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Nick Travis

A versatile trumpeter with a variety, an attractive tone, and solid technical abilities, Nick Travis spent a lot of his truncated profession as a studio room musician although he was an excellent jazz improviser too. Travis found early knowledge playing skillfully from age 15. He caused Johnny McGhee, Vido Musso …

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Elliot Lawrence

If he previously been born a decade previous, Elliot Lawrence may have been one of the most significant bandleaders from the golf swing era. Since it exercised, he was a tiny prodigy, leading a solid dance music group when he was just 20, but at that time (1945), the golf …

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Eddie Layton

Although reputable simply by aficionados of space age pop, Hammond organ virtuoso Eddie Layton was a lot more beloved simply by visitors to the home That Ruth Built, serving near four decades because the official organist at baseball’s landmark Yankee Stadium. Created Oct 19, 1925, in Philadelphia, Layton analyzed music …

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Billy Butler

A very tasty soul-jazz and blues guitarist, Billy Butler adroitly blended a Charlie Christian strategy with ’50s R&B grooves and backbeats. He coaxed a warm, fats build from his hollow-bodied guitar, and supplied deceptively basic solos and fills that became staples from the R&B electric guitar vocabulary. Costs Doggett’s “Honky …

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Bas Sheva

Vocalist Bas Sheva was created Beatrice Kurzman to a wealthy and prominent Jewish family members in Philadelphia. When Kurzman went into present business she followed the name “Bas Sheva” (i.e., the Biblical “Bathsheba”) to be able never to embarrass her family members. She formally researched the tone of voice and …

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