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Hank Snow

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...“The Yodeling Ranger” (in Canada), also known as “The Singing Ranger” (in the USA) was born Clarence Eugene “Hank” Snow on May 9, 1914, in Nova Scotia, Canada. After his parents’ divorce when Snow was eight years old, he moved in with his...
...Dionysis Savvopoulos is a Greek singer-songwriter. He has also composed for film and remains a prominent figure in Greek radio, TV, and theatre, but he was especially popular throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Born on December 2, 1944,...

Mike Stoller

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...Mike Stoller Michael Stoller is one half of the team Leiber and Stoller, the other half being Jerome “Jerry” Leiber. Together, they formed a successful song writing and record producing team that has influenced pop and rock music...

Ronnie Scott

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...Ronnie Scott popularized jazz and bebop in Europe during the post-Second World War era. Not only a jazz saxophonist, Scott was also the founder of Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London's Soho district, arguably the European center for jazz...

Mamie Smith

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...Mamie Smith was a blues, jazz, and vaudeville singer and pianist. Smith became the first African American artist to record blues commercially. Smith was born Mamie Robinson on May 26, 1891, in Ohio, USA. At the age of ten, she worked...
...Luis Salgado was a classical pianist and composer who is considered to have been one of the most influential and prolific composers in Ecuador. Throughout his career, Salgado also worked as a music critic, teacher, and conductor. Salgado...
...Orlando Garcia de Silva was a prolific Brazilian singer during the first half of the twentieth century. Arguably, Silva was considered during his career to have had “the most beautiful voice of Brazil.” De Silva was born on October 3, 1915,...

Ismael Silva

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...Milton de Oliveira Ismael Silva (simply known as Ismael Silva) was a Brazilian samba musician and composer. Silva was born on September 14, 1905, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, into a family who were struggling financially. His parents couldn’t...

Ravi Shankar

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...Ravi Shankar was an Indian musician and composer dubbed the “godfather of world music.” He made great efforts to popularize the sitar, an Indian traditional string instrument, and Indian traditional music for Western audiences. Ravi Shankar...
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...Nelson Sargento is a Brazilian samba composer and singer as well as a painter, actor, and writer. Having composed over 400 samba songs, Sargento is popularly associated with the history and evolution of the samba genre. Sargento (his stage...