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Al Hirt - 65% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alois Maxwell Hart, 7 November 1922, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 27 April 1999, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. After studying classical music at the Cincinnati Conservatory in the early 40s, trumpeter Hirt divided his professional career between symphony orchestras and dance bands and still found time to play dixieland jazz in New Orleans clubs. Hirt worked as a bugler dur Read more

Charlie Feathers - 44% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Arthur Feathers, 12 June 1932, Holly Springs, Mississippi, USA, d. 29 August 1998, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The work of rockabilly legend Feathers became more elevated during each revival of interest in the genre. Feathers was an enigmatic superstar, although in reality his influence totally overshadowed his commercial success. His upbringing on a farm, being taught Read more

Zamfir - 32% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Instrumental Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Romania. Zamfir is the best-known exponent of the pan-pipes or nei, an ancient instrument of southern Europe comprising reed or wooden pipes graduated in size and bound together in a row. His recording career began when he linked up with Swiss record producer Marcel Cellier, who recorded traditional folk tunes by Zamfir in the early 70s for release on his own label. Already Read more

Gloria Gaynor - 30% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Christian & Gospel Disco Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gloria Fowles, 7 September 1949, Newark, New Jersey, USA. The ‘Queen Of The Discotheques’ spent several years struggling on the east coast circuit prior to finding success. A 1965 single, produced by Johnny Nash, preceded her spell as a member of the Soul Satisfiers. Gaynor was discovered singing in a Manhattan nightclub by her future manager, Jay Ellis. He teamed Read more

Silver Convention - 27% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This studio group was created by Munich-based producers Silvester Levay and Michael Kunze. After scoring a UK hit in 1975 with ‘Save Me’, they went on to reach number 1 in the USA with ‘Fly, Robin, Fly’. The international fame persuaded the duo to audition some female singers to adopt the Silver Convention name and the lucky trio were Linda Thompson (ex-Les Read more

Village People - 18% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Village People from New York City, USA, were a concept before they were a group. The brainchild of French record producer Jacques Morali (d. 15 November 1991, Paris, France), the troupe was assembled in 1977. Morali, who had been enjoying great success on the disco charts with the Ritchie Family, intended to create a camp rock ‘n’ roll/dance act that would flaunt Read more

Carl Douglas - 15% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Disco
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jamaican-born Carl Douglas was working with producer Biddu during 1974 when the necessity to record a b-side to ‘I Want To Give You My Everything’, resulted in ‘Kung Fu Fighting’, a song which apparently took only 10 minutes to record. When the Douglas composition was presented to the A&R department at Pye Records, they wisely elevated the song to an a-s Read more

Patrick Hernandez - 15% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Disco
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Baccara - 14% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 2000s
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This Spanish girl duo had a UK number 1 in 1977 with the disco-orientated ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’. Sung by Maria Mendiolo (sometimes credited as Maria Mendiola) and Mayte Mateus, it was written and produced by the German team of Frank Dostal (ex-lead singer of the Rattles) and Rolf Soja, backed by studio musicians. There was a UK Top 10 follow-up, ‘Sorry I’m Read more

Anita Ward - 13% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Disco Electronic & Ambient R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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20 December 1957, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Ward enjoyed one international number 1 single during her career, a light disco song called ‘Ring My Bell’ in 1979. Initially a gospel singer, she was introduced to Memphis artist/producer Frederick Knight. Knight signed Ward to his own Juana label, affiliated with Florida’s successful TK Records, and they recorded an Read more

Blue Swede - 12% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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Vocalist Bjorn Skifs was already well known in Sweden when he and EMI Records record producer, Bengst Palmers, decided that an offensive on the English-speaking market in 1973 would be feasible. Forming Blue Swede, they listened hard to Slade’s rowdy singalong style and, as they had no compositions of their own, the sextet covered B.J. Thomas’ 1969 hit single ‘Ho Read more

The Trammps - 12% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s
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Amii Stewart - 11% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Dance Disco R&B / Soul
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Thelma Houston - 11% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 May 1946, Leland, Mississippi, USA. Houston left her home town of Leland, Mississippi, in the late 60s to tour with the gospel group the Art Reynolds Singers. Her impassioned vocal style and innate mastery of phrasing, most notably on the 1966 single ‘Glory Glory Hallelujah’, brought her to the attention of the prodigal songwriter/arranger Jimmy Webb in 1969. He Read more


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