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Quincy Troupe (2001)

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The son of Negro League baseball catcher Quincy Trouppe (who added a second "P" to the family name while playing in Mexico to accommodate the Spanish pronunciation "Trou-pay"), Troupe Jr. attended Grambling State University on a baseball scholarship; he failed to finish either of his first two semesters and subsequently joined the United States Army. In his free time as a soldier, he developed the passion for writing that would define his career.
Upon his return to civilian life, Troupe moved to Los Angeles, where he encountered the Watts Writers Workshop and began working in a more jazz-based style. It was on a tour with the Watts group that he first began his academic life.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Miles Davis Bags' Groove Bags' Groove (OJC)
# 2 Thelonious Monk Misterioso Misterioso (OJC)
# 3 Miles Davis Kind of Blue So What (Columbia)
# 4 The Beatles Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (Capitol)
# 5 Miles Davis On the Corner Helen Butte (Columbia)
# 6 The Police Ghost in the Machine Spirits in the Material World (A&M)
# 7 Kassav' Live Au Zenith Mwen Viré (Sony)
# 8 Youssou N'Dour Eyes Open Live Television (40 Acres & A)
Book Gabriel Garcia Marquez, "Autumn of the Patriarch"
Luxury Item A case of Krug Champagne
Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
Alt 1 Miles Davis Live around the World N/A (Columbia)
Alt 2 Stevie Wonder At the Close of the Century N/A (Motown)
Alt 3 Jimi Hendrix N/A Purple Haze N/A
Alt 4 Michael Jackson HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book 1 N/A (Epic)
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