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Richard Allen (Blue) Mitchell (March 13, 1930 – May 21, 1979) was an American jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, rock, and funk trumpeter, known for many albums recorded as leader and sideman on Blue Note Records.

Mitchell was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He began playing trumpet in high school where he acquired his nickname, Blue.

After high school he played in the rhythm and blues ensembles of Paul Williams, Earl Bostic, and Chuck Willis. After returning to Miami he… read more

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    Thanks, Last.fm for suggesting this artist to me!
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    Dorado FTW!
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    Graffiti Blues should be up there in my opinion. Blue Mitchell was a great trumpeter who covered a variety of different styles.
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    High Heel Sneakers By Blue Mitchell is one of this week recomendations by Blood Soul Country Folk And Blues (http://bscfb.somee.com)
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    I've just discovered his music. Great stuff. :):)
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    just perfect=)!
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    Stop your life 9 minutes to this VERY beautiful track : DORADO. Believe me, you'll love it as I do, and you'll always be happy to stop your life 9 mn again !!
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    http://www.last.fm/group/Paul+Chambers

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