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Tag Archives: 1930s – 1950s

Orquesta Casino de la Playa

Led by blind tres guitarist Arsenio Rodriguez, Orquestra Casino De La Playa offered as the schooling ground for upcoming Latin stars Perez Prado, percussionist Mongo Santamaria, and vocalist Miguelito Valdes. Produced in Havana, Cuba, in 1937, the group relocated to Mexico Town in 1948.

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Ann Sothern

b. Harriet Lake, 22 January 1909, Valley Town, North Dakota, USA, d. 15 March 2001, Ketchum, Idaho, USA. Educated by her mom as a vocalist, Sothern appeared within the film The Display Of Displays (1929) but concentrated in the theater. As Harriette Lake she made an appearance within the Broadway …

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Ray Whitley

Vocalist/songwriter Ray Whitley was among Hollywood’s initial cowboy crooners. Unlike Gene Autry, he continued to be a supporting acting professional rather than starred in his personal group of feature movies, although he do make many musical film pants during the middle-’30s. In tandem with Fred Rose, he also co-penned a …

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Ray Middleton

b. 8 Feb 1907, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 10 Apr 1984, Panorama Town, California, USA. An excellent looking vocalist and acting professional with a wealthy, powerful, baritone tone of voice, Middleton appeared destined for any profession in opera, before becoming diverted into musical humor. He gained a qualification in music …

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Orquesta Riverside

Produced in the past due ’30s, Orquesta Riverside became perhaps one of the most acclaimed Cuban orchestras. Initially, the group was aimed by regional musician Enrique González Mantici. In 1947, that honor was used by sax participant Pedro Vila. Through the ’50s, Orquesta Riverside’s Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban rhythms had …

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Maurice Winnick

b. 28 March 1902, Manchester, Lancashire, Britain, d. 26 Might 1962, England. A kid prodigy, Winnick analyzed violin in the Manchester University of Music before going for a job inside a movie theater orchestra, playing for silent movies. While still in his teenagers, he led a music group on the …

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Rex Griffin

Being a songwriter, performer, and saving musician, Rex Griffin bridged the difference between Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams — indeed, it could be said that he bridged the difference between Rodgers and Pal Holly, and between Rodgers as well as the Beatles. Griffin was one of the primary nation music …

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Mezz Mezzrow

Mezz Mezzrow occupies an unusual and unique put in place jazz background. Although a keen clarinetist, he was hardly ever much of a new player, sounding greatest over the blues. A separate propagandist for Chicago and New Orleans jazz as well as the privileges of blacks (he supposed well, but …

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Dylan Thomas

Welsh poet Dylan Thomas was the kid of an British professional at Swansea Sentence structure College, which he attended. Shifting to London, he pursued a profession being a journalist and broadcaster. His initial two books of poetry, Eighteen Poems (1934) and Twenty-Five Poems (1936), drew focus on him, nonetheless it …

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Martha Raye

A favorite singer, comedienne and celebrity more comfortable with both nightclubs as well as the theater, Martha Raye received many honours and performed for servicemen during Globe Battle II, the Korean Battle as well as the Vietnam Battle. Martha Raye was created Margaret Teresa Yvonne O’Reed in Butte, Montana. She …

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