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Today’s Soul Birthdays – April 25
Bobbi Humphrey – American jazz flautist and singer who plays jazz fusion, funk, and soul-jazz.
Ella Fitzgerald – American jazz singer, sometimes referred to as the “First Lady of Song”, “Queen of Jazz”, and “Lady Ella”. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, timing, intonation, and a “horn-like” improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.
Jerry Lieber – American songwriter and record producer.
Jimmy Hughes – American former rhythm and blues singer, whose biggest successes in the mid-1960s, notably his hit “Steal Away”, were important in the early development of the Muscle Shoals music industry.