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John Coltrane. #jazz http://www.pinterest.com/TheHitman14/musician-bluesjazz-%2B/

frankiemachines: Billie Holiday performing in Milan, 1958

“Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. It shows the entire history of the world distilled into a single gorgeous chart via The Slate
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The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart

“Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. It shows the entire history of the world distilled into a single gorgeous chart via The Slate

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Billie Holiday Poster. Lady Day Sings the Blues live at Carnegie Hall. March 27 1948.12x18. Jazz Music. Kraft paper. Art. New York

Billie Holiday Poster. Lady Day Sings the Blues by UncleGertrudes, $22.00

Billie Holiday by Toronto artist Jody Hewgill

Bessie Smith; There were two, Bessie Smith & Louis Armstrong the mother & father of Blues, Jazz & Pop. At one point Bessie was the highest paid Black performer in America. Billie Holiday & Janis Joplin are only two of the artists that acknowledge the influence of The Empress. Joplin would later pay for the headstone that adorns Bessie's final resting place. Empress of The Blues.