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Tag Archives: 1950s – 1960s

Young Jessie

The LA R&B vocal group scene from the 1950s was a reasonably incestuous one — members flitted in one aggregation to another, often sporting several connections at that time. Teen Jessie was an associate from the Flairs, Hunters, and Coasters, in addition to scoring a single West Coast strike along …

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Roberto Silva

With Ciro Monteiro, Roberto Silva was among the developers from the richly syncopated melodic division of samba singing launched by Luís Reis and Vassourinha. A few of his biggest strikes are “Maria Tereza” (Altamiro Carrilho), “Normélia”, “Mandei Fazer um Patuá” (both by Raimundo Olavo/Norberto Martins), “Perdi Você” (Raimundo Olavo/Silva Júnior), …

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Fritz Wunderlich

Fritz Wunderlich could possibly be considered the Wayne Dean from the singing globe — a, charismatic performer who suffered a tragic loss of life at the elevation of his profession and capabilities, and whose posthumous status is continuing to grow beyond whatever he could enjoy during his brief life. Regarded …

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Willie Jones

The stack of brilliant jazz sides that drummer appears on is indeed impressive that it’s hard to trust he was only on the recording scene for under a decade. He’s sometimes referred to as Willie Jones Jr. and may be the second inside a jazz lineage of two drummers and …

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Herman Lubinsky

Famous for being truly a rather profane cheapskate who had a minimal opinion of several from the musicians that he documented, Herman Lubinsky was a significant character. He previously been involved with radio, working New Jersey’s initial station WNJ back 1924 and signing up for the United Radio Firm. In …

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Margie Rayburn

b. 1924, Madera, California, USA, d. 14 June 2000, Oceanside, California, USA. Rayburn’s initial significant professional knowledge was as vocalist for the Ray Anthony Orchestra. She afterwards sang with Gene Autry so when a member from the Sunnysiders, on the sole Best 20 strike, ‘Hey, Mr. Banjo’, in 1955. Heading …

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Margaret Lewis

In the later ’50s Margaret Lewis documented some obscure rockabilly and bluesy swamp pop singles for the tiny Shreveport, LA, label Ram. Her edges attract curiosity by basic virtue to the fact that there weren’t many girl rockabilly or swamp pop performers in any way, and there weren’t a good …

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Harry Arnold

For a short while in the later ’50s, Harry Arnold led among the finest big bands in jazz, that was quite an accomplishment due to the fact he was located in Sweden. Originally a saxophonist, Arnold began leading swinging orchestras beginning in 1942 and finally quit playing and only as …

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Harold Burrage

Pianist Harold Burrage began singing blues and R&B through the 1950s and finished up like a linchpin from the emerging Chicago spirit sound from the ’60s; he produced recordings both in styles and lots of idiomatic shades among. Burrage mentored youthful spirit performers Otis Clay and Tyrone Davis, but never …

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Gogi Grant

Pop singer Gogi Offer was born in Sept 20, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pa, and scored among 1956’s biggest strikes with the melody “The Wayward Blowing wind.” Exactly the same calendar year, Offer was voted MOST WIDELY USED Feminine Vocalist by Billboard newspaper. But despite all of the accolades, Offer was …

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