@WLAC from 1942 boosted power. Played race records 1946. Found neglected Black audiences @Detroit@Chicago*LowCountry@NorthCarolina@SouthCarolina@MississippiDelta@Louisiana Popular @Cuba Seeded *Ska@KingstonJamaica & Rock. R&B 1940s-1970s.
4x 100 m champ *ShellyAnnFraserPryce born Dec 27, 1986 @KingstonJamaica 2x *Olympics gold for 100 m (6 gold total). 11 medals total. Athlete mom street vendor. Ran barefoot. Was @WolmersHighSchoolforGirls 2012 grad @UniversityofTechnologyJamaica
1930s *LouisArmstrong had debts, breached gigs & mob trouble. Hired mob-connected *JoeGlaser@Chicago Fingers & lips hurt. Started singing. Appeared in *BingCrosby*PenniesfromHeaven (1936). 1937 replaced *RudyVallee 1st Black *CBS radio host
*LilHardinArmstrong (Feb 3 1898–Aug 27 1971) attended @FiskUniversity@Nashville (Black University) and returned to @Memphis 1917. August 1918, moved to @Chicago with mom & stepdad. Learned to read music. Job @JonesMusicStore demonstrating $3/week
1923 *LouisArmstrong*LilHardinArmstrong (Feb 3 1898–Aug 27 1971) met @Chicago She attended his 1971 funeral @CoronaCongressionalChurch Drove from Chicago. Died from heart attack at piano in TV tribute for him. Memoir manuscript disappeared.
*LilHardinArmstrong (Feb 3 1898–Aug 27 1971) 1923 @Chicago set up APT for *MaryAlbert mom of *LouisArmstrong visiting. Born @Memphis Died @Chicago 2nd wife of Louis. *RingoStarr covered Bad Boy (1957) 1978. Grandma Priscilla Martin, slave @OxfordMS