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Kermit Ruffins - 55% match to Dr. Michael White

Genres: Jazz
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Rebirth Brass Band - 49% match to Dr. Michael White

Genres: Funk Jazz R&B / Soul
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George Lewis - 41% match to Dr. Michael White

Genres: Christian & Gospel Jazz
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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - 39% match to Dr. Michael White

Genres: Blues Funk Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Tom McDermott - 35% match to Dr. Michael White

Genres: Blues Jazz
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Preservation Hall Jazz Band - 34% match to Dr. Michael White

Genres: Jazz
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Pete Fountain - 32% match to Dr. Michael White

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Instrumental Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 July 1930, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Taking up the clarinet as a small boy, Fountain was sufficiently adept to play and record before he was out of his teens. In the early 50s he worked with various bands in his home town, including the Basin Street Six. In 1954 he formed his own small band and for the next couple of years played with this group and with the Dukes Of Di Read more

The Dukes Of Dixieland - 32% match to Dr. Michael White

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1949 by trumpeter Frank Assunto (29 January 1922, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 25 February 1974, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA), and his trombonist brother Fred (b. 3 December 1929, Jennings, Louisiana, USA, d. 21 April 1966, Las Vegas Nevada, USA), the Dukes Of Dixieland got their start with band leader Horace Heidt in his ‘Youth Opportunity Programme’, Read more

Smiley Lewis - 29% match to Dr. Michael White

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Overton Amos Lemons, 5 July 1913, DeQuincy, Louisiana, USA, d. 7 October 1966, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. While failing to gain the commercial plaudits his work deserved, this New Orleans-based artist was responsible for some of that city’s finest music. He made his recording debut, as Smiling Lewis, in 1947, but his strongest work appeared during the 50s. ‘The B Read more

Earl King - 26% match to Dr. Michael White

Genres: Blues Funk
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Earl Silas Johnson IV, 7 February 1934, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 17 April 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The son of a blues pianist, King became an accomplished guitarist and singer with local bands before making his first recordings in 1953 for Savoy Records (‘Have You Gone Crazy’, credited to Earl Johnson) and Specialty Records (‘A Mother’s L Read more

Davell Crawford - 25% match to Dr. Michael White

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s
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3 September 1975, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Crawford was born into a musical family; his grandfather was R&B artist James ‘Sugar Boy’ Crawford. From an early age he played piano in church, accompanying gospel choirs; he also sang himself and sometimes was choir leader. While still in his early teens, he began writing songs, most of which bear the mark of the Read more

Buckwheat Zydeco - 22% match to Dr. Michael White

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Founded by Stanley Dural (Lafayette, Louisiana, USA). Dural started his musical career playing piano and organ in local bands around south-east Louisiana. In the late 80s and early 90s, Buckwheat Zydeco emerged as one of the leaders of zydeco music, the accordion-led dance music of southern Louisiana’s French-speaking Creoles. Dural, taking the nickname ‘Buckwheat& Read more

James Booker - 22% match to Dr. Michael White

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 December 1939, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 8 November 1983, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. As an exceptionally talented child, Booker studied classical piano, but balanced his virtuosity with blues and boogie learned from Isidore ‘Tuts’ Washington and Edward Frank. In his early teens he appeared on radio WMRY and formed a band he called Booker Boy And The Rhyt Read more

Jessie Hill - 21% match to Dr. Michael White

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Clifton Chenier - 20% match to Dr. Michael White

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 June 1925, Opelousas, Louisiana, USA, d. 12 December 1987, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. This singer, guitarist, and harmonica and accordion player is regarded by many as the ‘king of zydeco music’. Chenier was given lessons on the accordion by his father, and started performing at dances. He also had the advantage of being able to sing in French patois, English an Read more


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