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about the performers that played the Frog and Nightgown in Raleigh North Carolina in the Late 60 and the early 70s. About https://www.facebook.com/FrogAndNightgown
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Sonny Stitt & Zoot Sims Quintet - Look Down That Lonesome Road - YouTube

Sonny Stitt and Zoot Sims Quintet - Look Down That Lonesome Road (1965) Personnel: Sonny Stitt, Zoot Sims (tenor sax), John Young (piano), Sam Kidd (bass), P...
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Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Giants Of Jazz Copenhagen 1971 - YouTube

Masters' meeting.
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While taking a break from Raleigh and The Frog, these Giants visited Copenhagen.

 

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Pat Paulsen Editorials (Smothers Brothers Comedy Hr,1967/68)

Excerpted from the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, a trio of hilarious editorials by the immortal Patrick Layton Paulsen. The topics were as relevant then as they are today: social security, gun control and health care.
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one evening Robin (our owner and my boss) and I had a discussion about who was the funniest comedian -- off stage-in real life.  who did we think was the funniest.  George Carlin was/is brillant and a master of comedy.  Lily Tomplin was/is very funny on stage and so created.  The Ace Trucking Company was very entertaining.  However, to have a regular conversation with any of these "human beings" , Pat Paulsen was always funny and the funniest.  He was the funniest - off stage - and I must say such a pleasure to share this time and space.

Vote Pat Paulsen for Pesident, or Willie Nelson, or ...

Just make sure you VOTE

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George Carlin - Modern Man - YouTube

Rest in peace... http://www.RUmadison.com | Network
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This video is much later period that the Frog, but this is the kind of comedic genius we came to expect in the last 60's and early 70's from Mr. George Carlin.

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James Moody - "Body And Soul" - YouTube

James Moody plays "Body And Soul" (a composition by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton and John Green) during his masterclass at the Prins Claus Conserv...
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Bill Evans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bill Evans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

William John Evans, known as Bill Evans (, August 16, 1929 - September 15, 1980), was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, and is considered by some to have been the most influential post- World War II jazz pianist.

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Truely a Jazz Master.  So much about the artist.  Just great.

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Theodore Wilson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Theodore Wilson

Theodore "Teddy" Wilson (December 10, 1943 - July 21, 1991) was an American character actor best known for his recurring role as Sweet Daddy Williams on the CBS sitcom . Born in New York City, New York, Wilson made his acting debut in the blaxploitation film, Cotton Comes to Harlem .

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Several times over the years, Teddy Wilson would appear at the Frog.  Usually a week engagement.

 

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Brownie McGhee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Brownie McGhee

Walter Brown ("Brownie") McGhee (November 30, 1915 - February 16, 1996) was a Piedmont blues singer and guitarist, best known for his collaborations with the harmonica player Sonny Terry. Brownie McGhee was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee. As a child he had polio, which incapacitated his leg.

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Thanks to Bob A for reminding me that Brownie McGhee appeared at the Frog in the 70s.w/Sonny Terry.

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George Shearing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

George Shearing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sir George Shearing, OBE (August 13, 1919 - February 14, 2011) was an Anglo- American jazz pianist who for many years led a popular jazz group that recorded for Discovery Records, MGM Records and Capitol Records. The composer of over 300 titles, he had multiple albums on the charts during the 1950s, 1960s, 1980s and 1990s.

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Durham Area Jazz Musicians in the 1950s and 60s/Others on the Scene/JazzGroups-035

Durham Area Jazz Musicians in the 1950s and 60s/Others on the Scene/JazzGroups-035 | FrogPerformers_Jazz & Comedy | Scoop.it
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so far the only thing i've found on Peter.

Peter Ingram  #theFrog owner and house drummer and Phd at #rtp during this period of NC history.

 

The Peter Ingram Trio

Peter Ingram - drums

Butch Lacy - piano

Freeman Ledbetter - bass

 

Jim Crawford - Tenor Sax (made the Quartet)

 

Ms. Carol Sloane - Vocalist-in- Residence

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Freeman-Ledbetter.jpeg (184x184 pixels)

Freeman-Ledbetter.jpeg (184x184 pixels) | FrogPerformers_Jazz & Comedy | Scoop.it
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As bassist in #theFrog house trio and quartet, Freeman brought a top #jazz musician into our minds and hearts.  I could be wrong, but  i also believe a young Adia Ledbetter set-in with the trio one (1) or two (2) times..

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Carol Sloane - "Never Never Land/My Ship"

Carol Sloane has been renowned to true lovers of exquisite Jazz Vocals since her breakthrough performance at the 1961 Newport Jazz Festival. In this 1984 eng...
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While she lived in Raleigh, Carol was vocalist-in-residence at #theFrog.   We, the staff, knew her as "MaSloane" for the food she cooked for us and the insight (and #theReal Story) she gave to us on the upcoming artists (she had worked with most of them and knew all of them)

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Dizzy Gillespie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dizzy Gillespie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Allmusic's Scott Yanow wrote, "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time (some would say the best), Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ended up copying Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis's emergence in the 1970s that Dizzy's style was successfully recreated [...]

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The Jazz Photography of Bill Gottlieb

The Jazz Photography of Bill Gottlieb | FrogPerformers_Jazz & Comedy | Scoop.it
When a photographer gets a great shot of a performer it’s most often because they are lucky or skilled enough catch a moment on stage when something magical happens; to get great shots of performer...
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this is a little off the Frog and Nightgown scoops but very interesting by dwd

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Pat Paulsen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pat Paulsen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Patrick Layton "Pat" Paulsen (July 6, 1927 - April 24, 1997) was an American comedian and satirist notable for his roles on several of the Smothers Brothers TV shows, and for his campaigns for President of the United States in 1968, 1972, 1980, 1988, 1992, and 1996, which had primarily comedic rather than political objectives, although his campaigns generated some protest votes for him.

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George Carlin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

George Carlin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 - June 22, 2008) was an American comedian, writer, social critic, and actor who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. Carlin was noted for his black humor as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects.

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James Moody (saxophonist) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

James Moody (saxophonist) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

James Moody was born in Savannah, Georgia. Growing up in New Jersey, he was attracted to the saxophone after hearing George Holmes Tate, Don Byas, and various saxophonists who played with Count Basie, and later also took up the flute. He joined the US Army Air Corps in 1943 and played in the "negro band" on the segregated base.

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Bill Evans Trio - Nardis [1970] - YouTube

At Ilkka Kuusisto's home, Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland 1970 (or 1969) Bill Evans - Piano Eddie Gomez - Bass Marty Morell - Drums
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Teddy Wilson Piano medley

Piano medley Wilson 1967 Teddy Wilson piano, Louie Bellson drums and Bob Cranshaw bass in a concert in London in 1967 as part of a Norman Granz Jazz at the Philharmonic performance.
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BBC IN CONCERT; SONNY TERRY & BROWNIE MCGEE - YouTube

The two legendary bluesmen perform in front of a television audience in 1974. Some amazingly intense and wonderful playing here.... A stunning show! Tracklis...
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Watch it all (35 min.) or just the first song.  you will love it.

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Sonny Terry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sonny Terry

Saunders Terrell (24 October 1911 - 11 March 1986), better known as Sonny Terry, was a blind American Piedmont blues musician. He was widely known for his energetic blues harmonica style, which frequently included vocal whoops and hollers, and imitations of trains and fox hunts. Terry was born in Greensboro, GA.

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Thanks to Bob A for reminding me about Sonny Terry appearing at the Frog in the 70s. w/ Brownie McGhee.

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ArtTalentsCom : Butch Lacy Jesper Loevdal Duo

Butch Lacy and Jesper Loevdal both share the same passion for creativity, spirituality, meditation and the uniqueness of the moment. A constantly forward mov...
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Edward R. (Butch) Lacy.. played the piano in theFrogandNightgown house band, usually called The Peter Ingram Trio or The Peter Ingram Quartet named for Peter - the drummer (and co-owner with his wife Robin)

trio included Freeman Ledbetter-Bass

quartet included Jim Crawford-Tenor Sax

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The Freeman Ledbetter Quartet ft. Adia Ledbetter - The Art of Cool Project

The Freeman Ledbetter Quartet ft. Adia Ledbetter - The Art of Cool Project | FrogPerformers_Jazz & Comedy | Scoop.it
Loading Map.... Beyu Caffe335 West Main Street - DurhamDetails 40.9179195 -72.66837229999999 Date/Time Date(s) - 06/08/20139:00 pm - 11:55 pm Location Beyu Caffe Category(ies) No...
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Carol Sloane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Carol Sloane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Carol Sloane (born March 5, 1937) is an American jazz singer born in Providence, Rhode Island, who has been singing professionally since she was 14, although for a time in the 1970s she worked as a legal secretary in Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition, between September 1967 and May 1968, she occasionally wrote album reviews for .

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