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Leon McAuliffe

Metal guitarist Leon McAuliffe made his name while an associate of Bob Wills’ Tx Playboys, ranking among the best of his period on his particular device. Created William Leon McAuliffe in Houston in 1917, he began playing both acoustic and metal acoustic guitar at 14, and quickly became a member …

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Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson

A sophisticated stylist in alto saxophone who vacillated throughout his profession between leap blues and jazz, bald-pated Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson (he shed his hair in early stages following a botched bout using a lye-based hair-straightener) also possessed a playfully distinctive vocal delivery that stood him in great stead with blues …

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