Harlem Renaissance artists | The women of the Gay Harlem Renaissance | Welcome to Harlem's Blog

The women of the Gay Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance artists | The women of the Gay Harlem Renaissance | Welcome to Harlem's Blog

Do you know black, female, guitarist Peggy "Lady Bo" Jones? One of the first female lead guitarists in rock & roll, Peggy Jones is most notable for her work in Bo Diddley's backing band, for which she earned the affectionate -- and appropriate -- nickname Lady Bo. However, her musical resume is much longer, boasting stints as a doo wop singer and an R/soul bandleader. Born in New York, Jones began her career as a professional dancer.

Do you know black, female, guitarist Peggy "Lady Bo" Jones? One of the first female lead guitarists in rock & roll, Peggy Jones is most notable for her work in Bo Diddley's backing band, for which she earned the affectionate -- and appropriate -- nickname Lady Bo. However, her musical resume is much longer, boasting stints as a doo wop singer and an R/soul bandleader. Born in New York, Jones began her career as a professional dancer.

Glen Miller 1904-1944. Missing In Action <3 I hope one day there can be some closure on what happened to him.

Glen Miller 1904-1944. Missing In Action <3 I hope one day there can be some closure on what happened to him.

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century

Charles Mingus Jr. fue una gran influencia del jazz americano contrabajista, compositor y director de orquesta.

Charles Mingus Jr. fue una gran influencia del jazz americano contrabajista, compositor y director de orquesta.

The legendary Cab Calloway, one of the all-time greats American jazz singers and bandleaders, most famous for his hit 'Minnie The Moocher' - which you've probably seen him perform in The Blues Brothers.♫♥♫♫♥♫♥♥J

The legendary Cab Calloway, one of the all-time greats American jazz singers and bandleaders, most famous for his hit 'Minnie The Moocher' - which you've probably seen him perform in The Blues Brothers.♫♥♫♫♥♫♥♥J

Charles Mingus (1922-1979) was a highly-influential American jazz double bassist, composer, bandleader, and civil rights activist.

Charles Mingus (1922-1979) was a highly-influential American jazz double bassist, composer, bandleader, and civil rights activist.

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