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Little Sonny Jones

When Black Best reissued Small Sonny Jones’ 1975 New Orleans R&B Gems twenty years following the album’s initial release, also some true blues fans most likely shook their minds and wondered, “Who?” But be confident: folks within the Crescent Town remember Jones with great devotion. He was created there and …

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Warren Storm

Swamp-pop pioneer Warren Surprise was created Warren Schexnider in Abbeville, LA in Feb 18, 1937; after starting his professional profession began at age group 12 while completing for his dad, a drummer within the Cajun music group Rayne-Bo Ramblers, 3 years afterwards he agreed upon on with the united states …

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Zydeco Party Band

It is nearly a certainty that is the just music group available taking part in zydeco music that offers the name of house music group for the Muppets Tonight display. The band’s undertake life will come from its bandleader, Doug Legacy, who performed accordion using the irreverent and today defunct …

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Lightnin’ Slim

The acknowledged kingpin from the Louisiana school of blues, Lightnin’ Slim built his style on his grainy but expressive vocals and rudimentary guitar work, with usually only a harmonica along with a drummer in support. It had been down-home nation blues edged two guidelines further in to the mainstream, initial …

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Vin Bruce

Blessed Ervin Bruce in TAKE OFF, LA, on Apr 25, 1932, Cajun singer Vin Bruce was raised in the music environment supplied by his dad, whose fiddle performing for the neighborhood Cajun dances influenced Bruce to take up your guitar and write music. He honed his soft and mild vocal …

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Charles Sheffield

Charles Sheffield was an early-’60s R&B vocalist from Lake Charles, LA, noted for the community/regional strike “It’s Your Voodoo Functioning,” that is acclaimed more right now than when it debuted on Excello Information in 1961. Sheffield (aka Mad Puppy) was miscast in his birthplace, that is known for generating zydeco …

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Carol Fran

Soul-blues diva Carol Fran was created Oct 23, 1933, in Lafayette, LA. After starting her profession as a teenager singing leap blues using the Don Conway Orchestra, she ultimately arrived in New Orleans, marrying saxophonist Bob Francois. Abbreviating her wedded name to merely Fran, she became a continuing presence over …

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Earl Gaines

Earl Gaines is some sort of hard-luck case like a saving designer. His biggest strike, by far, was “It’s Like Baby (24 hours per day).” But that record wasn’t acknowledged to him, since it was the task of Louis Brooks & His Hi-Toppers, the group with which he was performing …

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The Crescendos

Among the definitive one-shot rock and roll sets of the ’50s, the Crescendos reached amount five right from the box making use of their initial one, “Oh Julie,” in early 1958. A fairly typical doo wop ballad, it had been lifted from the normal towards the exalted by adding ghostly …

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Lattimore Brown

Lattimore Dark brown was a fixture around the “chitlin circuit” of the first and mid-’60s, and worked directly into the subsequent 10 years — he enjoyed some achievement as a saving artist, mainly reaching audiences around the Gulf Coastline, and was seen frequently on the spirit showcase The !!!! Defeat. …

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