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Dickie Harris

While Dickie Harris isn’t the man who played trombone on “Out of View”, he did pick out pedal metal with Ernest Tubb & the Tx Troubadours, which can be out of view, or at least “perty durn great” because they might claim in Tx. Tubb was fussy about pedal metal, …

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Jimmy Jones

A unique piano stylist (who occasionally played complex stop chords) and a masterful accompanist for singers, Jimmy Jones had his first essential job taking part in and saving with Stuff Smith (1943-1945). After dealing with J.C. Noticed (1946-1947), he was Sarah Vaughan’s pianist (1947-1952 and 1954-1958) having a two-year disease …

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Hank Penny & His California Cowhands

b. Herbert Clayton Cent, 18 August 1918, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, d. 17 Apr 1992, California, USA. Cent’s dad, who became a hypnotist, discovered to play your guitar and published poetry after becoming disabled inside a mine incident, offered him his 1st acoustic guitar tuition and his desire for entertaining. At …

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Hank Penny

While he by no means achieved the type of achievement enjoyed by fellow bandleaders like Bob Wills or Spade Cooley, through the past due ’40s and early ’50s Hank Penny ranked among the foremost professionals from the Western golf swing sound. Created Herbert Clayton Cent on Sept 18, 1918, in …

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Sammy Lowe

Arranger/trumpeter/conductor Sammy Lowe’s credits include Wayne Brown’s number 1 R&B regular “From the Man’s Man’s Man’s Globe” and his 1963 quantity six R&B strike “Prisoner of Like,” in addition to recordings by Erskine Hawkins, Nina Simone, Sam Cooke, the Softones, the Tokens, and Small Peggy Marsh. Dark brown sent Lowe …

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