Roll Call of my favorite influences, in graduation march. No particular order, but no the less important to me. Well enough talk here is the roll call. Jabari Lutalo on Guitar and me on the Yamaha keyboards. Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards.
James Weldon Johnson, Freddie Spruell , Joesph Nathan King Oliver, Tommy Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Lead Belly, Muddy Waters, William C. Handy, Bessie Griffin, Sarah Vaughn, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey , John Coltrane, Count Basie , Duke Ellington, Earl Scruggs, Miles Davis, Joe Pass, Sammy Davis, Jr., Buddy Holly, Bessie Smith , Conrad O. Johnson, Marcus Gunter , Mahalia Jackson , Stanley Turrentine , Chuck Berry , Ike Turner , McCoy Tyner , Larry Graham , Wilson Pickett , James Brown, Bootsy Collins , Smokey Robinson , Grover Washington,Jr. , Ellis, Wynton , Branford , Delfeayo, Jason Marsalis , Paulinho da Costa , Stanley Jordan , Earl Klugh , George Benson and that is just a few of my Old School.