Louis Armstrong on the set of High Society, 1956.  Photo by Bob Willoughby.

Louis Armstrong (August 1901 – July Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and an influential figure in jazz music.Louis Armstrong on the MGM set of 'High Society', 1956

Amy Winehouse

Amy Jade Winehouse September 1983 – 23 July was an English singer-songwriter known for her deep contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including rhythm and blues, soul, jazz and reggae.

The Blues Brothers - they introduced a little Chansaw to blues music way back when.

"The Blues Brothers On a mission from God! "It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.

Norah Jones

Geethali Norah Jones Shankar, one of my first musical loves. We've grown apart since.

John Lee Hooker (1917 - 2001) Guitarist, Mississippi delta blues great

John Lee Hooker - Guitarist, Mississippi delta blues great Pretty Sure I saw him at a Blues Fest at the Gorge

The great Robert Johnson, King of the Delta Blues and hellhound trailblazer.

A man and innovator of the Blues, Mr. Robert Johnson, in this one of two known photographs to exist of this man who supposedly sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads to play the guitar.

Art Blakey

Art Blakey at the Jazz Corner of the World, vol 1 Label: Blue Note 4015 LP 1959 Design: Reid Miles Photo: Francis Wolff

mississippi delta blues

“The idea of conveying all Mississippi music on a single CD is laughable…. All this OA CD can do is symbolize…the great wealth of Mississippi music that would g

Sonny Clark & Philly Joe Jones

Sonny Clark (left) and Philly Joe Jones, both of whom contributed to dozens of classic Blue Note albums at a rehearsal in New York City for Clark's "Cool Struttin'" album, January

Dexter Gordon

Cornel West Reflects On The 'Artistic Genius' Of John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme'