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    • 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.
    • Arnett Cobb and Milton Larkin

    • Arnett Cobb and His Mobb (Musical group) ; Milton Larkin Orchestra (Musical group)
    • Arnett Cobb and Milton Larkin
    • MSS0322 Arnett Cobb Collection
    • 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
    • Bolden, James

    • Bolden, James--Interviews ;
      African American musicians ;
      Oral histories ;
      Musicians ;
      Blues musicians
    • James Bolden was born in Houston in 1945. He taught himself how to play the guitar when he was twelve, and learned chord structure out of a book. Bolden started singing when he was 19. He relies on his musical knowledge, his life experiences, and...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Brockstein, Herb

    • Brockstein, Herb--Interviews ;
      Jazz Musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
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    • 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
    • Brown, Texas Johnny

    • Brown, Texas Johnny--Interviews ;
      Blues musicians--Texas--Houston ;
      African American guitarists--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Texas Johnny Brown first played with his father on street corners in Texas and other southern states and then began playing professionally in Houston starting in 1946 at age 18. He is most well known for playing the blues on electric guitar and for...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Chambers, Vernon

    • Chambers, Vernon--Interviews ;
      African American Educators--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Theatrical producers and directors--Interviews ;
      Distributive education--Marketing--Interviews ;
      Race...
    • 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
    • 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
    • Corpus Christi Monthly, July 1988

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    • Reproduction of the July 1988 issue of the magazine Corpus Christi Monthly featuring Florence "Bu" Pleasant on the cover and an article about her by Ken Kruse entitled "The lady is a champ", (pp. 4-5;14-18). Pleasant was a reknown African American...
    • MSS0336 Florence Pleasant 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
    • Florence "Bu" Pleasant

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    • Photograph of Florence "Bu" Pleasant, a renowned African American jazz pianist and singer born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1933.
    • MSS0336 Florence Pleasant Collection
    • Florence "Bu" Pleasant holding a microphone

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    • Photograph of Florence "Bu" Pleasant, a reknown African American jazz pianist and singer born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1933.
    • MSS0336 Florence Pleasant Collection
    • Florence Pleasant with Jimmy Ford

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    • 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

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