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Peter King

There are at least four musicians called Peter King: 1. An English jazz alto saxophonist
2. A Nigerian Afro-beat tenor saxophonist].
3. An American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
4. Organist at Bath Abbey in England.
1. Peter King (b. 1940) is an English jazz saxophonist, composer, and clarinettist. King was born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey on 11th August 1940, and taught himself to play the clarinet at the age of fifteen, quickly switching to alto saxophone.

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Rob

There are several artists with the name of Rob. 1) Rob "Roy" Raindorf (psych-funk/afrobeat) Rob "Roy" Raindorf is one of the most enigmatic artists to come out of Ghana. Born in Accra in 1949, he appeared from nowhere with a unique and twisted sound. An admirer of American artists Otis Reading, James Brown, Wilson Pickett and Ray Charles, Rob began his trade by learning the piano at a music school in Cotonou, Benin.

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Jimi Tenor

Musician and composer Jimi Tenor has never settled for the traditional role of a pop artist. He is known as a productive musician whose work lies beyond current trends, and also as a performer who combines the finest elements of afro-american music, spontaneous silliness and shameless glamour in an original way. Besides being a professional musician for almost 20 years, Jimi Tenor (born Lassi Lehto, 1965, Lahti, Finland) has also practised photography, directed short films and designed clothes and musical instruments.

Read more about Jimi Tenor on Last.fm.

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The Black Mirrors

This name refers to at least two bands: (1) The original Black Mirrors were a Nigerian rock band in the 1970s. Their recordings are featured in anthologies of Nigerian music from that era, and their song "The World Ends" inspired the title of the acclaimed Soundway anthology, "The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria." (2) The Black Mirrors are a garage punk quartet from Stoke on Trent, taking influence from Nick Cave, Iggy Pop, MC5, Eighties Matchbox and other sinister purveyors of dark melancholia.

Read more about The Black Mirrors on Last.fm.

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Cymande

Cymande were an eclectic band who released several albums throughout the early seventies. They arrived in London, England from Guyana and Jamaica and developed a subtle, deep funk style heavily influenced by Calypso rhythms, jazz, African music, and American soul. Cymande can now be seen as one of the most sophisticated of the heavy funk acts that evolved in the early 1970's. By the mid-seventies the band members were going their separate ways. It wasn't until 20 years later that they reaped any financial rewards, as their music became a popular source for samplers.

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Keziah Jones

Keziah Jones (born Olufemi Sanyaolu on January 10, 1968 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist. He describes his musical style as “Blufunk”, which is a fusion between raw blues elements and hard, edgy funk rhythms. Also his Nigerian roots and soul music can be considered a major influence on his sound.
He is known for his distinctive style of guitarplaying, above all his percussive right-hand technique which is similar to bass player's slapping technique. He's also famous for playing most of his live shows with a bare torso.

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