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Said El Artist

Egyptian percussionist Said Un Artist was raised within a musical family, encircled by the music of his seven brothers in a residence filled up with the sounds of accordion, piano, and — needless to say — tabla. Said’s dad, Hagy Abou, was among the best-known performers in Alexandria, so that …

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Ozzie Nelson

OK, anyone beneath the age group of 60 by the end from the twentieth hundred years may laugh in the idea of Ricky Nelson’s father getting a music admittance of his personal. The truth is, nevertheless, that through the 1930s, Ozzie Nelson led that which was probably one of the …

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Pink Martini

The eclectic, acoustic-oriented sounds of Green Martini haven’t been an easy task to categorize, but that hasn’t prevented the Portland, Oregon-based band from acquiring a devoted, enthusiastic cult following. Green Martini have provided a risk-taking mixture of jazz (generally swing), globe music, cabaret, lounge, and ’40s-’50s film music, with affects …

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Martin Denny

Within the mid-’50s, composer and pianist Martin Denny combined lounge jazz, Hawaiian music, Latin rhythms, bird calls, and then-exotic ethnic instruments like, koto, gamelans, and Burmese temple bells in to the sound referred to as exotica. Even though trend was short-lived, Denny documented several well-known instrumental albums and strike number …

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Pérez Prado

Universally referred to as the King from the Mambo, Pérez Prado was the single most significant musician mixed up in greatly popular Latin dance craze. Whether he in fact created the tempo is relatively disputed, but it’s abundantly apparent that Prado created it right into a shiny, swinging design with …

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Johnny Richards

Johnny Richards was one of the most progressive-minded arrangers from the 1950s and ’60s, turning away big, heavily orchestrated scores using a sometimes unabashed usage of dissonance and an excellent experience for Latin rhythms. His music continues to be called “provocatively multi-colored,” though regarding his notoriously portentous “Prologue” for the …

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Desi Arnaz

To many of the general public, Desi Arnaz is recognized as the lovable, temperamental Ricky Ricardo, spouse of Lucille Ball in the 1950s (in true to life and on display) using one of the very most effective television group of all period, I REALLY LIKE Lucy. Inside the market, he’s …

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Carmen Miranda

The very first Brazilian performer to realize international stardom, singer and actress Carmen Miranda was created Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha on February 9, 1909 in Marco de Canavezes, Portugal, but she grew up in Rio de Janeiro from infancy onward. After giving up school, she started working at …

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Don Swan

More around the kitschy easy hearing side compared to the even, great Latin recordings of Cal Tjader, Don Swan was non-etheless among the better light musicians to create inroads into Latin jazz through the ’50s. Swan was created Wilbur Clyde Schwandt in Manitowoc, WI, on June 28, 1904; he analyzed …

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Manny Duran

Almost five decades after setting Fresh York’s Latin scene ablaze along with his dynamic trumpet playing, Manny Duran continues to execute with Afro Bop, a Latin jazz septet that he formed in the past due 1990s. Although much less active as before, the group is constantly on the reveal the …

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