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Manu Dibango and His Worldwide Hit “Soul Makossa”

Introduction to Manu Dibango Manu Dibango is a jazz saxophonist and vibraphonist hailing from Africa's French Cameroon.  An only offspring of members from Cameroon's Duala...

Love and Kisses and Their Momentary Disco Success

Introduction to Love & Kisses Love and Kisses is the name of the disco group founded by French singer Alec Constandinos in 1977.  The group...

One Hit Wonders of the 1980s

The term "one-hit wonder" refers to an artist who enjoys a hit on the national US chart -- most specifically the Billboard Hot 100's...

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 and songwriter, whose works have...

Introduction to Gonzalez

Career summary Gonzalez was a British band, specializing on R&B and funk. Personnel change occurred too frequently and amounted to over 30 musicians that came...

Introduction to Yvonne Elliman

Introduction Yvonne Elliman (born Yvonne Marianne Elliman in 1951) is an American singer who rose to fame through her song “If I Can't Have You”,...

Biography of France Joli

France Joli – this name might be unfamiliar to some of you, but upon hearing her smash hit ‘Come to Me’ from 1979; you...

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 office cleaner (together with her...

Who are the Three Degrees?

American female vocal ensemble The Three Degrees was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, about 1963. Although the group has had 16 ladies over the years,...

One-hit wonders High Inergy and their hit “You Can’t Turn Me Off (In the Middle of Turning Me On)”

Introduction to High Inergy High Inergy were a 1970s all-girl R&B/soul/disco quartet. They consisted of sisters Vernessa and Barbara Mitchell, as well as Linda Howard...

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