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James Arthur Baldwin
August 2, 1924 to November 30, 1987
            
 
Novelist, writer, poet, and civil rights activist, James Baldwin was born 1924 in Harlem, NY to Emma Jones, an unwed mother. She later married David Baldwin, a factory worker and Pentecostal preacher who adopted her son. Baldwin grew up with seven half siblings in the home. His stepfather, a strict and domineering man, tainted much of Baldwin’s childhood with anger and frustration. Baldwin used reading as a means of escape. 

While attending Frederick Douglass Junior High School, Baldwin edited the school newspaper and belonged to the literary club. Advisor to the club was Harlem Renaissance poet, Contee Cullen.

At age of 14 Baldwin worked as a junior minister in a Harlem storefront church attracting crowds larger than his stepfather’s. Three years later, he left the church and Christianity. By the time he was 17, Baldwin moved to Greenwich Village, in New York, an area known for artists, writers and musicians. He began writing short stories, essays and book reviews, many of them published in his book Notes of a Native Son.

During the winter of 1944-1945, Baldwin met Richard Wright who became his mentor. Wright recommended him for the Eugene Faxton Fellowship that he won in 1945.

Disillusioned by American prejudice against blacks and homosexuals, in 1948 he was awarded a Rosenwald Fellowship and used the money to buy a one-way ticket to Paris, France. While there, he became friends with French philosopher and writer Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir and fellow American expatriate writers Saul Bellow, Truman Capote, Richard Wright and American Modernist Painter Beauford Delaney.

Throughout his adult life, Baldwin spoke out against racism in America. During the 1960’s he was seen on TV criticizing racial injustice and its mistreatment of Blacks in America. James Baldwin died of stomach cancer in 1987 in Paris, France.

Baldwin’s writings include:

                       1953 (Semi-Autobiographical Novel)
Go tell it on the Mountain
                      
1954 (Play)
Amen Corner
                      
1955 (Essay) Notes of a Native Son
                       1956 (Novel)
Giovanni’s Room
                      
1961 (Essays)
Nobody knows my Name
                      
1962 (Novel)
Another Country
                      
1963 (Essays)
Fire Next Time
                      
1964 (Play)
Blues for Mr. Charlie
                      
1965 (Short Stories)
Going to Meet the Man
                      
1968 (Novel)
Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone
                      
1972 (Essays)
No Name in the Street
                      
1974 (Novel)
If Beale Street Could Talk
                      
1976 (Essays)
The Devil Finds Work
                      
1979 (Novel)
Just Above My Head
                      
1985 (Essays)
The Price of the Ticket: Collected Nonfiction
                      
1985 (Essays)
The Evidence of Things Not Seen
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PICTURES:

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James Baldwin, courtesy of the Library of Congress. R: Grave marker.  

Picture taken May 23, 2009.  Black and white Public Domain, except black/whites.  Video: James Baldwin's Nigger 1 of 3.
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SOURCES:

Books
Appiah, Kwame, Anthony and Gates, Henry Louis, ed. "Africana The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience." 1st ed. New York: Civitas, 1999. Print.

Internet
"James Baldwin's Nigger."  youtube.com/watch?v=ryuAW_gnjYQ, Web. 27, Dec. 2012.

"James Arthur Baldwin."  findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1420, Web. 1 May 2009.

Site Visit
James Baldwin gravesite. Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, NY. 23 May 2009.
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INTERRED: Ferncliff Cemetery 280 Secor Road, P.O. Box 217, Hartsdale, NY 10530. Phone: 914-693-4700. 
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Charles Louis "Chuck" Brown
August 22, 1936 to May 17, 2012

 

The Godfather of Go-Go. 
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PICTURES:
 
Chuck Brown's grave. 
Video: DC's Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown is honored by The National Symphony Orchestra on the lawn of the US Capitol Labor Day Weekend 2011.  Video: Chuck Brown performing "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Go-Go Swing)" at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY 7-30-11.   Video: Chuck Brown - Live at Union Station - Hoochie Coochie Man. 

Pictures taken August 17, 2013.

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SOURCES:
                       
Audio Recordings
Brown, Chuck. Chuck Brown Live. Raw Venture, 2001. CD.

Brown, Chuck. Go Go Swing, Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers. Future, 1986. CD.

Brown, Chuck. We're about the Business. Raw Venture, 2007. CD.

Internet
"Chuck Brown. 1987 Run Joe at the Capital Center." dailymotion.com/video/x4lnjk_chuck-brown-capital-centre-1987_news, Web. 22 Aug. 2013. 
                     
"Chuck Brown. At the US Capitol with The National Symphony Orchestra."  youtube.com/watch?v=6Vwk_FYcTGU  Web. 22 Aug. 2013.

"Chuck Brown." findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=90261685, Web. 22 Aug. 2013.

"Chuck Brown. It Don't Mean A Thing, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY 7-30-11." youtube.com/watch?v=r-fZwK-vDyU
Web. 22 Aug. 2013.

"Chuck Brown. Live at Union Station - Hoochie Coochie Man." YouTube.com, youtube.com/watch?v=lajFA4i0R_c, Web. 22 Aug. 2013.

Site Visit
Chuck Brown gravesite. Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD. 17 Aug. 2013.
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INTERRED: Trinity Memorial Gardens, 
3321 Mattawoman Beantown Road, Waldorf, MD  20602. Phone: 301-932-8900 
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John William Coltrane "Trane"
September 23, 1926 to July 17, 1967
 

 
 

John Coltrane is considered by many to be the world's greatest jazz saxophonist. He was also an accomplished composer and bandleader.
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PICTURES:

First L:
John and Alice Coltrane, insert art from the album Coltrane for Lovers.   R: Grave marker for John Coltrane and his wife Alice Coltrane.

Second L and R:
Gravestone. 

Pictures taken May 24, 2009. Black and white Public Domain. 
 
Video: The John Coltrane Quartet - Alabama, (John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones).  Also see Miles Davis video and Alice Coltrane
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SOURCES:
                       
Audio Recordings
Coltrane, John. A Love Supreme. Impulse, 1986. CD.

Coltrane, John. Ballads. Impulse, 2001. CD.
                   
Coltrane, John. Black Pearls. Prestige, 2008. CD.

Coltrane, John. Blue Trane. Blue Note, 1997. CD.

Coltrane, John. Coltrane, The John Coltrane Quartet. Impulse, 2002. CD.

Coltrane, John. Coltrane for Lovers. Impulse, 2001. CD.

Coltrane, John. Coltrane The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings. Impulse, 1997. CD.

Coltrane, John. Coltrane live at Birdland. Impulse, 1996. CD.

Coltrane, John. Giant Steps. Atlantic. 1990. CD.

Coltrane, John. Kulu Se Mama. Impulse, 2000. CD.

Coltrane, John. Lush Life. Jazz Heritage, 1987. CD.

Coltrane, John. Meditations. Impulse, 1996. CD.

Coltrane, John. My Favorite Things. Atlantic, 1990. CD.

Coltrane, John. The Complete Africa/BrassSessions, The John Coltrane Quartet. Impulse, 1995. CD.

Coltrane, John and Johnny Hartman. Impulse, 1986. CD.

Ellington, Duke. Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. Impulse, 1995. CD.

Jackson, Milt and Coltrane, John. Bags and Trane. Atlantic Jazz, 1988. CD.

Monk, Thelonious. Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane. Original Jazz Classics. 1998. CD.

Monk, Thelonious. Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall. EMI. 2005. CD.

Various. The House that Trane Built. The Story of Impulse Records. Impulse, 2006. CD.
                       

Books
Appiah, Kwame, Anthony and Gates, Henry Louis, ed. "Africana The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience." 1st ed. New York: Civitas, 1999. Print.

Giddins, Gary and DeVeaux, Scott. "Jazz." New York: W. W. Norton Company Inc. 2009. Print.

Rolf, Julia, ed. "The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz and Blues." United Kingdom: Flame Tree Publishing. 2007. Print.

Shadwick, Keith. "The Encyclopedia of Jazz and Blues." London: New Burlington Books. 2001. Print

                                                                       
Internet
"The John Coltrane Quartet." youtube.com/watch?v=saN1BwlxJxA Web. 27, Dec. 2012.

"John William Coltrane." findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=218, Web. 1 May 2009.

Site Visit
John and Alice Coltrane gravesite. Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, NY. 24 May 2009.
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INTERRED: Pinelawn Memorial Park, Pinelawn Road and Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, New York 11735.  Phone: 631-249-6100. 
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Miles Dewey Davis III
May 26, 1926 to September 28, 1991


 
Jazz trumpet, bandleader, composer, and an innovator of cool jazz.
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PICTURES:

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Miles Davis. R: Gravestone. 


Picture of gravestone taken May 23, 2009.  Black and white Public Domain.  
Video: Miles Davis and John Coltrane - So What.

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SOURCES:
                       
Audio Recordings
Davis, Miles. Amandla. Warner Brothers, 1989. CD.

Davis, Miles. Ascenseur pour lechafaud. Fontana, 1988. CD.

Davis, Miles. Aura. Columbia, 1989. CD.

Davis, Miles. Bags Groove. Original Jazz Classics, 1987. CD.

Davis, Miles. Birth of the Cool. Capitol Jazz, 1989. CD.

Davis, Miles. Bitches Brew. Columbia, 1991. CD.

Davis, Miles. Cookin' with The Miles Davis Quintet. Jazz Heritage, 1987. CD.

Davis, Miles. doo-bop. Warner Brothers, 1992. CD.

Davis, Miles. Kind of Blue. Columbia, 1997. CD.

Davis, Miles. Porgy and Bess, orchestra under the direction of Gil Evans. Columbia, 1997. CD.

Davis, Miles. Relaxin' with The Miles Davis Quintet. Original Jazz Classics, 1987. CD.

Davis, Miles. Tutu. Warner Brothers, 1986. CD.

Books
Appiah, Kwame, Anthony and Gates, Henry Louis, ed. "Africana The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience." 1st ed. New York: Civitas, 1999. Print.

Giddins, Gary and DeVeaux, Scott. "Jazz." New York: W. W. Norton Company Inc. 2009. Print.

Rolf, Julia, ed. "The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz and Blues." United Kingdom: Flame Tree Publishing. 2007. Print

Shadwick, Keith. "The Encyclopedia of Jazz and Blues." London: New Burlington Books. 2001. Print
                      

Internet
"Miles Davis and John Coltrane - So What." YouTube.com, Web. 27 Dec. 2012.

"Miles Davis." youtube.com/watch?v=ZZM6Vp7zdWc,  Web.1 May 2009.

Site Visit
Miles Davis gravesite. Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY. 23 May 2009.
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INTERRED: Woodlawn Cemetery, 517 E. 233rd Street, Bronx, NY 10470. Phone: 718-920-0500 or toll free 877-496-6352.
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Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington
April 29, 1899 to May 24 1974


    
Composer, pianist, and bandleader, Duke Ellington was one of the most influential figures in jazz music.
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PICTURES:

First L:
Duke Ellington. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. LC-USW3-023953-C. M: The Ellington Family Plot. R: Duke's sister Ruth Ellington and brother-in-law, McHenry Boatwright.
                       
Second L: Parents James Edward Ellington and Daisey Kennedy. M: Duke Ellington. R: Longtime companion Eve Ellis.  

Pictures taken May 23, 2009. Black and white Public Domain.  Video: Duke Ellington - Take the A Train.

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SOURCES:
                       
Audio Recordings
                       
Ellington, Duke. Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Columbia, 1999. CD.

Ellington, Duke. Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. Impulse, 1995. CD.

Ellington, Duke. Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges Play the Blues. Verve, 1997. CD.

Ellington, Duke. Ellington at Newport 1956 (Complete). Columbia, 1986. CD.

Ellington, Duke. Ultimate. Monarch, 1999. CD.

Ellington, Duke. The Great London Concerts. Jazz Heritage, 1994. CD.

Books
Appiah, Kwame, Anthony and Gates, Henry Louis, ed. "Africana The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience." 1st ed. New York: Civitas, 1999. Print.

Internet
"Duke Ellington - Take the A Train." youtube.com/watch?v=wnurVNkg62Q,  Web. 27, Dec. 2012.

"Duke Ellington." findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?GRid=318&page=gr, Web. 1 May 2009.

Site Visit
Duke Ellington gravesite. Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY. 23 May 2009.
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INTERRED: Woodlawn Cemetery, Webster Avenue and East 233rd Street, Bronx, NY 10470. Phone: 718-920-0500 or toll free 877-496-6352.
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Robert Johnson
May 8, 1911 to August 16, 1938

 
 

Written on the Robert Johnson Mississippi Blues History Marker are the words: 

"A seminal figure in the history of the Delta blues, Robert Johnson (1911-1936) synthesized the music of Delta blues pioneers such as Son House with outside traditions. He in turn influenced artists such as Muddy Waters and Elmore James. Johnson’s compositions, notable for their poetic qualities, include the standards “Sweet Home Chicago and “Dust My Broom.” Johnson’s mysterious life and early death continued to fascinate modern fans. He is thought to be buried in this grave."
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PICTURES:

First L:
Robert Johnson. Picture from History Marker. R: Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church cemetery. Reported burial place of Robert Johnson.
                       
Second L, M, R:
Mississippi Blues Robert Johnson History Marker.  

Pictures taken December 20, 2008.

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SOURCES:
                       
Audio Recordings

Johnson, Robert. The Complete Recordings. Columbia Legacy, 2011. CD.


Books
Appiah, Kwame, Anthony and Gates, Henry Louis, ed. "Africana The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience." 1st ed. New York: Civitas, 1999. Print.

Site Visit
Robert Johnson gravesite. Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Greenwood, MS. 20 Dec. 2008.
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INTERRED: Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Money Road, Greenwood, MS. 38930.
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Canada Lee
Born Lionel Cornelius Canegata
May 3, 1907 to May 9, 1952
 
 
Actor who pioneered roles for African Americans and a civil rights activist. His movies include:

                        1951 - Cry My Beloved Country
                        1949 - Lost Boundaries
                        1947 - Body and Soul
                        1944 - Lifeboat
                        1949 - Keep Punching
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PICTURES:

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: Canada Lee. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. LC-USZ62-131768. R: Gravestone. 

Picture of gravestone taken May 23, 2009.  Black and white Public Domain.

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SOURCES:

Books
Appiah, Kwame, Anthony and Gates, Henry Louis, ed. "Africana The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience." 1st ed. New York: Civitas, 1999. Print.

Internet
"Canada Lee." findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?GRid=6625217&page=gr,  Web. 1 May 2009.

Site Visit
Canada Lee gravesite. Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY. 23 May 2009.
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INTERRED: Woodlawn Cemetery, Webster Avenue and East 233rd Street, Bronx, NY 10470. Phone: 718-920-0500 or toll free 877-496-6352.
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                                                                           Thelonious Sphere Monk            
October 10, 1917 to February 17, 1982
           
 
Jazz pianist, composer, master of jazz improvisation.
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PICTURES:

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Thelonious Monk. Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada. R: Grave marker of Thelonious Monk, his wife Nellie, and daughter Booboo. 
                        
Picture taken May 23, 2009.  Black and White Public Domain.  Video: Thelonious Monk Quartet - In Denmark .

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SOURCES
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Audio Recordings

Monk, Thelonious. Jazz Moods, 'Round Midnight. Columbia Legacy, 2004. CD.

Monk, Thelonious. Monk's Dream The Thelonious Monk Quartet. Columbia, 2002. CD.

Monk, Thelonious. Thelonious in Action, Thelonious Monk Quartet with Johnny Griffin. Original Jazz Classics. 1988. CD.

Monk, Thelonious. Thelonious Monk plays Duke. Original Jazz Classics. 1987. CD.

Monk, Thelonious. Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane. Original Jazz Classics. 1998. CD.
                       

Monk, Thelonious. Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall. EMI. 2005. CD.


Books
Appiah, Kwame, Anthony and Gates, Henry Louis, ed. "Africana The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience." 1st ed. New York: Civitas, 1999. Print.

Internet
"Thelonious Monk Quartet - Off Minor." youtube.com/watch?v=KrO8CmokC4U, Web. 27 Dec. 2012.

"Thelonious Sphere Monk." findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=723, Web. 1 May 2009.

Site Visit
Thelonious Monk gravesite. Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, NY. 23 May 2009.
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INTERRED: Ferncliff Cemetery 280 Secor Road, P.O. Box 217, Hartsdale, NY 10530. Phone: (914)-693-4700.
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Le Sony'R Ra (Sun Ra)
Herman Sonny Blount
May 22, 1914 to May 30, 1993
           

 
Pianist, composer and bandleader Herman “Sonny” Blount was born in Birmingham, AL and in the 1930’s relocated to Chicago after touring with a college band. In 1946, he joined Fletcher Henderson’s band as a pianist and stayed with the group for a year. He later met and became friends with Alton Abrahams. They discussed black pride, Egyptian history, and science fiction. The two men developed a band named Arkestra that played jazz music influenced by black pride and mythology.

Blount changed his name to Sun Ra and by the late 1950’s started his own record label, Saturn Records. The music Sun Ra created emphasized percussion and an improvisational jazz style. He was one of the first musicians to use electric piano and Moog synthesizer.

By the 1970’s, Sun Ra became one of the most recognized figures in jazz, largely because of his elaborate costumes and eclectic jazz arrangements. Over the next decade, he created less original music and chose to cover the music of other jazz greats including Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson. After suffering several stokes, Sun Ra died on May 30, 1993. Also, see Elmwood Cemetery.
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PICTURES:

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Sun Ra, photo credit Alton Abraham. 
R: Gravestone.

Color picture taken August 4, 2009. Black and white Public Domain.  Video: Sun Ra Arkestra - Face the Music/Space is the Place 1989.
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SOURCES:

Books
Giddins, Gary and DeVeaux, Scott. "Jazz." New York: W. W. Norton Company Inc. 2009. Print.

Rolf, Julia, ed. "The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz and Blues." United Kingdom: Flame Tree Publishing. 2007. Print

Shadwick, Keith. "The Encyclopedia of Jazz and Blues." London: New Burlington Books. 2001. Print

Internet
"Sun Ra - Supersonic Jazz 1957."  youtube.com/watch?v=1qjiQwD7VCI, Web. 17 Nov. 2014.

"Sun Ra." findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?GRid=2682&page=gr,  Web. 10 Jul. 2009.

"Sun Ra Arkestra - Face the Music/Space is the Place 1989." youtube.com/watch?v=0e67IqMoz4M, Web. 17 Nov. 2014.                        

Site Visit
Sun Ra 
gravesite. Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, AL. 4 Aug. 2009.
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INTERRED: Elmwood Cemetery,  600 Martin Luther King Jr Drive,  Birmingham, AL 35211-2849, Phone: 205- 251-3114.
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Maxwell Lemuel Roach
January 10, 1924 to August 16, 2007
             
 
Jazz percussionist, drummer, and composer.
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PICTURES:

L:
Max Roach, public domain.
R: Gravestone. 

Picture taken May 23, 2009, except black/white picture.  Video: Max Roach Max Roach Quartet with Abbey Lincoln

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SOURCES:

Books
Appiah, Kwame, Anthony and Gates, Henry Louis, ed. "Africana The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience." 1st ed. New York: Civitas, 1999. Print.
                       
Audio Recordings
Roach, Max. We Insist! Max Roaches's Freedom Now Suite Featuring Abbey Lincoln, Coleman Hawkins and Olatunji. Candid, 1989. CD.


Internet
"Max Roach Solos.flv." youtube.com/watch?v=F_voXNIsobs, Web. 27 Dec. 2012.


"Max Roach." FindaGrave.com, findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20988054, Web. 1 May 2009.

Site Visit
Max Roach
gravesite. Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY. 23 May 2009.
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INTERRED: Woodlawn Cemetery , Webster Avenue & E. 233rd Street,
Bronx, NY 10470. Phone: 718-920-0500 or 877-496-6352.
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Paul LeRoy Bustill Robeson
April 9, 1898 to January 23, 1976
             

Film and stage actor, professional athlete, writer, orator, activist, lawyer, and singer.
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PICTURES:

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Max Roach, public domain.  R: Gravestone. 

Picture taken May 23, 2009. Black and white Public Domain.  Video: Paul Robeson - American Crusade Against Lynching.

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SOURCES:

Books
Appiah, Kwame, Anthony and Gates, Henry Louis, ed. "Africana The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience." 1st ed. New York: Civitas, 1999. Print.

Internet
"Paul Robeson - American Crusade Against Lynching." youtube.com/watch?bGzwXvM0, Web. 27, Dec. 2012.

Site Visit
Paul Robeson gravesite. Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, NY. 23 May 2009.
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INTERRED: Ferncliff Cemetery 280 Secor Road, P.O. Box 217, Hartsdale, NY 10530. Phone: 914-693-4700.
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Grover Washington Jr
December 12, 1943 to December 17, 1999


  
Born in Buffalo, NY, Grover Washington, Jr. grew up in a musical family. His father played saxophone and his mother sang in a choir. Grover began playing the saxophone at ten.  By age 12 he toured with the band Four Clefs from 1959 to 1963. In 1967, after several years in the army, Grover moved to Philadelphia and began recording with organists’ Charles Earland and Johnny Hammond Smith.

In 1971, Grover gained notoriety when Hank Crawford cancelled a recording session. Grover replaced him and recorded Inner City Blues. Subsequent albums like Mister Magic, Feels So Good and Winelight topped the jazz charts.  In 1981, Grover won a Grammy for Winelight, Best Jazz Fusion Performance. He recorded on Kudu, Motown, Verve, Mo Jazz, Hip-O, Elektra, Blue Note, and Columbia music labels. On December 17, 1999, Grover died while taping an appearance for The Saturday Early Show on CBS. 

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PICTURES:

Top:
Grover Washington Jr., BBC News. 
Bottom:
Grover Washington Jr grave marker. 
 Pictures taken April 28, 2014.
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Audio Recordings
Washington Jr, Grover. A Secret Place. Verve, 2009. CD.

Washington Jr, Grover. All My Tomorrows. Columbia, 1994. CD.

Washington Jr, Grover. All the Kings Horses. Kudu, 1972. LP.

Washington Jr, Grover. Come Morning. Elektra. 1981. LP.

Washington Jr, Grover. Feels So Good. Kudu, 1975. LP.

Washington Jr, Grover. Inner City Blues. Kudu, 1971. LP.

Washington Jr, Grover. Inside Moves. Elektra. 1984. LP.

Washington Jr, Grover. Live at the Bijou. KuDu, 1977. LP.

Washington Jr, Grover. Mister Magic. Motown, 1995. CD.

Washington Jr, Grover. Paradise. Elektra. 1979. LP.

Washington Jr, Grover. Reed Seed. Motown, 1978. LP.

Washington Jr, Grover. Skylarkin'. Motown, 1980. LP.

Washington Jr, Grover. Soul Box Vol.1. Kudu, 1973. LP.

Washington Jr, Grover. Soul Box Vol.2. Kudu, 1973. LP.


Washington Jr, Grover. Strawberry Moon. Columbia, 1987. LP.

Washington Jr, Grover. The Best is Yet to Come. Elektra. 1982. LP.

Washington Jr, Grover. Then and Now. Columbia, 1988. CD.

Washington Jr, Grover. Time Out of Mind. Columbia, 1989. CD.

Washington Jr, Grover. Winelight. Elektra, 1980. CD.
                                   

Internet
"Saxophonist Grover Washington Jr Dies, December 18, 1999."  NewsBBC.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/570815.stm,
Web. 29 Apr. 2014.

Tina Kelly. "
Grover Washington Jr., 56, Versatile Jazz Saxophonist, Dies." NYTimes.com/1999/12/19/nyregion/
grover-washington-jr-56-versatile-jazz-saxophonist-dies.html
, Web. 29 Apr. 2014.

"Grover Washington Jr." AllMusic.com/artist/grover-washington-jr-mn0000944206/biography, Web. 29 Apr. 2014.

Site Visit
Grover Washington Jr 
gravesite. West Laurel Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, PA. 28 Apr 2014.
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INTERRED: West Laurel Cemetery, 215 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA
19004. Phone: 610-664-1591.
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