This Is Why They Call Him “Hot Lips” Page

English: Hot Lips Page, Apollo Theater, ca. Oc...
Hot Lips Page, Apollo Theater, ca. October 1946. Photography by Willia P. Gottlieb. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Happy birthday to Hot Lips Page! (aka Oran Thaddeus Page, 1908-1954). He’s an important early jazz trumpeter you should know about (here’s the Wiki). He was also a great singer. That first track below, The Devil’s Kiss, is my favorite: that 4th chord in the opening! Also some great pics. Check out Lips:

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