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Calypso Blues: Nat King Cole

1950's

Calypso Blues: Nat King Cole

Calypso Blues: Nat King Cole

Tremendous performance of Calypso Blues by one of the true originators of modern popular music, Nat King Cole. In this clip he is accompanied by Jack Costanzo, who became a popular accompanist with Cole, Desi Arnaz, Xavier Cugat, Eddie Fisher, and Frank Sinatra.  

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Jimmie Rodgers: The Singing Brakeman

1930

Jimmie Rodgers: The Singing Brakeman

Jimmie Rodgers in The Singing Brakeman - 1930

In 1930, Jimmie Rodgers was probably one of the hottest Americana pop artists in America. Five years later, he would be dead. Born in 1897, a native of Mississippi, Jimmie Rodgers, along with the Carter Family, would influence generations of country musicians to come as the Blue Yodeler with songs like “In the Jailhouse Now,” […]

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