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Roderick Anthony Burton II (November 25, 1987 – May 18, 2009), better known by his stage name Dolla, was an American rapper. Originally part of a group group called Da Razkals Cru with friends Scrappy and Sas, a 12 year-old Dolla rapped in showcases around his Atlanta, Georgia hometown. Eventually, the group caught the attention of both Missy Elliott and P. Diddy. However those two weren't the only executives interested. By 2001, the trio signed to Elektra Records where Dolla met then unknown singer, Akon, who was producing for the label.

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bLaCKlaNDs

Blacklands is Al Murphy ably supported and assisted by a revolving roster which currently includes: James Knowles (guitar, engineering) Ed Shipley (Bass) Jamie Bridson (Drums) Jonny Ogle (Singing and harmonica) Tom Syson (guitar) Al has been making music on the side since 2000 whilst carving out a successful career as an illustrator. Under their former moniker Murphy Kid & The Bad Luck Band they supported Bob Dylan, Athlete and Tunng.

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Orlando Gibbons

Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625), English composer and organist of the late Tudor and early Jacobean periods, a leading composer in the England of his day. Born in Oxford, between 1596 and 1598 he sang in the choir of King's College, Cambridge, then he entered the university in 1598 and achieved the degree of Bachelor of Music in 1606. James I appointed him a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, where he served as an organist from at least 1615 until his death. In 1625 he became senior organist at the Chapel Royal, with Thomas Tomkins as junior organist.

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Duarte Lobo

Duarte Lobo (1565? in Alcáçovas?-September 24, 1646 in Lisbon) was a Portuguese composer of sacred music. He was among the most prominent figures of the "golden age" of Portuguese polyphony, along with such names as Manuel Cardoso and Filipe de Magalhães. Lobo, also known under his latinized name Eduardus Lupus, began his musical career studying under the famous Manuel Mendes. He thence worked his way up to the position of mestre de capela at the Lisbon cathedral, one of the most prestigious musical appointments in Portugal.

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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788) - more commonly known as C.P.E. Bach - was a German musician and composer of the early Classical period. The second of eleven sons of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach, C.P.E. Bach was born in Weimar on 8th March 1714. He was one of the founders of the Classical style, composing in the and periods. Through the latter half of the eighteenth century, his reputation was very high. This was mainly because of his clavier sonatas, which marked an important development in the history of musical form.

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Paul Hindemith

Born in Hanau in 1895, Paul Hindemith was taught the violin as a child. He entered the Hoch'sche Konservatorium in Frankfurt am Main where he studied conducting, composition and violin under Arnold Mendelssohn and Bernhard Sekles, supporting himself by playing in dance bands and musical-comedy outfits. He led the Frankfurt Opera orchestra from 1915 to 1923 and played in the Rebner string quartet in 1921 in which he played second violin, and later the viola. In 1929 he founded the Amar Quartet, playing viola, and extensively toured Europe.

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