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Andre Williams

Andre Williams (born Zephire Andre Williams in Bessemer, Alabama, on November 1, 1936) is an American R&B and punk blues musician who started his career in the 1950s at Fortune Records in Detroit. Some sources believe that Williams is the long-lost brother of Screamin' Jay Hawkins, a blues musician whose song "I Put A Spell On You" landed on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll charts.

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Janey and the Ravemen

Goes like this..... Johnny Kaiser (drummer) and his wife Jane (singer) decided they'd like to record some tunes together.
They asked Brad Dallaston to join them on bass - they now had a stable unit which could play together.
They then initiated the talents of like- minded guitarists, who joined them from far flung places such as Essex, Scotland and Norway as and when they could, with the prospect of recording some songs. Very soon this happened and "Stay Away From Boys", their first LP was made, featuring Kaiser George and Ed Turner on guitars.

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The Divetones

The founder members of The Divetones met in the dark and dank back-corridors of the Kingston University music department. They started plotting a retro-inspired instrumental frenzy, and just a short decade later, it came to be. On their journey they picked up a jazz-crazy trumpeter and a moustachioed bass player, and by the beginning of 2010 the combo was ready to enslave audiences with their sleazy groove.

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The Flares

There are three bands known as The Flares: 1)A 70's Jazz outfit known for eccentric dressing and a song from the original 'Hairspray'
2) A small time Cornish band active from 2005-2007 who played a number of small gigs and gained local notoriety for their fashion sense.
3) An american doo-wop group since 1952 to 1964. Also known as The Debonaires, The Flairs & The Peppers.
As The Flares, their biggest hit was the 1961 release "Foot Stompin' Part 1", which hit #20 on the Black Singles chart and #25 on the Billboard Hot 100

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Betty Davis

Betty Davis (born Betty Mabry, 1945 in New York City, USA) is an American , and singer and ex-model. When she turned sixteen, Betty moved to New York and met several musicians including Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone. She met Miles Davis in 1967 and married him in 1968. As Miles stated in his autobiography, in addition to creating turmoil in his personal life, Betty helped him to explore music by introducing him to psychedelic rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix and funk innovator Sly Stone.

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