Born Ruth Jones in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in August 1924, Dinah Washington moved to Chicago’s South Side when she was three or four. Her mother played piano at St. Luke’s Baptist Church, passing along her keyboard prowess to her young offspring. Spirituals comprised much of her initial focus; she ho
From hosting block parties in The Bronx, New York to winning a Grammy Award, Louie Vega or Little Louie Vega is the voice of Latin house and one of the most important DJ/Producers of the underground NYC house/dance music scene.
Vega is half of Masters At Work –the other half is fellow DJ/Produc
Bobby "Blue" Bland was born in the small town of Rosemark, Tennessee, USA. Later moving to Memphis with his mother, Bland started singing with local gospel groups there, including amongst others the Miniatures. Eager to expand his interests, he began frequenting the city's famous Beale Street where h