Smith & Weiland surveyors and engineers, Clarksdale.

2 Day in Music

2 Day in Music: Aug. 20th (happy birthday, Isaac!)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 20th from Clarksdale,Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1812:  Tchaikovsky opens his 1812 Overture in Moscow. 1905:  Jazz singer and trombone player Jack Teagarden (“Dark Eyes”, “Basin Street Blues”) born in Vernon, Texas. 1923:  Country singer Jim Reeves (“I Love You […]

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Nate Dogg.

2 Day in Music: Aug 19th (Nate, you left too soon)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 19th from Clarksdale,Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1812:  The frigate USS Constitution defeats the British ship HMS Guerriere, and earns the nickname “Old Ironsides.” 1909:  The first race at the Indianaapolis Motor Speedway. 1934:  The first soap box derby. 1935:  […]

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Voting for Women.

2 Day in Music: Aug. 18th (women should’a been able to vote from the beginning)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 18th from Clarksdale,Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1587:  Virginia Dare becomes first English child born in the Americas (Roanoke Island, North Carolina). 1612:  The Pendle Witch Trials, one of England’s most famous, starts in Lancaster. 1750:  Important Italian composer, and […]

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Kind of Blue, Miles Davis.

2 Day in Music: Aug. 17th (Kind of Blue and 461 Ocean Boulevard)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 17th from Clarksdale,Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1807:  Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat leaves New York for Albany. It’s the first commercial steamboat service in the world. 1893:  Actress and singer Mae West (She Done Him Wrong, My Little Chickadee) […]

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Aretha Franklin.

2 Day in Music: Aug 16th (Elvis, Robert, Aretha you didn’t have to go)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 16th from Clarksdale,Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1858:  President James Buchanan sends the first transatlantic telegraph to Queen Victoria in London. 1896:  Gold discovered on the Klondike River in Alaska (and the Klondike gold rush starts). 1913:  Tohoku University becomes […]

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Jackie Brenston.

2 Day in Music: Aug. 15th (Happy Birthday Jackie Brenston)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 15th from Clarksdale,Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1911:   Blues and R&B singer Buster Brown (“Fannie Mae”, “Lost in a Dream”) born in Cordele, Georgia. 1914:  The Panama Canal opens. 1925:   Jazz pianist, composer and the ‘Maharaja of the Keyboard’ Oscar […]

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Woolverton Mountain, Arkansas

2 Day in Music: Aug. 14th (Clifton took his gun and knife with him)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 14th from Clarksdale,Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1941:  David Crosby of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash singer songwriter born in Los Angeles. 1945:  Comedian, author, musician Steve Martin born in Waco, Texas. 1946:  Sly and the Family Stone […]

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You Talk Too Much, by Joe Jones.

Song 2 Day: You Talk Too Much

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. On Joe Jones birthday in 1926, “You Talk Too Much” was his most well known song.  It was written by Fats Domino’s brother-in-law Reginal Hall for Fats, but he passed on it. Joe Jones released it in 1960, and it went […]

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A Great Day in Harlem photograph.

2 Day in Music: Aug. 12th (a Great Day in Harlem)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 12th from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1851:  Isaac Singer gets his patent for the sewing machine. 1915:  Choreographer great and dancer Michael Kidd (“Guys and Dolls”, “Can-Can”, “Finian’s Rainbow”) born in New York City. 1918:  Music promoter Sid […]

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