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Parliament

Parliament was originally The Parliaments, a doo-wop group based out of George Clinton's Plainfield, New Jersey barber shop. The name was soon abandoned due to legal issues with Revilot and Atlantic Records, and most of the same people recorded under the name Funkadelic, which consisted of The Parliaments' backing musicians. Billy "Bass" Nelson is credited with creating the name Funkadelic. He also switched from 6-string guitar to bass, creating room for his childhood friend Eddie Hazel to join the group.

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Vernon Elliot

Vernon Elliot (1912 - 1996) was a British bassoonist, conductor and composer.
Born into a music family in 1912, Elliot took up the bassoon at a very early age. From then on he had an eventful, busy and very musical life, one which saw him as a founder member of the Philharmonia Orchestra, a regular player at the Royal Opera House, a much-valued member of Britten's English Opera Group orchestra, a conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, a music teacher and occasional writer.

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The Black Sorrows

The Black Sorrows is a blues-oriented Australian rock band that carries strong influences from zydeco, country and hillbilly music. The band formed in 1983 around singer-songwriter Joe Camilleri in the wake of his principal band Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons dissolution. The band has played host to a revolving lineup of musicians with Camilleri the only constant. The band initially played covers until producing originals, some of which saw moderate Top 40 success during the 80s and 90s ("Chained to the Wheel, Hold on to Me.

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Souad Massi

Souad Massi (Kabyle: Suɛad Masi, Arabic: سعاد ماسي) (born 23rd August 1972), is an Algerian of Kabyle descent, singer, songwriter and guitarist. She began her career performing in the Algerian political rock band Atakor, before leaving the country following a series of death threats. In 1999, Massi performed at the Femmes d'Algerie concert in Paris, which led to a recording contract with Island Records.

Read more about Souad Massi on Last.fm.

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Codebreaker

Codebreaker is anthemic. Codebreaker is electric. Codebreaker is criminally infectious. Codebreaker is Steven Hawley and Sage Schwarm, specialists at making summer magic all year round. An irresistible mix of the timeless, warm sound of funk with exciting modern extrapolations on disco, italo, electro, filter house & more..
Their last 12" single, “Follow Me” quickly caught the attention of world-class taste makers including The Juan MacLean (DFA/NYC), Bottin (Italians Do It Better/Venice), and The Outrunners (Valerie/FR), all of who gave the single remix treatments.

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Operator Please

Operator Please is a band from Gold Coast, Australia that formed in early 2005 and their current line up consists of vocalist and guitarist Amandah Wilkinson, drummer Tim Commandeur, keyboardist Chris Holland, bassist Ashley McConnell, and violinist Taylor Henderson. Original keyboardist Sarah Gardiner left in April of 2008. They released their debut album, "Yes Yes Vindictive" in November 2007 in Australia and March 2008 in Germany/United Kingdom. They released their third single "Just A Song About Ping Pong" in Australia, debuting at #15 on the ARIA charts.

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Make Good Your Escape

MAKE GOOD YOUR ESCAPE is Mike Yates, Steve Wattis, Tim Fleet and Tim Foreman. After years of playing in various bands in their rather uninspiring hometown of Chichester, slowly honing their abilities and developing an intense love for playing live, MGYE was born in the summer of 2004. In September 2007, MGYE announced they were to split. http://www.myspace.com/makegoodyourescape

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Tim Ten Yen

The Sensational Singing Salaryman! Pointy Records will be releasing Tim Ten Yen’s debut album Everything Beautiful Reminds Me Of You on Monday 22nd September.
A single from the album, Runaround Getaround, will be released through the Label Fandango singles club three weeks beforehand on Monday 1st September. www.myspace.com/timtenyen

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Petula Clark

Petula Clark, CBE (born November 15, 1932), is an English singer, actress and composer, best known for her upbeat popular international hits of the 1960s. With nearly 70 million recordings sold worldwide, she is the most successful English solo female recording artist to date. Perhaps best known for her massive hit 'Downtown' and whilst being English, Petula's work was heavily French-influenced.In the 1950s, she later was to branch out to become a major success in much of Europe. That success was followed by success in Scandinavia and also in Canada and Australia.

Read more about Petula Clark on Last.fm.

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