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Jul 22
1929

Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra record Sweet Savannah Sue, [What Did I Do To Be So] Black And Blue and That Rhythm Man for Okeh Records in New York City, USA. (1929)

Jul 22
1947

Big Joe Williams records a version of Baby Please Don't Go for Columbia Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1947)

Jul 22
1953

Fats Domino and Joe Turner star in The Big Rhythm and Blues Show, emceed by Alan Freed, in Cleveland Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. (1953)

Jul 22
1954

The Robins, later to find international fame as The Coasters, play the first night of two weeks at The Trocadero, Hollywood, California, USA. (1954)

Jul 22
1955

The Soul Stirrers, featuring Sam Cooke, play at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1955)

Jul 22
1956

Chuck Berry plays at the Hollywood Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1956)

Jul 22
1957

The Bill Doggett Combo plays at the Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1957)

Jul 22
1957

Chuck Willis, The Cookies, The Velours and Ocie Smith [aka O.C. Smith] play at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA. (1957)

Jul 22
1958

The Coasters play at The Armory, Klamath Falls, Oregon, with Ernie Freeman and his Orchestra. (1958)

Jul 22
1958

Bill Doggett plays at the Flame Lounge, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1958)

Jul 22
1960

Sam Cooke releases a new single, Chain Gang, on RCA Victor Records in the USA. (1960)

Jul 22
1960

Strings are overdubbed onto the Little Willie John track Sleep, at King Records, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. (1960)

Jul 22
1960

Ben E. King, The Five Satins, Big Joe Turner, Screamin' Jay Hawkins and others play at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1960)

Jul 22
1966

The First Central Park Music festival continues in Central Park, New York City, USA, with acts including The Blues Project, Jimmy Reed and The Dirty Shames. (1966)

Jul 22
1966

John Mayall's Bluesbreakers release a new album, Blues Breakers: John Mayall with Eric Clapton, in the UK on Decca Records. (1966)