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Posts Tagged ‘Piano’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 11/16/19 – BIRTH OF THE BLUES DAY!

On November 16, 1873, The Blues was born in Florence, Alabama when William Christopher Handy made his debut, wailing like the Bluesman we celebrate on NATIONAL BIRTH OF THE BLUES DAY! W.C. Handy, called The Father of The Blues, learned to play music in secret from his preacher […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/14/20 – TUTTI FRUTTI DAY!

It was the last 15 minutes of a New Orleans recording session on September 14, 1955, and Little Richard had one more song up his sleeve. He had just spent an hour rewriting the lyrics with Dorothy La Bostrie, changing the original “dirty” lyrics from “good booty” to […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/23/19 – NUDE MISS AMERICA DAY!

Vanessa Williams is known as the Miss America who was different from all other Miss Americas in 4 ways. #1, she is Black, #2, she actually has talent, # 3, she went on to have a successful career as a singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, producer and […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/28/20 – T-BONE WALKER DAY!

If you think you never heard of Aaron Thibeaux Walker, think again on NATIONAL T-BONE WALKER DAY! Born of Black and Cherokee descent on May 28, 1910 in Linden, Texas, T-Bone Walker would give us “Stormy Monday” and the electric guitar as we know it. He also […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/17/20 – NAT KING COLE DAY!

101 years ago today, Nathaniel Adams Coles, son of a preacher and a choir organist, was born on March 17, 1919 in Montgomery, Alabama and raised in Chicago. He began playing piano in nightclubs as a teenager, and today is NATIONAL NAT KING COLE DAY! One of […]

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