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Ghost Train Orchestra

Known for leading various incarnations of his avant chamberesque folk-country clothing Defeat Circus, Florida-born, Boston-based trumpeter (actually, multi-instrumentalist), bandleader, composer, arranger, and singer/songwriter Brian Carpenter can be the principal generating force behind the Ghost Teach Orchestra, restoring alive a few of the most ebullient — and frequently underappreciated as well …

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Julius Lenzberg

Composer and bandleader Julius Lenzberg — referred to as “Jules” to his relatives and buddies — hailed from Baltimore and began his profession accompanying dance lessons on the piano; his initial structure, “Ball’s Academy March” (1894), was focused on his company. Lenzberg had currently released a few parts by 1903 …

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Charles Adams Prince

Charles Adams Prince was one particular rare performers, a versatile, chameleonic performer whose skills and achievements haven’t been adequately appreciated. He was among the 1st music artists to record (1891), the first ever to record a Classical orchestral function for Columbia Information (1917), and his music group was the first …

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Louis Chauvin

Louis Chauvin was an excellent and influential pianist who created a reliable stream of primary melodies while seldom making the effort to create them down or have them published. His tale is certainly multi-colored and tragic, and he didn’t live longer enough to create any phonograph recordings. Chauvin was created …

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Fred Hager

In the rock and roll & move era, the “A&R” job description usually implies a schmoozer whose music talents, if any, lie within an instinct for commerce. As the second option skill was of apparent importance to record organization professionals in the ’20s, a few of them, such as for …

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Charles N. Daniels

Blessed in Leavenworth, Kansas, on Apr 12 1878, Charles Neil Daniels grew up in Kansas Town, Kansas, where he studied piano, music theory, and music calligraphy in high-school. He performed piano behind performers on the Kronberg Concert Firm and demonstrated music for the Carl Hoffman submitting home, where he gained …

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Joe Harris

Guitarist Joe Harris and mandolin participant Kid West, a set of Louisiana music artists most widely known for several 11 paths (including two needs from the elegant “Railroad Rag”) they recorded on Oct 9, 1940, in Shreveport, LA, for the Collection of Congress Folk Archives task, had an uncommon and …

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Harry A. Yerkes

Through the decade preceding the transmutation of the term “jazz” from a verb right into a noun, a captivating mosaic of musical ideas and designs made it easy for this new type to germinate, develop, and spread across the world, an activity accelerated from the increasing option of phonograph reports. …

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Tom Turpin

Thomas “Mil” Turpin was created in Savannah, Georgia in 1873. His dad, “Honest John” Turpin, had taken great satisfaction in directing out the actual fact that after emancipation he hardly ever worked for anybody but himself. He do, however, try the politics of Reconstruction, and eventually a road in Savannah …

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Thomas “Jaybird” Jones

Thomas “Jaybird” Jones was a Mississippi barrelhouse piano participant who accompanied singer Keghouse (probably Gordon Keghouse) on 10 sides recorded for Vocalion and OKeh in Memphis, TN, in 1928. He was documented in the springtime of 1941 and once again on July 26, 1942, by folklorist Alan Lomax in Clarksdale, …

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