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Although underappreciated and woefully overlooked throughout their initial tenure jointly, the great early-’70s outfit Cymande (pronounced Sah-mahn-day) was among the initial to merge African rhythms with rock, funk, reggae, and soul. Made up of people who hailed from such spectacular locales as Guyana, Jamaica, and St. Vincent, the nine-man lineup …

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Joey Dee

Joey Dee led the home music group at New York’s Peppermint Lounge, immortalizing the joint in his 1961 chart-topper “Peppermint Twist.” Delivered Joseph DiNicola in Passaic, NJ, Dee teamed with veteran manufacturer Henry Glover to cut “Peppermint Twist” for Roulette Information, and the large strike resulted in a starring function …

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