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Alta Moda

Guitarist and keyboardist Norman Orenstein and vocalist Molly Johnson met in 1979 in Toronto. They shortly joined forces to create Alta Moda. The funk-style music group was a duo for approximately 3 years, until drummer Steven Gelineau was asked into the group. Bassist Etric Lyons was added a season afterwards. …

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Dschinghis Khan

Going by producer Ralph Siegel and vocalist Peter Alexander, Germany’s Dschinghis Khan provided a rest from standard pop music subject material by rotating campy historical sagas within a shiny Euro-disco bundle. Partly inspired with the Boney M. strike “Rasputin,” Siegel come up with an elaborately costumed group offering distinct people …

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Yesterday’s News

Shaped in the Bronx, NY, USA, in 1979, a cappella group Yesterday’s Information originally comprised Tony Delvecchio (lead and first tenor), Vinnie Gallo (lead and second tenor), Charlie Valentine (baritone), Vito Ferrante (second tenor) and Dennis Elber (lead and bass). Both Valentine and Ferrante had been then quickly changed by …

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The Singing Nuns

The Performing Nuns’ music has taken them definately not their Washington state house over time, but never definately not their religious roots. They have already been documenting albums since 1980, mainly Gregorian chants and Catholic hymns. There is also recorded Irish music and several Xmas albums. The spiritual sisters participate …

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Mingus Dynasty

Started soon after bassist/leader Charles Mingus’ death in 1979, Mingus Dynasty provides featured a lot of his best alumni in spirited concerts and recordings. Not absolutely all from the records appear to the amount of Mingus’ greatest shows (the bassist is actually skipped), but many recapture his heart. The group …

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The Noise

In the mid-’90s a Puerto Rican collective of DJs, rappers, and producers called the Noise hosted a long-lasting group of club nights in San Juan which were crucial to the development and popularization of reggaeton. The metropolitan design of Latin music, which increased to industrial prominence roughly ten years afterwards, …

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New Coon Creek Girls

Shaped by John Lair in 1979, the brand new Coon Creek Girls continued the bluegrass tradition set up by Lair’s original Coon Creek Girls in the 1930s. Just like he had using the first group, Lair marketed the brand new Coon Creek Women through his radio present and concert hall, …

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Ray Smith

Ray Smith was a rockabilly and nation singer who all recorded for the legendary Sunlight Information label, and is most beneficial remembered for his 1958 strike “Rockin’ Small Angel.” Smith was created on Oct 31, 1938 in Melber, KY, where his dad supported his family members being a sharecropper and …

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Love and Kisses

Best-known for performing the theme music from your 1978 disco film Thank God It’s Fri — that was probably disco’s most well-known movie following to Sunday Night Fever — Love and Kisses was the creation of producer/songwriter Alec R. Costandinos. With Like and Kisses, Costandinos tended to prefer lush, shiny …

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Jon & Vangelis

Jon Anderson, business lead singer of progressive rock and roll titans Yes, and Greek synthesizer genius Vangelis released 4 collaborative albums of arty electronic pop as Jon & Vangelis between 1980 and 1991, rating a small number of international strike singles. Both had worked collectively before — Vangelis is at …

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