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Ethel Merman

Ethel Merman was the best American musical movie theater performer of her era, creating jobs in 13 Broadway musicals between 1930 and 1959, and continuing to surface in displays occasionally through 1970. Her clarion tone of voice and specific enunciation were ideal for an period whenever a stage performer was …

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Vic Dickenson

A unique trombonist using a sly wit and the capability to sound as though he were performing underwater, Vic Dickenson was a secured asset to any program which he appeared. He mentioned out in the 1920s and ’30s playing within the Midwest. Organizations with Blanche Calloway (1933-1936), Claude Hopkins (1936-1939), …

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Claude Hopkins

A talented stride pianist, Claude Hopkins under no circumstances became as famous as he deserved. He was a bandleader in early stages, and toured European countries in the middle-’20s because the musical movie director for Josephine Baker. Hopkins came back towards the U.S. in 1926, led his very own groupings, …

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Tasha Thomas

Disco diva Tasha Thomas was created in Jeutyn, AK, to some dad who worked for the Atomic Energy Fee and a mom who was simply ordained being a Pentecostal minister. She started playing the body organ and performing in her mother’s cathedral; when she transferred to NEW YORK during the …

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Keith Hudson

Ominously referred to as “The Dark Prince of Reggae,” Keith Hudson was created right into a musical family in Kingston, Jamaica in 1946. His musical education started as Hudson worked well as sort of roadie for Skatalite and Jamaican trombone ruler Don Drummond. By age group 21, Hudson, who was …

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Tackhead

A collective stretching out from the first times of the hip-hop label Sugars Hill in to the industrial music from the 1990s, Tackhead produced a minimum of half-a-dozen albums under a number of nominal mind — Keith LeBlanc, Gary Clail, and lastly Tackhead. The group arrived together in the first …

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Anna Case

American soprano Anna Case was the initial native-born Metropolitan Opera diva to haven’t any formal teaching whatsoever. Given birth to the daughter of the blacksmith in NJ, Case was leading the chorus and playing body organ in the Dutch Reformed Chapel in her community by age 15, and she’d never …

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Walter Bishop, Sr.

Whenever a man names his son after himself and affixes a “junior” by the end, the act is frequently done to get a noble purpose, generally to greatly help discographers who are buried below mounds of details. Arbitrarily getting rid of the “junior” from, state, the name of bebop pianist …

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Frederick Brisson

b. Carl Frederick Brisson, 17 March 1913, Copenhagen, Denmark, d. 8 Oct 1984, NY, USA. Brisson, the child of Carl Brisson, was a stage and film maker. He was raised in Britain, and after going to the Rossall University in Lancashire, started his career like a theatrical supervisor. He co-produced …

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Viola Wells

b. 14 Dec 1902, Newark, NJ, USA, d. 22 Dec 1984, NEW YORK, USA. Touring the TOBA circuit like a traditional blues vocalist in the 30s Wells fulfilled and wedded guitarist Harold Underhill. She was a much-admired jazz and blues vocalist in her day time, winning considerable respect, and envy, …

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