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History of Big Band Music

A Big Band is a kind of musical ensemble of jazz music. They usually have ten or more musicians, and…

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History of Swing Music

How swing music began is pretty hard to pinpoint. in fact, the word ‘swing’ appears in the title of a…

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One-hit wonders: The Weather Girls

The Weather Girls The Weather Girls are a female R&B and dance music duo originally consisting of Izora Armstead and…

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The Story and Music of Jimmy “Bo” Horne

Introduction to Jimmy “Bo” Horne Jimmy “Bo” Horne (born in 1949 in West Palm Beach, Florida) is an American singer…

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Biography of France Joli

Short career summary Montreal, Quebec native France Joli is a singer best remembered for the disco favorite “Come to Me.”…

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Evelyn “Champagne” King – “Shame”

Introduction to Evelyn “Champagne” King Evelyn “Champagne” King is an American disco/dance and R&B singer. Discovered while working as an…

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Introduction to Foxy

Career summary Foxy was a dance/disco/Latin music group consisting of singer/guitarist/front man Ish Ledesma, Richie Puente (percussions; he was the…

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Rick James, the Father of Punk Funk

Introduction to Rick James Rick James was an American singer-songwriter, produder and musician who popularized funk music particularly in the…

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Teri DeSario – A One-Hit Wonder

Introduction to Teri DeSario Teri DeSario is an American singer-songwriter whose single “Yes I’m Ready” almost topped the Billboard pop…

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Introduction to the Whispers

Starting on R&B and soul R&B/soul/dance vocal group The Whispers formed in Watts, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California in…

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Gloria Gaynor – The Queen of Disco

Gloria Gaynor is an American and former disco singer, best known for the massively famous disco hit “I Will Survive.”…

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5000 Volts – “I’m on Fire”

Introduction to the 5000 Volts 5000 Volts were a British R&B/dance group formed in London in 1974. Their single “I’m…

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Patrick Hernandez – “Born to Be Alive”

Introduction to Patrick Hernandez Patrick Hernandez is a French singer known for his international disco hit “Born To Be Alive”…

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History of Kool and the Gang

Introduction Kool & the Gang are a New Jersey-originated jazz/R&B/funk/soul band that have become one of the successful groups on…

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Introduction to the 1970s balladeers Enchantment

Who is Enchantment? Enchantment are an R&B and soul vocal band, formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1967 Under the label,…

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The Dovells – “Bristol Stomp”

Who are the Dovells? The Dovells were a American vocal group, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the late 1950s, they first…

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One-hit Wonder Daddy Dewdrop with “Chick-A-Boom (Don’t Ya Jes Love It)”

Short career summary on Daddy Dewdrop Richard Monda aka Daddy Dewdrop is an American singer-songwriter and musician known for his…

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The Blackbyrds – “Walking in Rhythm”

The Blackbyrds – an introduction The Blackbyrds are an American R&B and jazz/funk group known for their hits such as…

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