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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.)

Singer: Paul Simon

Posted by on Apr 20, 2010 in Singer | Comments Off on Singer: Paul Simon

Who needs Garfunkel? Paul Simon not only wrote most of the successful songs during his partnership with Art, but demonstrated that he was...

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Singer: Steven Curtis Chapman

Posted by on Apr 4, 2010 in Singer | 1 comment

Amy Grant probably has sold more records. Michael W. Smith is probably better known. But if you had to look to one person as the face of...

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Singer: Carole King

Posted by on Mar 28, 2010 in Singer | Comments Off on Singer: Carole King

One of the standard descriptions of a musical artist today is “Singer-Songwriter.” If Carole King didn’t create that...

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Singers: Talking Heads

Posted by on Mar 6, 2010 in Singer | 2 comments

It’s not unusual for bands to be formed by people who are in school together. A clue to what made Talking Heads so unique is where...

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Singer: Hank Williams

Posted by on Feb 11, 2010 in Singer | Comments Off on Singer: Hank Williams

    I have to confess, I had no idea that Hank Williams died at the age of 29. His music was so fully developed, his influence so...

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Singers: The Blind Boys of Alabama

Posted by on Jan 29, 2010 in Music, Singer | Comments Off on Singers: The Blind Boys of Alabama

The Rolling Stones formed in the early sixties. That’s a career span coming up on 40 years, which is remarkable. But the Blind Boys...

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Singer: Bobby Darin

Posted by on Jan 2, 2010 in Singer | Comments Off on Singer: Bobby Darin

When Bobby Darin’s “Splish Splash” hit the charts in 1958, it could have been seen as just another one of the novelty...

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Singer: Bing Crosby

Posted by on Dec 19, 2009 in Singer | Comments Off on Singer: Bing Crosby

How popular was Bing Crosby? Well, he sold more than a half billion records. In addition, he was a megastar in movies and on radio and TV....

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Singers: The Mills Brothers

Posted by on Dec 13, 2009 in Singer | 3 comments

Sometimes the voices of siblings are similar, yet individual enough that when joined together they produce a distinctive sound. Phil and...

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Singer: Patsy Cline

Posted by on Nov 16, 2009 in Singer | Comments Off on Singer: Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline had just begun to experience success in the music industry when an airplane crash took her life on March 5, 1963. She was only...

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