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Little Willie Littlefield

Before he was 21 yrs . old, Texas-born pianist Small Willie Littlefield got etched an all-time traditional in to the blues lexicon. Just problems was, his unique 1952 waxing of “Kansas Town” (right here entitled “K.C. Caring”) didn’t sell sufficiently showing through to the graphs (thus leaving the entranceway open …

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Lula Reed

A longtime cohort of pianist/maker Sonny Thompson, singer Lula Reed recorded steadily for Cincinnati-based Ruler Records through the mid-’50s after debuting on polish in 1951 to sing Thompson’s original edition from the moving ballad “I’ll Drown in my own Tears” (a 1956 smash for Ray Charles as “Drown in my …

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Dion

Bridging the era between late-’50s rock and roll as well as the British Invasion, Dion DiMucci (delivered July 18, 1939) was among the best white rock and roll singers of his time period, blending the very best components of doo wop, teen idol, and R&B designs. Some revisionists possess tried …

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Little Johnny Taylor

Some people still have them mixed up, to get it direct from the outset, Little Johnny Taylor was most widely known for his scorching gradual blues smashes “IN YOUR FREE TIME Love” (for Bay Area-based Galaxy Records in 1963) and 1971’s “EVERYONE KNOWS About My POSITIVE THING” for Ronn Records …

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Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington was simultaneously perhaps one of the most beloved and controversial singers from the mid-20th hundred years — beloved to her fans, devotees, and fellow singers; questionable to critics who still accuse her of offering out her artwork to business and bad flavor. Her primary sin, evidently, was to …

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Little Caesar & the Romans

Close to the end from the doo wop period, this LA group made the very best Ten using the nostalgic “Those Oldies But Goodies (Reminds Me of You),” a piano-based ballad that sounded a little such as a bridge between your Five Satins and Small Anthony & the Imperials. Doo …

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Lester Williams

Though small known beyond the Houston blues circuit where he made his real estate for many decades, vocalist/guitarist Lester Williams was an area phenomenon through the early ’50s whose success also resulted in an appearance at Carnegie Hall. Blessed in Groveton, Tx on June 24, 1920, he was raised infatuated …

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Leon Sylvers III

Leon F. Sylvers III had written the very first strike (“Want That I POSSIBLY COULD Speak to You”) for his family’s performing group the Sylvers, his sibling Foster Sylvers’ TOP R&B/Best 30 pop debut solitary “Misdemeanor,” along with a slew of strikes for artists authorized to Dick Griffey’s Solar Information. …

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Saunders King

Pioneering R&B guitarist Saunders Ruler had his initial strike in 1942 with “S.K. Blues.” Ruler was a preacher’s kid who sang gospel in his father’s cathedral in Oakland. He discovered piano, banjo and ukulele. In 1938 he started playing electric guitar and finished up singing using the Southern Tranquility Four …

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Lowman Pauling

Guitarist/songwriter Lowman Pauling was an associate of ’50s R&B/rock and roll vocal group the “5” Royales and co-wrote “Focused on the One I REALLY LIKE,” included in the group on the 1958 King Information single. The music was a 1961 strike for the Shirelles along with a 1967 strike for …

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