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Dick Dale

Dick Dale wasn’t nicknamed “Ruler of the Browse Electric guitar” for nothing at all: he virtually invented the design single-handedly, no matter who copied or expanded upon his blueprint, he remained the fieriest, most technically gifted musician the genre ever produced. Dale’s pioneering usage of Middle Eastern and Eastern Western …

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Johnny Copeland

Considering the timeframe he spent steadily moving from gig to gig, Johnny “Clyde” Copeland’s rise to prominence in the blues world in the first ’90s wasn’t everything surprising. A agreement using the PolyGram/Verve label place his ’90s recordings in to the hands of a large number of blues enthusiasts all …

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Dee Dee Sharp

Dee Dee Clear hit the largest with her 1st record for the Cameo/Parkway label, a blessing that pigeonholed the Philly songstress like a teenybopper forever to become identified with her number 1 smash from 1962, “Mashed Potatoes Period.” Surviving in Philadelphia, the house of Dick Clark’s American Bandstand helped her …

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Gene Harris

Perhaps one of the most accessible of most jazz pianists, Gene Harris’ soulful design (influenced by Oscar Peterson and containing the blues-iness of the Junior Mance) was immediately likable and predictably excellent. After playing within an Military music group (1951-1954), he produced a trio with bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer …

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Emmett Berry

He’s there in the traditional “Great Time in Harlem” photo, but it could have been hard to consider many photos of taking place jazz rings or Harlem moments in the ’30s and ’40s without Emmett Berry’s smiling encounter. Not that he’d be smiling; in fact, he would oftimes be as …

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France Gall

Although she’s best-known as the quite, perky teenager who earned the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest with her hit “Poupee de Cire, Poupee de Son,” French pop singer France Gall has already established a a lot longer and even more varied career than that, having released solid records nearly nonstop because …

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Florapop

Tag and Lisa Flora are unabashed enthusiasts of all issues pop–they named their girl McCartney. Their infectious mixture of smooth rock and roll, power and bubblegum pop offers earned them a little but faithful Midwest pursuing. They fulfilled in 1989 in Clark, South Dakota, shifted to Minnesota in 1994 and …

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Donovan

Upon his emergence through the mid-’60s, Donovan was anointed “Britain’s response to Bob Dylan,” a facile but generally unfounded comparison which compromised the Scottish folk-pop troubadour’s own unique vision. Where in fact the thrust of Dylan’s music continues to be its bleak introspection and bitter realism, Donovan completely embraced the …

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Emilio Navaira

Apart from Selena, Emilio Navaira did a lot more than one to popularize tejano music through the early to mid-’90s, and even though his recognition waned in the wake of his 1995 crossover in to the country music marketplace using the English-language album Life Is Good (1995), he continued to …

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Elizeth Cardoso

Elizete Cardoso, the singer whose album Chega de Saudade launched the bossa nova, was also the initial well-known singer to interpret Villa-Lobos on the Municipal Theaters of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and was taken into consideration by Almirante the very best interpreter of Noel Rosa. Adored by Edith …

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