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Obit: Billy Taylor 28 Dec. 2010

fat B****rd 30 Dec 10 - 03:26 PM
katlaughing 30 Dec 10 - 04:01 PM
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Subject: Obit: Billy Taylor
From: fat B****rd
Date: 30 Dec 10 - 03:26 PM

The man who composed and played "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free" has passed away aged 89. Despite being a leading figure in USA Jazz Mr. Taylor's best known piece is widely heard , but not perhaps known, as the music for BBC1 UK Film 2010. I beieve it was first used in the Barry Norman days.
There are fine vocal versions and the song was used in the Civil Rights campaign of the 60s.
RIP Mr. Taylor your tune will be around for many years yet.

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Subject: RE: Obit: Billy Taylor 28 Dec. 2010
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Dec 10 - 04:01 PM

More about him with a neat picture HERE.



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