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Dec 22
1919

The Fisk University Jubilee Singers record I Want To Be Ready, You?re Going To Reap Just What You Sow and Po Mourner?s Got A Home At Last, for Columbia Records in New York City, USA. (1919)

Dec 22
1924

The Red Onion Jazz Babies, with Louis Armstrong on cornet and Sidney Bechet on clarinet, record Early Every Morn in New York City. (1924)

Dec 22
1930

The Trocadero cinema opens in the Elephant And Castle area of London, UK. Over the years it will stage countless live musical performances by artists including Duke Ellington and Buddy Holly. (1930)

Dec 22
1931

Ambrose And His Orchestra record Under The Spell Of The Waltz, and More Rhymes Parts 1 And 2, at The Small Queen's Hall, London, UK, for HMV Records. (1931)

Dec 22
1932

Frankie Trumbauer And His Orchestra play in The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA. (1932)

Dec 22
1936

The musical Black Rhythm, set in a rehearsal hall in Harlem, with music by Donald Heywood plays at The Comedy Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of just six performances. (1936)

Dec 22
1936

A radio broadcast on the NBC Red network in the USA, sponsored by Philip Morris, features Phil Duey, the Leo Reisman Orchestra and The Four Eton Boys performing songs including A Chapel In The Moonlight, Winter Wonderland, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, The Skater's Waltz, Jingle Bells and Silent Night. (1936)

Dec 22
1936

The Transcontinental Derby Show, a dance marathon with music by Bill Darby's Continentals, opens at the Sport Palace, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (1936)

Dec 22
1936

Ted Fio Rito and his Orchestra play in The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA. Tickets cost $3.30 in advance or $3.85 at the door. (1936)

Dec 22
1937

Benny Goodman And His Orchestra play on the CBS network's Camel Caravan radio show in The Manhattan Room, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City, USA. (1937)


Dec 22
1939

Legendary blues artist Ma Rainey dies of a heart attack, in Columbus, Georgia. (1939)

Dec 22
1941

Connie Haines, known as The Nightingale From Savannah, records What Is This Thing Called Love?, with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, for RCA Victor Records. (1941)

Dec 22
1943

The Ink Spots record A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening for Decca Records. (1943)

Dec 22
1943

Judy Garland records A Journey To A Star and No Love, No Nothin', for Decca Records in the USA. (1943)

Dec 22
1947

Russ Morgan And His Orchestra play at The Bowman Room in The Biltmore Hotel, New York City, USA. (1947)

Dec 22
1947

Larry Clinton And His Orchestra open at The Hotel New Yorker, New York City, USA. (1947)

Dec 22
1948

Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians record Red Roses For A Blue Lady, for Decca Records in the USA. (1948)

Dec 22
1950

Connie Haines records I Wish Someone I Knew Was Lonesome, for Coral Records in the USA. (1950)

Dec 22
1956

Blind hit recording artist Al Hibbler allegedly punches a woman on the jaw at a breakfast dance in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1956)

Dec 22
1956

Music In The Air on Pan-European radio station Radio Luxembourg features Ted Heath And His Music. (1956)

Dec 22
1959

Dakota Staton records Romance In the Dark, I Need Your Love So Bad and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Capitol Records.(1959)

Dec 22
1960

Liverpool Jazz Society is inaugurated at The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, UK. (1960)

Dec 22
1961

The Miles Davis Quintet plays the second of two nights at The Blackhawk, in San Francisco, California, USA. The concert is recorded and will be released as the albums In Person Friday Night at the Blackhawk and In Person Saturday Night at the Blackhawk [Vol. 2]. (1961)

Dec 22
1961

The movie Paris Blues, with a soundtrack by Duke Ellington, opens in theatres in Finland. The film includes Louis Armstrong in the role of Wild Man Moore. (1961)

Dec 22
1962

Music trade magazine Billboard reports that a new record label, Carousel, has been started in San Francisco, California, USA, by Tom Thorndike and pianist Gene Megs. (1962)


Dec 22
1965

The Miles Davis Quintet plays at The Plugged Nickel, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The show is recorded and will be released as the album Miles Davis At Plugged Nickel. (1965)

Dec 22
1970

Count Basie records Kilimanjaro, Hobo Flats and Gypsy Queen for his album, Afrique, in Hollywood, California. (1970)

Dec 22
1971

American banjoist and guitarist Fred Guy dies. Guy is remembered best as a long-time member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. (1971)

Dec 22
1971

The Herbie Mann Septet records Family Affair, You’ve Got A Friend, Let It Be Me and other tracks, for Atlantic Records in New York City. (1971)

Dec 22
1971

Ragtime composer and pianist Zez Confrey, best-remembered for his composition Kitten On The Keys, dies in Lakewood, New Jersey, USA. (1971)

Dec 22
1984

Viola Wells dies in Belleville, New Jersey, USA, aged 82. Often referred to as Miss Rhapsody, she was one of America?s most successful jazz and gospel vocalists of the 30s and 40s. (1984)

Dec 22
1992

Courtney Pine plays the first of three nights at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK. (1992)

Dec 22
2008

International acclaimed drummer Kofi Ghanaba, aka Guy Warren, dies aged 85 at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, Ghana, Africa. Hugely influential, he introduced African drumming to many Western jazz musicians. (2008)

Dec 22
2010

Jazz singer and pianist Freddy Cole plays at Birdland, New York City, USA. (2010)