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Hobart Smith

Probably one of the most sadly overlooked experts of Appalachian folk music, Hobart Smith may possibly not be well known outside of those that happened to either see him in a ’60s folk event or the nascent folkies who have been directly influenced by his traveling, energetic banjo and acoustic …

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Das EFX

Das EFX’s wildly playful, rapid-fire stuttering — dense with rhymes and non-sense words and phrases — was one of the most exclusive and influential lyrical designs in early-’90s hip-hop. As the duo totally rewrote the MC guideline reserve, they themselves had been increasingly pegged being a one-dimensional novelty the much …

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Wilson Pickett

Of the main ’60s soul stars, Wilson Pickett was among the roughest and sweatiest, functioning up a number of the decade’s hottest dancefloor grooves on hits like “Within the Midnight Hour,” “Land of 1000 Dances,” “Mustang Sally,” and “Funky Broadway.” Although he is commonly held in relatively lower esteem than …

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Henry Whitter

Guitarist and harmonica participant Henry Whitter was co-billed with G.B. Grayson on some popular hillbilly edges documented for Victor through the past due ’20s. Blessed in 1892, he was among the initial folk/countryfigures to utilize the harmonica rack enabling musicians to concurrently play electric guitar and harmonica. One of the …

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Henry Creamer

Lyricist Henry Creamer wrote many main traditional pop music including “AFTER YOU HAVE Gone” (1918) and “Method Straight down Yonder in New Orleans” (1922). Delivered in 1879 in Richmond, VA, Creamer proved helpful within a music firm in NY before executing vaudeville over the U.S. and European countries, as a …

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Helen Carter

b. Helen Myrl Carter, 12 Sept 1927, Maces Springs, Scott State, Virginia, USA, d. 1 June 1998, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The eldest little girl of Mom Maybelle Carter from the renowned Carter Family members. At age eight, she was playing mandolin, piano, piano accordion and electric guitar and in 1939, …

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Danni Leigh

Contemporary nation singer Danni Leigh was created and raised in Strasburg, VA, where she made her performing debut at age 3 with her preschool choir. At 19 she relocated to Orlando, using the purpose of auditioning like a vocalist at Disney Globe, but instead worked well a number of day …

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Major Harris

After many years of trying, Main Harris finally scored a large hit using the intimate, sensual “Like Won’t I WANT TO Wait” in the summertime of 1975. The ballad, with sexy support vocals given by program vocalist Barbara Ingram, produced its tag at quantity five within the pop graphs while …

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Happy the Man

Often in comparison to Yes for his or her melodicism and Gentle Large for the complexity of the compositions, Happy the person added their very own high-caliber musicianship, a feeling of symphonic drama, odd period signatures, spacy sound, and occasional whimsy with their make of progressive rock and roll. Although …

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Grandmaster Slice

An LL Awesome J disciple, Grandmaster Slice recorded a set of strikes, the slick golf club melody “Shall We Dance (Electric powered Slide)” as well as the industrial R&B monitor “Thinking about You” (a straight tamer takeoff on “I WANT Love”). Created and elevated in small-town southern Virginia, Cut strike …

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