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John Gregory

John Gregory was a British big band leader in the 60s and 70s. He also performed under the pseudonyms Johnny Gregory and His Orchestra, the John Gregory Orchestra and Chiquito and His Orchestra. A more detailed discussion of his ouvre as a composer and band leader can be found here: http://www.vinylvulture.co.uk/lounge/lounge_2b.php A nice interview can be found here: http://www.vinylvulture.co.uk/interviews/john_gregory.php

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Alicia Keys

Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981 in Hell's Kitchen, New York), better known as Alicia Keys, is a Grammy award winning American soul and R&B singer-songwriter, composer, pianist, poet and actress. Keys is a world renowned artist who has sold over 35 million albums worldwide and won numerous awards, including twelve Grammy Awards, seventeen Billboard Music Awards, and five American Music Awards since releasing her debut album, Songs in A Minor, in 2001. Since then she has released 2003's The Diary of Alicia Keys, 2007's As I Am and 2009's The Element of Freedom.

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Jean Carne

Jean Carne (b. March 15, 1947) is an American jazz and soul singer known for her unique vocalising and her impressive interpretative and improvisational skills. Early in her career, her name was spelled as Jean Carn.
Carne was born Sarah Jean Perkins in Columbus, Georgia and was raised in Atlanta. Her talent as a singer became evident from an early age and was encouraged by her parents. Carne's singing ability was so striking that at the age of four she became a member of her church choir. Carne went on to learn to play the piano, the clarinet and the bassoon, mastering all three.

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Ashleigh Mannix

Hailing from a geographical and cultural mix that takes in both the ACT and NSW’s South Coast, Ashleigh Mannix has recently emerged as a bright young singer/songwriter and natural solo performer, consistently embraced by fans, peers and audiences alike, both locally and overseas. Ashleigh picked up her first guitar at the age of 11, a few years later adding to this musical experience with her own voice.

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The Bamboos

There are two Australian bands with this name. The first is Australia’s premier Deep Funk outfit. Masters of super-heavy, raw and upfront drum-break driven grooves. Led by Guitarist Lance Ferguson (Equatorial Records/Lanu/No Comply), other members include Ben Grayson (Hammond Organ), Danny Farrugia (Drums), Yuri Pavlinov (Bass), Anton Delecca (Sax/Flute) and Ross Irwin (Trumpet). The Bamboos formed in 2001 and released the 7” single ‘Eel Oil/Blackfoot’, earning them international acclaim from the likes of Snowboy, Mr Scruff, Jazzanova, Patrick Forge and Russ Dewbury.

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The Four Tops

The Four Tops are an American Motown musical quartet, whose repertoire has included doo-wop, jazz, soul music, rnb, disco, adult contemporary, showtunes, and even psychedelic rock. Founded in Detroit, Michigan as The Four Aims, lead singer Levi Stubbs and group mates Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Renaldo "Obie" Benson, and Lawrence Payton remained together for over four decades, finally forced to endure a lineup change when Payton died in 1997. At that time, Theo Peoples was added to the lineup; Peoples later replaced Stubbs, who fell ill from cancer, and Ronnie McNeir assumed Peoples' spot.

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Satinder Sartaaj

To describe this personality one has to look beyond the scope of the dictionary. He sings in his own style, Punjabi culture lives in the writings of this personality, his sufi thoughts goes deep in his poetry, everyone gets lost in his composition. Once he starts MEHFIL, everyone gets glued to their seats. Satinder Sartaaj born at village Bajrawar, distt. Hoshiarpur (Punjab eastern). Living in the sleepy village as a child Satinder hooked to the melody emanating from the Flute and Sarangi of the wandering folk artists.

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