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Apr 23
1894

Charlie Cow Cow Davenport is born in Anniston, Alabama, USA. He will make his mark as a boogie-woogie and blues recording artist, playing piano and singing. (1894)

Apr 23
1926

Jean Goldkette and his Orchestra record Gimme a Little Kiss, Will Ya? Huh? and Lonesome And Sorry, for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA. (1926)

Apr 23
1929

Tom Dorsey & His Novelty Orchestra, featuring Tommy Dorsey on trumpet and Eddie Lang on guitar, record Tiger Rag and You Can’t Cheat A Cheater, in New York City for Okeh Records. (1929)

Apr 23
1929

Boogie Woogie pianist Montana Taylor records Indiana Avenue Stomp in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1929)

Apr 23
1931

Blanche Calloway And Her Orchestra play the sixth of seven nights in the Howard Theatre, Washington, DC, USA. (1931)

Apr 23
1935

Willie Smith And His Cubs record Harlem Joys and Streamline Gal for Decca Records in the USA. (1935)


Apr 23
1937

Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra, with Helen Ward on vocals, Harry James on trumpet and Johnny Hodges playing sax, record How Am I To Know? in the USA. (1937)

Apr 23
1937

Bill Hogan And His Hollywood Californians provide the music for the stage show The Stars And Strips Revue, starring Countess Francyne Simon, who demonstrates the right way for a woman to undress in front of her husband, at The Paramount theatre, Waterloo, Iowa, USA. (1937)

Apr 23
1937

Teddy Wilson And his Orchestra, with Helen Ward on vocals, Harry James on trumpet and Johnny Hodges playing sax, record How Am I To Know? in the USA. (1937)

Apr 23
1937

Teddy Hill And His Orchestra record A Study In Brown, in the USA. (1937)

Apr 23
1937

Ike Ragon And His Orchestra continue with a two-week residency [except Sundays] at The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA. (1937)

Apr 23
1946

T-Bone Walker and Cootie Williams And His Orchestra play the first of seven nights at The Paradise Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1946)

Apr 23
1946

Tiny Bradshaw And His Orchestra play at The Riviera Club, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. (1946)

Apr 23
1946

Tab Smith And His Orchestra play in Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA. (1946)

Apr 23
1950

The Zoot Sims Quintet record All The Things You Are, You Go To My Head and Tickle Toe [The Scene Is Clean] for Gazell Records in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. (1950)

Apr 23
1950

Vic Lewis And His Orchestra play at the South Parade Pier, Portsmouth, UK. (1950)

Apr 23
1950

Jazz pianist and recording artist Curtis Clark is born in Chicago, Ilinois, USA. (1950)

Apr 23
1950

Hot Lips Page plays the fourth night of two weeks at Birdland, New York City, USA. (1950)

Apr 23
1950

Frank Sinatra continues with his season at The Copacabana, New York City, USA. (1950)

Apr 23
1950

Russ Morgan And His Orchestra play at The Capitol Theater, New York City, USA. (1950)

Apr 23
1950

Eddie Duchin And His Orchestra play the forty-sixth night of a season at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA, that will run until May 10th. (1950)

Apr 23
1955

Ray Charles records the Atlantic Records single, This Little Girl Of Mine, at WMAQ Radio, Miami, Florida. (1955)

Apr 23
1956

Saxophone star Earl Bostic records Harlem Nocturne in Los Angeles. (1956)

Apr 23
1956

R'n'b saxophone star Earl Bostic records Harlem Nocturne in Los Angeles, California, USA. (1956)

Apr 23
1962

Jazz saxophonist Leo Wright records the album Suddenly The Blues in New York City, USA, for Atlantic Records. (1962)

Apr 23
1962

The Bud Powell Trio plays at Gyllende Cirklen, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. (1962)

Apr 23
1963

The Guy Lombardo Orchestra plays at The Port-O-Call Resort, Tierra Verde, Florida, USA. (1963)

Apr 23
1968

Pucho And His Latin Soul Brothers record Georgia On My Mind, I Can't Stop Loving You, Psychedelic Pucho and other tracks for Prestige Records, in New York City, USA. (1968)

Apr 23
1972

Chris Barber plays at The Wyvern, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. (1972)

Apr 23
1976

Weather Report play at The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, USA. (1976)

Apr 23
1982

The Phil Woods Quartet plays the first of three nights at Keystone Korner, San Francisco, California, USA. (1982)

Apr 23
1982

Alan Holdsworth's IOU plays at The Keystone, Palo Alto, California, USA. (1982)

Apr 23
1984

Hard-bop jazz pianist Red Garland dies of a heart attack in Dallas, Texas, USA, aged 60. (1984)

Apr 23
1999

Jazz trombonist, composer and musical arranger Melba Liston dies in Los Angeles, California, USA, after suffering from repeated strokes. In a long and acclaimed career, she worked with Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie and Billie Holliday to name but a few. (1999)

Apr 23
2013

Multiple Grammy winner Michael Buble releases his sixth studio album, To Be Loved, on Reprise Records in the USA. (2013)