Brown Date Garden
Family-owned date farm in Southern California, with retail mail orders to U.S. addresses
Southern California AIHA; industrial hygiene professionals
William Beaumont Family
Genealogy includes Dr. William Beaumont, first U.S. physiologist.
Border Clan Scott
History for 29 generations (nine centuries) of Scotts. Family includes poet and novelist Sir Walter Scott.
Each week, we highlight a historic or famous person named James. This week's famous James is:
|James Price Johnson
(born February 1, 1894 - died November 17, 1955) "Father of stride piano," a style between ragtime and jazz. Made over 400 recordings and wrote over 200 popular tunes including "The Charleston" and "If I Could Be With You, One Hour Tonight." His 1921 recording of "Carolina Shout" is considered the first jazz piano solo recording. He backed up prominent blues figures, including recordings with Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith. Johnson was also interested in classical music, composing 19 symphonic pieces and scoring eleven musicals. Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970, and Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame in 2015.
The name "James" is the English equivalent of Jacob; the first Jacob in the Bible was the patriarch of the 12 tribes of Israel. "James" is consistently among the most popular names for boys in the U.S.
Plural form of James: According to the Carnegie Mellon Style Guide, "Form plurals of family names that end in 's' by adding 'es.' Right: The Jameses live in Edgewood." See also StackExchange.com.
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