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Keb' Mo'

Keb' Mo' (born October 3, 1951 in South Los Angeles, California as Kevin Moore) is an American blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He first started recording in the early 1970s with Jefferson Airplane violinist Papa John Creach. Creach hired him when Moore was just twenty-one years old; Moore appeared on four of Creach's albums. He was further immersed in the blues with his long stint in the Whodunit Band, headed by Bobby "Blue" Bland producer Monk Higgins. Moore jammed with Albert Collins and Big Joe Turner.

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The Machine

There is more than one artist named The Machine.
1. A Dutch psychedelic rock band
2. Matt Edwards also known as Radio Slave
3. An American Pink Floyd tribute band
4. A Lithuanian electronic musician 1.The Machine is a traditional heavy rock powertrio. With two releases available, Shadow of the Machine (CD, 2007) and Solar Corona (CD+2LP, 2009), the band is gaining (inter)national attention with their mixture of stoner rock riffing, retro psych and some occasional acid blues jams. The subsequent effort entitled "Drie" was released in December 2010.

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Ahmad Jamal

Celebrated pianist-composer Ahmad Jamal continues his performance schedule around the world, as he has for well over the last four decades. Noted for his outstanding technical command and identifiable sound as a piano stylist, Mr. Jamal was born on July 2, 1930, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A child prodigy who began to play the piano at the age of three, he began formal studies at age seven. While in high school, he completed the equivalent of college master classes under the noted African-American concert singer and teacher Mary Cardwell Dawson and pianist James Miller.

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Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen

Kenny Ball (born Kenneth Daniel Ball, 22 May 1930, Ilford, Essex, England) is a British jazz musician, best known as the lead trumpet player in Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen. Ball began his career as sideman in bands, before forming his own trad jazz band in 1958. His dixieland band was at the forefront of the early 1960s UK jazz revival.[1] Ball and his band have enjoyed the longest unbroken spell of success for bands of their generation. Their traditional, 1960s hits like "Samantha" and "Midnight in Moscow", remain popular in dixieland and trumpet circles today.

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The Outsiders

There are several artists named The Outsiders (11 are mentioned here): (1) The Outsiders were a sixties beat band from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Formed in 1960 as a neighbourhood band from Amsterdam East, The Outsiders became one of the most succesful Dutch groups of the 1960s. They made some lastingly great records and never recorded anyone else's material, with singer Wally Tax writing the lyrics and guitarist Ron Splinter the music for nearly all of the twelve 45s and three LPs they made.

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John Steel

1.) John Steel was an American vocalist who found his biggest success in the 1920s. Described by musicologist Allan Sutton as a “working man’s John McCormack,” Steel was signed to the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1919, the same year he starred in “The Ziegfeld Follies of 1919.” An Actors Equity strike that year brought Steel into the headlines when, although siding with strikers, he was legally forced to perform.

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Troggs

The Troggs are an English rock band from the 1960s that had a number of hits in Britain and the USA, including their most famous song, "Wild Thing". The Troggs were from the town of Andover in southern England. The band were originally called The Troglodytes (troglodyte meaning "caveman")

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Diamonds

Diamonds are not the 50's group "The Diamonds" of "Little Darlin'" fame. There are however, several bands that go by this name: 1) Diamonds (Australia/Glasgow)
2) Asher "Diamonds" Gray (USA)
3) Diamonds (Canada)
1) Diamonds are an ex-Australian hard pop/noisy indie three-piece based in Glasgow. Aidan and Sarah packed up their equipment in Adelaide, Australia late 2007. Put it all in a shipping container and set it loose on an over sea voyage to Glasgow. All to play some real, raw and exciting rock music on the other side of the world.

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Creation

Creation is the name of at least three different acts: 1. Creation (not to be confused with the english psychedelic rock band called The Creation) is a japanese 70's band formerly known as Blues Creation. While Blues Creation's style was heavy and deeply rooted in hard rock, under the name Creation they chose to go in more melodic and less agressive direction. Later they turned into a fusion/jazz act.

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