• Day 23 – Black History Month – Ella Fitzgerald

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    Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz vocalist with a vocal range spanning three octaves (D♭3 to D♭6)] Often referred to as the “First Lady of Song,” the “Queen of Jazz” and “Lady Ella,” she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a “horn-like” improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. Each day this month we bring you programmes which focus on one musical icon outlining biographical facts including highlights and achievements in the industry, giving us the perfect opportunity to grace each show with a landmark …

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  • Day 22 – Black History Month – Gregory Isaacs

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    Gregory Anthony Isaacs (15 July 1951 – 25 October 2010) was a Jamaican reggae musician. Milo Miles, writing in The New York Times, described Isaacs as “the most exquisite vocalist in reggae”. His nickname was the Cool Ruler. Each day this month we bring you programmes which focus on one musical icon outlining biographical facts including highlights and achievements in the industry, giving us the perfect opportunity to grace each show with a landmark track created by our chosen artists. The Music Hall of Fame will be broadcasted daily across 18 radio platforms (including KANE FM) nationwide. If you’re tuning …

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  • Day 21 – Black History Month – George Clinton

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    George Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, and music producer and the principal architect of P-Funk. He was the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s and early 1980s, and launched a solo career in 1981. He has been cited as one of the foremost innovators of funk music, along with James Brown and Sly Stone. Clinton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. Each day this month we bring you programmes which focus on one musical icon outlining biographical facts …

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  • Day 20 – Black History Month – Miles Davis

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    Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, together with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion. Each day this month we bring you programmes which focus on one musical icon outlining biographical facts including highlights and achievements in the industry, giving us the perfect opportunity to grace each show with a landmark track created by …

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  • Day 19 – Black History Month – Peter Tosh

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    Today’s feature is on Peter Tosh.. Catch it on air or online. Peter Tosh, (born Winston Hubert McIntosh; 19 October 1944 – 11 September 1987) was a Jamaican reggae musician. Along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer he was one of the core members of the band The Wailers (1963–1974). After which he established himself as a successful solo artist and a promoter of Rastafari. He was murdered in 1987 during a home invasion. Each day this month we bring you programmes which focus on one musical icon outlining biographical facts including highlights and achievements in the industry, giving us …

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  • Day 18 – Black History Month – Miriam Makeba

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    Today’s feature is on Miriam Makeba.. Catch it on air or online.  Born March 1932 – 9 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award-winning South African singer and civil rights activist. In the 1960s, she was the first artist from Africa to popularize African music around the world. She is best known for the song “Pata Pata”, first recorded in 1957 and released in the U.S. in 1967. She recorded and toured with many popular artists, such as Harry Belafonte, Paul Simon, and her former husband Hugh Masekela. Day 18 – Black History Month – Miriam Makeba by …

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  • Day 17 – Black History Month – Chuck D

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    Today’s feature is on Chuck D.. Catch it on air or online. Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (born August 1960), aka name Chuck D, American rapper, author and producer. He helped create politically and socially conscious rap music in the mid-1980s as the leader of the rap group Public Enemy. Each day this month we bring you programmes which focus on one musical icon outlining biographical facts including highlights and achievements in the industry, giving us the perfect opportunity to grace each show with a landmark track created by our chosen artists. The Music Hall of Fame will be broadcasted daily across …

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  • Day 16 – Black History Month – Jazzie B

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    Today’s feature is on Jazzie B.. Catch it on air or online. Born in Hornsey, London, the ninth of ten children, several of whom began running sound systems in the 1960s and 1970s. With friends working under the name Jah Rico, his first gig was in 1977. He changed their working name to Soul II Soul in 1982. Soul II Soul was originally an umbrella name for several of Jazzie B’s operations, including sound systems as well as the group itself. Each day this month we bring you programmes which focus on one musical icon outlining biographical facts including highlights …

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  • Day 15 – Black History Month – Dennis Brown

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    Today’s feature is on Dennis Brown.. Catch it on air or online. Jamaican reggae singer and songwriter (born February 1, 1957, Kingston – † July 1, 1999, Kingston) was part of those musicians reggae on the success of this musical style in the early, mid-seventies and mid eigthies, able to establish itself and have its fair share of success. Among his hits : “Money In My Pocket”, “Cassandra”, “No More Will I Roam”, “Africa”, “Love Jah”, “Repatriation”, “Jah Can Do It”, “Love And Hate”, “Promised Land”, “Judge Not”. Each day this month we bring you programmes which focus on one …

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  • Day 14 – Black History Month – James Brown

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    Today’s feature is on James Brown.. Catch it on air or online. American singer, songwriter and musician, born 3 May 1933 near Barnwell, South Carolina, USA and died 25 December 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. James Brown was raised in poverty in Augusta, Georgia. In 1953 James Brown joined the Gospel Starlighters, a vocal quartet led by Bobby Byrd, after completing a four-year stint in prison for robbery. As Brown became the focal point of the act, the group changed its name to ‘The Famous Flames’ and its focus from gospel to R&B. In 1955 The Famous Flames record “Please …

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