This Day In Music: September 6
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September 6, 2020 ~ Actress, singer Anita Lindblom passed away in Paris, France ~ Best known as an actress, appearing in over a dozen films starting in 1957. As a singer best known for Sant Ar Livet, a No.1 hit in her native Norway in 1962. The song was a translation of Roy Hamilton's You Can Have Her ~ Lindblom was born in 1937
September 6, 2020 ~ R&B, soul singer Bruce Williamson, full name Bruce Alan Williamson Jr, passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ~ Best known as lead singer of latter-day incarnation of the Temptations, joining the band in 2007 replacing GC Cameron and remaining through 2015 ~ Williamson was born in 1970
 
September 6, 2018 ~ Conductor, composer Claudio Scimone passed away ~ Revived numerous baroque and renaissance works. Founded I Solisti Veneti. Worked with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Philharmonia of London, Marilyn Horne and Victoria de los Angeles ~ Scimone was born in 1934
September 6, 2018 ~ Percussionist, composer Madeleine Yayodele Nelson passed away ~ Founder, director of the Women Of The Calabash, who performed with the Temptations, Richie Havens, Philip Glass, Odetta, Max Roach, Ashford & Simpson, and others. As a solo artist Nelson has collaborated with Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, and with Billy Harper, amongst others ~ Nelson was born in 1948
September 6, 2018 ~ Sambista Wilson Moreira passed away ~ Best known for his association with fellow sambista Nel Lopes, scoring the hits Senhora Liberdade, Gotas De Veneno, Sandalia Amerela, and Candongueiro. Also worked with Brazilian virtuoso Raphael Rabello ~ Moreira was born in 1936
 
September 6, 2013 ~ Producer, arranger, songwriter Bobby Martin passed away in San Diego, California, USA ~ Philly soul producer, worked with Billy Paul, the O'Jays, the Three Degrees, MFSB, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Lou Rawls, and others ~ Martin was born in 1930
 
September 6, 2007 ~ Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti passed away in Modena, Italy ~ Beloved tenor. Crossed over into pop audiences. Sold over 100 million records. One of the Three Tenors, alongside Plácido Domingo and José Carreras ~ Pavarotti was born in 1935
 
September 6, 2001 ~ Karl Böhm, commonly known as electronic musician Carl Crack, passed away in Berlin, Germany ~ Best known as member of industrial band Atari Teenage Riot from 1992 through 2000. Also known for his sole solo album, Black Ark released in 1998 ~ Böhm was born in 1971
 
September 6, 1999 ~ Jazz bassist Arnold Fishkind passed away in Palm Desert, California, USA ~ Worked with Lennie Tristano, Charlie Barnet, Lee Konitz, Johnny Smith, Benny Goodman, Frankie Laine, Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Les Brown, Lena Horne, Keith Green, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Hasselgard, Peanuts Hucko, Charlie Parker, Shorty Rogers, Butch Stone, Jerry Wald, Coleman Hawkins, and others ~ Fishkind was born in 1919
 
September 6, 1994 ~ Swing, big band trumpeter, bandleader Max Kaminsky passed away ~ Worked with George Wettling, Frank Teschemacher, Eddie Condon, Benny Carter, Mezz Mezzrow, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Bud Freeman, Sidney Bechet, George Brunies, Art Hodes, Joe Marsala, Willie The Lion Smith, Jack Teagarden, and others ~ Kaminsky was born in 1908
 
September 6, 1990 ~ Singer, songwriter Matt McAndrew, full name Matthew Brendan McAndrew, born in Barnegal Light, New Jersey, USA ~ First gained attention as season 7 runner-up on The Voice talent show in 2014, losing out to Craig Wayne Boyd. Released his debut album View Of The Pines and reach the Billboard top 20 with the single Wasted Love the same year. In 2019 McAndrew would join post-hardcore band Slaves as lead vocalist
September 6, 1990 ~ Guitarist Tom Fogerty, full name Thomas Richard Fogerty, passed away in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA ~ Brother of John Fogerty. Member of Creedence Clearwater Revival, known for songs such as Suzie Q, Proud Mary, Bad Moon Rising, Green River, Fortunate Son, Who'll Stop The Rain, Lookin' Out My Backdoor, Have You Ever Seen The Rain, and others ~ Fogerty was born in 1941
September 6, 1990 ~ Wesley Oliveira da Silva, commonly known as forro, axé, arrocha singer, producer, songwriter Wesley Safadão, born in Fortaleze, Brazil ~ Collaborated with Ivete Sangalo, Ronaldinho Gaucho, Matheus & Kauan, Anitta, Saia Rodada, Bruno & Marrone, Claude Leitte, Fernando & Soracaba, Michel Teló, and others
 
September 6, 1985 ~ Giovanni Alfredo de Simone, commonly known as singer Johnny Desmond, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ As a solo artist known for songs such as Guilty, The Picnic Song, Because Of You, Woman, and Play Me Hearts And Flowers (I Wanna Cry). Also worked with Bob Crosby (You Forgot About Me, Do You Care), Glenn Miller, Don Cornwell, Alan Dale, and others ~ De Simone was born in 1919
September 6, 1985 ~ Eurreal Wilford Montgomery, commonly known as pianist, singer Little Brother Montgomery, passed away in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Worked with Clarence Desdunes, Buddy Petit, Otis Rush, Skip James, Spanky & Our Gang, and others ~ Montgomery was born in 1906
September 6, 1985 ~ Webster Gradney Jr, commonly known as rapper, MC Webbie, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA ~ Released his full-length debut album, Savage Life, in 2005. Known for songs such as Give Me That featuring Bun B and Independent featuring Lil' Phat and Lil' Boosie. Also collaborated with Trina, Letoya Luckett, Three 6 Mafia, Gucci Mane, and others
 
September 6, 1984 ~ Country, honky tonk singer Ernest Tubb, full name Ernest Dale Tubb, passed away in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ~ Quintessential country singer. Worked with Jimmie Rodgers, his backing unit the Texas Troubadours, Owen Bradley, the Andrews Sisters, Red Foley, the Wilburn Brothers, Loretta Lynn, and others. Known for songs such as Walking The Floor Over You, Try Me One More Time, Rainbow At Midnight, Slippin' Around, Throw Your Love My Way, Fortunes In Memories, Counterfeit Kisses, Thanks A Lot, and others ~ Tubb was born in 1914
 
September 6, 1978 ~ Producer Tom Wilson, full name Thomas Blanchard Wilson Jr, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Founded Transition Records, known for several quintessential mid-1950s jazz releases including Cecil Taylor's Jazz Advance and Sun Ra's Jazz By Sun Ra albums. As staff producer at Columbia Records especially noted for producing three key Bob Dylan albums, namely The Times They Are A-Changin', Another Side Of Bob Dylan and Bringing It All Back Home. Produced Simon & Garfunkel's 1964 Wednesday Morning 3AM debut album. Has also worked with the likes of the Mothers Of Invention, the Velvet Underground, Eddie Harris, Eric Burdon, Blues Project, and others ~ Wilson was born in 1931
 
September 6, 1977 ~ Victor Santiago Jr, commonly known as rapper, actor NORE or Noreaga, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Known for singles such as Superthug, Banned From TV, Nothin', Oye Mi Canto and Maz Maiz
 
September 6, 1975 ~ Pianist, songwriter Shelton Brooks passed away in Los Angeles County, California, USA ~ Ragtime, vaudeville composer known for songs such Some Of These Days (Sophie Tucker, Fletcher Henderson, Louis Armstrong), Darktown Strutters Ball (the Six Brown Brothers, Ted Lewis, the Pickens Sisters), and Trombone Cholly (Bessie Smith, Ronnie Gilbert) ~ Brooks was born in 1886
 
September 6, 1971 ~ Singer, songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, full name Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan, born in Ballybricken, Ireland ~ Influenced by Gregorian chants, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Frank Sinatra, Jim Reeves, Bing Crosby. Rose to fame fronting the Cranberries, becoming one of the most recognizable voices in 1990s rock with songs such as Linger, Zombie, and Salvation. Released her Are You Listening solo debut album in 2007. Duetted with Jah Wobble (The Sun Does Rise), Zucchero (Pure Love), Giuliano Sangiorgi (Senza Fiato). Married to former Duran Duran tour manager Don Burton from 1994 to 2014, with whom she has three children ~ O'Riordan passed away in 2018
 
September 6, 1970 ~ Anthony Davis, commonly known as hip-hop producer Ant, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA ~ Half of Atmosphere, the other half being the Slug. Has also worked with Brother Ali, I Self Devine, Felt, Beyond, Agaoe, MF Doom, and others
September 6, 1970 ~ Cecilia Veronica Peniston, commonly known as club, dance singer CeCe Peniston, born in Dayton, Ohio, USA ~ Member of the Sisters Of Glory. As a solo singer known for a string of 1990s dance hits including We Got A Love Thang, Keep On Walking, I'm Not Over You, and her signature song Finally
September 6, 1970 ~ Paul Dennis Miller, commonly known as DJ, producer DJ Spooky, born in Washington DC, USA ~ Worked with Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillerme E Brown, Joe McPhee, St X-Ensemble, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Patti Smith, David Sylvian, David Torn, Bernardo Bertolucci, Chuck D, Vernon Reid, and others
September 6, 1970 ~ Singer Kim English born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Soul, gospel, house singer best known for a number of dance hits from the late 1990s onwards including Unspeakable Joy, Bumping & Jumping, Treat Me Right and C'Est La Vie ~ English passed away in 2019
September 6, 1970 ~ Keida Brewer, commonly known as rapper Rasco, born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA ~ Member of the Call Agents. Also worked with BT, Peter Gabriel, Linkin Park, Hot In Pursuit, Paulie Rhyme, Smoky Mo, Kid Pex, Antihelden, and others
September 6, 1970 ~ Singer, songwriter Rhett Miller born in Austin, Texas, USA ~ Best known as lead singer of alternative country outfit the Old 97's
 
September 6, 1969 ~ Heavy metal keyboardist Axel Mackenrott born in Hamburg, West Germany ~ Best known as member of the Masterplan, joining the band in 2003 shortly after the band recorded their eponymous Masterplan debut album. Has also worked with Gamma Ray, Beautiful Sin, and with Megadeth, appearing on the latter's 2007 United Abominations album
 
September 6, 1967 ~ Singer Claire Martin born in Wimbledon, UK ~ Influenced by Ella Fitzgerald. Active since the early 1990s. Has opened for Tony Bennett and collaborated with the likes of Martin Taylor, John Martin, Stéphane Grappelli, Kenny Barron, Jim Mullen, Nigel Hitchcock, and others
 
September 6, 1964 ~ Tenor saxophonist, producer Jeff Rupert born ~ Worked with the Jazz Professors, the UCF Jazz Ensemble, Kenny Drew Jr, Dirty Martini, T-Bone Orchard, Benny Carter, Diane Schuur, Mel Tormé, Maynard Ferguson, Sam Rivers, the Fins, Joe LaBarbera, Larry Koonse, John Fedchock, Tom Warrington, the Happy Feet Jazz Band, Ernestine Anderson, Kevin Mahogany, Benny Green, Ray Drummond, Joe Farnsworth, Ronnie Burrage, Judy Carmichael, and others
 
September 6, 1963 ~ Singer, drummer, guitarist Damon Kukrowski born ~ Best known as member of dream pop band Galaxie 500 from 1987 through its disbandement in 1991. Has also worked with psychedelic rock band Magic Hour and with his longtime girlfriend Naomi Yang under the moniker Damon & Naomi
 
September 6, 1962 ~ Pop, rock band the Beach Boys record County Fair at Capitol Studios, California, USA ~ Written by Brian Wilson and Gary Usher. Produced by Nick Venet. Included on the band's 1962 Surfin' Safari debut album. Used as the flipside of Ten Little Indians, also written by Wilson and Usher
 
September 6, 1961 ~ Gospel singer, songwriter LaShun Pace, full name Tarrian LaShun Pace, born ~ On-and-off member of sibling outfit the Anointed Pace Sisters. Renowned solo artist, releasing her He Lives debut album in 1990 which reached top 10 on the Billboard Gospel album charts. Known best for songs such as Act Like You Know featuring Karen Clark Sheard, There's A Leak In This Old Building, Walk With Me and her signature song I Know I've Been Changed. Has also ventured into acting, most notably in the role of the Angel of Mercy in the 1992 film Leap Of Faith ~ Pace passed away in 2022
 
September 6, 1958 ~ Douglas Woods, commonly known as singer Buster Bloodvessel, born in London, UK ~ Frontman of ska, two-tone band Bad Manners, known best for songs such as Special Brew, Can Can and My Girl Lollipop (My Boy Lolipop). Took his stage name from the bus conductor in the 1967 Magical Mystery Tour film by the Beatles
 
September 6, 1957 ~ Singer Elvis Presley records Don't ~ Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Produced by Steve Sholes. The recording featured Scotty Moore on guitar, Bill Black double bass, DJ Fontana on drums, Dudley Brooks on piano and the Jordanaires as backing choir. It would be released as a single, featuring I Beg Of You on the flipside, the next January
 
September 6, 1952 ~ Steven Paul Miller, commonly known as singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer Buddy Miller, born in Fairborn, Ohio, USA ~ Married to singer, songwriter Julie Miller, with whom he also recorded. Has backed artists such as Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Linda Ronstadt, Alison Krauss, Patty Griffin, David Rawlings. In-demand producer for artists such as Richard Thompson, Shawn Colvin, the Devil Makes Three, Allison Moorer, the Wood Brothers, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ralph Stanley, and others
September 6, 1952 ~ Gertrude Alice Dagmar Klasen, commonly known as actress, singer, dancer Gertrude Lawrence, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Known for her stage appearances in London's West End and New York's Broadway productions ~ Klasen was born in 1898
September 6, 1952 ~ Singer, percussionist Paulo César dos Santos, also known by the moniker Paulinho, borny in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ~ Member of Roupa Nova, which he co-founded in 1970. Sang lead on some of band's best known including Cançao De Verao, Pra Mim, Linda Demais, Meu Universo É Você, Maria Maria, and Retrato Rasgados. In 2009 the band's Roupa Nova Em Londres, recorded at EMI Studios, was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album. One track, the Beatles-cover She's Leaving Home, was recorded a cappella accompanied by a string octet inside a London cathedral ~ Dos Santos passed away om 2020
 
September 6, 1951 ~ Serbian folk singer Saban Saulić born in Sabac, Yugoslavia ~ Dubbed “the King of Folk Music” with a career spanning five decades ~ Saulić passed away in 2019
 
September 6, 1948 ~ Funk, R&B, pop guitarist Claydes Smith, full name Claydes Charles Smith, born in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA ~ Co-founder, lead guitarist, long-time member of Kool & the Gang, active since the late 1960s and known for hits such as Jungle Boogie, Celebration, Fresh, and Cherish. Stopped touring in 2006 for health reasons ~ Smith passed away in 2006
September 6, 1948 ~ Blues rock, rock singer Jo Baker born in Brockton, Massachusetts, USA ~ Best known for her association with Elvin Bishop including on the pivotal 1970s albums Let It Flow and Juke Joint Jump. Guested on Frijid Pink's 1974 All Pink Inside album. Has also worked with Stoneground ~ Baker passed away in 1996
 
September 6, 1947 ~ Jazz trumpeter, cornetist Bent Persson born in Sweden ~ Best known as an interpreter of Louis Armstrong's work
 
September 6, 1946 ~ Pop, chanson singer, actress Hana Zagarová born in Petrkovice, Czechoslovakia ~ One of the all-time most popular Czech singers, active since the mid-1960s. Known for songs such as Já Nemám Strach, Mzí, Setkáni (In Contro), Vánoce Jako Driv and Ohen V Dusi Mé. Married dancer Vlastimil Harapes in 1986, her second marriage was to operatic tenor Stefan Margita in 1992 ~ Zagarová passed away in 2022
 
September 6, 1942 ~ Jazz, R&B saxophonist, oboist, bassist Andrew White born in Washington DC, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Kenny Clarke, Otis Redding, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Beaver Harris, Julius Hemphill, the Weather Report, the 5th Dimension, Lloyd McNeill, Marion Williams, and others ~ White passed away in 2020
September 6, 1942 ~ Trombonist, tubist Dave Bargeron born in Athol, Massachusetts, USA ~ Best known as a member of jazz-rock outfit Blood Sweat & Tears, joining the band in 1970 and first appearing on the Blood Sweat & Tears 4 album. Has also worked with Clark Terry, Doc Severinsen, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Mick Jagger, James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, David Sanborn, Carla Bley, Pat Metheny, George Gruntz, Jaco Pastorius, George Russell, James Ingram, and others
September 6, 1942 ~ Singer, songwriter Mel McDaniel, full name Melvin Huston McDaniel, born oin Checotah, Oklahoma, USA ~ Known for 1980s country hits such as Louisiana Saturday Night, Big Ole Brew, Stand Up, Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On, I Call It Love, Stand On It, and Let It Roll Let It Rock ~ McDaniel passed away in 2011
 
September 6, 1941 ~ Drummer Micky Waller was born in London, UK ~ In-demand drummer active since the early 1960s. Has worked with the Flee-rekkers, Cyril Davies, Marty Wilde, Georgie Fame, Brian Auger, Trinity, Steampacket, John Mayall's quintessential British R&B band the Bluesbreakers, Jeff Beck (including on the Truth album), Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Terry Smith, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Sam Gopal, and others. Backed rock & roller Little Richard on two separate UK tours ~ Waller passed away in 2008
 
September 6, 1939 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter David Allan Coe born in Akron, Ohio, USA ~ Transitioned from blues to country, becoming a major force in 1970s outlaw country. Known for his rebellious attitude and wild image, hindering mainstream success. Well-known songs include You Never Even Called Me By My Name, ~Longhaired Redneck, The Ride, Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile, She Used To Love Me A Lot. Wrote Would You Lay With Me In A Field Of Stone and Take This Job And Shove It, hits for respectively Tanya Tucker and Johnny Paycheck. Also noted as a member of Rebel Meets Rebel, which also included Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul and Rex Brown, critically acclaimed for their pioneering eponymous Rebel Meets Rebel country metal album released two years after Darrell's death
September 6, 1939 ~ Producer, label executive, guitarist Don DeVito born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Toured with Al Kooper while in his teens, returned to college to study English, formed the Sabres. Would go on to become a label executive and A&R manager for CBS. Best known for producing a number of 1970s Bob Dylan albums, notably Blood On The Tracks, Desire, Hard Rain, Street Legal and At Budokan. Has also served as A&R director for artists such as Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Carole King ~ DeVito passed away in 2011
September 6, 1939 ~ Guitarist, singer, songwriter John Herald born in New York, New York, USA ~ Influenced by Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger. Co-founding member of the Greenbriar Boys, with whom he backed Joan Baez before landing their own record deal. The band is also known for (Up To My Neck In) High Muddy Water, co-written by Herald, and notably covered by Linda Ronstadt. Herald has also worked with the Woodstock Mountain Revue ~ Herald passed away in 2005
 
September 6, 1937 ~ Jazz trumpeter, composer Bosse Broberg born in Ludvika, Sweden ~ Worked with Gugge Hedrenius, Arne Domnerus, Borje Fredriksson, Jan Johansson, Red Mitchell, the Sandviken Big Band, Christer Boustedt, Ake Johansson, the Nogenja Jazz Solois Ensemble, and others
September 6, 1937 ~ Composer, conductor Henry Kimball Hadley passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ As a composer best known for his overture In Bohemia and the symphonic poem Salome. As a conductor held positions at renowned orchestras such as the Seattle Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, the Manhattan Symphony Orchestra, and others. ~ Hadley was born in 1871
 
September 6, 1936 ~ Clifford Edward Thornton III, commonly known as jazz trumpeter, trombonist Clifford Thornton, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Ray Draper, Webster Young, Sun Ra, Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders, Sam Rivers, Karl Berger, Jimmy Garrison, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Anthony Braxton, Frederic Rzewski, Philip Glass, Richard Teitelbaum, Joe McPhee, and others ~ Thornton passed away in 1989
 
September 6, 1935 ~ Country guitarist Paul Yandell born in Mayfield, Kentucky, USA ~ Fingerstyle guitarist. Member of the Nashville A-Team. In-demand session and touring musician. Worked with artists such as the Louvin Brothers, Kitty Wells, Johnnie Wright, George Hamilton IV, Jerry Reed ~ Yandell passed away in 2011
 
September 6, 1933 ~ Bernarr Graham Busbice, commonly known as bluegrass mandolinist, singer Buzz Busby, born in Eros, Louisiana, USA ~ Fronted Buzz Busby & the Bayou Boys, which also included Charlie Waller ~ Busbice passed away in 2003
 
September 6, 1929 ~ Free jazz drummer, trumpeter, vibraphonist Charles Moffett born in Fort Worth, Texas, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Father of bassist Charnett Moffett, drummer Codaryl Moffett, singer Charisse Moffett, trumpeter Mondre Moffett and saxophonist Charles Moffett Jr. Closely associated with Ornette Coleman, appearing on a string of early 1960s albums. Played trumpet with Jimmy Witherspoon before switching to drums. Briefly a member of Little Richard's backing unit. Has also worked with Sonny Rollins, Archie Shepp (Four For Trane), Pharoah Sanders, Carla Bley, David Izenzon, Eric Dolphy, Prince Lasha, Harold McNair, Joe McPhee, Sonny Simmons, Keshavan Maslak, and others ~ Moffett passed away in 1997
 
September 6, 1928 ~ Conductor, pianist, composer Yevgeny Svetlanov, full name Uevgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov, born in Moscow, Russia ~ Closely associated with the Bolshoi Theatre. Also worked with the USSR State Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Residentie Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchesta, and others ~ Svetlanov passed away in 2002
 
September 6, 1926 ~ Frederick Below Jr, commonlyy known as blues, rock & roll drummer Fred Below, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Best known for his work with Chess Records helping define Chicago blues. Closely associated with Little Walter. Backed Chuck Berry on pivotal recordings including School Days, Roll Over Beethoven, Rock & Roll Music and Johnny B Goode. Member of the Aces, which also included blues harpist Junior Wells and brothers Louis Myers and Dave Myers. Has also worked with Bo Diddley, Elmore James, Otis Rush, Howlin' Wolf, Roosevelt Sykes, Sonny Boy Williamson II, and others ~ Below passed away in 1988
 
September 6, 1925 ~ Jazz guitarist Eddie Duran, full name Edward Lozano Duran, born in San Francisco, California, USA ~ Worked with Chet Baker, Charlie Parker, Red Norvo, George Shearing, Flip Phillips, the CBS Radio Orchestra, Vince Guaraldi, Cal Tjader, Stan Getz, Benny Goodman, Tania Maria, Dee Bell, Jon Hendricks, Earl Hines, Eiji Kitamura, Gus Mancuso, and others ~ Duran passed away in 2019
September 6, 1925 ~ Blues, electric blues harpist, guitarist, singer, songwriter Jimmy Reed, full name Mathis James Reed, born in Dunleith, Mississippi, USA ~ Considered one of the most influential blues musicians due to his easily accessible style. Covered by Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones, Etta James, Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin, Elvin Bishop, Barbara Lewis, Bryan Ferry, and others. Best known for songs such as Honest I Do, Shame Shame Shame, Baby What Do You Want Me To Do, Big Boss Man and Bright Lights Big City ~ Reed passed away in 1976
 
September 6, 1917 ~ Jazz trumpeter Johnny Letman born in McCormick, South Carolina, USA ~ Worked with Jerry Valentine, Scatman Crothers, Jimmy Raschelle, Delbert Bright, Bob Tinsley, Nat King Cole, Horace Henderson, Red Saunders, Teddy Buckner, John Kirby, Lucky Millinder, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Stuff Smith, Chubby Jackson, Panama Francis, Dick Wellstood, Hal Cornbread Singer, Sam Taylor, Eddie Condon, Wilbur de Paris, Claude Hopkins, Tiny Grimes, Lionel Hampton, Cozy Cole, Earl Hines, and others ~ Letman passed away in 1992
 
September 6, 1912 ~ Singer, composer Miguelito Valdes born in Havana, Cuba ~ Former auto mechanic and prize amateur boxer started as a multi-instrumentalist in the night clubs of Havana, playing guitar, tres, double bass, timbal, and where he occasionally sang. Once his vocal capabilities were realized his career took off. Collaborated with a host of topnotch Latin conductors and orchestras. In the US known for working with Xavier Cugat and appearing in a number of films such as You Were Never Lovelier alongside Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth ~ Valdés passed away in 1978
 
September 6, 1899 ~ William Samuel Rosenberg, commonly known as songwriter, lyricist, impresario Billy Rose, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Broadway producer, theater owner. Co-wrote Me & My Shadow recorded by Al Jolson, Pearl Bailey, Perry Como, and Peggy Lee. Co-wrote Ain't Misbehavin' recorded by Leo Reisman, Louis Armstrong, and Gene Austin ~ Rose passed away in 1966
 
September 6, 1877 ~ Charles Joseph Bolden, commonly known as ragtime, jazz cornetist Buddy Bolden, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Pivotal figure in early jazz. Influenced artists such as King Oliver, Freddie Keppard, and Bunk Johnson. Known for songs such as Carekless Love, My Bucket's Got A Hole In It, and Funky Butt ~ Bolden passed away in 1931