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Black Music Month: Quincy Delight Jones, Jr.

Quincy Jones started his musical career as a trumpet player; he toured with Lionel Hampton in the early 1950s. He started to gain a reputation as an arranger and composer, and was leading his own bands by the end of the decade. Since then he has worked as an arranger, composer and producer for some

 
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Black Music Month: Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan (born Yvette Marie Stevens, March 23, 1953) is an American singer-songwriter who gained fame in the 1970s as the front woman and focal point of the funk band Rufus. While still a member of the group in 1978, Khan embarked on a successful solo career. Her signature hits, both with Rufus and solo,

 
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Black Music Month: Chuck Berry

Charles Edward Anderson Berry was born on October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, MO. His mother, Martha, was qualified as a schoolteacher; his father, Henry, was a contractor and deacon of the nearby Antioch Baptist Church. The third of six children, he grew up in The Ville, an area just north of downtown St. Louis

 
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