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Johnny Pace

A ballad and blues singer with small recordings, Speed was overshadowed by Sinatra, but rivaled Johnny Desmond, Chet Baker, and Bobby Darin.

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Harry Connick, Jr.

With hardly any exceptions, the career of Harry Connick, Jr., could be divided in two — his 1st two albums encompassed straight-ahead New Orleans jazz and stride piano while his later on profession (which paralleled his increasing celebrity position) alternated between more sophisticated New Orleans music and pop vocals having …

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Alan Dale

Alan Dale (given birth to Aldo Sigismondi) was once among America’s biggest performing superstars. His baritone was noticed on Pérez Prado’s million-selling 1955 strike, “Cherry Red and Apple Blossom White colored,” while his tune “Nice and Mild” launched the cha-cha to THE UNITED STATES. He positioned second after Frank Sinatra …

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Michael Feinstein

Vocalist/pianist Michael Feinstein was both a perfect motivator and a beneficiary of the renewed curiosity about pre-rock popular music that were only available in the 1980s, a craze that also present Linda Ronstadt offering an incredible number of copies of albums of traditional pop made out of conductor Nelson Riddle …

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Ralph Sharon

Ralph Sharon made his professional debut with Ted Heath in 1946, after that shifted to Frank Weir’s orchestra before leading his very own sextet. He transferred to the U.S. in 1953, where he originally proved helpful as an accompanist to Chris Connor. In 1957, he became musical movie director and …

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Roger Whittaker

Along with his avuncular appearance and rich baritone, African-born British pop singer Roger Whittaker appeared like a past due successor to Bing Crosby when he surfaced into worldwide popularity in the ’70s. Although his preliminary hits had been self-written, he quickly switched mainly to interpretive performing as he documented prolifically. …

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Robert Farnon

Robert Farnon, a author of light classical and “disposition music,” is a rival to find such as for example Eric Coates, David Rose, and Percy Beliefs. He in addition has been notably effective in neuro-scientific film music because the 1940s. Robert Joseph Farnon was created right into a musical family …

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Ron Kaplan

Traditional pop singer Ron Kaplan was created in Hollywood, CA, the son of a specialist trumpeter who played out in jazz bands. His early affects had been the pop performers from the 1950s, including Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. His initial device was the drums, although he afterwards performed piano …

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Johnnie Ray

Although practically deaf, Johnnie Ray’s tear-inflected delivery tabbed him as an early-’50s sensation. Departing Oregon for Detroit, Ray discovered a gig in the Fire Golf club, an R&B and jazz organization. In 1951, Ray authorized with Columbia’s R&B subsidiary Okeh Information, although “Cry,” his histrionic million-seller that yr, was a …

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Dean Martin

Experiencing great success in music, film, television, as well as the stage, Dean Martin was less an entertainer than an icon, the eternal essence of interesting. A member from the renowned Rat Pack, he resided and passed away the high lifestyle of booze, broads and shiny lights, often projecting a …

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