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Tag Archives: 1950s – 1960s

Wilbert Harrison

Perceived by casual oldies devotees being a two-hit question (for his 1959 chart-topper “Kansas City” along with a heartwarming “Let’s INTERACT” a complete decade later on), Wilbert Harrison actually left out a varied body system of function that combined an interesting melange of musical idioms into something quite distinctive. Nation …

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Joe Meek

Not an designer in the original sense of the word (he couldn’t play or sing whatsoever) maker Joe Meek has non-etheless been belatedly named an important, actually inimitable, physique of early British rock and roll & move. Like Phil Spector, Meek created idiosyncratic production methods that, a lot more than …

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Leo Wright

A first-rate bop-oriented alto saxophonist, Wright was also among the finest flutists jazz has known. He researched saxophone beneath the tutelage of his dad. His first documenting was manufactured in 1958 with vibist Dave Pike; another year, he performed the Newport Event with bassist Charles Mingus’ group. Wright became a …

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Dub Dickerson

b. Willis Dickerson, 1927, Grand Saline, Tx, USA, d. 1979, USA. Performing and playing electric guitar, Dickerson broadcast on KWKH’s The Louisiana Hayride. He sometimes composed music, including ‘My Gal Gertie’. He documented for several unbiased labels, such as for example Imperial Information, Sims, Todd and Tower, in addition to …

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Dewey Phillips

Within the pantheon of great, original rock and roll & move disc jockeys — men who put their careers at risk to play genuine — two names always immediately one thinks of: Alan Freed and Dewey Phillips. Freed’s existence tale, and his battle to keep carefully the music alive inside …

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Lurlean Hunter

Vocalist Lurlean Hunter produced five albums on her behalf own through the second fifty percent of the ’50s, getting started being a Lonesome Gal on RCA and winding up even now feeling Blue & Sentimental for Atlantic. She was uncovered in Chicago where she have been singing in lots of …

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Leo Rowsome

Leo Rowsome had a profound influence on the development of Irish music. Representing the 3rd era of pipers in his family members, Rowsome was among Ireland’s few professional music artists within the 1930s and ’40s. Teaching uillean pipes in the Municipal College of Music in Dublin since 1920, Rowsome received …

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The Downbeats

The obscure Motown act referred to as the Downbeats included Johnny Dawson, Cleo Miller, and Robert Fleming. They occasionally followed Marv Johnson before he strike on United Performers Records, and slice songs for the Lupine category of brands. (Although nothing surfaced, you can find gaping blanks in Lupine’s discography which …

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Richard “Pistol” Allen

As an associate from the Funk Brothers, drummer Richard “Pistol” Allen could be heard on several Motown classics such as for example Marvin Gaye’s number 1 R&B/pop single “I Heard It With the Grapevine” in addition to on songs from Dennis Coffey’s Scorpio album. Given birth to Howard Richard Allen …

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Lenny Welch

Vocalist Lenny Welch was created Leon Welch on, may 15, 1938 in Asbury Recreation area, NJ. He began singing as a young child, assembling organizations and taking part in skill displays. In his past due teenagers, Welch and his group auditioned for Decca Information in NY. The executives adored “Lenny,” …

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