Oklahoma City Music: Deep Deuce and Beyond
Anita G. Arnold
Oklahoma City's wealthy track background strains again to Deep Deuce, the guts of the African American group that turned an incredible source for nationwide jazz and blues bands looking proficient musicians who have been frequently classically knowledgeable. icons and lots of legends are one of the well-known little kids who lived during this cultural Mecca. Oklahoma City's song: Deep Deuce and past information the delivery and development of tune in Oklahoma City's African American neighborhood from the Nineteen Twenties until eventually the past due Nineties. Musical affects of households and participants, venues, dance, and type mixture with new-era traditions similar to parades, jam periods, and road events to create a tradition that grew to become popular. This e-book explores how the seeds of tune so deeply planted within the early days proceed to provide nice musicians and the way the affects of these icons will vibrate all through destiny foreign generations.
Anita G. Arnold is a local of Tecumseh, Oklahoma. She has been the administrative director of Black Liberated Arts middle, Inc. considering 1991. She has written a number of cultural background books and is the recipient of the coveted Governor's Arts Award and the Oklahoma City/County Pathmaker Award.
performed tune and taught; although, Maurice Spears turned a bandleader and was once a composer for greater than forty years. (Both courtesy of Black Liberated Arts heart, Inc.) Marion Harkey used to be stimulated by way of G. L. Buford and E. W. Perry, band teachers at Douglass highschool. Harkey pursued his musical pursuits via fidgeting with Sam cook dinner in Memphis, and he later again to Oklahoma urban to shape his personal blues band, Time Warp. proven within the picture above, Harkey selections a guitar together with his tooth on the gap.
Rawls, Nancy Wilson, Diana Ross, Pearl Bailey, Roberta Flack, Etta James, Abbey Lincoln, and Sammy Davis Jr. Maurice is a musician’s musician. across the world referred to as a tune copyist par excellence, Maurice’s buyer checklist comprises Diana Krall, Lena Horn, and Peggy Lee. He and his brother are principals within the staff Bonsoir, which good points an all-star forged. Maurice has performed and recorded with Herb Alpert; Hugh Masekela; Ray Charles; Con Funk Shun; Randy Crawford; Earth, Wind, and fireplace; Quincy.
Businessman. (Courtesy of Black Liberated Arts middle, Inc.) This infrequent picture seemed within the Black Dispatch within the Forties and exhibits Oklahoma City’s iconic son and a mythical son jointly in the course of one of many many visits they made to the Deep Deuce. proven from left to correct are count number Basie, Ernie Fields (a Tulsa-based trombonist and bandleader), Melvin Moore (a vocalist with Ernie Fields’s band), Charlie Christian, and Jimmy speeding, who was once a vocalist with the count number Basie Band on the time of.
origin for this ebook. i can't thank Leo Valdes sufficient for the assistance he supplied me together with his 40-plus years of gathering info and images of Charlie Christian. i'm deeply indebted to Sharon Dean and her relations, who labored tirelessly with me in getting the mountains of pictures within the correct layout for e-book. Shannon Brown was once continually there to assist every time i wanted her, even into tomorrow whilst required; thank you Shannon. Hats off to 88-year-old Raymond Harrison, proprietor of.
occasions that happened in the course of the heyday of Deep 2. All occasions incorporated tune from one of many area’s well known bands or from Douglass highschool. This photo is from the Myers photograph store assortment. (Courtesy of the Oklahoma old Society.) Evelyn LaRue Pittman used to be born in 1910 in McAlester, Oklahoma. She attended public faculties in Oklahoma urban. Pittman could later collaborate with Zelia Breaux on operettas and different neighborhood courses. An writer, composer, choral director, producer,.