Hazel Scott

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Hazel Scott

Born: Hazel Dorothy Scott – June 11, 1920 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Died: October 2, 1981 New York

Jazz Piano and Vocals, Classical, Boogie Woogie, Swing, Bop, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s New York, Paris

Discography:

Survey of Women in Jazz:

http://surveyofwomeninjazz.com/discography/hazel-scott/

Albums

Great Scott

‎ (10″, Album)

Columbia 1950

Relaxed Piano Moods

‎ ◄ (2 versions)

Debut Records 1955

Always

‎ (LP)

Image Records 1979

Hazel Scott’s Late Show

‎ (10″, Album)

Capitol Records Unknown

Earl HinesHazel ScottMatt DennisBarkley AllenEddie Heywood – Piano Greats ‎ (LP)

Guest Star Unknown

Singles & EPs

Embraceable You

‎ (Shellac, 10″)

Decca 1947

Hazel’s Boogie Woogie

‎ ◄ (2 versions)

Decca Unknown

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 In “C” Sharp Minor / Valse In “D” Flat Major

‎ (Shellac, 10″)

Decca Unknown

Dark Eyes / Hallelujah!

‎ (Shellac, 10″)

Decca Unknown

Prelude In “C” Sharp Minor / Country Gardens

‎ (Shellac, 10″)

Decca Unknown

Ritual Fire Dance / Two Part Invention In “A” Minor

‎ (Shellac, 10″)

Decca Unknown

The Man I Love / Fascinating Rhythm

‎ (Shellac, 10″)

Decca Unknown

Compilations

Hazel ScottMary Lou WilliamsDorothy DoneganCleo BrownAnn Jenkins (2) – The Feminine Touch ‎ (2×7″, Comp, EP)

Decca 1953

Hazel ScottMary Lou WilliamsDorothy DoneganCleo BrownAnn Jenkins (2) – The Feminine Touch ‎ (10″, Comp)

Decca 1953

Compilations

Videos:

Music Tonic:

http://musictonic.com/music/Hazel+Scott#v=LmujUkwU19I

Hungarian Rhapsody II, Gonna Be a Great Day, Boogie Woogie Number (Hazel’s Boogie Woogie?) – Army/Navy Screen Magazine #8 – 1942?

Segment From Broadway Rhythm- Waltz in D Flat Major- 1944:

Segment From The Heat is On -The Black Keys and the White Keys, Caisson Number- 1944:

Segment From Rhapsody in Blue- The Man I Love, I Got Rhythm, Clap Your Hands, Fascinating Rhythm, Yankee Doodle Dandy – 1945:

Segments From I Dood It -Takin A  Chance on Me, Jericho, and first 25 min of movie including One O’Clock Jump (w Lena Horne), just Hazels parts- 1942:

For the March of Dimes- w Charles Mingus and Rudy Nichols -Foggy Day, Autumn Leaves- 1955:

On Night Music – A Foggy Day – w Charles Mingus and Rudy Nichols – 1955:

 Part of,Hazel Scott Segment in Brown Sugar: Eighty Years of Black Female Superstars, Full hour (2 of 4), Hazel Segment 15:00-22:50, Including Interview – PBS 1986:

Clip from Girls in the Band:

Professor McNair on Hazel:

Books:

U of Michigan Press:

http://www.press.umich.edu/3298770

Chilton, K. (2008). Hazel Scott: The pioneering journey of a jazz pianist from Café Society to Hollywood to HUAC. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Neworld Review:

http://www.neworldreview.com/vol_2No_6/greatScott.html

Jazz Times Book Review:

http://jazztimes.com/articles/25174-new-hazel-scott-bio-by-karen-chilton

Good Reads Review:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9301484-hazel-scott

Hazel’s chapter in African American Actresses –  p.215-243

http://books.google.com/books?id=LGjfmAM7n4UC&pg=PA365&lpg=PA365&dq=Hazel+Scott&source=bl&ots=w9PE2JFId5&sig=X22YirEw8e6Cr9O6gj6mBrtrQqw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=OfTBUsfALo67oQSE0IHwAw&ved=0CDsQ6AEwAjge#v=onepage&q=Hazel%20Scott&f=false

Hazel Scott Chapter in Hot From Harlem:

http://books.google.com/books?id=kq3tdj5M4LEC&pg=PA97&lpg=PA97&dq=Hazel+Scott&source=bl&ots=mvy4wT2lSJ&sig=EbbK2wnFTi1hkb8h3AASUvzK-eI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=pvXBUsGEB876oATL24KwCQ&ved=0CDIQ6AEwATgo#v=onepage&q=Hazel%20Scott&f=false

Hazel Scott Chapter in Some Liked it Hot:

http://books.google.com/books?id=vmsbhYc8-XEC&pg=PA139&lpg=PA139&dq=Hazel+Scott&source=bl&ots=j3jPScrhUt&sig=_vwBggkxaUfYq3dIW92VBdkm_LE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ngPCUqa8O4vxoAThzYGACQ&ved=0CDIQ6AEwAThG#v=onepage&q=Hazel%20Scott&f=false

Hazel Scott chapter in Stranger in the Village:

http://books.google.com/books?id=1DjuirFSzi8C&pg=PA186&lpg=PA186&dq=Hazel+Scott&source=bl&ots=ROXRzQZan9&sig=Bihhb13u5SPIsFmyG7XbkwOyEN8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ngPCUqa8O4vxoAThzYGACQ&ved=0CFUQ6AEwBjhG#v=onepage&q=Hazel%20Scott&f=false

Hazel in Historical Dictionary of African American Television:

http://books.google.com/books?id=zVFgqEAMcngC&pg=PA187&lpg=PA187&dq=Hazel+Scott&source=bl&ots=mtojWOftjp&sig=Rpo1gAxUSX4PEf4aKbt2q-Wky10&hl=en&sa=X&ei=pA_CUuf1A86HogTYsIFw&ved=0CG0Q6AEwCTiMAQ#v=onepage&q=Hazel%20Scott&f=false

Hazel in Big Ears:

http://books.google.com/books?id=IidIaAhCkJkC&pg=PA64&lpg=PA64&dq=hazel+scott&source=bl&ots=eEjUi2PQub&sig=QgxlS616PDdzrxTg2R2qV8El32Q&hl=en&sa=X&ei=REDCUv2rE4TzoATs_ILwAg&ved=0CHcQ6AEwCTi0AQ#v=onepage&q=hazel%20scott&f=false

Testimony of Hazel Scott Powell Hearings:

http://books.google.com/books/about/Testimony_of_Hazel_Scott_Powell.html?id=1i8WAAAAIAAJ

Bios:

Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazel_Scott

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hazel_Scott_Show

Simthsonian:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Hazel-Scotts-Lifetime-of-High-Notes.html

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Hazel-Scotts-Lifetime-of-High-Notes.html?c=y&page=2

African American Registry:

http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/exceptional-talent-and-appeal-hazel-scott

Black Past:

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/scott-hazel-1920-1981

Women in Jazz:

http://wijsf.com/jazzwomen/hazelscott.htm

Journal of African American History Spring 2006:

http://www.jstor.org/stable/20064068

Carribbean Hall Of Fame:

http://caribbean.halloffame.tripod.com/Hazel_Scott.html

Geni:

http://www.geni.com/people/Hazel-Scott/6000000013734716771

WNYC Musical Bio:

http://www.wnyc.org/story/70213-still-swinging-classic-musical-biography-pioneering-pianist-hazel-scott/

WQXR Musical Bio:

http://www.wqxr.org/#!/story/112430-still-swinging-still-classic-a-musical-biography-of-pioneering-pianist-hazel-scott/

PRX Musical Bio:

http://www.prx.org/pieces/73595-still-swinging-still-classic-a-musical-biography

Discogs:

http://www.discogs.com/artist/313080-Hazel-Scott

All Music:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/hazel-scott-mn0000563765

Last.Fm:

http://www.last.fm/music/Hazel+Scott

Music Brainz:

http://musicbrainz.org/artist/a3f751eb-f652-4c0d-9c69-38ea299e743d

Around the Web:

1942 Time Article:

http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,773793,00.html

1945 Time Article on Hazel refusing to play segregated shows:

http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,778420,00.html

1945 Life Magazine:

http://books.google.com/books?id=1UkEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA30#v=onepage&q&f=true

1961 Time Article:

http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,872082,00.html

Flickriver:

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/vieilles_annonces/tags/hazelscott/

Hazel Scott’s FBI File:

http://cstabile.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/hazel-scott-fbi-files.pdf

Chilled Air Text:

http://chilledairtext.blogspot.com/2006/02/hooray-for-hazel.html

TV Rage Lists Hazel Scott Show ( I hope the actual shows surface someday):

http://www.tvrage.com/shows/id-16373

Roots Rhythm and Rhyme:

http://rootsrhythmandrhyme.com/2013/02/07/hazel-scott-jazz-virtuoso-and-icon/

Yehoodi:

http://www.yehoodi.com/comment/175564/happy-birthday-hazel-scott-2/

The Black Sista’s Page:

http://thisblksistaspage.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/some-sunday-love-hazel-scott-with-a-medley-of-gershwin-and-taking-a-chance-on-love/

Fresh Sounds:

http://www.freshsoundrecords.com/round_midnight-cd-4930.html

Questia:

http://www.questia.com/library/journal/1G1-151380519/hazel-scott-a-career-curtailed

First Lady:

http://tlcnaptown.com/1298581/first-lady-spotlight-4/

Black Culture:

Celluloid Librarian:

http://lauraretrolibrarian.blogspot.com/2011/02/hazel-scott-hot-classicist-i-dood-it.html

Brown Sugar:

http://brownsugar80.blogspot.com/2012/01/hazel-scott.html

Silenced: Women and the Broadcast Blacklist:

http://cascade.uoregon.edu/spring2012/features/feature1/silenced-women-and-the-broadca/

I’ll Keep You Posted:

http://illkeepyouposted.typepad.com/ill_keep_you_posted/2012/04/hazel-scott-gave-them-life.html

Greatest Generation:

Madame Noire:

http://madamenoire.com/65801/hazel-scott-from-child-prodigy-to-entertainment-icon/

http://madamenoire.com/65801/hazel-scott-from-child-prodigy-to-entertainment-icon/2/

The Horn Section:

http://hornsection.blogspot.com/2010/06/horn-section-salutes-hazel-scott-1920.html

Songbook:

http://songbook1.wordpress.com/pp/fx/hazel-scott/

The Kojo Nnamdi Show:

http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2009-01-26/hazel-scott-integrating-jazz-music

Cahl’s Juke Joint:

http://cahlsjukejoint.com/2009/11/jazz-blog-special-hazel-scott-relaxed-piano-moods.html

Jeannie on Jazz:

http://jeannieonjazz.blogspot.com/2010/08/review-of-hazel-scott-biography.html

Classic Movies:

http://www.aclassicmovieblog.com/2010/02/monday-serenade-hazel-scott.html

ydnwuc:

Afflictor:

http://afflictor.com/2010/01/13/excerpted-hazel-scott-ebony-1960/

Ameoblog:

http://www.amoeba.com/blog/2010/06/the-thing-of-a-thing-of-a-thing-/remembering-hazel-scott-on-her-90th-birthday.html

Common Breathe Media:

http://common-breath.com/hazel-scott-legacy-of-a-defiant-jazz-icon/

125th Street:

http://125thstreetbid.com/news/celebrating%20women039s%20history/hazel-scott

Gems of Jazz:

http://gemsofjazz.blogspot.com/2011/01/hazel-scott-swings-classics.html

I Frame:

http://www.ucc.org/black-history/test/profiles-iframe.html?page=16

UR City:

http://urcitymagazine.com/black-history-saltutes-hazel-scott-1920-1981/

Q’s Daydream:

http://qsdaydream.blogspot.com/2011/03/hazel-scott.html

Sara Landeau:

http://saralandeau.blogspot.com/2011/02/hazel-scott.html

Knickerbocker Village:

http://knickerbockervillage.blogspot.com/2009/05/taking-chance-on-love-hazel-scott.html

The Mind:

http://alupussurvivormind.blogspot.com/2009/02/hazel-scott.html

Diasporic Roots:

See Saw:

http://seesaw.typepad.com/blog/people-hazel-scott/

NPR:

http://www.npr.org/2011/06/10/137107329/hazel-scott-on-piano-jazz

http://www.npr.org/2011/06/20/4181950/hazel-scott-relaxed-piano-moods

NYT Obituary:

http://www.nytimes.com/1981/10/03/obituaries/hazel-scott-61-jazz-pianist-acted-in-films-on-broadway.html

Art.com and All Posters – Ebony Photos:

http://www.art.com/gallery/id–b709708/hazel-scott-ebony-posters.htm

http://www.allposters.com/-st/Hazel-Scott-Ebony-Posters_c164084_.htm

New York Amsterdam News:

http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/37332025/hazel-scotts-legacy-explored-abyssinian-jazz-museum

Examiner.com:

http://www.examiner.com/article/friday-s-featured-artist-hazel-scott

Tumblr:

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/hazel-scott

IMDB:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0779220/

Vodley Movies:

http://www.vodlymovies.com/actor/384146/hazel-scott

Essence:

http://www.essence.com/2010/09/09/vintage-vamp-hazel-scott/

Brainy Quotes:

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/h/hazel_scott.html

Poem Hunter – More Quotes:

http://www.poemhunter.com/hazel-scott/quotations/

Communication Currents:

http://www.natcom.org/CommCurrentsArticle.aspx?id=1705

Find A Grave:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6805014

Songs:

Internet Archive:

https://archive.org/search.php?query=hazel%20scott%20AND%20collection%3Aopensource_audio

Amazing Page of Rarities and Outtakes, Mostly Solos:

http://www.alevy.com/hazel.htm#MusicLinks

Valse in D Flat Major Op.64 No. 1 1939:

Country Gardens 1939:

Ritual Fire Dance 1939:

Prelude in C Sharp Minor 1939:

Two Part Invention in A Minor 1939:

Hazel’s Boogie Woogie 1942:

Blues in B Flat 1942:

Hallelujah 1942:

Dark Eyes 1942:

Three Little Words 1942:

Body and Soul 1943:

Fascinating Rhythm 1945:

The Man I Love 1945:

On The Sunny Side of the Street 1946:

Blues in B Flat 1953:

Like Someone to Love 1955:

Piece of Mind 1955:

Lament 1955:

The Jeep is Jumpin 1955:

Git Up From There 1955:

On S’est Aime Si Tendrement 1958:

Ton Pas Dans la Rue 1958:

Mary Lou Williams

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Jazz Piano, Free Jazz, Hard Bop, Swing, Big Band, Third Stream, Gospel, Classical

20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s. 60’s, 70’s

Born Mary Elfrieda Scruggs  May 8, 1910 Atlanta, GA 

Pittsburgh, PA 1915?-1927?

First Public performance age 6. Known as the little piano girl of East Liberty (Pittsburgh neighborhood). Played with Duke Ellington’s band the Washingtonians at 15. Married saxophonist John Williams in 1927 and moved to Memphis to join his band the Syncopators.

Memphis, TN, Oklahoma City OK, Tulsa, OK 1928-1929?

John Joined Andy Kirk’s Twelve Clouds of Joy. The band eventually accepted a longstanding engagement in Kansas City.

Kansas City, KS 1929?- 1941

Though not originally a member of the band she often stood in for their unreliable (read drunk) pianist and also served as arranger and composer of songs Walking and Singing, Twinklin’ and Little Joe From Chicago. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCnOgKMRgK0 . Mary Lou joined the band for a recording session in Chicago and improvised two piano solos Drag “em and Nightlife http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D28FlIuZhJg . Soon after she was hired as the Twelve Clouds of Joy’s permanent piano player. She also worked as a freelance arranger for the likes of Earl Hines, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman. Duke described Mary Lou as Soul on Soul. In 1941 Mary Lou Divorced John, quit the band and returned briefly to Pittsburgh, joined Harold “Shorty” Baker’s Band, married Baker. He then joined Duke Ellington’s band and they moved to New York.

New York NY 1942-1952

Mary Lou accepted a regular gig at Cafe Society and started a weekly radio show on WNEW called Mary Lou Williams Piano Workshop. She also began mentoring younger musicians such as Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. Mary Lou’s Harlem apartment became an after after hours hangout for these young musicians and could be called the birthplace of bop. She composed Dizzy’s it In the Land of Oo-Bla-Dee. Mary Lou later recalled during a melody maker interview “During this period Monk and the kids would come to my apartment every morning around four or pick me up at the Café after I’d finished my last show, and we’d play and swap ideas until noon or later”. Some of these Cafe society dates were with Billie Holiday, just the two of them on stage, sadly none of these dates were recorded and if i live to see time travel Cafe Society 1944 would be my first destination. In 1945 Mary Lou recorded the Zodiac Suite, writing a song for musicians born under each signhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRlmx36OZXU .

Paris 1952-1954

Accepted an offer to perform in London and stayed in Europe for two years.

New York, NY 1954-1976

After returning Mary Lou took a hiatus from performing and concentrated on her work for the Bel Canto Foundation an effort she started to help musicians cope with their addictions and  return to performing. Encouraged by Dizzy and her future manager Father Peter O’Brien she finally returned to performing herself at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival. Later Mary Lou would form her own record label, Mary’s Records,  helped found the Pittsburgh Jazz Festival, recorded The History of Jazz, Music for Peace and Mary Lou’s Mass and opened thrift stores in Harlem.

Durham, NC 1977- May 28, 1981

In 1977 Mary Lou accepted a post at Duke University to teach a course on the history of jazz and direct the Duke Jazz ensemble. Mary Lou died of bladder cancer on May 28. 1981. In 1983 Duke University established the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture.

Mary Lou’s Drawing on the history of Jazz Image

Visuals:

1980 Montreal? – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3-B9vSFSb4

Little Joe From Chicago – same show? – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kUjg5HJABI

1978 – my blue heaven – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X5sVnZvaVQ

On Mister Rodgers – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjM63eZmsao

A Great day in Harlem- 1958 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqu_XC0E2jg&list=PL7991D6F803CE073D

Audios:

Dat Dere – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4OFmS5WNdc

Mary’s Boogie – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyxNsJe-JgQ

Tisherome – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVAtUsEKpt8

Froggy Bottom -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8fjcIzc9j4

Hesitation Boogie – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrLVBFjvwcI

Overhand- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6jYCyx1OP0

gjon mili jam session –  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMchad89PlA

D.D.T – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRfFiiy0WpE

solo piano 1944- http://www.tvballa.com/video-gallery/Mary-Lou-Williams

roll em’ – http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xitzum_mary-lou-williams-roll-em-1944_music

1976 interview – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkyKaCQOVq8

syl-o-gism – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_LL0QFkI4E

Nicole – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD_Oj7lyxPQ

Mary Lou Williams on the Web:

Discography: http://www.ratical.org/MaryLouWilliams/MLWdiscography.html

http://www.ratical.org/MaryLouWilliams/

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Lou_Williams

Ephemera press: http://ephemerapress.com/david-mary.html

Archive: http://anningallswrites.com/tag/mary-lou-williams/

jazz photos: http://www.jazzphotos.com/williams.php

AllMusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/mary-lou-williams-mn0000859820

Mary Lou Williams Foundation: http://marylouwilliams.org/marylou.htm

Institute of Jazz Studies: http://newarkwww.rutgers.edu/IJS/MLWilliams_collection_new.html

Linda Dahl Section at Duke: http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/findingaids/dahllinda/

Jazz Police : http://www.jazzpolice.com/content/view/6010/79/

Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture: http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/mlw

PBS biography: http://www.pbs.org/jazz/biography/artist_id_williams_mary_lou.htm

Children’s Concert Vancouver 1978: http://vancouverjazz.com/2011/05/mary-lou-williams-childrens-concert-1977.html

On piano jazz: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126537497

Published Arrangements: http://www.ejazzlines.com/Jazz-Big-Band-Arrangements-by-Mary-Lou-Williams-c1394.html

Zodiac Suite Score: http://www.ejazzlines.com/c1394/Composed-and-Arranged-by-Mary-Lou-Williams-Edited-by-Jeffrey-Sultanof-ZODIAC-SUITE-SCORE-AND-PARTS-p107036.html

On NPR: http://www.npr.org/artists/15394732/mary-lou-williams

Women in History Bio: http://www.wcsufm.org/post/women-history-mary-lou-williams

Bio at Rutgers: http://newarkwww.rutgers.edu/ijs/mlw/intro2.html

Bio Kennedy Center: http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/jazz/womeninjazz/1stlady.html

Bio at Carnegie library: http://www.carnegielibrary.org/research/music/pittsburgh/marylouwilliams.html

Bio at Harlem.org: http://www.harlem.org/people/williams.html

Bio at Britannica: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/644372/Mary-Lou-Williams

Bio at Jazz.com: http://www.jazz.com/encyclopedia/williams-mary-lou-mary-alfrieda-scruggs

African American Registry bio: http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/mary-lou-williams-played-piano-spiritual-style

Women in Jazz bio: http://wijsf.com/jazzwomen/marylouwilliams.htm

Pittsburgh Music History Bio : https://sites.google.com/site/pittsburghmusichistory/pittsburgh-music-story/jazz/jazz—early-years/mary-lou-williams

The Root Bio: http://www.theroot.com/views/mary-lou-williams-first-lady-jazz

Facts on File Bio: http://www.fofweb.com/History/MainPrintPage.asp?iPin=AAPA0183&DataType=AFHC&WinType=Free

ITVS documentary: http://www.itvs.org/films/mary-lou-williams

Women Make Movies : http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c304.shtml

Internet Archive: http://archive.org/details/MaryLouWilliams-01-08

Ebony article: http://www.ebony.com/black-history/unsung-heroes-mary-lou-williams-045#axzz2cYtHCeu1

Brainy Quotes: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/mary_lou_williams.html

imbd: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0931278/

– though the piano player in Boy what a Girl is actually Beryl Booker

Discogs: http://www.discogs.com/search?q=mary+lou+williams&type=all

Last.fm – http://www.last.fm/music/Mary+Lou+Williams?ac=mary%20lou

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mary-Lou-Williams/69380695729

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mary-lou-williams/id79120

Tumbler: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/mary-lou-williams

Grooveshark: http://grooveshark.com/#!/marylouwilliams

Deanna’s Blog: http://blog.deannawitkowski.com/2013/02/mary-lou-williams-a-celebration/

Groove Addict: http://www.grooveaddict.org/2013/06/mary-lou-williams-trio-free-spirits.html

Find a Grave: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?GRid=19938&page=gr

In her own words:

1954 Melody Maker – http://www.ratical.org/MaryLouWilliams/MMiview1954.html

1976 Bop & Beyond – http://bopandbeyond.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/an-interview-with-mary-lou-williams-1976/

1978 San Francisco – http://www.ratical.org/MaryLouWilliams/ItsAllGreat.html

In Print

Dahl, Linda
Morning Glory: A Biography of Mary Lou Williams

Kernodle, Tammy L.
Soul on Soul: the Life and Music of Mary Lou Williams

http://www.amazon.com/Jazz-Girl-Novel-Williams-Early/dp/0615353762/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1306677964&sr=1-1

A historical novel based on the early life of jazz legend Mary Lou Williams.

Set in 1920s Pittsburgh, 13-year-old Mary was marked from birth by the “sign of the caul,” a powerful signifier in African-American culture. The caul indicates rare powers, especially a tendency toward “second sight.” Mary’s special gift of seeing manifests itself in visions of ghosts and spirits and culminates in an uncanny musical ability.