Category : Performance

Performance

Leonard and Phil Chess

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In 1950s Chicago, two Polish Jewish brothers founded the hugely influential Chess Records label. Working with artists like Chuck Berry and Howlin’ Wolf, they released...
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Chess Records

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Founded in 1950, Chess Records captured a vibrant new style of American music with roots in the American South that influenced and inspired rock and...
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Charles Stepney

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The formidable skills of arranger/producer Charles Stepney are heard on gold and platinum hits by the Dells and Earth, Wind & Fire, as well as...
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Maxine Sullivan

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Maxine Sullivan had very little formal music training. She was discovered while singing at the Benjamin Harrison Literary Club in Pittsburg by Gladys Mosier. Mosier...
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Louis Gossett, Jr

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Louis Gossett, Jr., (born May 27, 1936, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.), an American stage, screen, and television character actor, a respected and prolific performer. In...
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Roland Hayes

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The tenor Roland Hayes was the first African American man to win international fame as a concert performer. A native of Georgia, he traveled and...