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a collection of images+iconography related to that most elusive of the Americana
yourpersonalcheerleader:

wittywino:

much-needed protein treatment in a few

<3

yourpersonalcheerleader:

wittywino:

much-needed protein treatment in a few

<3

(via blueklectic)

blackfashion:

Polo from Head to Toe 
Model&#160;: Marcus . 24 . Dallas
Submitted and Photographed by&#160;: Jalonni 
IG&#160;: @lonniiii

blackfashion:

Polo from Head to Toe 

Model : Marcus . 24 . Dallas

Submitted and Photographed by : Jalonni 

IG : @lonniiii

(via chicenoire)

themaninthegreenshirt:

Curtis Counce was an in-demand bassist and one of the first African-Americans to get heavily involved in the West Coast jazz movement in the 1940s. He studied violin and tuba in addition to bass before leaving his native city for employment with the Nat Towles Band in Omaha at the age of 16. He moved to L.A. in 1945, taking a job with Johnny Otis at the Club Alabam and made his recording debut with Lester Young the following year. He recorded prolifically as a sideman (Shelly Manne, Lyle Murphy, Teddy Charles, Clifford Brown) before starting his famous quintet in 1956. His premature death in 1963 was a tragic loss to jazz. 

themaninthegreenshirt:

Curtis Counce was an in-demand bassist and one of the first African-Americans to get heavily involved in the West Coast jazz movement in the 1940s. He studied violin and tuba in addition to bass before leaving his native city for employment with the Nat Towles Band in Omaha at the age of 16. He moved to L.A. in 1945, taking a job with Johnny Otis at the Club Alabam and made his recording debut with Lester Young the following year. He recorded prolifically as a sideman (Shelly Manne, Lyle Murphy, Teddy Charles, Clifford Brown) before starting his famous quintet in 1956. His premature death in 1963 was a tragic loss to jazz. 

(Source: alannaboampong, via chicenoire)

Anonymous said: Just a little, hopefully not too annoying correction: You posted a photo recently and tagged Miles Davis, but it's actually James Baldwin!

Whoops, you’re right — I did! Thank you for the correction! Can’t believe I didn’t catch that. Thank goodness for reader vigilance! :)