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    • Gerlach, Ed

    • Gerlach, Ed.--Interviews ;
      Saxophonists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Band musicians--Texas--Houston ;
      Jazz musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Ed Gerlach began playing piano at the age of 5 before switching his focus to soprano saxophone and later tenor saxophone. Gerlach discusses his career as a saxophonist, including his time with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Gerlach also share his...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Franklin, Sonny "Boy"

    • Franklin, Sonny--Interviews ;
      Jazz Musicians--United States--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American Musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Born in Houston, Sonny Franklin is a Jazz musician, and comes from a music family. He joined the Yakes and Wiley Band and performed in various places in the United States.
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Felder, Wilton

    • Felder, Wilton--Interviews ;
      African American Musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Jazz musicians--Texas--Houston ;
      Texas Southern University ;
      Oral histories
    • Wilton Felder was born in 1940 to a musical family. He attended E.O. Smith and Wheatley High Schools where he joined the band and learned to play the saxophone. In high school he formed The Modern Jazz Sextet with a group of friends that included...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Pleasant, Florence

    • Pleasant, Florence, 1933--Interviews ;
      Pianists--Texas--Interviews ;
      African American jazz musicians--Texas--Interviews ;
      African American women musicians--Texas --Interviews ;
      Cobb, Arnett, 1918-1989 ;
      Oral histories
    • Florence "Bu" Pleasant talks about her career as a professional musician in Texas, New York, and California; her style; and the people she has met and played music with.
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Brown, Jewel

    • Brown, Jewel, 1937- ;
      African American women jazz singers--Texas--Houston ; Performance artists--Texas--Houston ;
      Singers--Texas--Houston ;
      Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971 ;
      Oral histories
    • Jewel Brown discusses her career as a jazz singer in Texas. She talks about the bands, the clubs, and the people associated with her career.
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Johnson, Conrad

    • Conrad, Johnson, 1915-2008; African American jazz musicians -- Interviews; African American music teachers --Texas -- Houston; Jazz musicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Oral histories
    • Conrad Johnson talks with David Goldstein about his career as a musician and music educator in Houston. Conrad was a proficient jazz musician. His high school orchestra at Kashmere High School where he taught for many years won numerous awards. He...
    • Houston Oral History Project : a great city voices its past.
    • Barnes, Nathaniel

    • Barnes, Nathaniel--Interviews ;
      African American gospel musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Blues musicians--Texas--Houston ;
      African American gospel singers--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Born in D'Lo, Simpson County, Mississippi, on September 26, 1910, Nathaniel "Bill" Barnes had an inborn gift of singing. Despite having no formal education in reading or writing music, Barnes could pick up and sing songs from hearing others sing....
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Cobb, Arnett

    • Cobb, Arnett, 1918–1989--Interviews ;
      African American jazz musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Saxophonists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Arnett Cobb and His Mobb (Musical group) ;
      Oral histories
    • Arnett Cobb, a saxophonist and band leader, started playing music professionally in the 1930s. After playing with several groups including Lionel Hampton's, he formed his own band in 1947. In this interview Cobb answers questions about the...
    • HMRC Oral History Interviews
    • Florence Pleasant with Jimmy Ford

    • Photograph of Florence "Bu" Pleasant and Jimmy Ford after induction into the Texas Jazz Archives. Florence was a renowned African American jazz pianist and singer born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1933. Jimmy Ford, also a renowned jazz musician,...
    • MSS0336 Florence Pleasant Collection
    • Foxall, Art

    • Foxall, Art--Interviews ;
      African American jazz musicians--Interviews ;
      Jazz musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Jazz musicians--Texas--Houston--Biography ;
      Saxophonists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Cobb, Arnett,...
    • Art Foxall examines his life as an African American jazz musician. He talks about the highlights of his career, his style, the people he met, and his friendship with Arnett Cobb.
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Harper, Billy

    • Harper, Billy--Interviews ;
      African American jazz musicians--Interviews ;
      Jazz musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Jazz musicians--Texas--Houston--Biography ;
      Saxophonists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
    • Billy Harper talks about his life as a jazz musician in Houston and New York, Texas music, his compositions, his love for the saxophone, and the artists that he played music with.
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Mighty Orq

    • Blues musicians ;
      Brown, Texas Johnny ;
      Guitarists ;
      Mighty Orq--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Vega, Tony ;
      Haynes, Alan ;
      McLendon, Tom
    • Mighty Orq is a blues guitarist who was born and raised in Houston. He started playing the violin when he was 5 years old. When he was 10, he started taking guitar lessons from Eve Woodward, who is a jazz guitarist. He took lessons from her for 4...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Gallardo, Juan

    • Gallardo, Juan--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      Oral histories ;
      Mexico--History--Revolution, 1910-1920 ;
      Celaya, 1st Battle of, Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, 1915 ;
      Celaya, 2nd Battle of, Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico,...
    • As a young man, Juan Gallardo faced hardships in his hometown of Pueblo Nuevo, Mexico, after the Mexican Revolution. Fearing that conditions would not improve after the war, Gallardo left for America in 1919. After he arrived in Houston with no...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Jacquet, Illinois

    • Jacquet, Illinois, 1922- --Interviews ;
      Haynes, George ;
      Jazz musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Jazz musicians--Texas--Houston--Biography ;
      African American jazz musicians--Interviews ;
    • Illinois Jacquet is interviewed by Louis J. Marchiafava and Charles Stephenson. Illinois discusses his early life and education, his life as a musician in Houston and Los Angeles, and his experiences with celebrities in the music business.
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Anderson, Lauren

    • Anderson, Lauren, 1965- ; Ballerinas -- Texas -- Houston; African American dancers -- Texas -- Houston; Houston Ballet; Oral histories
    • When she was named Principal Dancer for the Houston Ballet in 1990, Lauren Anderson became the first African American to hold such a position in a major ballet company. Anderson talks with Linda Lorelle about growing up in Houston, her ballet...
    • Houston Oral History Project : a great city voices its past.
    • Johnson, Conrad and Ronald

    • Johnson, Conrad (Jr.)--Interviews ; Johnson, Ronald--Interviews ; African American musicians ; African American musicians--Texas--Houston ; African American jazz musicians--Texas--Houston ; Kashmere Stage Band ; Oral histories
    • Brothers Conrad and Ronald Johnson discuss their father--jazz musician Conrad "Prof" Johnson--his life and his musicianship.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Grant, Paulette

    • Grant, Paulette Williams; Gregory School (Houston, Tex.); Race relations--Texas--Houston; Engineering--Financial Services; Oral histories
    • Paulette Williams Grant talks about attending Gregory elementary school, a school that tended to black children during desegregation years, and race relations in Houston during those times.
    • Houston Oral History Project : a great city voices its past.
    • Chambers, Vernon

    • Chambers, Vernon--Interviews ;
      African American Educators--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Theatrical producers and directors--Interviews ;
      Distributive education--Marketing--Interviews ;
    • Trained at the Pasadens Playhouse School of the theater in California, Vernon Chambers directed plays and was radio broadcaster. He later became Program Director at KCOH radio station. Originator of the Distributive Education program, Chambers...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection


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