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The wonderful harmonies of The Mamas and The Papas. The smooth tones of Nat King Cole. The innovative country of Hank Williams. (Not Junior, though. Because the theme to Monday Night Football only takes you so far.)

Singers: The Mamas & The Papas

Posted by on Apr 10, 2011 in Singer | 1 comment

  Popular music was heading down dual tracks in the 1960s. Most of the attention went to the band track, led of course by the Beatles...

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Singers: The Rascals

Posted by on Mar 27, 2011 in Singer | Comments Off on Singers: The Rascals

Depending on when you first started listening to this band, you may either consider them a frenetic blue-eyed-soul group, or a mellow,...

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Singers: The Everly Brothers

Posted by on Mar 3, 2011 in Singer | Comments Off on Singers: The Everly Brothers

  It’s no secret that some of the best harmonies in recording history come from family groups. Chief among these are Don and...

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Singers: Steely Dan

Posted by on Feb 15, 2011 in Singer | Comments Off on Singers: Steely Dan

  Although other members have drifted in and out of the group, Steely Dan is essentially Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Their music...

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Singer: Jack White

Posted by on Jan 25, 2011 in Singer | 2 comments

In a rapidly evolving music industry, Jack White, born John Anthony Gillis, has been a ubiquitous presence in the independent music scene,...

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Singers: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Posted by on Dec 9, 2010 in Singer | 2 comments

  CCR didn’t have a long career – their first single (“Suzie Q”) made the charts in 1968, and they disbanded...

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Music: Johnny Mercer

Posted by on Nov 28, 2010 in Music, Singer | 1 comment

This Georgia boy brought a Southern sensibility to popular music in the 1930s-1960s, and became a noted singer as well. Primarily he was a...

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Singer: Loretta Lynn

Posted by on Nov 22, 2010 in Singer | 3 comments

  Imagine growing up in a place called Butcher Holler, being married at age 13, having four children by the age of 19, and then...

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Singer: B.B. King

Posted by on Nov 4, 2010 in Music, Singer | 1 comment

What would the blues be without Riley King? He got his nickname from his time playing on Beale Street in Memphis , where he was...

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Singers: The Four Seasons

Posted by on Oct 14, 2010 in Singer | 1 comment

  Frankie Valli (or Frankie Tyler, Frankie Nolan, Frankie Valley, Frankie Valle as he was known before The Four Seasons) knew he...

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