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Abraham ((אַבְרָהָם)), originally Abram, is the first of the three biblical patriarchs.
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The Abyssinian Baptist Church, located at 132 West 138th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Lenox Avenue in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, was built in 1922-23 and was designed by Charles W. Bolton & Son in Gothic Revival and Tudor Revival styles – it has also been described as "Collegiate Gothic".
Adelaide Louise Hall (20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993) was an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer.
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The African Methodist Episcopal Church, usually called the A.M.E. Church, is a predominantly African-American Methodist denomination based in the United States.
Alfred A. "Al" Bernard (November 23, 1888 – March 6, 1949) was an American vaudeville singer, known as "The Boy From Dixie", who was most popular during the 1910s through early 1930s.
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Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States.
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Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, also known as Alabama A&M University or AAMU, is a public, historically black, land-grant university located in Normal, Alabama, United States.
The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (AJHoF) was founded in 1978, and opened a museum on September 18, 1993, with a mission "to foster, encourage, educate, and cultivate a general appreciation of the medium of jazz music as a legitimate, original and distinctive art form indigenous to America.
Arnaud "Arna" Wendell Bontemps (October 13, 1902 – June 4, 1973) was an African-American poet, novelist and librarian, and a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance.
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The Associated Press (AP) is an American multinational nonprofit news agency headquartered in New York City.
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Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known by his stage name B.B. King, was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
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The banjo is a four-, five- or (occasionally) six-stringed instrument with a thin membrane stretched over a frame or cavity as a resonator, called the head.
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Beale Street is a street in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee, which runs from the Mississippi River to East Street, a distance of approximately.
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"Beale Street Blues" is a 1916 song by American composer and lyricist W.C. Handy.
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Bessemer is a city southwest of Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States eight miles (13 km) west of Hoover.
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Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer.
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William "Billy" Taylor (July 24, 1921 – December 28, 2010) was an American jazz pianist, composer, broadcaster and educator.
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Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama.
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Black Swan Records was a United States record label founded in 1921 in Harlem, New York.
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Blues is a genre and musical form that originated in African-American communities in the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
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The Blues Music Awards are awards presented by the Blues Foundation, a non-profit organization set up to foster blues heritage.
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Robert Calvin "Bobby" Bland (January 27, 1930 – June 23, 2013), né Brooks, also known professionally as Bobby "Blue" Bland, was an American blues singer.
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Bronchopneumonia or bronchial pneumonia or Bronchogenic pneumonia (not to be confused with lobar pneumonia) is the acute inflammation of the walls of the bronchioles.
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Brown University is a private Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island.
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Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (December 25, 1907 – November 18, 1994) was an American jazz singer and bandleader.
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"Careless Love" is a traditional song of obscure origins.
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Carl Van Vechten (June 17, 1880 – December 21, 1964) was an American writer and artistic photographer who was a patron of the Harlem Renaissance and the literary executor of Gertrude Stein.
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Carnegie Hall (also frequently or) is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street, two blocks south of Central Park.
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Carpentry is a skilled trade in which the primary work performed is the cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork, etc.
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A Century of Progress International Exposition was a World's Fair held in Chicago, as The Chicago World's Fair, from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city's centennial.
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Charlie Lee Byrd (September 16, 1925 – December 2, 1999) was an American guitarist.
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Clark Atlanta University is a private, historically black university in Atlanta, in the U.S. state of Georgia.
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county.
Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western music, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.
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Cleveland is a city in Bolivar County, Mississippi.
Columbia Records is an American flagship recording label, under the ownership of Sony Music Entertainment, operating under the Columbia Music Group.
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A commemorative stamp is a postage stamp, often issued on a significant date such as an anniversary, to honor or commemorate a place, event, person, or object.
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Conducting is the art of directing a musical performance, such as a concert, by way of visible gestures with the hands, arms, face and head.
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The cornet is a brass instrument very similar to the trumpet or French Horn, distinguished by its conical bore, compact shape, and mellower tone quality.
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Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country in the Caribbean comprising the main island of Cuba, the Isla de la Juventud and several archipelagos.
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The Delta blues is one of the earliest styles of blues music.
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Diane Schuur (born December 10, 1953 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American jazz singer and pianist.
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Dianne Reeves (born October 23, 1956) is an American jazz singer who has been one of the leading exponents of the genre since the 1980s.
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Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore; February 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994) was an American singer, actress, television personality, and the top-charting female vocalist of the 1940s.
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Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean (January 16, 1910 – July 17, 1974), also known as Jerome Herman Dean, was an American professional baseball player.
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John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer.
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In music theory, a dominant seventh chord, or major minor seventh chord, is a chord composed of a root, major third, perfect fifth, and minor seventh.
Edward Hull "Boss" Crump (October 2, 1874 – October 16, 1954) was an American politician from Memphis, Tennessee.
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Eartha Mae Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) was an American actress, singer, cabaret star, dancer, stand-up comedian, activist and voice artist, known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of "C'est Si Bon" and the enduring Christmas novelty smash "Santa Baby", which were both US Top 10 hits.
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The eastern whip-poor-will (Antrostomus vociferus) is a medium-sized (22–27 cm) nightjar from North America.
In music, an eight-bar blues is a typical blues chord progression, "the second most common blues form,"Riker, Wayne (1994).
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Elijah Wald (born 1959) is an American folk blues guitarist and music historian.
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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella.
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Ellis Louis Marsalis, Jr. (born November 14, 1934) is an American jazz pianist.
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Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.
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The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863.
An ethnic group or ethnicity is a socially defined category of people who identify with each other based on common ancestral, social, cultural or national experience.
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Located in the United States of America, Evansville is the commercial, medical, and cultural hub of Southwestern Indiana and the Illinois-Indiana-Kentucky tri-state area.
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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age.
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Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town, also known as Wonderful Town, USA, is a 42-episode live half-hour variety television series which aired on CBS from June 16, 1951, to April 12, 1952 in which Faye Emerson visits various cities, mostly in the United States, to focus on the different kinds of music associated with each location.
Florence is the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the northwestern corner of the state.
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Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.
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The foxtrot is a smooth, progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor.
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The Gaiety Theatre was a Broadway theatre at 1547 Broadway in New York City from 1909 until 1982, when it was torn down.
Genre (or; from French genre, "kind" or "sort", from Latin genus (stem gener-), Greek γένος, génos) is any category of literature or other forms of art or entertainment, e.g. music, whether written or spoken, audial or visual, based on some set of stylistic criteria.
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Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States.
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The Grammy Trustees Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to "individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording".
Guntersville (previously known as Gunter's Ferry and later Gunter's Landing) is a city in Marshall County, Alabama, United States.
Hagar (of uncertain origin هاجر Hājar; Agar) is a biblical person in the Book of Genesis Chapter 16.
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The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602.
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Harlem is a large neighborhood within the northern section of the New York City borough of Manhattan.
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Harry Herbert Pace (January 6, 1884 – July 19, 1943) was an African-American music publisher and insurance executive, and the founder of Black Swan Records.
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Henderson is a home rule-class city along the Ohio River in Henderson County in western Kentucky in the United States.
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The date of the start of the history of the United States is a subject of constant debate among historians.
The term "honky-tonk" has been applied to various styles of 20th century American music.
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Huntsville is a city located primarily in Madison County in the central part of the far northern region of the State of Alabama.
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Izear Luster "Ike" Turner, Jr. (November 5, 1931 – December 12, 2007) was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, talent scout, and record producer.
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Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African American communities in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century.
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James Oscar "Jimmy" Smith (December 8, 1925 or 1928 – February 8, 2005) was an American jazz musician who achieved the rare distinction of releasing a series of instrumental jazz albums that often charted on Billboard.
Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell, CC (née Anderson; born November 7, 1943) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and painter.
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The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal organization and secret society founded in Washington, D.C., on 19 February 1864.
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A levee, levée, dike, dyke, embankment, floodbank or stopbank is an elongated naturally occurring ridge or artificially constructed fill or wall, which regulates water levels.
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Synthetic polymers are human-made polymers.
A log cabin is a house built from logs.
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Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and one of the pivotal and most influential figures in jazz music.
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Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy is a 1954 studio release by Louis Armstrong and His All Stars, described by Allmusic as "Louis Armstrong's finest record of the 1950s" and "essential music for all serious jazz collections".
Louisiana Creole people are those who are descended from the colonial settlers of Louisiana, especially those of colonial French or Spanish descent.
Mahalia Jackson (October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an American gospel singer.
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Mamie Smith (née Robinson; May 26, 1883 – September 16, 1946) was an American vaudeville singer, dancer, pianist and actress, who appeared in several films late in her career.
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Marc Craig Cohn (born July 5, 1959) is a Grammy Award-winning American folk rock singer-songwriter and musician best known for his song "Walking in Memphis" from his eponymous 1991 album.
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"The Memphis Jazz Box" is a 3-CD box set by Memphis jazz artists, first released by Ice House Records in March 2004 and then re-released to the public in 2008.
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Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Shelby County.
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Robert Meredith Willson (May 18, 1902 – June 15, 1984) was an American composer, songwriter, flutist, conductor and playwright, best known for writing the book, music and lyrics for the hit Broadway musical The Music Man.
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The Midwestern United States, or the Midwest, is one of the four geographic regions defined by the United States Census Bureau, occupying the northern central part of the country.
In Christian churches, a minister is someone who is authorized by a church or religious organization to perform functions such as teaching of beliefs; leading services such as weddings, baptisms or funerals; or otherwise providing spiritual guidance to the community.
A minstrel was a medieval European person who performed songs whose lyrics told stories of distant places or of existing or imaginary historical events.
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Mississippi is a state located in the Southern United States.
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The Mississippi Delta is the distinctive northwest section of the U.S. state of Mississippi which lies between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers.
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Missouri (see pronunciations) is a state located in the Midwestern United States.
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The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame was established in 1970 by the Nashville Songwriters Foundation, Inc.
Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist.
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The National Folk Festival (NFF) is an itinerant folk festival in the United States.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network that is the flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
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New Orleans (or; La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.
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Normal, Alabama is the site of Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU).
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Oklahoma (Cherokee: Asgaya gigageyi / ᎠᏍᎦᏯ ᎩᎦᎨᏱ; or translated ᎣᎦᎳᎰᎹ (òɡàlàhoma), Pawnee: Uukuhuúwa, Cayuga: Gahnawiyoˀgeh) is a state located in the South Central United States.
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The Original Dixieland Jass Band (ODJB) were a New Orleans, Dixieland jazz band that made the first jazz recordings in early 1917.
The Pacific Northwest (in the United States, commonly abbreviated as PNW), sometimes referred to as Cascadia, is a region in western North America bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and, loosely, by the Rocky Mountains on the east.
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Pearl Mae Bailey (March 29, 1918 – August 17, 1990) was an American actress and singer.
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Perry Bradford (14 February 1893, Montgomery, Alabama – 20 April 1970, New York City) was an African-American composer, songwriter, and vaudeville performer.
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A plantation is a large piece of land (or water) usually in a tropical or semitropical area where one crop is specifically planted for widespread commercial sale and usually tended by resident laborers.
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Plasterwork refers to construction or ornamentation done with plaster, such as a layer of plaster on an interior or exterior wall structure, or plaster decorative moldings on ceilings or walls.
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A political machine is a political organization in which an authoritative boss or small group commands the support of a corps of supporters and businesses (usually campaign workers), who receive rewards for their efforts.
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Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis, Jr. (born May 27, 1935) is an American jazz composer, pianist and radio personality.
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Rapid transit, also known as metro, subway, underground, or colloquially as "the train", is a type of high-capacity public transport generally found in urban areas.
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RCA Corporation, founded as the Radio Corporation of America, was an American electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986.
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In law, resolution is a written motion adopted by a deliberative body.
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A revival meeting is a series of Christian religious services held to inspire active members of a church body to gain new converts.
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Ruby Dee (October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and activist.
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Sacred means revered due to sanctity, is in general the state of being holy (perceived by religious individuals as associated with divinity) or sacred (considered worthy of spiritual respect or devotion; or inspiring awe or reverence among believers).
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"Saint Louis Blues" is a popular American song composed by W. C. Handy in the blues style.
"Seventy-Six Trombones" is the signature song from the musical play The Music Man (1957), which was written by Meredith Willson.
"Shake, Rattle and Roll" is a twelve bar blues-form rock and roll song, written in 1954 by Jesse Stone under his assumed songwriting name Charles E. Calhoun.
Shoemaking is the process of making footwear.
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The Songwriters Hall of Fame was founded in 1969 by songwriter Johnny Mercer and music publishers Abe Olman and Howie Richmond to honor those whose work represents a spectrum of the most beloved songs from the world's popular music songbook.
The Southern Railway was a US class 1 railroad that was based in the Southern United States.
The Southern United States—commonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South—is a region of the United States of America.
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Sydenham Hospital was a healthcare facility in Harlem, Manhattan, New York, which operated between 1892 and 1980.
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Take 6 is an American a cappella gospel music sextet formed in 1980 on the campus of Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama.
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Tango is a partner dance that originated in the 1890s along the River Plate, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay, and soon spread to the rest of the world.
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Tennessee (ᏔᎾᏏ, Tanasi) is a U.S. state located in the Southeastern United States.
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A tenor is a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range is one of the highest of the male voice types.
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Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second most populous and second largest state of the United States of America.
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"That Evening Sun" is a short story by the American author William Faulkner, published in 1931 on the collection These 13, which included Faulkner's most anthologized story, "A Rose for Emily".
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The Bronx is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, in the U.S. state of New York, located south of Westchester County and north of the boroughs of Manhattan and Queens.
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The Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street is a musical variety radio program which began on the Blue Network in 1940.
The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922.
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"The Memphis Blues" is a song described by its composer, W. C. Handy, as a "Southern Rag." It was self-published by Handy in September, 1912 and has been recorded by many artists over the years.
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The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey.
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Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman.
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Times Square is a major commercial intersection and neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets.
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The 12-bar blues or blues changes is one of the most prominent chord progressions in popular music.
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The United States Postal Service, also known as the Post Office, U.S. Mail, or Postal Service, often abbreviated as USPS, is an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States.
The United States Senate is a legislative chamber in the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the U.S. House of Representatives makes up the U.S. Congress.
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Valedictorian is an academic title of success used in the USA, Canada, Costa Rica and the Philippines for the student who delivers the closing or farewell statement at a graduation ceremony (called a valedictory).
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Variety Obituaries is a 15-volume series with facsimile reprints of the full text of every obituary published by the entertainment trade magazine Variety from 1905 to 1994.
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Vernon and Irene Castle were a husband-and-wife team of ballroom dancers who appeared on Broadway and in silent films early in the early 20th century.
See The Victor Talking Machine Company was an American flagship record company headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.
The W. C. Handy Jazz All-Stars (also known as the W. C. Handy Festival All-Stars) is a group of jazz musicians who play annually at the W. C. Handy Music Festival in Florence, Alabama.
The W. C. Handy Music Festival is held annually in Florence, Alabama, sponsored by the Music Preservation Society, Inc., in honor of Florence native W. C. Handy, the "Father of the Blues." The non-profit Music Preservation Society was formed in 1982, with the mission to preserve, present, and promote the musical heritage of Northwest Alabama.
William Edward Burghardt "W.
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The Waldorf Astoria New York is a luxury hotel in Manhattan, New York City.
"Walking in Memphis" is a song composed and originally recorded by American singer-songwriter Marc Cohn for whom it remains his signature song.
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A wheelchair is a chair fitted with wheels.
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William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi.
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William Hooper Councill (1848–1909) was a former slave and the first president of Huntsville Normal School, which is today Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University in Normal, Alabama.
Woodlawn Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in New York City and is a designated National Historic Landmark.
The World's Columbian Exposition (the official shortened name for the World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, also known as The Chicago World's Fair and Chicago Columbian Exposition) was a World's Fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492.
The Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad (Y&MV) was incorporated in 1882 and was part of the Illinois Central Railroad system (IC).
Zydeco is a musical genre evolved in southwest Louisiana by French Creole and Louisiana French speakers which blends blues, rhythm and blues, and music indigenous to the Louisiana Creoles and the Native people of Louisiana.
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The 1939–40 New York World's Fair, which covered the of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also the location of the 1964–1965 New York World's Fair), was the second most expansive American world's fair of all time, exceeded only by St.
52nd Street is a long one-way street traveling west to east across Midtown Manhattan, New York City.