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Charles Neville

A ride about St. Charles Avenue trolley in New Orleans early each day may capture Charles Neville in his preferred location training T’ai Chi. The Neville Sibling most known for his quest for Eastern spiritual understanding can be the family’s keeper from the horn. His brothers affectionately make reference to …

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Walter “Wolfman” Washington

Walter Washington became an area legend within the dark night clubs of New Orleans within the ’70s and ’80s and worked his method up to country wide status with some well-received albums and looks. His documenting affiliations have also moved from regional to national self-employed to main label. A forward …

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Galactic

THE BRAND NEW Orleans-based jazz-funk ensemble Galactic formed in 1994; originally an eight-piece, the group shortly pared right down to an instrumental sextet made up of guitarist Jeff Raines, organist Full Vogel, bassist Robert Mercurio, saxophonists Ben Ellman and Jason Mingledorff, and drummer Stanton Moore. Afterwards adding Crescent Town music …

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Ectomorph

Though they’re unknown to all or any but a select few within the American and Western underground, Detroit electro duo Ectomorph are on the best edge of a fresh wave of American dance artists reconnecting techno to its origins in Motor City funk and soul via electro. Like early Detroit …

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Cymande

Although underappreciated and woefully overlooked throughout their initial tenure jointly, the great early-’70s outfit Cymande (pronounced Sah-mahn-day) was among the initial to merge African rhythms with rock, funk, reggae, and soul. Made up of people who hailed from such spectacular locales as Guyana, Jamaica, and St. Vincent, the nine-man lineup …

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The Diplomats of Solid Sound

Reviving the lightly funky but deeply soulful instrumental R&B appear of Booker T. & the MG’s as well as the Meters, the Diplomats of Great Audio not only verify that there surely is still a location for the mighty Hammond body organ in 21st hundred years pop music, but confirm …

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Babatunde Olatunji

Nigerian-born drummer Michael Babatunde Olatunji grew to worldwide fame from the past due ’50s along with his groundbreaking 1959 Capitol Information debut Drums of Interest. The record was a big success, remaining on the net for many years and standing among the first types of the American record-buying open public …

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Theodore “Bo” Dollis

Although perhaps even more R&B than jazz, perhaps one of the most exclusive features of the brand new Orleans musical landscape may be the ritual observance of Mardi Gras and St. Joseph’s Time with the so-called Mardi Gras Indians. The custom of African-Americans masked in feathers continues to be traced …

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Betty Harris

Famous in deep soul circles for the disastrous ballad “Weep if you ask me,” singer Betty Harris was created in Orlando, Florida, in 1941 and elevated primarily in Alabama. The kid of preachers, her deep chapel origins conflicted with her wish to sing secular spirit music, with 17 she remaining …

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Sly & the Family Stone

Sly & the Family members Rock harnessed all the disparate musical and social developments from the past due ’60s, developing a outdoors, brilliant fusion of soul, rock, R&B, psychedelia, and funk that broke boundaries straight down with out a second thought. Led by Sly Rock, the Family members Rock was …

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