The Life and Music of Gene Cotton

Introduction Gene Cotton was an American pop/folk singer and songwriter born  in Columbus, Ohio in 1944  but later moved to Tennessee in the late 1970s. The singer/songwriter made charting singles during the 70s music era, such as Sunshine Roses,” Damn It All,” “You’ve Got Me Runnin,’” “Before My Heart Finds Out,” “Like … Read more

Brick and Their Disco Hit “Dazz”


Introduction Consisting of Jimmy Brown, Regi Hargis Hickman, Ray Ransom and Eddie Irons, Brick is an American funk/R&B, disco group known for their hit “Dazz” during the mid-70s music era. Formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 1972, the group created the term “dazz” for the members were came from two different bands with … Read more

The Life and Music of Bobby Day

Bobby Day

Introduction American rock n roll and R&B singer/songwriter Bobby Day was a former member of the L.A.-based Hollywood Flames (who was known for their hit single “Buzz, Buzz, Buzz” in 1957) and the Satellites, entering the 60s music era. The songs he wrote, such as “Over and Over” and “Little Bitty Pretty … Read more

The Short Life and Music Career of Bobby Bloom

The Short Life and Music Career of Bobby Bloom

Introduction for Bobby Bloom Former member of a doo-wop group The Imaginations in the early 1960’s, Bobby Bloom was born on January 15, 1946. He achieved the peak of his career with the song “Montago Bay” in during the early 70s music era. Though Bloom is now included in the one-hit wonder … Read more

Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans

Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans

Introduction to Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans were an American early 60s music-era vocal group led by Bobby Sheen a.k.a. Bob B. Soxx, along with Fanita James and Darlene Love. Despite the group’s short-lived career, they were best-known for their version of “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” … Read more

One-Hit Wonder Billy Bland

Billy Bland

Introduction to Billy Bland American R&B artist Billy Bland (born on April 5, 1932, Wilmington, North Carolina) achieved fame with “Let the Little Girl Dance” in  during the 60s music era. He started singing professionally at 15 years old. Bland was once a member of the Four Bees before pursuing a solo … Read more

The Life and Music of Archie Bleyer

Archie Bleyer

Introduction to Archie Bleyer Successful American bandleader, song arranger and record company executive Archie Bleyer (June 12, 1909- March 20, 1989, Queens, New York) started to play when he was a child. During college days, he switched his electrical engineering course to music. He started writing ‘hot’ novelty songs in the early … Read more

The Short Music Career of Kit Carson

Kit Carson

Introduction to Kit Carson Kit Carson was an American singer in the 40s and the 50s music era; not much is known about her life. She was born Liza Morrow sometime in the 1910s or the 1920s. She once sang with George Paxton’s band and also with Benny Goodman in the mid-1940s … Read more