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The City of Greenville has been blessed to be home of numerous talented musicians. Kammerer gives small biographies of these famous musicians that include: Joseph Christopher Columbus Morris, aka Joe Morris, aka Chris Columbus (1902-2002) jazz drummer; Sonny Payne (son of Morris) (1926-1979) also a famous drummer; A. Cecil Ellington and John William (Bill) Riggins, Greenville businessmen and former Big Band men; William Myles Nobles, Greenville native and famous national songwriter active in the 1950’s and 1960’s; and Dr. Billy Taylor, who was born in Greenville in 1921 and became one of America’s Jazz greats.
Spotlighting musical legends such as Joe Morris, Amzi Ellington, Bill Riggins, Billy Taylor, and Billy Myles was a way to acknowledge contributors to the Big Band genre perhaps unknown outside of North Carolina.