An American Story: Black And White Images Captured By ‘Teenie’ Harris That Tell The Musical History Of Black America In The 20th Century

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Shaking hands: Saxophonist Benny Carter squatting on stage to greet fans in Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, New York, October 8, 1945

Jubilation: An undated photo of Frank Bolden, left, and Sarah Vaughan, right, with another woman and man at piano, in an unknown club with a portrait of Ann Baker

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Inspired: Trumpet players Pete Henderson, Will Austin, Charles ‘Chuck’ Austin, and Tommy Turrentine, standing behind Will Smith with bongos, in Harris Studio, left, and a dancer performing in front of Darlings of Rhythm band, 1945, right

Piano men: Duke Ellington at piano, with band and drums initialed ‘S. G.’ on stage, c 1944, left, and five men including Nate Harper, gathered around piano played by Billy Taylor at Pittsburgh Jazz Festival, Civic Arena June 18-20, 1965, right

 

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Behind the lens: Charles ‘Teenie’ Harris, holding his camera on the sidewalk at an unknown location, c 1938

via Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story | Daily Mail Online.

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