Tots can appreciate great music, so why not give it to them? “Look! Baby Girl
listens to me,” said Taylor
Women Wantby Laura K. Barrett My
mother deferred to my father on all matters musical. And so I was raised
on, and still enjoy, the stuff of clarinets and trombones, because My Dad Loved Jazz. SinglebyJesse Young Music is as basic as our heartbeat and just as essential. It is
something my sons and I have always shared, ensuring that The Legacy of
My Father Lives On
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Dad strums; I hum
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The Man: Les Paul (June 9, 1915 – August 13, 2009)
Father of: The electric guitar
The Story: A musician and songwriter, Paul is best remembered
as an inventor. He created the solid-body guitar enjoyed by rock stars
such as Duane Allman, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Hendrix, Steve Miller (his
godson), Jimmy Page and Eddie Van Halen. He invented a neck-worn
harmonica holder. He gets credit for developing overdubbing, delay
effects (such as tape delay and phasing) and multi-track recording.
In the 1950s, Paul performed with his wife Mary Ford, and they sold
millions of records. In 2006, at age 90, he won two Grammys.
Whaaa? Paul was born Lester William Polfuss. During his teens he recorded hillbilly songs under the name Rhubarb Red.
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Joseph LaMothe, aka Jelly Roll Morton (September
20, 1885 – July 10, 1941)
The Father of: Jazz. Morton composed the
first jazz composition ever published, Jelly Roll Blues, in
1915. He claimed to have invented jazz in 1902.
The Story: Morton was born to F.P. Lamothe and Louise Monette in
a common-law marriage. At the age of fourteen, he began working as a
piano player in a New Orleans brothel. When his family discovered that
he wasn’t working in a barrel factory as he claimed, they kicked him out
of the house.
From New World Encyclopedia: “Morton’s lively stomps,
compelling blues and high-spirited ragtime pieces, originally performed
in the mid-1920s, have proven among his most memorable work.” In 2000,
he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and, in 2005, he
received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Whaaa?: Jelly Roll is a spongy pastry and a sexual
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The Man:(Franz) Joseph Haydn
(March 31, 1732 – May 31, 1809), Austrian composer
The Father of: The symphony. Haydn did not have any children
with his wife, Maria Anna Aloysia Apollonia Keller (1729-1800). But he
is rumored to have had a son with his lover, singer L. Polzelli. Among
his last words was his attempt to calm his servants when the French
under Napoleon were attacking Austria and a canon shot fell nearby: “My
children, have no fear, for where Haydn is, no harm can fall.”
The Story: One of the most important, prolific and prominent
composers of the classical period, Haydn was a close friend of Wolfgang
Mozart and a teacher of Ludwig van Beethoven. During his six decades of
composing, he wrote 106 symphonies, 36 concertos, 14 masses, 16 operas,
45 piano trios, 62 piano sonata and 74 string quartets which, according
to Wikipedia, showed “a gradual but steady increase in complexity and
Whaaa? Haydn’s father Mathias Haydn, the village mayor, and his
mother, Maria, who had worked as a cook in a palace, could not read
music. But they noticed early on that their son was musically gifted,
so they accepted a proposal from their relative Johann Matthias Frankh,
the schoolmaster and choirmaster in Hainburg, that Joseph be
apprenticed to Frankh in his home to train as a musician. Joseph went
to Hainburg (seven miles away) and never again lived with his parents.
He was six years old.
Double Whaaa?? After Haydn was buried in a local cemetery, two
associates, Karl Rosenbaum and Johann Peter, secretly dug up the
casket, severed Haydn’s head and stole it in the hopes of proving
certain phrenological theories. Peter kept it on a white cushion in a
custom-made black wooden box with glass windows. In 1932, Haydn’s body
was moved to a marble tomb in the Bergkirche in Eisenstadt. In 1954,
the head was finally reunited with the body.