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Slim Gaillard

Bulee “Slim” Gaillard (January 4, 1916 – February 26, 1991), also known as “McVouty”, was an American jazz singer and songwriter who played piano, guitar, vibraphone and tenor saxophone.
Gaillard was noted for his comedic vocalese singing and word play in his own constructed language called “Vout-O-Reenee”, for which he wrote a dictionary. He also spoke at least six other languages (Spanish, German, Greek, Arabic, Armenian and English) with varying degrees of fluency.
He rose to prominence in the late 1930s with hits such as “Flat Foot Floogie (with a Floy Floy)” and “Cement Mixer (Put-Ti-Put-Ti)”, after forming Slim and Slam with Leroy Eliot “Slam” Stewart. During World War II, Gaillard served as a bomber pilot in the Pacific. In 1944, he resumed his music career and performed with notable jazz musicians such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Dodo Marmarosa.
In the 1960s and 1970s, he acted in films—sometimes as himself—and also appeared in bit parts in television series such as Roots: The Next Generations.
In the 1980s, Gaillard resumed touring the circuit of European jazz festivals. He followed Dizzy Gillespie’s advice to move to Europe and, in 1983, settled in London, where he died on 26 February 1991, after a long career in music, film and television, spanning nearly six decades.

Francine Raymond

Francine Raymond (born 9 June 1956, in Montréal) is a French Canadian folk-style singer songwriter. In 1994, Raymond’s music was distributed by Montreal-based Distribution Select.

Dan Boeckner

Dan Boeckner /ˈbɛknər/ (born 5 February 1978) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist. In 2012-2013, he was involved in a project called Divine Fits, with Spoon frontman Britt Daniel. He is a member of Wolf Parade, and previously a member of Atlas Strategic and Handsome Furs. Currently, Boeckner has a new band called Operators which released an album, EP1, in August 2014.

Louise Homer

Louise Homer (April 30, 1871 – May 6, 1947) was an American operatic contralto who had an active international career in concert halls and opera houses from 1895 until her retirement in 1932.
After a brief stint as a vaudeville entertainer in New England, she made her professional opera debut in France in 1898. She then became a member of the Metropolitan Opera from 1900 to 1919 and again from 1927 to 1929. She was also active as an opera singer in Boston, Chicago, and California. She recorded extensively for Victor Records and Columbia Records in the early decades of the 20th century. She was married to composer Sidney Homer for 52 years, and composer Samuel Barber was her nephew.
Homer sang a broad repertoire which encompassed works from the French, German, and Italian repertoires. She enjoyed particular success in the operas of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner. She often stated in interviews that her favorite role to perform was Amneris in Verdi’s Aida. At the Met she sang in several United States premieres and created roles in two world premieres: the witch in Engelbert Humperdinck’s Königskinder and the title role in Horatio Parker’s Mona. Soprano Nellie Melba once hailed her as “the world’s most beautiful voice”. In 1923 and 1924 she was listed as one of the 12 greatest living women by the National League of Women Voters.

Valerie Landsburg

Valerie Landsburg (born August 12, 1958) is an American actress, television and film director, screenwriter, and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her portrayal of Doris Schwartz in the 1982 series Fame, interpreting, for television, the role that Maureen Teefy had originated in the film. She was also the lead singer on the UK top five hit “Hi Fidelity”. Producer Alan Landsburg was her father, and she appeared in at least one installment of True Confessions, an anthology series program he produced.

Steve Souza

Steve “Zetro” Souza (born March 24, 1964) is an American vocalist, best known for his work with the thrash metal band Exodus from 1986 to 1994, and again from 2002 to 2004. He rejoined Exodus for a third time in 2014. Souza is one of two singers, along with Chuck Billy, for the band Dublin Death Patrol. He also sings for the death/thrash metal band Tenet. Souza recently announced his new thrash metal project, Hatriot. He was also the lead singer for the thrash metal band Legacy (later known as Testament).

George M. Cohan

George Michael Cohan (July 3, 1878 – November 5, 1942), known professionally as George M. Cohan, was an American entertainer, playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer and producer.
Cohan began his career as a child, performing with his parents and sister in a vaudeville act known as “The Four Cohans.” Beginning with Little Johnny Jones in 1904, he wrote, composed, produced, and appeared in more than three dozen Broadway musicals. Cohan published more than 300 songs during his lifetime, including the standards “Over There”, “Give My Regards to Broadway”, “The Yankee Doodle Boy” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag”. As a composer, he was one of the early members of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). He displayed remarkable theatrical longevity, appearing in films until the 1930s, and continuing to perform as a headline artist until 1940.
Known in the decade before World War I as “the man who owned Broadway”, he is considered the father of American musical comedy. His life and music were depicted in the Academy Award-winning film Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) and the 1968 musical George M!. A statue of Cohan in Times Square in New York City commemorates his contributions to American musical theatre.

Catherine Major

Catherine Major’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Gorilla Zoe

Alonzo Mathis, better known by his stage name Gorilla Zoe () is an American rapper. He is a former artist with Trustnobody Ent. Under Tavares “Buck” Thomas. He subsequently became a member of rap group Boyz N Da Hood. His solo debut album Welcome to the Zoo ghost written by Ernest Gibbs. came out in 2007. His next two albums, Don’t Feed Da Animals and King Kong were released in 2009 and 2011. In 2015, he released two mix tapes: Recovery and Raised in the Jungle.

Blanche DuBuisson

Blanche DuBuisson’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Juliette Jackson

Juliette Jackson’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Charlie Daniels

Charles EdwardCharlieDaniels (born October 28, 1936) is an American multi-instrumentalist, actor, lyricist, and singer, known for his contributions to country, bluegrass, and Southern rock music. He is perhaps best known for his number one country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”. Daniels has been active as a singer and musician since the 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008 and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. Daniels was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016. He is known for portraying himself in Urban Cowboy, Yakety Yak, Take it Back, Trash Talk, The Fall Guy and King of the Hill, as well as appearances in The Lone Star Kid, 18 Wheels of Justice and Murder, She Wrote playing other characters.

Ray Charles

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Among friends and fellow musicians he preferred being called “Brother Ray.” He was often referred to as “The Genius.” Charles was blinded during childhood due to glaucoma.

Lyle Lovett

Lyle Pearce Lovett (born November 1, 1957) is an American country singer-songwriter and actor. Active since 1980, he has recorded thirteen albums and released 25 singles to date, including his highest entry, the number 10 chart hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, “Cowboy Man”. Lovett has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album. It’s Not Big It’s Large was released in 2007, where it debuted and peaked at number 2 on the Top Country Albums chart. A new studio album, Natural Forces, was released on October 20, 2009 by Lost Highway Records. The last studio album on his Curb Records contract, Release Me, was released in February 2012.

Diane Solomon

Diane Solomon is an American singer, songwriter and nutritionist, who was part of the group who represented Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest 1985, in which they sang “Children, Kinder, Enfants”. They received 37 points and finished in thirteenth place.

Jewell

Jewell (a.k.a. Ju-L, born Jewell Caples, June 15, 1968; later Jewell Peyton) is a recording artist that has performed on multi-platinum R&B/Hip-Hop albums.

Melissa Errico

Melissa Errico is an American actress, singer, recording artist and writer. She is perhaps best known for her leading Broadway musical roles such as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and Kurt Weill’s One Touch of Venus, and as an interpreter of the work of Stephen Sondheim and Michel Legrand.

Dave Padden

David James Padden (born February 13, 1976), is a Canadian musician, best known as the former vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Canadian thrash metal band Annihilator from 2003 to 2014.

Natalie Appleton

Natalie Jane Appleton Howlett (born 14 May 1973 in Mississauga, Ontario) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and actress, who is a member of the girl group All Saints.
Appleton joined All Saints in 1996, and five years later they split up amid group in-fighting. She went on to form a duo with her younger sister Nicole under the name Appleton. Since then, she has reunited to release two more albums with All Saints, in 2006 and 2016.

Pinky Paras

Pinky Paras’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Morgana King

Morgana King (born June 4, 1930) is an American jazz singer and actress. Her best-known role was that of Carmela Corleone in The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather Part II (1974).

Minnie Love

Minnie Love’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Ashleigh Ball

Ashleigh Adele Ball (born March 31, 1983) is a Canadian voice actress and musician, known for singing in the rock band Hey Ocean!, as well as voicing characters in several toyetic movies and television series, notably the Barbie film series, Littlest Pet Shop, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She is the subject of the documentary A Brony Tale directed by Brent Hodge, which follows her through her first interactions with the Brony community at BronyCon 2012.

Sully Díaz

Sully Diaz (July 12, 1960; New York City) is a Spanish actress and singer born to Sephardic parents from, Puerto Rico. Sully’s career started in Puerto Rican television with her first starring role as Coralito in the “novela” called “Coralito”. “Coralito” was her first starring role. Sully was invited to star in various soap operas in Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Argentina.
Sully later returned to New York to study at the Actors Studio, Hebert Berghoff Studio and Ann Reinken Steps Studio.
In February 2012, in the Spanish-language production of “The Vagina Monologues”, a play written by Eve Ensler, an American feminist who fights against gender violence worldwide. It has been translated into 49 languages and performed in over 120 countries. The 2012 cast included Ivy Queen, Eileen Navarro, Lourdes De Jesús, Roxana Laborde, Yasmin Pietri, and sexologist, Carmita Laboy. It was presented in Orlando, Florida.

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