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The History of Funk

Funk is a music genre that is well-known for its groove and stimulating vibe – which is common in dance…

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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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Artist Profile: Chicago

Formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1967. Chicago was a rock band that was originally named Chicago Transit Authority. They began…

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Artist Profile: Toto

Formed in 1977 in Los Angeles, California, Toto is a rock band that is currently composed of David Paich on…

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History of Jazz Music

In the early twentieth century, Jazz was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Considering that New Orleans had several different nationalities…

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The Police – An Iconic Rock Band

The Police was a British rock band from London that was formed in 1977. They played a style of rock…

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Biography of Jimmy Dorsey

Introduction: Jimmy Dorsey (February 29, 1904 – June 12, 1957) was one of the highly-regarded musicians and big-band leaders during…

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Biography of Tommy Dorsey

  Introduction: Tommy Dorsey was an American musician and bandleader and one of the prominent figures of the Big Band…

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One-Hit Wonders: Bobby McFerrin

Introduction Bobby McFerrin is an American singer known for his late 80s music era hit, the very catchy “Don’t Worry,…

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Al Caiola and His Orchestra

Introduction Al Caiola and His Orchestra are known for their two successful instrumental tunes “The Magnificent Seven” and “Bonanza,” both…

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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…

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The Four Freshmen

Introduction for The Four Freshmen The Four Freshmen are an American jazz vocal group which have had a long and…

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The Story and Music of Stan “The Sound” Getz

  Introduction to Stan Getz Dubbed as “The Sound” for his light and warm sound, Stan Getz (1927-1991) was an…

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James Brown and His Backing Group The JB’s

Introduction to The JB’s The JB’s (also billed under the names The J.B.s, The James Brown Soul Train, Maceo and…

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The Story and Music of Jazz Trumpeter Sil Austin

Introduction Sil Austin is the late American saxophonist, born in 1929. Although his top preference would always be jazz, Austin…

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Introduction to Rickie Lee Jones

Introduction: Rickie Lee Jones is an American singer-songwriter, musician and producer who covered many genres such as R&B, pop, soul…

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Cannonball Adderley – a Jazz Saxophone Legend

  Introduction to Cannonball Adderley Cannonball Adderley was born Julian Edwin Adderley on September 15, 1928 in Tampa, Florida.  He…

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Bent Fabric and His Piano

Introduction to Bent Fabric and His Piano Bent Fabric (born Bent Fabricius-Bjerre in 1924 in Denmark) is a Danish pianist…

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Sammy Kaye and His “Sweet” Big Band Music

Introduction to Sammy Kaye Sammy Kaye was a bandleader and songwriter who, during the Big Band era, was the chief…

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The Life and Musical Works of Richard Hayman

  Introduction to Richard Hayman Richard Hayman (born on March 27, 1920) was an American conductor and arranger, having worked…

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Ray Bryant and His Prolific Music Career

Introduction to Ray Bryant Ray Bryant (born December 24, 1931 – died June 2, 2011) was American jazz pianist and…

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Paul Humphrey and the Cool Aid Chemists

Introduction to Paul Humphrey and the Cool Aid Chemists Paul Humphrey (born Paul Nelson Humphrey on October 12, 1935 in…

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Ray Barretto – Puerto Rico’s Musical Pride

  Introduction to Ray Baretto Ray Barretto (born April 29, 1929, died February 17, 2006) was born in Brooklyn, New…

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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…

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The Story and Music of Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen

Introduction to Kenny Ball Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen were most popular trad jazz band in the early 60s music…

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The Venerable Singer Gloria Lynne

Introduction to Gloria Lynne Gloria Wilson, known by the stage name of Gloria Lynne, was an American jazz singer from…

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The Music of Etta Jones

Introduction to Etta Jones Etta Jones (not to be confused with the legendary singer Etta James) was an  American 60s…

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Introduction to Ernie Freeman

Career Summary Ernie Freeman (born Ernest Aaron Freeman in 1922 – died in 1981) was a 1950s music-era African-American pianist,…

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The Music of Ernie Fields

Introduction to Ernie Fields Ernie Fields (born Ernest Lawrence Fields in 1904 – died in 1997) was an African-American bandleader.…

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Peggy Lee – “Fever”

Introduction to Peggy Lee Peggy Lee is one of the most renowned figures in American entertainment history – she was…

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