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Special Request - Joe Fortunato Tribute

JOE FORTUNATO - "Memorable Tribute" from Danny Luciano 

We have received many requests from our many friends to post this rememberance tribute to a true "Gentleman of JAZZ."

JOE FORTUNATO - "Memorable Tribute" from Danny Luciano on Vimeo.



DL Digest *** I M N A R - Announcement Volume 1* 


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Our research staff have been collecting many news releases from various parts of the country. It is our intentions to fulfill the numerous requests from our global website visitors from National and International locations.

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The collection of articles will highlight various topics of interest - past and present relating to the "Ladies and Gentlemen of Jazz" plus interesting pages of our published book


 "Jazz Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”

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<>  A Bonus addition will also be listed of video links to YouTube & Vimeo that were posted by other visitors and friends from the world of entertainment. 



 Born December 12, 1918 Growing up in Chicago, his influence and experience was gained by singing with a gospel quartetand local bands. His professional singingcareer began in 1937 performing with bands led by Andy Kirk, Jimmie Noone,Coleman Hawkins and Lionel Hampton.During the years 1954 to 1961 he worked with Count Basie's orchestra,where his immediate success was attainedby his dramatic performance of singing ballads and powerful blues tunes that gave his audiences much enjoyment.
"Everyday I Have The Blues" and "All Right Okay You Win" was among the numerous recordings that became major hits. He is known for his bass-baritone voice that has a rich and passionate style of delivery. A tasteful performance and musical imagination is a signature of versatility that he is respected for.

 Did you know?

When performing Billy Joel's hit song
 "Just The Way You Are" Joe Williams always gave credit to
Phil Woods who played the original alto sax solo on the recording.