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Fourplay

There are 2 groups known as Fourplay, 1) An American smooth jazz group, 2) An Australian string quartet: 1. Fourplay is a jazz group, founded around 1990, in the USA. Current members are: Bob James (keyboards & programming), Nathan East (bass & vocal), Chuck Loeb (guitar) & Harvey Mason (drums & percussion). Loeb replaced Larry Carlton who himself had replaced the founding guitarist, Lee Ritenour in '98.

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Grim Fandango

Grim Fandango may refer to:
1. Hardcore / Punk Rock band from Perth, Western Australia (www.myspace.com/grimfandangomusic) 1. Formed 2006 in Perth, Western Australia, Grim have finely crafted a unique sound that transcends their hardcore/punk roots. Characterized by intertwining jangling guitars, abrasive three-way vocal melodies and a tight driving rhythm section Grim Fandango write ferocious, discordant songs beaming with an undeniable presence of pop-sensibilty and optimism.

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Dillinger Escape Plan

The Dillinger Escape Plan are an American experimental mathcore band from Morris Plains, New Jersey. The band originated in 1997 after the disbanding of Arcane, a hardcore punk trio consisting of Ben Weinman, Dimitri Minakakis, and Chris Pennie.[1] The band's current line-up consists of Ben Weinman (lead guitar, backing vocals), Liam Wilson (bass guitar), Greg Puciato (lead vocals), Jeff Tuttle (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), and Billy Rymer (drums, percussion).

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Joss Stone

Joss Stone (born Joscelyn Eve Stoker in Dover, United Kingdom on April 11, 1987) is an English soul singer whose throaty style of singing was influenced by early motown singers. Her debut album, The Soul Sessions, consists of classic soul tracks by Betty Wright, Aretha Franklin, Laura Lee and Bettye Swann and was released in late 2003. It reached the top 5 in the UKalbums chart, and also made the top forty of the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart.

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Black Coffee

There are several artists named Black Coffee: 1) <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/+noredirect/%D0%A7%D1%91%D1%80%D0%BD%D1%8B%D0%B... class="bbcode_artist">Чёрный кофе</a> (Cherniy Kofe/Black Coffee) a Russian heavy metal band, singing both in Russian and in English. 2) A Swedish band (<a href="http://www.blackcoffee.se/" rel="nofollow">http://www.blackcoffee.se/</a>)
(<a href="http://www.myspace.com/blackcoffeebluesrock" rel="nofollow">http://www.myspace.com/blackcoffeebluesrock</a>) 3)Durban-born (South Africa) Nkosinathi Maphumulo has been on the music scene for over a decade but only got his break a few years ago. Nkosinathi, otherwise known as Black Coffee, is popular for his smash hit remixes, most of which have dominated the airwaves in the past couple of years.

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Tower Of Power

Tower of Power is a horn-based funk/soul band from Oakland, California. In the mid-1960s, 17-year-old tenor saxophonist Emilio Castillo moved from Detroit, Michigan, to Fremont, California. He started a band called the Motowns, specializing in soul music. In 1968, Castillo teamed up with baritone saxophonist Stephen "The Funky Doctor" Kupka and trumpet/trombone player Mic Gillette, moved to Oakland, and began writing original material. They changed the band's name to Tower of Power and began playing frequently in the Bay Area.

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George Clinton

George Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is an American musician, widely considered one of the forefathers of funk. He was the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s and early 1980s, and was a solo funk artist as of 1981. He was born in Kannapolis, North Carolina, grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey, and currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida. In Plainfield, he ran a barber salon, where he straightened hair, and soon formed a doo wop group, inspired by Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, called The Parliaments.

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The Liberators

There are at least two bands under this name. A Dutch rock band and a Australian afrobeat-centered act. - The Liberators was a band from the southern Dutch province Limburg and based in the city of Maastricht.
The band existed from 1979 until 1992 playin' all over Europe. Concerts from Bergen (Norway) all the way down to the Canarian Island and worldfamoust in Maastricht. The band made three albums for Polydor, and the Belgium KKRecords.

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Lee Morgan

Lee Morgan (10 July 1938 - 19 February 1972) was an American hard-bop jazz trumpeter. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Morgan was a jazz prodigy, joining the Dizzy Gillespie big band at 18, remaining a member for two years. In 1956 he began recording as a leader, mainly for the Blue Note label; eventually he recorded twenty-five albums for the company. Morgan's principal influence as a player was Clifford Brown, having had direct contact with him before Brown's premature death.

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Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron (born April 1, 1949 in Chicago) is an American poet and musician, known primarily for his late 1960s and early 1970s work as a spoken word performer, associated with African American militant activists. Heron is perhaps most well known for his poems/songs "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" and "What's the Word - Johannesburg" a movement hit during the 1980's South Africa college and national divestment movement in the United States of America.