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The singer inspired other R&B artists, including Erykah Badu, Macy Gray and Janelle Monáe.
Besides the trumpet legend, Cobb played with such artists as John Coltrane, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Wynton Kelly and Stan Getz.
Lucas had a storied career as a musician, composer and album producer (including Madonna's first).
Jeremiah G. Hamilton was the richest non-white man in the country.