

Marty Balin (/ˈbælɪn/, born Martyn Jerel Buchwald; January 30, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician best known as the founder and one of the lead singers of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.

Balin was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Catherine Eugenia “Jean” (née Talbot) and Joseph Buchwald. His paternal grandparents immigrated from Eastern Europe. His father was Jewish and his mother was Episcopalian. Marty attended Washington High School in San Francisco, California.

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Tubby Hayes

January 30, 2018

Tubby Hayes Day

Edward Brian “Tubby” Hayes (30 January 1935 – 8 June 1973) was an English jazz multi-instrumentalist, best known for his tenor saxophoneplaying in groups with fellow sax player Ronnie Scott and with trumpeter Jimmy Deuchar.

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Ahmed Abdul-Malik

January 30, 2018

Ahmed Abdul-Malik Day

Ahmed Abdul-Malik (born Jonathan Tim, Jr.; January 30, 1927 – October 2, 1993 Brooklyn, NY) was a jazz double bassist and oud player.

Abdul-Malik is noted for integrating Middle Eastern and North African music styles in his jazz music.[3] He was the bassist for Art Blakey, Earl Hines, Randy Weston, and Thelonious Monk among others.

 

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Roy Eldridge

January 30, 2018

Roy Eldridge Day

David Roy Eldridge (30 January 1911 – 26 February 1989), nicknamed “Little Jazz“, was an American jazz trumpet player. His sophisticated use of harmony, including the use of tritone substitutions, his virtuosic solos exhibiting a departure from the smooth and lyrical style of earlier jazz trumpet innovator Louis Armstrong, and his strong impact on Dizzy Gillespie mark him as one of the most influential musicians of the swing era and a precursor of bebop.

Eldridge was born on the North Side of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 30, 1911, to parents Alexander, a wagon teamster, and Blanche, a gifted pianist with a talent for reproducing music by ear, a trait that Eldridge claimed to have inherited from her. Eldridge began playing the piano at the age of five; he claims to have been able to play coherent blues licks at even this young age.[2]The young Eldridge looked up to his older brother, Joe Eldridge (born Joseph Eldridge, 1908, North Side of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, died March 5, 1952), particularly because of Joe’s diverse musical talents on the violin, alto saxophone, and clarinet.

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World Music with Flor De Toloache

January 30, 2018

World Music from Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy and the United States with the all female latin group Flor De Toloache.

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Daily Roots with Johnny Nash

January 30, 2018

Daily Roots with Johnny Nash

1-30-18

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The Cosmos with NGC 1931

January 29, 2018

 

NGC 1931 & IC 417

Will the spider ever catch the fly? Not if both are large emission nebulas toward the constellation of the Charioteer (Auriga). The spider-shaped gas cloud on the left is actually an emission nebula labelled IC 417, while the smaller fly-shaped cloud on the right is dubbed NGC 1931 and is both an emission nebula and a reflection nebula. About 10,000 light-years distant, both nebulas harbor young, open star clusters. For scale, the more compact NGC 1931 (Fly) is about 10 light-years across.

 

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James Jamerson

January 29, 2018

James Jamerson Day

James Lee Jamerson (January 29, 1936 – August 2, 1983) was an American bass player. He was the uncredited bassist on most of the Motown Records hits in the 1960s and early 1970s (Motown did not list session musician credits on their releases until 1971), and is now regarded as one of the most influential bass players in modern music history. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. As a session musician he played on 30 Billboard #1 hits, as well as over 70 R&B #1 hits, more than any other bass player in both categories.

In its special “Bass Player’s 100 Greatest Bass Players” issue in 2017, Bass Player Magazine named Jamerson the number one “Greatest Bass Player”. In 2011, Jamerson ranked third in The “20 Most Underrated Bass Guitarists” in Paste magazine.

A native of Edisto Island (near Charleston), South Carolina, Jamerson moved with his mother to Detroit, Michigan in 1954 and began playing in Detroit area blues and jazz clubs. His son, James Jamerson, Jr. (1958–2016), was also a professional bassist.

 

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Ed Shaughnessy

January 29, 2018

Ed Shaughnessy Day

Edwin Thomas Shaughnessy (January 29, 1929 – May 24, 2013) was a swing music and jazz drummer best known for his long association with Doc Severinsen and The Tonight Show Band on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Shaughnessy was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and grew up in the New York City area, working in the 1940s with George Shearing, Jack Teagarden, and Charlie Ventura. In the 1950s he worked in the Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey bands. In the 1960s he played for Count Basie prior to joining The Tonight Show Band. He was the drummer on Bashin’: The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith in 1962 which featured big band arrangements by Oliver Nelson, including the pop hit “Walk on the Wild Side” which peaked at #21 on the Billboard chart. Shaughnessy recorded extensively throughout his career and was known for his drum competitions with Buddy Rich.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiPrQWQtVLk

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Eddie Taylor

January 29, 2018

Eddie Taylor Day

Eddie Taylor (January 29, 1923 – December 25, 1985) was an American electric blues guitarist and singer.

Born Edward Taylor in Benoit, Mississippi, as a boy Taylor taught himself to play the guitar. He spent his early years playing at venues around Leland, Mississippi, where he taught his friend Jimmy Reed to play the guitar. With a guitar style deeply rooted in the Mississippi Delta tradition, Taylor moved to Chicago, Illinois, in 1949.

Taylor never achieved the stardom of some of his contemporaries in the Chicago blues scene, he was nevertheless an integral part of that era. He is especially noted as a main accompanist for Jimmy Reed; he also worked for John Lee Hooker, Big Walter Horton, Sam Lay, and others. Earwig Music Company recorded him with Kansas City Red and Big John Wrencher for the album Original Chicago Blues. He later teamed up Earring George Mayweather, and they jointly recorded several tracks, including “You’ll Always Have a Home” and “Don’t Knock at My Door”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6c2ypiiyoQ

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World Music with Minor Empire

January 29, 2018

World Music from Turkey with Minor Empire

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Daily Roots with Bob Marley

January 29, 2018

Daily Roots with Bob Marley

1-29-18

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MAROONS aka Mojo Roots at St Paul Winter Carnival 1-25-18

January 28, 2018

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BEAU KOO JACKS Perform Sunday 1-28-18 @ Amsterdam Bar for Walker West Music School

January 27, 2018

BEAU KOO JACKS Sunday 1-28-18 5-550pm one set only
The only New Orleans R&B Mardi Gras group in town.
Performing a Benefit for the Walker West Music School & Tom Zosel Memorial
at the Amsterdam Bar in St Paul
featuring Van Nixon, Jamie Carter, David Hamilton, Todd Matheson, Paul Strickland, Larry McCabe, Art Haynes and mick laBriola. 8 piece strong with 3 horns. Tom Zosel will be there haunting us with his Illuminating Spirit & Contagious Vibe. You go dude!

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The Cosmos with Roberts Quartet NGC 87, NGC 88, NGC 89 and NGC 92

January 27, 2018

The Cosmos with Roberts Quartet
NGC 87, NGC 88, NGC 89 and NGC 92
Robert’s Quartet is a compact galaxy group approximately 160 million light-years away in the constellation Phoenix. It is a family of four very different galaxies in the process of colliding and merging. Its members are NGC 87, NGC 88, NGC 89 and NGC 92, discovered by John Herschel on the 30 September 1834.

The quartet is one of the best examples of compact galaxy groups, because such groups contain four to eight galaxies in a very small region.[according to whom?] They are excellent laboratories for the study of galactic interactions and their effects, in particular on the formation of stars. The quartet has a total visual magnitude of almost 13.[citation needed] The brightest member of the group is NGC 92, having the blue magnitude of 13.8. On the sky, the four galaxies are all within a circle of radius of 1.6 arcmin, corresponding to about 75,000 light-years.[citation needed] It was named by Halton Arp and Barry F. Madore, who compiled A Catalogue of Southern Peculiar Galaxies and Associations in 1987.

 

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