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John Fred

Blue-eyed soul outfit John Fred & His Playboy Band were among the largest one-hit wonders from the 1960s, topping the Billboard charts making use of their tongue-in-cheek Beatles homage “Judy in Disguise (With Glasses).” Created John Fred Gourrier on, may 8, 1941, in Baton Rouge, LA, the vocalist was the …

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Jay Miller

b. 1923, Un Campo, Tx, USA, d. 23 March 1996, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Among the best-known & most effective record companies from Louisiana, Miller began being a musician, using nation and Cajun rings around Lake Charles in the late 30s. Following a spell within the providers, he began to make …

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John Campbell

Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter John Campbell had the potential of turning a complete new generation of individuals onto the blues within the 1990s, quite similar method Stevie Ray Vaughan did within the ’80s. His vocals had been so effective and his electric guitar playing therefore fiery, you couldn’t help but …

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John Delafose

John Delafose and his music group the Eunice Playboys bridged the distance between zydeco’s origins and its modern sound having a mastery matched by handful of their peers; despite an affinity for early Creole designs, French lyrics and two-step waltz rhythms, they used all the fiery strength demanded by modern-day …

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David Houston

Given birth to and raised in Bossier Town, Louisiana, country vocalist David Houston — whose lineage included Sam Houston and General Robert E. Lee — became a normal in the Louisiana Hayride as an adolescent. Evidently his soaring tenor tone of voice wasn’t totally valued; he found difficulty getting function …

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Marie Bryant

b. 1919, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 23 Might 1978, LA, California, USA. An excellent singer, with a nice vocal audio and stage existence, Bryant caused several mentioned jazz performers in NY within the 40s. She made an appearance on record in 1946 inside a music group that included Peanuts …

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U.P. Wilson

Fort Worth-based guitarist, singer and songwriter U.P. Wilson takes on a startlingly refreshing design of deep Southern soul-blues that’s gospel inflected and rural, however urban. His extremely rhythmic acoustic guitar playing is definitely showcased on three albums for JSP Information, and it would appear that after years to be referred …

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Jan Garber

Billed as “the Idol from the Airwaves,” Jan Garber led a huge band within the 1930s which was the epitome of “special” music. His reed section’s quavering saxophones (sounding as though they were filled with feeling that nearly bordered on sarcasm) had been the band’s brand and, when it found …

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Joe Walker

Having a signature sound bridging the gap between zydeco and Southern soul music, singer and multi-instrumentalist Joe Walker was most widely known as an ace sideman ahead of his rediscovery through the early 1990s. Created Dec 13, 1944 in Lafayette, Louisiana, he performed acoustic guitar in Rockin’ Dopsie’s music group …

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James Rivers

New Orleans saxophonist has well in several different idioms — gospel, traditional, New Orleans funk, and R&B, and neo-bop. Only 1 record out, getting excited about more.

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