Lynn Hope

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by Lynn Hope


26 September 1926, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Tenor saxophonist Hope joined King Kolax’s band upon graduation before forming his own outfit with his sister and brothers and converting to the Muslim faith, which resulted in his changing his name to Al Hajji Abdullah Rascheed Ahmed and wearing either a fez or, more usually, a turban. Seeking a recording deal, he signed an invalid contract with Miracle in 1950 and, when no recording sessions resulted, went to Premium Records where he recorded... Read more


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