Lou Donaldson Caracas

Lou Donaldson (born November 1, 1926) is a jazz alto saxophonist. He was born in Badin, North Carolina. He is best known for his soulful, bluesy approach to playing the alto saxophone, although in his formative years he was, as many were of the bebop era, heavily influenced by Charlie Parker.[1] Donaldson attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro in the early 1940s. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was trained at the Great Lakes bases in Chicago, where he was introduced to bop music in the lively club scene there. At the war's conclusion, he returned to Greensboro, where he worked club dates with the Rhythm Vets, a combo composed of A and T students who had served in the U.S. Navy. The band recorded the soundtrack to a musical comedy featurette, "Pitch a Boogie Woogie," in Greenville, North Carolina, in the summer of 1947. The movie had a limited run at black audience theatres in 1948 but its production company, Lord-Warner Pictures, folded and never made another film. "Pitch a Boogie Woogie" was subsequently restored by the American Film Institute in 1985 and re-premiered on the campus of East Carolina University in Greenville the following year. Donaldson and the surviving members of the Vets performed a reunion concert after the film's showing. In the documentary made on "Pitch" by UNC-TV, "Boogie in Black and White", [2] Donaldson and his musical cohorts recall the film's making—he originally believed that he had played clarinet on the soundtrack. A short piece of concert footage from a gig in Fayetteville, North Carolina, is included in the documentary.[3] Donaldson's first jazz recordings were with the Charlie Singleton Orchestra in 1950[4] and then with bop emissaries Milt Jackson and Thelonious Monkin 1952,[5] and he participated in several small groups with other jazz luminaries such as trumpeter Blue Mitchell, pianist Horace Silver, and drummerArt Blakey.[1] In 1953, he also recorded sessions with the trumpet virtuoso Clifford Brown, and Philly Joe Jones. He was a member of Art Blakey's Quintet and appeared on some of their best regarded albums, including the two albums recorded at Birdland in February 1954 Night at Birdland. Donaldson has recorded in the bop, hard bop, and soul jazz genres. For many years his pianist was Herman Foster. He was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame on October 11, 2012

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Debelah Morgan Dance With Me

Debelah Morgan Dance With Me
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Debelah Morgan was  born in Detroit, Michigan on September 29, 1977. Her father is African-American and her mother is from India. Debelah started singing when she was eight years old as a result of listening to some classic gospel music, with some early influences by Andrae Crouch, The O’Neil Twins, Shirley Caesar, Jessie Dixon and The Mighty Clouds of Joy. Gospel singer Claire Lucket Moore (sister of the gospel group Jackson Southernaires) attended her church and began working with her; developing a very creative gospel style. When she turned eleven her parents placed her with a classical voice teacher (Earlene Boyd) who taught her the foundations of great vocal technique and exposed her to Opera. At the age of fifteen, Debelah received a scholarship to study withOpera singer Faye Robinson at the University of Arizona.

Morgan graduated at sixteen with Honors in Performing Arts from Tucson High Magnet School.

Morgan is a National ACT-SO NAACP Silver medalist in Classical Voice. Morgan attended Fullerton College and studied voice with Sarah McFerrin (mother of world renowned jazz recording artistBobby McFerrin). Debelah tops off her list of famous teachers with vocal coach of the stars Seth Riggs (creator of the speech level singing method).

In 1993, Morgan was discovered by Dedra Tate. Morgan was managed by Sandy Tate during her debut album Debelah released in 1994 by Atlantic Records. Two singles (“Take it Easy” and “Free”) successfully reached the R&B charts.In 1997, Motown released her second album, It’s Not Over on VAZ/Motown Records. Morgan was managed by Raoul Roach (son of Jazz Legend the late Max Roach). Her sophomore release featured duets with Brian McKnight and Herschel Boone. The R&B success of her single "Yesterday" landed Morgan on the R&B charts. A second single, "I Love You" was released in overseas markets such as Japan and became a hit.In 1998, the International Music community responded to Debelah's unique musical flavor. Morgan toured Southeast Asia and several European countries. In 1998 she was featured on three soundtrack albums: Fame L.A., Our Friend, Martin and Stuart Little.In 1999, Morgan signed a music management deal with DAS Communications founder David Sonenberg. Morgan also worked with DAS manager Scot McCracken. Morgan also signed a publishing deal at EMI Music Publishing under Senior Vice President Evan Lamburg. In 2000, she signed with DAS/Atlantic Records and her record company released the single and album "Dance with Me". This song charted around the world making Morgan an international sensation. Debelah Morgan made history as the first Atlantic recording artist to debut in the Top Ten in the U.K. on both the Pop and R&B charts at the same time. This gave Morgan the exclusive opportunity to perform live on Britain’s TV show Top of The Pops, a show reserved only for those who debut in the Top Ten. Her success moved down under to New Zealand and Australia where "Dance With Me" went platinum in two weeks.Morgan was the featured guest vocalist for the 2001 Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia. In the fall of 2001, Morgan sang with Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey on an ABC special honoring the victims of the September 11 attacks.After the record company's promotion and touring for her third album ended, Morgan recorded two songs for the soundtrack of the movie Road Kings titled "Fly Free" and "I'll Take You There." Debelah is also featured on the Urban Renewal: Phil Collins tribute album singing “Do You Remember.”Morgan contributes much of her success to the many talent and scholarship pageants she won in her early years. Morgan is a former Ms. Juneteenth, Ms Black Teen Arizona, Ms. Black Teenage World, and Ms. Arizona in Hal Jackson’s talented teen international scholarship pageant. Pageant founder Hal Jackson is the first African American sports announcer. Morgan was a debutante twice in the Gospel Music Workshop of America Cotillion Pageant Ball.Morgan's "Live" Gospel album, Let the Worship In; is one of the three gospel albums Morgan has recorded. Morgan's voice is complimented with the ability to sing in the whistle register vocal range

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