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Hot Lips
January 27, 2009 7:52 PM   Subscribe

Exactly 101 years ago today, Oran Thadeus Page was born in Dallas. Hot Lips Page was one of the greatest jazz trumpet players to ever play, and a fine singer as well. That is all.
posted by ornate insect (1 comment total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Some recordings of his music are here, including a biography that came out last year.

Also, a bit of amazing trivia, the YT clip in the FPP marked "singer as well" is from a record (early 1940s?) that features pianist Hank Jones. Hank Jones is still alive, having turned 90 last year.
posted by ornate insect at 8:17 PM on January 27, 2009


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