Alexander Borodin (1833-1887
Jean Papineau-Couture (1916-2000)
Michael Langdon (1920-1991)
Lucia Popp (1939-1993)
Neil Young (1945)
Roland Barthes (1915-1980)
Michael Ende (1929-1995)
Tracy Kidder (1945)
From the New Music Box:
November 12, 1925, cornetist Louis Armstrong made the first recordings
with a group under his own name for Okeh Records in Chicago, Illinois.
The group, called Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five, recorded his
original compositions, "Gut Bucket Blues" and "Yes! I'm In The Barrel"
(Okeh 8261) as well as "My Heart" composed by his wife Lil Hardin who
was the pianist in the band. (The flipside of the 78rpm record on which
the latter was issued, Okeh 8320, was "Armstrong's composition "Cornet
Chop Suey" recorded three months later on February 26, 1926.)
Armstrong's Hot Five and subsequent Hot Seven recordings are widely
considered to be the earliest masterpieces of recorded jazz.