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DTB Remembers

Music of the past era by musicians that we salute and have made a mark within music history

DTB Celebrates: Billie Holiday 100 years!

“If I’m Going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all” Billie Holiday The Legends of music, friends and family are celebrating the 100th birthday of Billie Holiday. Her astounding life, impact on music, all her remarkable Jazz performances and recordingswere masterfully delivered, challenging musical and cultural boundaries, such was the captivating power of Billie …

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Happy Birthday: Aretha Franklin Soul Icon

R.E.S.P.E.C.T Aretha Franklin March 25, 1942 “Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I’m using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I’m happy with that.” Aretha Franklin The Queen of Soul, enjoyed her birthday celebrations this week at her birthday bash, her guests included Clive Davis, Valerie Simpson, Sarah Dash (of …

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DTB: Remembers: Alexander ONeil

Alexander O’Neal was out of this world, and a Concert not to be missed, he took me down memory lane with his hit RnB songs” Alexander O Neil brings back all the memories of the 80’s 808 keyboard sound, Hammersmith Palais, when you could run to the front of the stage, and touch the artiste. The non-stop Funk party UK …

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DTB Remembers: Donny Hathaway ‘Soul Genius’

Donny Hathaway: October 1 1945 – January 13 1979 Ive been so many places in my life and time, I’ve sung a lot of songs – Donny Hathaway Thirty-five years ago today in a sombre passing, we lost the great American ‘Soul Genius’ Donny Hathaway. Known for his auspicious rendition, dynamic vocal delivery with his timeless recordings “A Song for …

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DTB: Remembers: Nat King Cole ‘UNFORGETTABLE’

All I want to do is sing and make people happy – Nat King Cole Nathaniel Adams Coles was born in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1919. His mother was a church choir director, and his father was a Baptist pastor. When he was four years old, Cole and his family moved to Chicago. Nat Cole learned how to play piano beginning …

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DTB Remembers: John Holt (11 July 1947 – 19 October 2014)

a huge talent and a true gentleman – Trojan Records The news of the sad passing of Reggae superstar John Holt was a shock. A relatively young man, still gigging most recently at the One Love Festival in Milton Keynes this year. Like many artist of his generation he wrote many of his early songs. Most notably the reggae sing-a …

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