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Pete Cassell

A blind nation minstrel content to execute on radio broadcasts instead of record his materials, Pete Cassell impressed many listeners along with his near-perfect pitch and self-taught musicianship. Blessed in Georgia on August 27, 1917, Cassell was blinded in his infancy, and received his education at particular academic institutions in …

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The Valentines

A trio of songbirds from Vancouver, B.C., Miki Shannon, Irene Butler, and Jay Findlay experienced a short fling with popularity in the wintertime of 1960/61 when the A-side of their novelty 45, “The Sock” b/w “Sixteen Senoritas” (Iona 1003) strike #3 in the neighborhood strike parade. Improbably, this daffy ditty …

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The Five Chances

In 1950, within the southern side of Chicago, several eighth graders from Felsenthal Quality School joined collectively and began singing on street corners for another couple of years. These initial five — Darnell Austell (business lead), his sibling John Austell (bass), Howard Pitman (baritone), Harold Jones (baritone and second tenor), …

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Michael Ofjord

Relating to stories I listen to from my parents, I demonstrated a very solid fascination with music in early stages. I’ve heard stories that whenever the kids within my day time care sang, I had been always in leading performing loudly, though I had been generally regarded as a quiet …

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The Kaye Sisters

This UK pop trio comprised Sheila Jones (b. 21 Oct 1936, Lewisham, London, Britain), Shirley ‘Shan’ Palmer (b. 15 August 1938, Hull, Britain) and Carol Teen (b. Carol Mayall, 12 Apr 1930, Oldham, Lancashire, Britain, d. August 2006, Brighton, Sussex, Britain). Produced in 1954 by Carmen Kaye and originally referred …

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Tony Thompson

Of the many numerous rumors which have surfaced over time of Led Zeppelin possibly re-forming, it would appear that the one period it came closest to really becoming a actuality (the mid-’80s), the drummer who was simply projected to consider the location of John Bonham was ex-Chic pounder Tony Thompson. …

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The Four Mints

The 4 Mints (also known basically as the Mints) were a genuine oddity, a respected white vocal group amid the first rock & roll era, with the capacity of carrying out convincing R&B. Adam Wilson (business lead), Gene Warr (initial tenor), Aubie McSwain (second tenor), and Al Warr (bass) got …

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Paul Warmack

A day’s drive around Georgia and Tennessee and the truth will be quite apparent, so far as gullies are worried. There are a great number of them. The occasionally parched and scorched, various other times drenched globe children of just one 1,000 riverbeds operate riot with gullies, as though these …

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Robert Donaldson

A keyboardist and singer in the music group Cherokee, this designer shouldn’t be confused with many music artists named Bobby Donaldson, one a jazz drummer as well as the additional a guitarist and maker in the seaside music genre. Robert Donaldson has already been crowded out plenty of by his …

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Denise King

Inspired by Nancy Wilson, Marlena Shaw and Sarah Vaughan, Denise Ruler can be an expressive, big-voiced singer who combines jazz with components of R&B, blues and gospel. Ruler was created and elevated in Philadelphia, where she was subjected to R&B as a kid and uncovered jazz at 12 because of …

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