Swing jazz pianist Teddy Wilson was born today 11-24 in 1912. He was a featured pianist with some of the big names in music like Louis Armstrong, Leana Horn, Benny Goodman, Billy Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. He was an early musician to appear prominently with white musicians in bands when those were still largely segregated. He passed in 1986.
MIKE VINYL - ROUTE 66 - Listen on 88.5 WMNF.org Friday Nights from 7-8 PM - Mike "Vinyl" Humphries plays the classic jump blues, "the raucous child of country blues and swing jazz that burst onto late 1940's squalling and jiving to a hard-driving backbeat, boogie woogie piano triplets and bootin' and honkin' muscular tenor sax blasts." He has the world's most complete collection of the music and also plans on featuring Tampa's undervalued blues and R (the Central Avenue scene) of that era.