Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Joe Williams 100, Grover Washington, Jr 75 -- December 12, 2018

Singer Big Joe Williams was born 100 years ago today, on 12-December-1918.  He sang with Lionel Hampton in the 1940s and Count Basie in the 1950s.  He had a powerful voice.

Christmas is coming.

Sax player Grover Washington, Jr was born 75 years ago today, on 12-December-1943. He often played jazz-funk. "Just the Two of Us" with Bill Withers was a big crossover hit.

Both Joe Williams and Grover Washington, Jr died in 1999.

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