[JPL] athletes to musician story

Tom Mallison jazzman at broadcast.net
Fri Dec 17 11:14:52 EST 2004


What about Wayman Tisdale who was a good basketball player and now is 
playing music? Tom

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> NY Yankee center fielder Bernie Williams had a smooth jazz guitar 
> album out last year on GRP. Oscar de la Hoya is a singer and released 
> a CD about 4 years ago.
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> On Dec 16, 2004, at 7:20 PM, Arturo wrote:
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>> I will be writing a story in February for a Denver publication on pro
>> athletes that were also pro musicians either before, during or after 
>> their
>> careers. I'll most likely mention a few athletes that became 
>> entertainers in
>> other fields like Jim Brown and Chuck Connors, but the main focus 
>> will be
>> music and sports.
>>
>> I'd like to hear from forum members with any suggestions, some of 
>> those I'll
>> feature, good and bad, Paul Robeson, Arthur Lee Maye, "Suga" Ray 
>> Robinson,
>> Muhammad Ali (as Cassius Clay), Shaquille O'Neal, Joe Frazier and 
>> others.
>> I'm not covering amateur sports or athletes like Jackie Wilson, just pro
>> athletes and professional musicians, despite their success in either 
>> fields.
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