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Bertha “Chippie” Hill

Among the better vintage blues singers from the 1920s (and far less vaudeville-oriented than a lot of her contemporaries), Chippie Hill was mostly of the performers of her era to produce a full-fledged return within the ’40s. Among 16 kids, she started employed in 1916 like a dancer before she …

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Bert Russell

Bert Russell was a songwriting pseudonym utilized by the legendary maker Bert Berns, especially early in his profession. (His name was Bertrand Russell Berns.) Early partnerships with Phil Medley — which created the best-known “Bert Russell” track, the Isley Brothers’ “Twist and Shout” — and Jerry Ragovoy frequently presented Russell …

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The Mammals

The pop-folk trio the Mammals came together in early 2001 after fiddler Ruth Ungar and guitarist Michael Merenda met in an area bar in NEW YORK. Ungar, who’s the girl of famous fiddler Jay Ungar and folksinger Lyn Hardy, briefly flirted having a profession in performing. While she and Merenda …

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Steven Tyler

Many would concur that among rock’s all-time charismatic and entertaining frontman would need to end up being Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler. Delivered Steven Victor Tallarico on March 26, 1948 (simply outside NEW YORK in Yonkers), he started playing drums young, but eventually turned to vocals after finding the Beatles, along with …

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Sylvia Robinson

Singer/songwriter/manufacturer Sylvia Robinson had two graph toppers: as 1 / 2 of Mickey & Sylvia with “Like Is Strange” and her own single gold solitary, the sensuous “Cushion Chat.” With the All Platinum label with spouse Joe Robinson, she was instrumental within the careers from the Occasions (she created and …

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Betty Comden

The songwriting and screenwriting duo of Betty Comden and Adolph Green created a few of the most enduring and beloved music comedies from the post-war era, reaching their apex with 1952’s Singin’ in the torrential rain, widely acclaimed because the greatest film music available. Comden was created Elizabeth Basya Comden …

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Musica Sacra

Musica Sacra is among NY city’s main professional choral ensembles. It had been founded in 1968 by Richard Westenburg. It had been originally a ministry from the Central Presbyterian Chapel on Recreation area Avenue, NY. However, since that time it has progressed right into a professional chorus with orchestra. It …

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Betty Carter

Arguably probably the most adventurous female jazz singer ever, Betty Carter was an idiosyncratic stylist along with a restless improviser who pushed the limits of melody and harmony just as much as any kind of bebop horn player. The husky-voiced Carter was with the capacity of radical, off-the-cuff reworkings of …

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Bernadette Peters

One of the primary Broadway celebrities of her period, Bernadette Peters was widely acclaimed because the finest performing actress to arrive since Barbra Streisand. Given birth to Bernadette Lazzara on Feb 28, 1948, in NEW YORK, she began performing and dance while a child, and had been an associate of …

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Chris Opperman

Pianist/composer Chris Opperman was raised in NJ and attended Berklee. While at Berklee, Opperman had taken an opportunity and approached Mike Keneally to find if Keneally will be willing to generate the record he was piecing together with his music group from college, Chris Opperman & the Random Aspect. The …

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