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Tag Archives: 1950s – 1960s

Lester Koenig

A good friend of jazz, Lester Koenig was the founder and mind of Modern Records. The business he were only available in 1951 was, alongside Pacific Jazz, among the best L.A.-centered jazz labels energetic during the awesome era. A lot of Contemporary’s produces became classics, including several units by Shorty …

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Little Willie John

He hardly ever received the accolades directed at famous brands Sam Cooke, Clyde McPhatter, and Adam Brown, but Small Willie John rates as you of R&B’s most influential performers. His muscular high timbre and tremendous technical and psychological range belied his early age (his initial hit emerged when he was …

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Fern Jones

Nation gospel singer/songwriter Fern Jones was created in Un Dorado, AR, in 1923. Based on Joel Selvin and Ken Shipley’s extensive liner notes within the 2005 retrospective The Glory Street, she was the girl of the wildcat essential oil driller and was raised in abject poverty, even so finding a …

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Lula Reed

A longtime cohort of pianist/maker Sonny Thompson, singer Lula Reed recorded steadily for Cincinnati-based Ruler Records through the mid-’50s after debuting on polish in 1951 to sing Thompson’s original edition from the moving ballad “I’ll Drown in my own Tears” (a 1956 smash for Ray Charles as “Drown in my …

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Scan Tester

Accordionist Scan Tester was that great rarity, a southern British traditional instrumentalist who was simply repeatedly recorded.

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Scott LaFaro

During his tragically brief life, Scott LaFaro quickly progressed into perhaps one of the most advanced bassists around, contending with Charlie Haden and Charles Mingus. He emphasized high records, could play with great acceleration, and his interplay with Costs Evans within their trio was mutually stimulating and important. LaFaro originally …

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Justin Adams

As a presented guitarist in producer Cosimo Matassa’s renowned J&M studio music group, Justin Adams performed on many of the vintage recordings that constitute the building blocks of the brand new Orleans R&B and rock and roll & roll from the 1950s and early ’60s. Adams was created within the …

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Wilbur Harden

Wilbur Harden is really a mystery guy in jazz background, for he appeared on some essential recording classes (especially with John Coltrane) and, after 1960, pretty much disappeared. He performed R&B with Roy Dark brown (1950) and Ivory Joe Hunter, and served within the Navy. Harden surfaced in 1957, documenting …

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Julius Edward Dixon

Ideal remembered for co-authoring the pop vintage “Lollipop,” songwriter Julius Dixon was created in Barnwell, SC, in 1913. After providing within the U.S. Military during World Battle II, he was designated to Special Solutions in Germany, hosting his personal weekly radio display, Range Jive, before coming back stateside and settling …

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Lowman Pauling

Guitarist/songwriter Lowman Pauling was an associate of ’50s R&B/rock and roll vocal group the “5” Royales and co-wrote “Focused on the One I REALLY LIKE,” included in the group on the 1958 King Information single. The music was a 1961 strike for the Shirelles along with a 1967 strike for …

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