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Today’s Soul Birthdays – April 29
Duke Ellington – American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra from 1923 through the rest of his life.
Toots Thielemans – Belgian jazz musician. He was mostly known for his chromatic harmonica playing, as well as his guitar, whistling skills, and composing.
Dave Valentin – American Latin jazz flautist of Puerto Rican descent.
Tammi Terrell – American singer-songwriter, widely known as a star singer for Motown Records during the 1960s, notably for a series of duets with singer Marvin Gaye.