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Alvin “Red” Tyler

Alvin “Crimson” Tyler was inducted in to the Louisiana Blues Hall of Popularity, but he considered himself to become first of all a jazz participant. Bebop was his initial love, but rock and roll & roll as well as the blues paid the expenses better. Within an period when bebop …

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Gwen Davis

An excellent, promising soul singer, predicated on her just recording (“My Guy Don’t Think I UNDERSTAND” b/w “I CANNOT Be Your IN YOUR FREE TIME Baby,” released simply by Sound Condition 7 in 1964), Gwen Davis under no circumstances got another shot in a music career, as far as anyone …

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Rudy Ray Moore

If Redd Foxx was the ruler from the party record through the ’50s and ’60s, after that certainly Rudy Ray Moore upped the ante through the ’70s having a succession of triple-X-rated platters which were thus hot most shops could only offer them beneath the counter-top, even through the height …

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Joe Jones

Ideal remembered for the 1960 novelty smash “You Chat AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF,” New Orleans R&B singer Joe Jones later on forged a profession in creation and posting before learning to be a galvanizing power in the fight for performers’ rights. Delivered within the Crescent Town on August 12, 1926, …

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Barbara George

With her lone hit “I UNDERSTAND (YOU DO NOT Love Me FORGET ABOUT),” singer Barbara George documented among New Orleans R&B’s definitive crossover smashes. Blessed Barbara Ann Smith within the Crescent City’s Ninth Ward on August 16, 1942, she started singing as a teenager in her Baptist cathedral choir and …

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Smiley Lewis

Dave Bartholomew has often been quoted to the result that Smiley Lewis was a “misfortune singer,” because he never sold a lot more than 100,000 copies of his Imperial singles. In retrospect, Lewis was a lucky guy in lots of respects — he liked stellar support from New Orleans’ ace …

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Shirley & Lee

Shirley Goodman and Leonard Lee, given birth to just ten times aside in 1936, scored 3 massive R&B strikes before each one of these were both twenty years aged: “Experience SO EXCELLENT,” “Allow Good Times Move,” and “PERSONALLY I THINK Great” were all compiled by the talented little couple. That …

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Sugar Boy Crawford

New Orleans R&B legend Adam “Glucose Youngster” Crawford was created in the Crescent Town on Oct 12, 1934. He was raised performing in his Baptist chapel choir, additionally learning piano and playing trombone in the Booker T. Washington SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL marching music group. In 1950 Crawford and eight classmates …

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Marvin Pontiac

R&B enigma Marvin Pontiac was created Marvin Toure in Detroit on March 30, 1932; he was the kid of the Jewish New Yorker mom and Malinese African dad, with the last mentioned legitimately changing the family’s last name to Pontiac (thinking it to be always a correct American surname) before …

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Huey “Piano” Smith

Huey “Piano” Smith was a significant area of the fun new Orleans piano custom, subsequent in the footsteps of Teacher Longhair and Body fat Domino to consider his place among the Crescent City’s R&B top notch. He was also among R&B’s great comedians, his greatest singles coordinating the Coasters for …

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