August 24, 2019
Remembering The Man With The Horn, Miles Davis.
Miles Dewey Davis III was born on May 26, 1926, to an affluent African American family in Alton, Illinois.
His father, Miles Dewey Davis, Jr., was a dentist. In 1927 the family moved to East St. Louis, Illinois.
They also owned a substantial ranch in the Delta region of Arkansas near the city of Pine Bluff, where Davis's
father and grandfather were from. It was in both East St. Louis and near Pine Bluff that young Davis developed
his earliest appreciation for music listening to the gospel music of the black church.
Miles Davis Youth House on 17th st. and Kansas Av., East St. Louis, IL in oct. 2014 Davis' mother, Cleota Mae Davis (née Henry), wanted her son to learn the piano; she was a capable blues pianist but did not tell Miles. His musical studies began at 13, when his father gave him a trumpet and arranged lessons with local musician Elwood Buchanan. Davis later suggested that his father's instrument choice was made largely to irk his wife, who disliked the trumpet's sound. Against the fashion of the time, Buchanan stressed the
importance of playing without vibrato; he was reported to have slapped Davis' knuckles every time he started
using heavy vibrato. Davis would carry his clear signature tone throughout his career. He once remarked on its
importance to him, saying, "I prefer a round sound with no attitude in it, like a round voice with not too much
tremolo and not too much bass. Just right in the middle. If I can’t get that sound I can’t play anything.
Clark Terry was another important early influence.
By age 16, Davis was a member of the music society and, when not at school, playing professionally first at the
local Elks Club. At 17, he spent a year playing in Eddie Randle's band, the Blue Devils. During this time,
Sonny Stitt tried to persuade him to join the Tiny Bradshaw band, then passing through town, but Davis' mother insisted that he finish his final year of high school. He graduated from East St. Louis Lincoln High School in 1944.
In 1944, the Billy Eckstine band visited East St. Louis. Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker were members of the band; they invited Davis to play third trumpet for a couple of weeks because their regular member, Buddy Anderson, was ill.
Even after this experience, once Eckstine's band left town, Davis' parents were still keen for him to continue formal academic studies.
August 26, 2019
Kevin Wheeler: Giving His Fans The Blues This Fall
Kevin Wheeler done get the Blues! and ready to PAR-TAE! This soulful former lead singer for the famous quartet
gospel group, The Divine Messengers has this bluesy,soul groove that has become a trade-mark of Kevin
and has earned him notoriety in the Blues/Soul industry among his peers. evin started their career at a young
age with the Redemption Record Label of Houston, Texas, as a gospel group and later embarked upon the task of
becoming an accomplished writer and singer.
Kevin developed and mastered his songwriter's skill that have sling-shot many headliner to the
forefront of their careers,like, hids Divine Messengers and a host of other internationally known artists.,just
to name a few. Now comes Kevin's sixth Album ,"Be Careful What You Looking For,"on the Quinn Records TM label
(QR191317-1 a re-birth for this soulful upbeat Blues stylist.
August 26, 2019
Gene Poo-Poo Man Anderson: New CD – Back It Up On Me, OUT NOW
"Funk songs formed the foundation for the Big Gigantic's rise in dance music",
Billboard 2017.Former P-Funk member, singer/songwriter and composer Gene Poo-Poo Man Anderson cut his teeth out putting together this all-the-way-live funk/dance/reggae album "Back It Up On Me". Quinn Records TM added Dance to it's Genre list and asked Gene Poo-Poo Man to go ahead and just "Funk It Up" with that hot-party club dance sound, no-standing up against the walls, the soon-to-be, one of the top funk cut for 2019.
Already,the "Drop It Like Its' Hot" track (reggae) is pulling this album through the music scene like a fallen cowboy with a foot caught in the stir. Other Poo-Poo Man's tracks are, "Back It Up On Me," "Boom-Boom Pow-Pow," "I'll Keep Dreaming," "Cold Wiggle," " Electric Jump Party," "Techno Dance Hero," and " The Get Up Song,". Like one New York promoter said about Gene Poo-Poo Man Anderson style of music it has that," Big Box Sound," We all agree. QR171266-1