This Day In Music: September 24
September 23 ~ Birthdays/All ~ September 25
September 24, 2023 ~ Guitarist, guitar teacher Barry Olivier passed away in San Francisco, California, USA ~ Part of the Berkeley folk scene from the 1950s onward. Best known as founder and director of the Berkeley Folk Music Festival, an annual event that ran from 1958 through 1970. Over the years artists performing at the event would include Alan Lomax, Doc Watson, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and Mance Lipscomb. Olivier has also worked as a guitar teacher and is reported to have given John Fogerty, who would later rise to fame as frontman of rock outfit Creedence Clearwater Revival, his first guitar lessons ~ Olivier was born in 1935
September 24, 2023 ~ Classical violinist Felix Ayo, full name Felix Ayo Losada, passed away in Rome, Italy ~ Best known as founder of the Italian ensemble I Musici, formed in 1951 and known for their interpretations of Baroque works, particularly compositions by Antonio Vivaldi and Tomaso Albinoni. Founding member of the Quartetto Beethoven di Roma, with whom he toured extensively. An in-demand soloist, Ayo has also performed with numerous renowned orchestras, taught at the Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia, Rome, and frequently served as juror on international music competitions ~ Ayo was born in 1933
September 24, 2022 ~ Farrell Sanders, commonly known as free jazz, avant-garde jazz, world fusion saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Closely associated with John Coltrane, first appearing on the 1965 Ascension album. Considered by some the heir of Coltrane. Known for his spiritual-themed style. Well over two dozen albums to his name as a leader, especially acclaimed for the albums Karma, Journey To The One and Rejoice. Has collaborated with the likes of Leon Thomas, Alice Coltrane, Tisziji Muñoz, Michael Mantler, Carla Bley, Don Cherry, Benny Golson, Norman Connors, McCoy Tyner, Randy Weston, Sun Ra, Gary Bartz, Larry Young, Sonny Sharrock, and others ~ Sanders was born in 1940
September 24, 2022 ~ Sue Graham, commonly known as producer, band manager Sue Mingus, passed away ~ Widow of bassist, pianist, bandleader Charles Mingus, whom she met in 1964 and married two years later. Following his death in 1979, Graham would establish herself as band manager and producer of several Mingus tribute bands keeping the legacy alive. Managed and produced acts such as the Mingus Dynasty, the Mingus Big Band and the Mingus Orchestra, and published educational books, sheet music and her memoir recounting her life with Mingus ~ Graham was born in 1930
September 24, 2017 ~ TV producer, musical theater producer, record producer Jack Good passed away in Oxfordshire, UK ~ As a TV producer responsible for early popular music shows on British TV, including Six Five Special and Wham. As a music manager represented artists such as Tommy Steele, Marty Wilde, Billy Fury, Jess Conrad, and Cliff Richard ~ Good was born in 1931
September 24, 2016 ~ Stanley Dural Jr, commonly known as singer, accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco, passed away in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA ~ One of the few zydeco artists to achieve lasting mainstream success. Started in 1950s backing artists such as Joe Tex, Clarence Gatemouth Brown and Clifton Chenier. Known for collaborations with a wide array of artists including Eric Clapton, U2, the Boston Pops, Yo La Tengo, Warren Haynes, Sonny Landreth, Trombone Shorty, JJ Grey, and Steve Berlin ~ Dural was born in 1947
September 24, 2014 ~ Conductor, harpsichordist, author, musicologist Christopher Hogwood, full name Christopher Jarvis Haley Hogwood, passed away in Cambridge, UK ~ Leading figure in the early music revival of the late 20th century. Co-founded the Early Music Consort with David Munrow. Founded the Academy of Ancient Music, known for their performances of baroque and classical music using period instruments. Artistic director of the Handel And Haydn Society. Has also conducted renowned companies such as the Berlin State Opera, La Scala, and the Royal Opera House ~ Hogwood was born in 1941
September 24, 2014 ~ Country singer Priscilla Mitchell passed away ~ Active since the 1950s, initially a rock & roll backing singer for NRC Records. Married to guitarist, singer Jerry Reed from 1959 until his death. As a solo artist best known for her 1965 Love's Eternal Triangle duet album with country singer Roy Drusky, which spawned the Billboard Country No.1 single Yes Mr Peters. The follow-up album, Together Again released the next year, would be less successful and produce no hit singles. Mitchell would cut a few more solo singles through the end of the decade ~ Mitchell was born in 1941
September 24, 2010 ~ Label founder, producer, concert promoter Dick Griffey, full name Richard Gilbert Griffey, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Talent coordinator on the famed Soul Train TV show. Co-founded Soul Train Records with Don Cornelius in 1974. After buying Cornelius out, the label would be renamed SOLAR Records. The company would play a major role in developing the funk-oriented R&B sounds of the 1970s and 1980s, enjoying succes with artists such as the Whispers, Lakeside, Midnight Starr, Calloway, and the Deele. The label would also launch the careers of singer Kenneth Babyface Edmonds, future music executive LA Reid, and producers, songwriters Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Griffey was married to singer Carrie Lucas, who also recorded for the label, from 1974 until his death in 2010 ~ Griffey was born in 1938
September 24, 2002 ~ Singer, songwriter Tim Rose passed away in London, UK ~ Member of the Big 3, alongside Cass Elliott and James Hendricks. As a solo artist best known for his renditions of Morning Dew and Hey Joe. Most active in the 1960s and 1970s backed by sidemen such as Bob Bowers, Felix Pappalardi, alan Seidler, Tina Charles, Pierre Tibbs, BJ Cole, Colin Winston Fletcher, Micky Wynne, John Bonham, Les Podraza, Aynsley Dunbar, Alex Daomvsky, John McVie, Andy Summers, Eric Weissberg, Russ Kunkel, Randall Elliot, Pete Sears, Mike Baxter, Shelly Scot, Bob Zinner, Larry Knight, and others ~ Rose was born in 1940
September 24, 1990 ~ British pop rock outfit the Beautiful South release A Little Time, lead single off their Choke sophomore album ~ The band's sole UK No.1 hit, also reaching top 20 in several other countries including Austria, Belgium, Ireland, and the Netherlands. At the time of its release, the song was warmly received by critics, some pointing out the band's sardonic humour, while Music Week praised it as “a tale of a crumbling relationship”. The songwriters themselves have given different interpretations about the song's meaning, Paul Heaton has stated that A Little Time is about relationships in general, while David Rotheray characterized it as an unconvential love song
September 24, 1987 ~ Nicholaus Joseph Williams, commonly known as rapper Trinidad James, born in Port Of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago ~ Active since the early 2010s. Best known for his 2012 All Gold Everything single. Has guested on tracks by August Alsina, A$AP Ferg, Earlly Mac, Gucci Mane, Travis Porter, David Banner, and others
September 24, 1984 ~ Jazz pianist, composer Taylor Eigsti born in California, USA ~ Worked with Dave Brubeck, Chris Botti, Joshua Redman, Julian Lage, David Benoit, Terence Blanchard, Becca Stevens, James Moody, Esperanza Spalding, Lisa Fischer, Ernestine Anderson, Red Holloway, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Diane Schuur, Ambrose Akinmusire, Ben Wendel, Marian McPartland, Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton, Joshua Bell, Chris Potter, Stefon Harris, Sting, John Mayer, Hank Jones, Chick Corea, Snarky Puppy, Vanessa Williams, McCoy Tyner, Joey DeFrancesco, Charles McPherson, Geoffrey Keezer, Eldar Djangirov, Joe Lovano, the Doobie Brothers, Frederica von Stade, Harish Raghavan, Eric Harland, Kendrick Scott, Gretchen Parlato, and others
September 24, 1980 ~ Art rock, art pop, indie pop, indie rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Anna Calvi, full name Anna Margaret Michelle Calvi, born in London, UK ~ Influenced by artists as diverse as Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone, Maria Callas, the Smiths, the Rolling Stones, Nick Cave, Scott Walker, Claude Debussy, and Maurice Ravel. Released her eponymous Anna Calvi debut album to critical acclaim in 2011. Has worked with Brian Eno, John Congleton, Jherek Bischoff, Amanda Palmer, Nick Launay, Martyn P Casey, and Adrian Utley
September 24, 1980 ~ Pop, R&B, hip-hop keyboardist, drummer, producer, film composer Sidney Miller born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Founding member of Malbec. Keyboardist of hip-hop outfit the Knux. As a producer known under the moniker Speakerbomb and a frequent collaborator of Alex Jacke and Jesse McCartney. Has worked with LA Riot Music, Freddie Gibbs, Lupe Fiasco, Missy Elliott, Jonathan Davis, Jully Black, and others
September 24, 1978 ~ Singer, actress Ruth Etting passed away in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA ~ Popular 1920s, 1930s singer, actress Dubbed “America's sweetheart of song” known for songs such as Shine On Harvest Moon, Ten Cents A Dance, Love Me Or Leave Me, Back In Your Own Backyard, Button Up Your Overcoat, Mean To Me, and Exactly Like You ~ Etting was born in 1896
September 24, 1976 ~ Yevgeny Leonidovich Dishel, commonly known as anti-folk, indie pop singer, guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, percussionist Jack Dishel, born in Russia ~ Frontman of indie folk outfit the Moldy Peaches, best known for their 2001 Anyone Else But You which gained notoriety after being used in the 2007 Juno soundtrack. Has also recorded a number of albums, starting with 2006's The Drop To The Top, under the moniker the Only Son
September 24, 1970 ~ Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock born in Stadtlohn, Germany ~ First gained attention in the late 1980s as a member of F-IRE Collective. Would go on to collaborate, both as a leader and sidewoman, with the likes of Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, Polar Bear, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Anthony Braxton, Tom Rainey, Paradoxical Frog, As Meninas, and others
September 24, 1969 ~ Alternative metal, nu metal percussionist Shawn Crahan, full name Michael Shawn Crahan, born ~ Co-founding, sole constant member of Slipknot, known for songs such as Duality, Vermillion and Dead Memories. Member of To My Surprise and Dirty Little Rabbits. Crahan also directed the 2016 action thriller Officer Downe
September 24, 1965 ~ Drummer, producer, engineer Janet Weiss, full name Janet Lee Weiss, born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Formed the duo Quasi with Sam Coomes, later expanded to a trio with Joanna Bolme. Best known for her association with Sleater-Kinney, remaining with the band through 2019. Has also notably worked with Stephen Malkmus including on the 2011 Mirror Traffic album, the Shins, and with all-female supergroup Wild Flag alongside Carrie Brownstein, Mary Timony and Rebecca Cole. Other credits include the Furies, Bright Eyes, the Go-Betweens, Sarah Dougher, Elliott Smith, and others
September 24, 1965 ~ Jazz saxophonist, composer Njal Olnes born in Sogndal, Norway ~ Worked with the Dingobats, Trygve Seim, Håvard Lund, Eirik Hegdal, Thomas Dahl, Mats Eilertsen, Sverre Gjørvad, the African Pepperbirds, Bjorn Ole Solberg, Vigleik Storaas, Erlend Slettevol, Matthis Kleppen, Tor Haugerud, Kenneth Kapstad, Michael Francis Duch, Kjetil Moster, BMX, and others
September 24, 1965 ~ British rockers the Rolling Stones kick off their UK tour at the Astoria Theatre, London, UK ~ In support of their Out Of Our Heads album, its UK release coinciding with the tour's start date, the band plays nearly 50 shows through mid-October, playing two shows per date. The set list includes She Said Yeah, Mercy Mercy, The Last Time, That's How Strong My Love Is, and I Can't Get No Satisfaction
September 24, 1965 ~ Singer Wanda Jackson records The Box It Came In in Nashville, Tennessee ~ Written by Vic McAlpin. Produced by Ken Nelson. Included on the 1966 album Reckless Love Affair and released as a single, featuring Look Out Heart on the B-side, in January 1966. It would be the first major hit for Jackson since 1961 and start a string of Billboard Country charting singles through 1971
September 24, 1963 ~ Rock, pop rock drummer Norman Bonink, full name Norman Johannes Stephanus Bonink, born in Nijmegen, the Netherlands ~ Worked with acts such as Excalibur, Rapalje, Marcus, Bananafish and notably Frank Boeijen Groep before joining BLØF in 2001 as replacement for Chris Götte after the latter's death. First appeared on the 2002 Blauwe Ruis album
September 24, 1961 ~ Jazz saxophonist Art Christmas passed away in Blind River, Canada ~ Plays trumpet, piano, percussion, xylophone. Regarded as one of the leading and most influential saxophonists in the Britain jazz and dance band scenes from the 1920 through the 1940s. Has worked with Paul Specht, the Savoy Orpheans, Billy Mason, Roy Fox, and Jack Payne ~ Christmas was born in 1905
September 24, 1961 ~ Hard rock, melodic hard rock guitarist Helge Engelke born in Hanover, West Germany ~ Influenced by Uli Jon Roth and Michael Schenker. Member of Fair Warning, with whom he recorded over a dozen albums starting in the early 1990s. Following the band's initial disbandement in 2000 formed Dreamtide. Engelke has also guested on albums by Zeno, Mind Odyssey, and Thomsen ~ Engelke passed away in 2023
September 24, 1959 ~ Angus Gaye, commonly known as reggae singer, drummer Drummie Zeb, born ~ Lead singer, co-founding and last remaining original member of Aswad, known best for their 1988 UK No.1 hit Don't Turn Around. Two subsequent singles, Give A Little Love and Shine, would also reach top 20 in the band's native UK ~ Gaye passed away in 2022
September 24, 1959 ~ Christian baritone singer Steve French born in Mascot, Tennessee, USA ~ Founded Southern gospel quartet the Kingdom Heirs with his brother Kreis French. Committed suicide with his girlfriend by jumping of the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayette County, West Virginia. Both had outstanding capias warrants for their arrests ~ French passed away in 2016
September 24, 1957 ~ Classical, opera, jazz, traditional singer Sibongile Khumalo born in Soweto, South Africa ~ Active since the early 1990s until her death, about half a dozen albums to her name. Noted for singing at the 75th birthday of Nelson Mandela in 1993 and his Presidential inauguration the following year. Has worked with the Bach Choir, Jack DeJohnette, Hugh Masekela, and others ~ Khumalo passed away in 2021
September 24, 1957 ~ José Abelardo Gutiérrez Alanya, commonly known as cumbia, chicha, parody singer Tongo, born in El Tambo, Peru ~ Active since the 1980s as a cumbia singer. Would rise to fame in the 2000s on the surprise succes of La Pituca, featuring purposely goofy English. Its succes would mark a shift for Gutiérrez, going on to score a string of hits with intentionally comedic cover versions of well known pop rock songs originally by Justin Bieber, PSY, System Of A Down, the Beatles (Lady Bi), Eminem, Michael Jackson (Bili Yin), and the Eagles ~ Gutiérrez passed away in 2023
September 24, 1954 ~ Dave Pat Arthur, commonly known as folk singer, guitarit, banjoist, mandolinist Davey Arthur, born in County Donegal, Ireland ~ Best known for his association with the Fureys, joining the sibling outfit in 1977 and remaining through 1992. Present on the band's best-known, When You Were Sweet Sixteen which reached UK top 20 in 1981
September 24, 1954 ~ Jazz vibraphonist Jay Hoggard born in Washington DC, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Anthony Davis, Wadada Leo Smith, Chico Freeman, Sam Rivers, Cecil Taylor, James Newton, Kenny Burrell, Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson, Tito Puente, Bobby Hutcherson, Billy Taylor, Hilton Ruiz, Oliver Lake, and others
September 24, 1954 ~ Jazz singer Lisa Sokolov born in Manhassett, New York, USA ~ Praised for her improvisatonial style and wide vocal range. Influenced by Betty Carter and Meredith Monk. Closely associated with William Parker, John Zorn, Wayne Horvitz, Robin Holcomb, Elliott Sharp, Dave Sewelson. Released her critically acclaimed Angel Rodeo debut album in 1993
September 24, 1952 ~ Alternative rock, indie rock, jazz rock, experimental rock singer, bassist, guitarist, keyboardist Mark Sandman born in Newton, Massachusetts, USA ~ Influenced artists such as Primus' Les Claypool, the Minutemen's Mike Watt and the Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme. Best known as lead singer, bassist of alternative rock band Morphine. Has also worked with blue-rock outfit Treat Her Right. Passed away at age 46, suffering a heart attack on stage playing a concert in Palestrina, Italy ~ Sandman passed away in 1999
September 24, 1949 ~ Guitarist Bill Connors born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Best known as a member of Chick Corea's Return To Forever. Has also worked with Mike Nock Group, Steve Swallow, Art Lande, John Abercrombie, Jan Hammer, Stanley Clarke, Gene McDaniels, Jan Garbarek, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette, Lee Konitz, Paul Bley, Jimmy Giuffre, Luciano Berio, Tom van der Geld, Richard Janotta, Steve Khan, Tom Kennedy, Dave Weckl, and Kim Plainfield
September 24, 1946 ~ Pianist César Pedroso, full name César de las Mercedes Pedroso Fernández, born in Havana, Cuba ~ First gained attention as member of the Orquesta Revé. Founding member of Los Van Van, for whom he wrote several of the band's best-known including Calla Calla, Tranquillo Mota, Seis Semanas and El Bueagente. Subsequently founded Pupy y Lo Que Son Son
September 24, 1942 ~ Gerard Marsden, commonly known as singer, guitarist, songwriter Gerry Marsden born in Liverpool, UK ~ Lead singer, frontman of Merseybeat outfit Gerry & the Pacemakers, alongside Les Chadwick, Arthur McMahon and his brother Freddie Marsden, known for a string of 1960s UK hits such as How Do You Do It, I Like It, You'll Never Walk Alone, I'm The One, Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying and Ferry Cross The Mersey ~ Marsden passed away in 2021
September 24, 1942 ~ Michael Hubert Bourne, commonly known as singer, actor Mike Berry, born in Northampton, UK ~ As a singer best known for two UK top 10 hits nearly 20 years apart, 1963's Don't You Think It's Time and 1980's The Sunshine Of Your Smile. Ventured into acting in the 1970s, long serving as Mr Spooner in the sitcom Are You Being Served
September 24, 1941 ~ Leroy Calliste, commonly known as calypso singer Black Stalin, born in San Fernando, Trinidad & Tobago ~ Given his stage name by fellow Calypso singer Lord Blakie. Known for his lyrics against European colonial oppression. Well known songs include Caribbean Man, Play One, Ism Schism, and Mr Panmaker ~ Calliste passed away in 2022
September 24, 1939 ~ R&B singer Sonny Turner born ~ Mentored by Jackie Wilson. Member of the Metrotones. Lead singer of the Platters from 1960, replacing Tony Williams, through 1970. Present on songs such as I Love You 1,000 Times, With This Ring and Washed Ashore ~ Turner passed away in 2022
September 24, 1939 ~ Soul jazz, hard bop trombonist Wayne Henderson born in Houston, Texas, USA ~ Co-founded soul jazz group the Jazz Crusaders, remaining with the band through its name change to the Crusaders and departing the band in 1976. Has also served as producer for Wilton Felder (Bullitt), Monk Montgomery (It's Never Too Late), Ronnie Laws (Pressure Sensitive), Caldera (Caldera), Pleasure (Accept No Substitutes), Gábor Szabó (Faces), and others ~ Henderson passed away in 2014
September 24, 1938 ~ Steven Douglas Kreisman, commonly known as saxophonist Steve Douglas, born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Over half a dozen albums as a leader. In-demand session musician, present on recordings by Duane Eddy (Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel), the Beach Boys (Pet Sounds), Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan (Street Legal), the Ramones, Leonard Cohen, and others. Has also served as producer, notably producing the acclaimed Willy DeVille-album Le Chat Bleu in 1980 ~ Kreisman passed away in 1993
September 24, 1933 ~ Drummer Mel Taylor born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Backed Bobby Pickett and Herb Alpert prior to joining the Ventures in 1962, initially as a temporary fill-in for an injured Howie Johnson. Taylor harder-edged rock style so impressed the rest of the band they asked him to become a permanent member. Taylor remained with the group until his death over three decades later. The band is known for songs such as Walk Don't Run, Slaughter On Tenth Avenue, Secret Agent Man, and Hawaii Five-O. Taylor's baby brother is Canned Heat-bassist Larry Taylor ~ Taylor passed away in 1996
September 24, 1931 ~ Singer, actor, songwriter Anthony Newley born in London, UK ~ Co-authored Feelin' Good with songwriting partner Leslie Bricusse, made famous by Nina Simone and covered by many others. Also with Bricusse scored the soundtrack to Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory which earned them an Oscar nomination. Newley also wrote or co-wrote songs such as Goldfinger, Candy Man and others ~ Newley passed away in 1999
September 24, 1930 ~ Singer Carl Feaster born in New York, New York, USA ~ Member of the Chords, best known for their 1954 doo-wop classic Sh-boom, co-written by Feaster. Canadian vocal quartet the Crew Cuts would successfuly cover the song the same year ~ Feaster passed away in 1981
September 24, 1929 ~ Jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, flutist John Carter, full name John Wallace Carter, born in Fort Worth, Texas, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Bobby Bradford, Hampton Hawes, and Harold Land early on in his career. Over a dozen albums as a leader, co-leader or solo artist. Especially acclaimed for Roots And Folklores (Episodes In The Development Of American Folk Music), a suite of albums heralded as some of the best 1980s jazz releases. Also well known for his work with the Clarinet Summit ~ Carter passed away in 1991
September 24, 1926 ~ Constantina Allen, commonly known as singer Connie Allen, born ~ Best known for her 1951 recording Rocket '69, backed by Todd Rhodes and his Orchestra. Other well known songs include Your Daddy's Doggin' Around, Sugar In My Bowl and You'll Never Change Me ~ Allen passed away in 1991
September 24, 1923 ~ Theodore Navarro, commonly known as jazz, bebop trumpeter Fats Navarro, born in Key West, Florida, USA ~ Pioneering bebop improviser. Influential on players such as Clifford Brown and JJ Johnson. Worked with Snookum Russell, Charlie Parker, Andy Kirk, Billy Eckstine, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Kenny Clarke, Tadd Dameron, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Coleman Hawkins, Illinois Jacquet, Howard McGhee, Bud Powell, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and others ~ Navarro passed away in 1950
September 24, 1919 ~ Percussionist, bongos player Jack Costanzo born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Worked with the Lecuona Cuban Boys, Desi Arnaz, René Touzet, Nat King Cole, Billy May, Peggy Lee, Danny Kaye, Pérez Prado, Charlie Barnet, Pete Rugolo, Betty Grable, Harry James, Judy Garland, Patti Page, Jane Powell, Ray Anthony, Frances Faye, Dinah Shore, Xavier Cugat, Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Eddie Fisher, and others ~ Costanzo passed away in 2018
September 24, 1893 ~ Singer, songwriter Blind Lemon Jefferson born in Couchman, Texas, USA ~ Called “the Father of the Texas Blues” and one of the most popular blues singers of the 1920s. Known for songs such as See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, covered by Bob Dylan, BB King, Kelly Joe Phelps, and Phish, and One Kind Favor, covered by Canned Heat, the Grateful Dead, Pat Donohue, and by Peter Paul & Mary ~ Jefferson passed away in 1929
September 24, 1889 ~ Arthur B Fields, commonly known as songwriter Buddy Fields, born in Vienna, Austria ~ Perhaps best remembered for co-writing, together with Al Sherman and Al Lewis, You Gotta Be A Football Hero. The song is one of the most widely recorded and performed American footballs anthem. It was the subject of a 1935 Popeye The Sailor cartoon and has been recorded by Fred Waring, Ben Bernie, Tuxedo Junction, the Crew Cuts, Ralph Flanagan, Dick Haymes, and others ~ Fields passed away in 1965
September 24, 1871 ~ Jazz cornetist, hornist Isidore Barbarin born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Mostly active in New Orleans's early days of jazz around the turn of the 20th century. Played with the Onward Brass Band, the Excelsior Brass Band, Papa Celestin, and later with Bunk Johnson. Barbarin was the father of drummers Paul Barbarin and Louis Barbarin ~ Barbarin passed away in 1960