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These merged in the swing band milieu, and expressions similar to “Hit that jive, jack” and “Let’s get racy with Count Basie” punctuated the repartee and banter of not solely musicians, however dancers, listeners, writers, and others in the “hip” crowd and became part of frequent parlance. Even the humor of, for instance, “Nagasaki,” “Flat Foot Floogie,” and “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby?” was to be present in rock and roll songs of subsequent many years. In a number of respects, swing bands contained within them the seeds of future developments in music and tradition for many years to come back.

Pianist Thelonious Monk (1920–1982) made his first recordings in the mid-Nineteen Forties and infrequently collaborated with different jazz greats together with saxophonist Sonny Rollins (1930–), saxophonist John Coltrane (1926–1967), Miles Davis, and Charlie Parker (1920–1955). Most early residents of New Orleans had been Creole, people … Read More