Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson was born in Detroit in 1934. He left school at fifteen, joined a gospel group, got into trouble with the police, started drinking and got married by the age of seventeen. Not a great start to his career in music. Fortunately, he really could sing! His first taste […]

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Professor Longhair

The roots of the fabulous body of music that was produced in New Orleans in the twentieth century can be traced back to the ensemble playing of the black funeral bands, the powerful rhythms of Mardi Gras parades, country blues from various areas in the Mississippi delta and the barrelhouse […]

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Overton Amos Lemons

For every winner, there are usually quite a few losers. We all know the winners but the losers are generally forgotten, at best a footnote in the history books. So it is good to realise that sometimes it is just a question of luck whether we win or lose. Overton […]

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