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Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown

Begin The Beguine

As a musician, Art Tatum was a true original – if a recording sounds like Tatum’s…it almost certainly IS Tatum’s.

The Early Death of Charlie King

Of the hundreds of thousands of Civil War deaths, perhaps none were more tragic than young Charlie King’s.

Keep Your Options Open

No matter what your line of work..it’s always good to have a back-up plan. Just ask James "Kokomo" Arnold.

Teardrops From My Eyes

Yankee Stadium is commonly known as The House that Ruth Built, but in the 50’s, the same could be said of Atlantic Records.

The Man of 1,000 Voices

The Man of 1,000 Voices...

BANNED! Light A Candle In The Chapel

Who doesn’t appreciate a good old-fashioned sappy song now and again? Well, John Welch, for one.

Dancing in the Dark

Artie Shaw sure knew how to surround himself with the right crowd.

The Death of a President

Cylinders served as much more than simple entertainment. This one aimed to capture, and perhaps ease, a nation’s sorrow.

Football’s First Night Game

Let there be touchdowns! The first night-game in football history.

For the Cooks

Who cooked your last meal?

Peach of a Pair

Who does the word “crooner” bring to mind? Sinatra, Bing, Buble? Well, if not for a terrible accident, Columbo might have headed that list. ...
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