This Day In Music: November 7
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November 7, 2022 ~ Country singer, guitarist, fiddler Jeff Cook, full name Jeffrey Alan Cook, passed away in Destin, Florida, USA ~ Co-founded Wildcountry in 1972 with his cousins Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry. The band would become better known after changing its name to Alabama in 1977 and regularly top the country charts, mostly in the 1980s, with songs such as Love In The First Degree, Mountain Music, Dixieland Delight, and others ~ Cook was born in 1949
November 7, 2022 ~ Theater producer Michael Butler passed away in Santa Barbara, California, USA ~ Perhaps best known for bringing the rock musical Hair from the Public Theater to Broadway, earning him the nickname “the Hippie Millionaire” ~ Butler was born in 1926
November 7, 2021 ~ Soukous guitarist Bopol Mansiamina passed away in Paris, France ~ Actively recording since the late 1960s. Best known internationally for his work in the 1980s and early 1990s, both as a solo artist and as member of supergroup Les Quatre Etoiles. Has also worked with the Orchestre Bamboula, the Orchestre Rock-a-mambo, Nico Kasanda's African Fiesta Sukisa, the Orchestre Continental, Afrisa, TPOK Jazz, Ya Toupas, the African All-Stars, and others ~ Mansiamina was born in 1949
November 7, 2021 ~ Operatic bass singer Clifford Grant passed away ~ Best known for his association with the Sadler's Wells Opera, notably present in operas such as Der Ring Des Nibelungen, the Royal Opera House, the Metropolitan Opera, and others ~ Grant was born in 1930
November 7, 2020 ~ Wayne Stevens, commonly known as bassist Bones Hillman, passed away in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA ~ Member of Midnight Oil, joining the band in 1987 as replacement for Peter Gifford and remaining until his death. Has also worked with Swingers, Anne McCue, Elizabeth Cook, Sheryl Crow, Matthew Good, and others ~ Stevens was born ca.1958
November 7, 2020 ~ Cándido Camero Guerra, commonly known as conga, bongo player Candido, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Leader and sideman recording since the mid-1950s. Influential in many genres including Afro-Cuban jazz to disco. Especially notable in the disco genre is the 1979 album Dancing And Prancing on the Salsoul Records label, featuring a reworked version of the 1950s song Jingo. The song was originally done by Nigerian percussionist Babatunde Olatunji and has also been recorded by Serge Gainsbourg (as Marabout), James Last, Pierre Moerlen, Fatboy Slim, and notably Santana on their 1969 eponymous debut album Santana. Camero has worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Kelly, Bobby Sanabria, Benjamin Lapidus, Gene Ammons, Art Blakey, Ray Bryant, Kenny Burrell, Coleman Hawkins, Billy Taylor, Bennie Green, Don Elliott, Stan Kenton, the Lecuona Cuban Boys, Randy Weston, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Kelly, Grant Green, Illinois Jacquet, Gary McFarland, Wes Montgomery, the Tico All-Stars, Bobby Hutcherson, Elvin Jones, Ellen McIlwaine, Erroll Garner, Tito Puente, Machito, and others ~ Guerra was born in 1921
November 7, 2018 ~ Pop singer Scott Herrick passed away in Ajijic, Mexico ~ Member of the Arbors, known for a number of 1960s recordings including Symphony For Susan, Just Let It Happen, Graduation Day and perhaps their best-known The Letter, the latter a Billboard top 20 hit in 1968 and originally recorded by the Box Tops two years earlier ~ Herrick was born ca.1937
November 7, 2017 ~ Conductor, arranger, composer Paul Buckmaster passed away ~ Best known for his orchestral collaborations with a wide array of jazz, pop and rock musicians including David Bowie, Elton John, Harry Nilsson, the Rolling Stones, Carly Simon, Shawn Phillips, Miles Davis, Stevie Nicks, Lionel Richie, Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Rogers, Guns 'n Roses, Taylor Swift, Train, and Heart ~ Buckmaster was born in 1946
November 7, 2017 ~ Conductor, arranger, director Robert de Cormier passed away in Rutland, Vermont, USA ~ Worked with Harry Belafonte, Peter Paul & Mary, Milt Okun, Jessye Norman, Kathleen Battle, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and others ~ De Cormier was born in 1922
November 7, 2017 ~ Trombonist Wendell Eugene passed away in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Worked with artists such as Lionel Ferbos, Harold Dejan, and Kermit Ruffins ~ Eugene was born in 1923
November 7, 2016 ~ Singer, songwriter, poet, novelist Leonard Cohen, full name Leonard Norman Cohen, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Pursued a career as poet and novelist during the 1950s and most of the 1960s. Eventually turned to music, debuting with the critically acclaimed Songs Of Leonard Cohen in 1967. Known for songs such as Suzanne, Bird On A Wire, Famous Blue Raincoat, and Hallelujah ~ Cohen was born in 1934
November 7, 2012 ~ Singer Cleveland Duncan passed away ~ Original member of doo-wop outfit the Penguins, best known for Earth Angel, a hit in 1954 ~ Duncan was born in 1935
November 7, 2011 ~ Andrea Marie Truder, commoly known as singer Andrea True, passed away in Kingston, New York, USA ~ Best known for her 1976 disco hit More More More (Part 1). Other notable songs include NY (You Got Me Dancing) and What's Your Name (What's Your Number). Truder worked an adult film actress before turning to singing ~ Truder was born in 1943
November 7, 2007 ~ Ralph Joseph Reynolds, commonly known as singer Jody Reynolds, passed away in Palm Desert, California, USA ~ Best known for The Endless Sleep, a top 10 hit in 1958. Its follow-up, Fire Of Love, would chart significantly less but eventually become a blues-punk classic and later be covered by MC5 and the Gun Club ~ Reynolds was born in 1932
November 7, 2006 ~ George Thomas Cohn, commonly known as jazz trumpeter Sonny Cohn, passed away in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Worked with King Fleming, Red Saunders, Big Joe Turner, Count Basie, James Moody, and others ~ Cohn was born in 1925
November 7, 2001 ~ Country dobroist Gene Wooten passed away in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ~ Worked with Wilma Lee Cooper, the Osborne Brothers, Jerry Douglas, Josh Graves, Rob Ickes, Patty Loveless, Country Gazette, and others ~ Wooten was born in 1953
November 7, 1996 ~ Jazz, hard bop trumpeter Carmell Jones passed away in Kansas City, Missouri, USA ~ Worked with Nathan Davis, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Bud Shank, Onzy Matthews, Curtis Amy, Harold Land, Gerald Wilson, Herb Geller, Leo Wright, Rudi Wilfer, Eugen Cicero, Booker Ervin, Victor Feldman, Paul Kuhn, Charles McPherson, Oliver Nelson, Jean-Luc Ponty, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Leo Wright, and others ~ Jones was born in 1936
November 7, 1996 ~ George Colar, commonly known as jazz trumpeter Kid Sheik, passed away ~ Best known as a longtime member of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Also worked with George Lewis, the Olympia Brass Band, Louis Armstrong, and others ~ Colar was born in 1908
November 7, 1996 ~ ELla Mrija Lani Yelich O'Connor, commonly known as singer, songwriter Lorde, born in Auckland, New Zealand ~ Teaming up with producer Joel Little released her debut EP, Love Club, in 2013. It contained the single Royals which would make her an international sensation. A debut album, Pure Heroine would follow the same year. Lorde has also co-written songs for others including the Broods, Ariana Grande, and for the Bleachers
November 7, 1993 ~ Jazz singer Adelaide Hall passed away in London, UK ~ Leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance with a career spanning seven decades. Has worked with artists such as Art Tatum, Ethel Waters, Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Fela Sowande, Rudy Vallee, Jools Holland, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, and opthers ~ Hall was born in 1901
November 7, 1992 ~ Edward Groner, commonly known as jazz bassist, pianist, singer Duke Groner passed away in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Worked with Nat Towles, Jimmie Lunceford, Horace Henderson, Kenny Clarke, Thelonious Monk, Buster Bennett, Wild Bill Davis, Jelly Holt, Horace Palm, Emmett Spicer, Kirk Stuart, Hurley Ramey, Wallace Burton, Jim Beebe, and others ~ Groner was born in 1908
November 7, 1992 ~ Classical violinist, conductor Henri Temianka passed away ~ Influenced by Eugène Ysaÿe, Jacques Thibaud, Bronislaw Huberman. Has played througout the 1940s with renowned orchestras in Europe and the USA and conductors such as Pierre Monteux, John Barbirolli, Fritz Reiner, Otto Klemperer and William Steinberg. Also noted for his longtime association with the Paganini Quartet and the California Chamber Symphony ~ Temianka was born in 1906
November 7, 1990 ~ Singer, guitarist, keyboardist, banjoist, flutist, bassist, drummer, songwriter Matt Corby, full name Matthew John Corby, born in Oyster Bay, Australia ~ Runner-up in the 2007 edition of Australian Idol at age 16. Noted for his 2011 Into The Flame EP, moving into a new direction with a more soul-influenced sound. Reached the Australian top 10 with his 2013 single Resolution
November 7, 1989 ~ Ihor Yastrebov, commonly known as post-hardcore, metalcore singer, guitarist, keyboardist, drummer Jimmy X Rose, born in Szeged, Hungary ~ Lead songwriter, guitarist of Oceans Red. Also a member of Make Me Famous
November 7, 1984 ~ Lana Jurcevic, commonly known as pop singer La Lana, born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia ~ Released her eponymous La Lana debut album in 2003. Has collaborated with some of the biggest names in Croatian music including Niksa Bratos, Ante Pecotic, Muc Softic, Luka Nizetic and Severina. Internationally best known for her So Messed Up single, released in 2020
November 7, 1983 ~ Marcelle Germaine Tailleferre, commonly known as composer Germaine Tailleferre, passed away in Paris, France ~ The only female member of a group of six composers dubbed Les Six, all living and working in the Paris district Montparnasse during the 1920s. Chose her stage name Tailleferre to spite her father who did not support her musical ambitions. Known best for works such as First Piano Concerto, Harp Concertino and the ballets La Nouvelle Cythère and Sous Les Ramparts D'Athènes, the latter a collaborative work with poet, dramatist Paul Claudel ~ Taillefesse was born in 1892
November 7, 1983 ~ Singer Mike Mohede born in Jakarta, Indonesia ~ Winner of the second season of Indonesian Idol ~ Mohede passed away in 2016
November 7, 1982 ~ Guitarist Marc Orrell, full name Marc John Orrell, born in Worchester, Massachusetts, USA ~ Best known as a member of the Dropkick Murphys from 2000 through 2008. Has also worked with Eleventh Hour, Gimme Danger, Far From Finished, Black Pacific, the Wild Roses
November 7, 1975 ~ Chanson, pop rock, folk singer, guitarist, pianist, songwriter, actor Raphael Haroche, at times mononymously credited as Raphael, born in Paris, France ~ About a dozen albums to his name, starting with Hôtel De L'Univers released in 2000. Best known for songs such as Caravane, Et Dans 150 Ans and Le Vent De L'Hiver, all of which reached top 20 in his native France
November 7, 1972 ~ Babe Kyro Lemon Turner, commonly known as blues slide guitarist Black Ace, passed away in Fort Worth, Texas, USA ~ Best known as influence on and collaborator of Smokey Hogg, with whom he toured and recorded the 1937 single Family Trouble Blues ~ Turner was born in 1905
November 7, 1972 ~ Jazz trombonist, bandleader, composer Nils Wogram born in Braunschweig, West Germany ~ Worked with Underkarl, de Jazzkantine, Kenny Werner, Rudi Mahall, Eugene Chadbourne, Aki Takase, Root '70, Conny Bauer, Simon Nabatov, and others
November 7, 1971 ~ Alternative country singer, guitarist, songwriter Matthew Ryan born in Chester, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Influenced by U2, the Replacements, Leonard Cohen, John Mellencamp. Well over a dozen albums to his name, starting with 1997's May Day. Though never reaching mainstream succes Ryan, a gifted storyteller with a devoted fanbase, would become to be regarded as forefather of alt-country drawing critical comparison to Bruce Springsteen, Paul Westerberg and Whiskeytown's Ryan Adams
November 7, 1970 ~ Christer Engen, commonly known as rock, hard rock, glam punk, punk rock drummer Chris Summers, born in Oslo, Norway ~ Best known as member of Turbonegro. Has also worked with BigBang
November 7, 1970 ~ Singer, guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter Neil Hannon, full name Edward Neil Anthony Hannon, born in Derry, Northern Ireland ~ Frontman, founding and sole constant member of chamber pop group the Divine Comedy, best known for songs such as Something For The Weekend, Everybody Knows (Except You), National Express and The Pop Singer's Fear Of The Pollen Count
November 7, 1968 ~ Indie rock bassist, guitarist, keyboardist, drummer, singer Chris Murphy born in Charlottetown, Canada ~ Co-lead singer for Sloan which he founded with Jay Ferguson. Wrote or co-wrote several of the band's best known including Underwhelmed, Coax Me, G Turns To D, She Says What She Means, The Other Man, and The Rest Of My Life. Also formed supergroup the Trans-Canada Highwaymen with Steven Page, Moe Berg and Craig Northey
November 7, 1967 ~ DJ, producer David Guetta, full name Pierre David Guetta, born in Paris, France ~ Released his debut album, Just A Little More Love, in 2002. Would go on to become one of Europe's best known and most successful DJ's. Known for songs such as Love Don't Let Me Go featuring Chris Wilis, The World Is Mine featuring JD Davis, Baby When The Light featuring Steve Angello, When Love Takes Over featuring Kelly Rowland, Who's That Chick featuring Rihanna, Bad Girl featuring Taio Cruz & Ludacris, Play Hard featuring Ne-Yo & Akon, Dangerous featuring Sam Martin, 2U featuring Justin Bieber, and others
November 7, 1967 ~ Singer, songwriter Sharleen Spiteri, full name Sharleen Eugeen Spiteri, born in UK ~ Lead singer of rock band Texas, known for songs such as I Don't Want A Lover, Tired Of Being Alone, Say What You Want, Black Eyed Boy and Summer Son. Debuted as a solo artist with the album Melody in 2008
November 7, 1963 ~ Hardcore punk, punk rock bassist, singer Steve Pfauter born in San Francisco, California, USA ~ Member of punk rock outfit the Vandals from 1980 through 1984
November 7, 1962 ~ Jazz drummer Mark Taylor born ~ Worked with Eddie Thompson and Al Cohn while still in his teens. Would go on to become an in-demand sideman, having worked with the likes of Kenny Barron, George Coleman, Johnny Griffin, Pharoah Sanders, Bobby Watson, Alan Barnes, Gordon Beck, Geoff Castle, Alec Dankworth, Johnny Dankworth, Kenny Drew, Chris Flory, Herb Geller, Dick Morrisey, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, the Pizza Express All-Stars, Lew Tabackin, Ken Colyer, and others
November 7, 1961 ~ Singer, percussionist, guitarist Rosanna Tavares born in Minas Gerais, Brazil ~ Member of Rosanna & Zélia, known for collaborating with artists such as Dino Saluzzi, Howard Levy, Katharina Franck, Shantel, and others ~ Tavares passed away in 2006
November 7, 1960 ~ Alvin Pleasant Delaney Carter, commonly known as guitarist, singer AP Carter passed away in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA ~ Patriarch, founding member of the Carter Family, which also included his wife Sara Carter and cousin Mother Maybelle Carter ~ Carter was born in 1891
November 7, 1956 ~ Jazz pianist Mikhail Alperin born in Kamianets Podilsy, Ukraine ~ Leader and sideman. Best known as member of the Moscow Art Trio. Also worked with Arkady Shilkloper, John Surman, Terje Gewelt, Jon Christensen, Tore Brunborg, Anja Lechner, and others ~ Alperin passed away in 2018
November 7, 1956 ~ Jazz singer, pianist, songwriter Una Mae Carlisle passed away in Harlem, New York, USA ~ Has been performing publicly since age 3. Discovered by Fats Waller, a major influence and future collaborator of hers, while stil in her teens. Toured Europe in the 1930s. Has recorded with sidemen such as Lester Young, Benny Carter and John Kirby in the 1940s. As a songwriter perhaps best known for Walkin' By The River, originally recorded by Hal Kemp in 1940 and notably covered by Mitchell Ayres, Ella Fitzgerald and Della Reese. Married to John Bradford, owner of 1940s Harlem jazz club Gee-Haw Stables ~ Carlisle was born in 1915
November 7, 1955 ~ René Marie Stevens, commonly known as jazz singer, songwriter René Marie, born in Warrenton, Virginia, USA ~ About a dozen albums to her name, starting with Renaissance released in 1999 under the moniker René Sloan. Especially acclaimed for her 2004 album Serene Renegade
November 7, 1955 ~ Country, jazz singer, songwriter Shirley Eikhard, full name Shirley Rose Eikhard, born in Sackville, Canada ~ Well over a dozen albums to her name, starting with the eponymous Shirley Eikhard album released in 1972. Had her songs recorded by the likes of Anne Murray (It Takes Time), Emmylou Harris (Good News), Bonnie Raitt (Something To Talk About), and Cher (Born With The Hunger) ~ Eikhard passed away in 2022
November 7, 1953 ~ Jazz saxophonist Erik Balke born in Oslo, Norway ~ Brother of pianist Jon Balke, with whom he also worked. Has also worked with the Lille Frøen Saksofonkvartett, the Jazzpunkensemblet, Don Cherry, Ed Blackwell, Per Jorgensen, Audun Kleive, Nils Petter Molvær, Torbjørn Sunde, Tore Brunborg, Paolo Vinaccia, Bugge Wesseltoft, Carl Morten Iversen, and others
November 7, 1951 ~ Pop, power pop guitarist, singer, songwriter Kevin MacMichael, full name Kevin Scott MacMichael, born in St John, Canada ~ Member of Cutting Crew from 1985 through 1993, present on songs such as I've Been In Love Before, One For The Mockingbird, Everything But My Pride and their best-known I Just Died In Your Arms, the latter a Billboard Hot 100 No.1 hit in 1986. Also worked with Fast Forward, Robert Plant, Tribute, the Rankin Family, and with the Sons Of Maxwell ~ MacMichael passed away in 2002
November 7, 1949 ~ Country singer Red Foley records Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy at Castle Studio, Nashville, Tennessee ~ Written by Harry Stone and Jack Stapp. Produced by Owen Bradley. Released the following month as a single, b/w Sugar-Foot Rag, it would become a signature song for Foley. Sometimes retitled to Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy it would be covered by numerous artists including Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Pat Boone, and Freddy Cannon
November 7, 1949 ~ Composer Steven Stuckey born ~ Closely associated with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he was resident composer from 1988 through 2009. Founded the Ensemble X. Also worked with the New York Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony, and others ~ Stucky passed away in 2016
November 7, 1948 ~ Multi-instrumentalist Stephen Bruton, full name Turner Stephen Bruton, born in Wilmington, Delaware, USA ~ Worked with artists such as Kris Kristofferson, NRBQ, T-Bone Burnett, Bonnie Raitt, Gene Clark, Rita Coolidge, Christine McVie, Elvis Costello, Delbert McClinton, Sonny Landreth, Carly Simon and others. Has produced albums for Alejandro Escovedo, Marcia Ball, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Hal Ketchum, Storyville, Chris Smither, Ray Wylie Hubbard and others ~ Bruton passed away in 2009
November 7, 1947 ~ Singer Hank Williams records Mansion On The Hill at Castle Studio, Nashville, Tennessee ~ Written by Williams and Fred Rose, the latter also producing the single. Paired with I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind on the flipside, the single would be released the next year. It would later be covered by Hank Snow, Roy Orbison, as a duet by Michael Martin Murphey and John Denver, Waylon Jennings, by the National on their 2007 Virginia EP, and others
November 7, 1946 ~ Trumpeter, arranger, composer Raymond Harry Brown born in Oceanside, New York, USA ~ Worked with Stan Kenton, Bill Watrous, Bill Berry, Frank Capp, Mundell Lowe, Leroy Vinnegar, Thad Jones, Jimmy Heath, Steve Gadd, Billy Hart, Grover Mitchell, Norman Connors, Ella Fitzgerald, Ernestine Anderson, Michael Paulo, Miles Davis, Buddy Collette, Mel Tormé, David Benoit, Kirk Whalum, Rickey Woodard, Roy Hargrove, with his namesake jazz bassist Ray Brown, and numerous others
November 7, 1944 ~ Bassist Ray Randall born in Bushey, UK ~ Member of British pop, instrumental pop outfit the Tornados from 1963 through 1966 and present on songs such as Monte Carlo, Exodus and Stingray
November 7, 1943 ~ Roberta Joan Mitchell, commonly known as folk, rock, jazz, pop singer, guitarist, pianist, songwriter Joni Mitchell, born in Foprt Macleod, Canada ~ Influential on Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ellie Goulding, Harry Styles, Corinne Bailey Rae, Gabrielle Aplin, Mikael Akerfeldt, David Gilmour, Steve Hogarth, Paul Carrack, Madonna, and others. Known for songs such as Both Sides Now, Chelsea Morning, Help Me, Big Yellow Taxi, Woodstock, A Case Of You, Blue, and others
November 7, 1943 ~ Singer, actor Peter Straker born in Jamaica ~ Starred as Hud in the original London production of Hair. Released a number of singles, most notably 1972's The Spirit Is Willing, and a handful of mostly unnoticed albums throughout the 1970s before returning to the stage. Has featured in a number of West End productions including Tommy, The Phantom Of The Opera and The Rocky Horror Show
November 7, 1942 ~ John Henry Ramistella, commonly known as rock & roll, garage rock, rockabilly, country rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Johnny Rivers, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Best known for a string of mid-1960s hits including Memphis, Mountains Of Love, The Seventh Son, Secret Agent Man, The Poor Side Of Town, Baby I Need Your Lovin' and Summer Rain
November 7, 1941 ~ Saxophonist, clarinetist Gary Windo born in Brighton, UK ~ Declined an offer to join the band from Sonny Stitt. Member of New York Gong. Half of Pam & Gary Windo. Has worked with host of jazz and rock artists including Carla Bley, Brotherhood Of Breath, Centipede, Matching Mole, Running Man, Nick Mason, the Psychedelic Furs, Robert Wyatt, NRBQ, and others ~ Windo passed away in 1992
November 7, 1938 ~ Singer, ragtime singer Dan Quinn, full name Daniel William Quinn, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ One of the first recording artists with an estimated 2500 recordings throughout the late 1910s. Known best for the originals The Band Played On, Smokey Mokes and My Mother Was A Lady ~ Quinn was born ca.1860
November 7, 1938 ~ Delectus Clark, commonly known as R&B singer Dee Clark, born in Blytheville, Arkansas, USA ~ Member of the Kool Gents. Ventured out on his own in 1957, scoring a number of hits through the early 1960s. Well-known songs include Nobody But You, Hey Little Girl, How About That, Your Friends and I'm Going Back To School. The singles Just Keep It Up and Raindrops would both reach top 20 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 ~ Clark passed away in 1990
November 7, 1934 ~ Jazz trumpeter, pianist, composer Jan Allan born in Falun, Sweden ~ Worked with Lars Gullin, Rolf Billberg, Arne Domnerus, Georg Riedel, Bengt Hallberg, the Swedish Radio Jazz Group, Rolf Ericson, Nils Lindberg, Bobb Stenson, Jon Christensen, Rune Gustafsson, Bosse Broberg, Benny Carter, Dorothy Donegan, Jan Johansson, Thad Jones, Roger Kellaway, Lee Konitz, Nils Lindberg, George Russell, Monica Zetterlund, and others
November 7, 1934 ~ Free jazz, avant-garde jazz bassist Lewis Worrell, full name Lewis James Worrell, born in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA ~ Briefly a member of the New York Art Quartet, present on the bands eponymous New York Art Quartet debut album, replaced by Reggie Workman. Has also worked with John Lewis, Bud Powell, Elmo Hope, Albert Ayler, Roswell Rudd, Archie Shepp, Hank Crawford, Robin Kenyatta, Sunny Murray, Sam Rivers, and others
November 7, 1932 ~ Avant-garda jazz clarinetist Alvin Batiste born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Branford Marsalis, Russell Malone, Herlin Riley, Cannonball Adderley, Billy Cobham, Henry Butler, the Clarinet Summit, Marlon Jordan, Mark Whitfield, Wynton Marsalis, and others ~ Batiste passed away in 2007
November 7, 1930 ~ Contemporary classical composer Ruth Lomon born in Montreal, Canada ~ Best known as composer-in-residence for the Boston Secession, for whom she composed the oratorio Testimony Of Witnesses. The work is based on personal texts of Holocaust survivors and victims ~ Lomon passed away in 2017
November 7, 1929 ~ Musicologist Peter Evans born ~ Not to be confused with the trumpeter Peter Evans. Musicologist, noted for his book The Music Of Benjamin Britten ~ Evans passed away in 2018
November 7, 1922 ~ Alois Maxwell Hirt, commonly known as trumpeter, bandleader Al Hirt, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Best remembered for his 1964 smash hit Java and for the theme music to The Green Hornet. Hirt was given a trumpet at age 6, playing professionally at age 16. Studied with Dr Frank Simon, a former soloist with John Philip Sousa Orchestra. Did a stint in the US Army during World War II, playing the bugle. Performed with various swing bands following the war, including with Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and with Ina Ray Hutton. Hirt also played with Horace Heidt and Monk Hazel before being signed as a bandleader himself by RCA-Victor. As a bandleader twenty-two of Hirt's albums made the Billboard charts ~ Hirt passed away in 1999
November 7, 1917 ~ Jazz double bassist Howard Rumsey born in Brawley, California, USA ~ Started on piano, moved to drums, then to bass. Worked with Stan Kenton, Vido Musso, Johnnie Davis, Charlie Barnet, Barney Bigard, the Lighthouse All-Stars, Sonny Criss, Hampton Hawes, Frank Patchen, Bobby White, Keith Williams, Jimmy Giuffre, Shorty Rogers, Shelly Manne, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Rolf Ericson, Max Roach, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Art Pepper, and others ~ Rumsey passed away in 2015
November 7, 1916 ~ Pianist Joe Bushkin, full name Joseph Bushkin, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Worked with Bunny Berigan, Eddie Condon, Max Kaminsky, Joe Marsala, Muggsy Spanier, Tommy Dorsey, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Bud Freeman, Benny Goodman, Judy Garland, Ruth Brown, and others ~ Bushkin passed away in 2004
November 7, 1913 ~ Albert Miller, commonly known as folk singer Alan Mills born in Lachine, Canada ~ Best known for his original song I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly, later covered by Burl Ives, Peter Paul & Mary, and by others ~ Mills passed away in 1977
November 7, 1908 ~ Edward Groner, commonly known as jazz bassist, pianist, singer Duke Groner born in Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA ~ Worked with Nat Towles, Jimmie Lunceford, Horace Henderson, Kenny Clarke, Thelonious Monk, Buster Bennett, Wild Bill Davis, Jelly Holt, Horace Palm, Emmett Spicer, Kirk Stuart, Hurley Ramey, Wallace Burton, Jim Beebe, and others ~ Groner passed away in 1992
November 7, 1906 ~ Ernest Jan Ingle, commonly known as singer, arranger, songwriter, cartoonist Red Ingle, born in Toledo, Ohio, USA ~ Best known as a member of Spike Jones' comedy outfit the City Slickers through 1946. Present on songs such as Chloe, You Always Hurt The One You Love, Liebestraum and Glow-Worm. After departing the band over a salary dispute would form the Natural Seven best known for the spoof recording Tim-Tayshun, a parody of the Perry Como hit Temptation. The single would feature Jo Stafford, using the moniker Cinderella G Stump, and would sell 3 million copies ~ Ingle passed away in 1965
November 7, 1890 ~ Bandleader, clarinetist, composer Phil Spitalny born in Tetiiv, Ukraine ~ Popular during the 1930s and 1940s, heyday of the radio shows. Best known for leading an all-female orchestra, Phil Spitalny & his All-Girl Orchestra, a novelty at the time. As a composer perhaps best known for his 1930 song The One I Love Just Can't Be Bothered With Me, covered by Johnny Marvin, Belle Baker, Sammy Fain and others ~ Spitalny passed away in 1970