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Big Boy Myles

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New Orleans R&B singer Edgar “Big Son” Myles was created within the Crescent Town in 1933. While going to Booker T. Washington SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, he and eight of his classmates shaped the Sha-Weez in 1950. Based on Marv Goldberg’s profile within the Sept 1977 problem of Yesterday’s Recollections, the group’s unusual name produced from their theme music, bandmember Nolan Blackwell’s “Cha-Paka-Sha-Wees,” which approximately translates through the Creole “We have been not really raccoons”; during an appearance on regional radio, these were introduced because the “‘Cha-Paka-Sha-Wees’ music artists,” as well as the moniker trapped. Maker Dave Bartholomew authorized the Sha-Weez to New Orleans imprint Aladdin Information in past due 1952, helming their debut program at Cosimo Matassa’s famous J&M Studios. Bandmate Wayne “Sugars Boy” Crawford was slated to sing business lead vocal, but a earlier live performance remaining his tone of voice so strained that Myles stepped towards the fore rather; “NOBODY to Like Me” made an appearance at year’s end, learning to be a regional hit and making the group live looks through the entire Gulf Coast area. Still, Aladdin resisted liberating the remaining materials through the Sha-Weez’s J&M program, nor do the label publication another studio day. The group however remained under agreement towards the label, however in past due 1953 Myles and Crawford started documenting for Chess as Sugars Boy and His Cane Cutters. Their Chess debut, “I HAVE NO IDEA What I’ll Perform,” was the label’s initial discharge trim in New Orleans, and appreciated strong regional airplay. The follow-up, “Jock-a-Mo,” made an appearance in early 1954 and in addition proved a local favorite. Ten years afterwards, the Dixie Mugs recut the melody as “Iko Iko,” perhaps one of the most well-known and long lasting Big Easy R&B information ever made. The 3rd Glucose Boy and His Cane Cutters one, “I Bowed on My Legs,” gained the group a residency on the Baton Rouge nightspot the Carousel Membership, but brought a finish with their Chess affiliation, departing greater than a dozen unreleased edges on the shelf. Myles still left the lineup in 1955 to become listed on Li’l Millet & His Creoles; this group — led by bassist Millet, and in addition offering tenor saxophonists Lee Allen and Adam Victor Lewis, guitarist Ernest Mare, drummer Bartholomew Smith, and Myles’ sibling Warren on piano — was playing the Thibodeaux, LA, membership the Sugar Dish when they had been discovered by Niche Information’ Bumps Blackwell. They moved into J&M in nov 1955 to lower “Who’s Been Fooling You?,” for factors unknown acknowledged to Big Boy Myles as well as the Shaw-Wees upon its launch on Specialty; another and final Niche effort, “Merely to Keep My Hands” — this time around offering New Orleans legends Alvin “Crimson” Tyler on tenor, Edgar Blanchard on acoustic guitar, and Earl Palmer on drums — made an appearance in past due 1956. Myles didn’t resurface on disk until 1960, slicing “New Orleans” for Ace. “Oh, Mary” adopted a year later on. After the failing of his lone V-Tone launch, 1961’s “She’s Therefore Good,” Myles lowered from view until 1968, when he released a one-off for Huey Meaux’s Pic-One imprint, “You’re Gonna Arrive Crying.” He relocated to NEW YORK sometime thereafter, but small is well known of the ultimate many years of his existence and profession. Myles passed away in NY in 1984.

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Full Name Big Boy Myles
Music Songs Who's Been Fooling You?, That Girl I Married, Just to Hold My Hand, Hickory Dickory Dock, She's so Fine, Long Lost Stranger, I Still Care, Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet, Loud Mouth Annie, You Better Dig It, Micky Mouse Boarding House, No One to Love Me, I Know I Still Care, New Orleans, Feeling Sad


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#Fact
1 Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 35, a daughter Siena Myles Freegard on February 12, 2014. Child's father is her husband, Bradley Freegard.
2 (May 18, 2013) Married her boyfriend of 14 years & father of her 3-year-old daughter Matilda Bradley Freegard.
3 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 31, a daughter Matilda Myles Freegard on November 10, 2009. Child's father is her boyfriend (now husband), Bradley Freegard.
4 Along with Freema Agyeman, John Barrowman, Naoko Mori and Gareth David-Lloyd, she is one of only five actors to play the same character (Gwen Cooper) in both Doctor Who (2005) and Torchwood (2006).
5 She has acted with the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company and in 2005 a paper called The Western Mail voted her the seventh most sexy Welsh female celebrity.
6 In 2005 she appeared as a maidservant who died to save the world in an episode of Doctor Who (2005) and so impressed the writer Russell T. Davies that he cast her as the female lead in the spin-off series Torchwood (2006).
7 Eve was born in a town called Ystradgynlais and attended the Ysgol Maes Y Dderwen school with fellow actor Steve Meo.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eat Local 2016 post-production Vanessa
Victoria 2016 TV Series Mrs. Jenkins
Aberfan: The Green Hollow 2016 TV Movie
Moving On 2016 TV Series Helen
You, Me & Them 2013-2015 TV Series Lauren Grey
Broadchurch 2015 TV Series Claire Ripley
Under Milk Wood 2014 TV Movie Lily Smalls
Frankie 2013 TV Series Frankie / Frankie Maddox
Baker Boys 2011 TV Series Sarah
Torchwood 2006-2011 TV Series Gwen Cooper
Torchwood: Web of Lies 2011 TV Series Gwen Cooper
Dragon Age II 2011 Video Game Merrill (voice)
A Bit of Tom Jones? 2009 Sally Fielding
Framed 2009 TV Movie Angharad Stannard
Belonging 2000-2009 TV Series Ceri
Little Dorrit 2008 TV Mini-Series Maggy
Merlin 2008 TV Series Mary Collins Lady Helen
Doctor Who 2005-2008 TV Series Gwen Cooper Gwyneth
Soundproof 2006 TV Movie DC Sarah McGowan
These Foolish Things 2005 Dolly Nightingale
Colditz 2005 TV Mini-Series Jill
Say It with Flowers 2005 Short Leila Moon
EastEnders: Dot's Story 2003 TV Movie Young Gwen
Tales from Pleasure Beach 2001 TV Mini-Series Angie
Score 2001 TV Movie Paula
Nuts and Bolts 2000 TV Series Carys Williams
Hang the DJ 1999 TV Series Tracy

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Torchwood: Inside the Hub 2009 TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
25th British Academy Cymru Awards 2016 TV Movie documentary
Loose Women 2008-2015 TV Series Herself
Cutting Edge 2014 TV Series documentary Herself - Narrator
Sunday Brunch 2012-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
FedCon XXII 2013 Documentary Herself
From the Mouths of Babes 2012 TV Series documentary Herself (2016)
The Wright Stuff 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest Panelist
Daybreak 2011 TV Series Herself
Margaret John: National Treasure 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
Torchwood: Inside the Hub 2009 TV Movie documentary
Torchwood Declassified 2006-2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Saturday Kitchen 2008 TV Series Herself
Doctor Who Confidential 2006 TV Series documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2011 TV Special Gwen Cooper (uncredited)
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2010 TV Special Gwen Cooper (uncredited)
A Taste of My Life 2007 TV Series documentary Gwen Cooper
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2006 TV Series Gwen Cooper

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 SFX Award SFX Awards, UK Best Actress Torchwood (2006)
2007 BAFTA Cymru Award BAFTA Awards, Wales Best Actress (Yr Actores Orau) Torchwood (2006)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress on Television Torchwood (2006)
2012 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Female Drama Performance Torchwood (2006)
2012 SFX Award SFX Awards, UK Best Actress Torchwood (2006)
2011 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Series, Drama Torchwood (2006)
2010 BAFTA Cymru Award BAFTA Awards, Wales Best Actress (Yr Actores Orau) Torchwood (2006)
2009 BAFTA Cymru Award BAFTA Awards, Wales Best Actress (Yr Actores Orau) Belonging (2000)
2008 SFX Award SFX Awards, UK Best TV Actress Torchwood (2006)
2007 SFX Award SFX Awards, UK Best TV Actress Torchwood (2006)


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#Trademark
1 Gap between her front teeth

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