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Monday Quiz Show #9

    Born Lillie Mae Jones, this singer toured with Lionel Hampton from 1948 – 1951, during which time her nickname was “[First Name] Bebop.” And, legend is that Hampton fired this singer seven times during this 2 1/2 year period, only to rehire her each time at the insistence of his wife Gladys. Who is she? […] Continue reading »

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Monday Quiz Show #7

Before following Anita O’Day as lead singer of Stan Kenton’s orchestra, she was known as Sharon Leslie, and sang with a group led by Boyd Raeburn. Who was she? […] Continue reading »

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Monday Quiz Show #4

Ralph Ellison described this Oklahoma City native — eventually known as “Mr. Five by Five” — as once being a “compact, debonair young man who dressed with an easy elegance.” Who is he?
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Monday Quiz Show #3

Before being involved in organizing the Jazz Composers Guild, this important figure in the free jazz movement of the 1960’s was a cigarette girl at New York’s Birdland.

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