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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 Supremes

Posted by on Sep 28, 2010 in Singer | 4 comments

Okay, this fact shocked me: The Supremes are America’s most successful vocal group. Not the Beach Boys. Not the Temptations. This...

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Singer: George Strait

Posted by on Sep 13, 2010 in Singer | Comments Off on Singer: George Strait

He didn’t seek a crossover to rock, as Garth Brooks did. And he didn’t get caught up in his own persona, as Hank Williams, Jr....

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Singer: Buddy Holly

Posted by on Aug 22, 2010 in Singer | Comments Off on Singer: Buddy Holly

    He died at the way-too-young age of 23. He’d only been recognized on the music scene for a year and a half. And yet he managed...

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Singer: Linda Ronstadt

Posted by on Aug 12, 2010 in Singer | 3 comments

There are those who are just good singers. “Just” isn’t meant to be pejorative; certainly we welcome all the good singers...

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Singer: Sam Cooke

Posted by on Jul 21, 2010 in Singer | 1 comment

Smooth, distinctive, soulful. Words just don’t exist to explain the sound that Sam Cooke brought to rhythm and blues in America....

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Singer: Stevie Wonder

Posted by on Jul 6, 2010 in Singer | Comments Off on Singer: Stevie Wonder

Who has won more Grammy Awards than any other male solo artist? Why, that’s right, it’s Stevie Wonder. It’s amazing that...

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Singers: The Eagles

Posted by on Jun 20, 2010 in Singer | Comments Off on Singers: The Eagles

Someone may point out an exception that hasn’t occurred to me, but to the best of my recollection, The Eagles have never recorded a...

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Singer: Dolly Parton

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Singer | 1 comment

She was born in the poor community of Locust Ridge, Tennessee. One of 12 children. Started singing on a radio station at age 11. Moved to...

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Singers: The Temptations

Posted by on May 19, 2010 in Singer | 1 comment

Close your eyes, and you can see The Temptations performing in your mind. One lead singer, four (usually) dancing and singing along. Flashy...

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Singer: Lyle Lovett

Posted by on May 5, 2010 in Singer | Comments Off on Singer: Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett has only had one single hit the top ten of the Country chart, “Cowboy Man” (1986). But he’s won four Grammy...

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