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Oscar Brashear

Among the great jazz trumpeters from the post-1970 period, Oscar Brashear continues to be vastly underrated and frequently overlooked for just two significant reasons: he hasn’t (by 1999) led his own record time and he continues to be based in LA for three years. The truth is, Brashear, whose design …

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Maxine Brown

Although she never really had many hits, Maxine Brown was perhaps one of the most underrated soul and R&B vocalists from the ’60s. Through the ’60s she released some singles for Nomar and Wand, with a couple of music — “All in my own Brain,” “Crazy,” “Something YOU HAVE,” “Oh …

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Barbara Harris

Barbara Ann Harris, business lead vocalist for the ’60s pop group the Playthings, was created in Elizabeth Town, NC, on August 18, 1945. Within an special interview on Dec 6, 2000, for Boston’s AM 1670 through the Pop Explosion radio display, Harris informed listeners how she started her profession: “My …

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Masta Killa

Regarded the ninth person in the Wu-Tang Clan, Masta Killa (b. Elgin Turner; aliases: Great Chief, Noodles) documented his initial rhymes by the end of “Da Secret of Chessboxin'” in the Clan’s 1993 seminal debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). He previously never seriously created rhymes, aside from rap before …

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Martin Mull

Although most widely known being a comic actor in television shows which range from ’70s talk show satire Fernwood 2-Night to ’90s teenage fluff sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Martin Mull can be a gifted musician who released many great albums towards the start of his career. While his peculiar …

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Tan Dun

Tan Dun is a respected Chinese-born composer and something of the very most prominent within the genre of “world classical” music. He grew up by his grandmother in central Hunan, an area with specific linguistic and folk identification, including a shamanistic tradition. Tan Dun was conscripted to “re-education” (i.e., pressured …

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José María Napoleón

Mexican singer and songwriter José María Napoleón was created in 1948, and began his lengthy and effective career in 1970 along with his initial big one “Un Grillo.” Following that, some hit singles implemented in his indigenous property, and his songwriting abilities were regarded and employed by various other storied …

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Jon Lucien

Dubbed “the person with the fantastic throat” by Herbie Hancock, Jon Lucien was the leading crooner from the fusion era — blessed having a deep, velvety tone of voice ideally matched up to passionate ballads, his advanced amalgam of soul, light jazz, and Caribbean rhythms never loved commercial success commensurate …

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Leslie Hutchinson

This artist, eventually known beneath the tantalizing moniker of Hutch Hutchinson, was scared into expatriate status by way of a Klu Klux Klan rally in Florida, and then become perhaps one of the most popular singers in merry old England. The country-hopping saga of Leslie Hutchinson in fact starts in …

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Scott McKenzie

Scott McKenzie was an ideal exemplory case of a one-hit question, although his skill and voice produced him worth (and ultimately did earn him) somewhat even more. Delivered Philip Wallach Blondheim in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1939, he grew up in Virginia, and was attracted to music and performing from an …

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