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REBECCA HOLDEN

Rebecca Holden Rebecca Holden is an American actress and singer. Rebecca Holden – Home | Facebook Rebecca Holden – IMDb In college, Holden was a music major, focusing on voice and minoring in piano. She was discovered in New York City by an agency. First discovered by a top talent agent while continuing her voice studies in New York, she …

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TRACEY RAINS

Tracey Rains Born: South Australia Vocalist, Guitarist Country music Tracey Rains is an accomplished vocalist, rated as one of the top female singers in South Australia and nationwide. Her voice has been likened to the smooth sounds of artists such as Patsy Cline, Connie Francis, Loretta Lynn, The Supremes Diana Ross & heartbreaker Dionne Warwick. …

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RALPH BURNS

Above: Performing at the Three Deuces, New York, April 1947 Ralph Burns Birth name Ralph Jose P. Burns Born June 29, 1922 Newton, Massachusetts, U.S. Died November 21, 2001 (aged 79) Los Angeles, California Genres Jazz Occupation(s) Musician, composer, arranger Instruments Piano Years active 1939-1993 Labels Verve, Norgran, Decca Associated acts Woody Herman, Bob Fosse …

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RUSSELL GARCIA (composer)

Russell Garcia (composer) Russell Garcia, QSM (12 April 1916 – 19 November 2011) was a composer and arranger who wrote a wide variety of music for screen, stage and broadcast. Garcia was born in Oakland, California, but was a longtime resident of New Zealand. Self-taught, his break came when he substituted for an ill colleague …

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ROY CATON

Roy Caton Birth name Roy Vernon Caton Born January 28, 1927 Frackville, Pennsylvania, U.S. Died July 29, 2010 (aged 83) Avila Beach, California, U.S. Occupation(s) Musician Instruments Trumpet Associated acts The Wrecking Crew Roy Vernon Caton (January 28, 1927 – July 29, 2010) was an American trumpet player and session musician. Caton was born to …

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MATT ROLLING

Matt Rollings Origin Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S. Genres Jazz, country, rock Occupation(s) Musician, record producer Instruments Piano, keyboards Matt Rollings is an Grammy Award winning American composer, musician and record producer. He plays piano, organ, and keyboards. Known mainly for playing in Lyle Lovett’s Large Band, he has worked with many artists, not all country. Matt …

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MICKEY RAPHAEL

Mickey Raphael Birth name Michael Siegfried Raphael Born November 7, 1951 Dallas, Texas, U.S. Genres Country, rock, pop Occupation(s) Musician, producer, actor Instruments Harmonica Michael Siegfried “Mickey” Raphael (born November 7, 1951) is an American harmonica player, music producer and actor best known for his work with Willie Nelson. He has performed or recorded with …

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ROBERT RANDOLPH AND THE FAMILY BAND

Robert Randolph and the Family Band Origin Orange, New Jersey, United States Genres Funk, soul, jam, gospel Years active 2001–present Robert Randolph and the Family Band is an American funk and soul band led by pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph (Robert Jermaine Randolph, born August 8, 1977, Irvington, New Jersey). Other band members include drummer …

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RICHIE HAYWARD

Richie Hayward Birth name Richard Hayward Born February 6, 1946 Des Moines, Iowa, United States Died August 12, 2010 (aged 64) Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Genres Rock, blues, southern rock, funk, Cajun music, Americana, swamp rock Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter Instruments Drums, percussion, vocals Richard “Richie” Hayward (February 6, 1946 – August 12, 2010) was an …

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RONNIE CUBER

Ronnie Cuber Birth name Ronald Edward Cuber Born December 25, 1941 New York City Genres Jazz Occupation(s) Musician Instruments Saxophone Ronald Edward Cuber (born December 25, 1941) is a jazz saxophonist. He has also played in Latin, pop, rock, and blues sessions. In addition to his primary instrument, baritone sax, he has played tenor sax, …

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