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Cole Porter in his Beverly Hills home, 1954    Photo by Bob Willoughby

♫♪ Music ♪♫ musician Black white photography portrait Cole Porter in his Beverly Hills home, 1954 --Bob Willoughby

Cole Porter  photo: Nickolas Muray

Cole Porter was an American composer and songwriter. Classically trained, he was drawn towards musical theatre. Unlike most successful Broadway composers, Porter wrote both the lyrics and the music for his songs.

Composer Cole Porter playing the piano with his dog on a chair beside him, circa 1956.

Composer Cole Porter playing the piano with his dog on a chair beside him, circa

Bo Diddley presents Troy Michael Andrews (Trombone Shorty) at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1990 • photo: Michael P. Smith on npr Music

Trombone Shorty Stays True to New Orleans

a young Troy Andrews aka Trombone Shorty in New Orleans, Louisiana, plays for blues guitar legend Bo Diddley

20 Fascinating Facts You Probably Didn't Know

20 Fascinating Facts You Probably Didn't Know

Thomas Wright ”Fats” Waller (May 1904 – December q).who can have a bad, sad time…with ‘fats’ playing?

Robert Johnson, king of the Delta blues, died Aug 16, 1938 at the age of...27.  Earliest recognized member of the 27 Club.

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.

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