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Big Black

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Big Black

Big Black has been played on NTS shows including Ruf Dug, with Love, Sweet Like Sugar Cane first played on 3 July 2015.

Percussionist from Savannah Georgia, born in 1934. Big Black was William "Fish" Ray's younger brother who was a Vauderville performer. He started playing percussion in Miami in the 50's and performed with various salsa and calypso bands until he moved to New York in the 60's. He got connected with various Bebop artists and bands there and soon was a regular percussionist for Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard and Randy Weston. He was dubbed "The king of Congas" and is a highly regarded…

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Tell Me, Do Your Conscience Bother You?
Big Black
UNI Records1968
Tell Me, Do Your Conscience Bother You?
Big BlackUNI Records1968
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Love, Sweet Like Sugar Cane
Big Black
UNI Records1968
Love, Sweet Like Sugar Cane
Big BlackUNI Records1968
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