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For decades, practically every big circus on the road had a black band and minstrel company attached to its sideshow, performing on the streets and inside the sideshow tent before people of all races, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the southern reaches of Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. During the 1910s, these companies constituted a significant pathway for the dissemination of ragtime, blues, and jazz." - Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff, Ragged But Right: Black Traveling Shows, "Coon Songs", And The Dark Pathway To Blues And Jazz

Author Topic: Gotta recommend Mike Zito  (Read 2462 times)

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BenBlue

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Gotta recommend Mike Zito
« on: May 01, 2008, 02:26:03 PM »
I think this guy is the real deal.  Have a listen, lemme know whatcha think!  Mike Zito

Offline Slack

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Re: Gotta recommend Mike Zito
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 04:59:22 PM »
Wrong forum Ben - this one is primarily soloists playing acoustic!   :P

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Re: Gotta recommend Mike Zito
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2008, 12:25:29 PM »
Not immediately recognising the name as a lap player  ;D for some inexplicable reason I was moved to put his name into google and came up with this 

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Touted as ?Soulful pop? critics would pen it as Zito?s sound with his voice and vocals rising above the music. His formative influences blend with additional musical heroes and legends such as Prince, Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton........... 

Soulful pop indeed.
 
« Last Edit: May 04, 2008, 12:26:40 PM by Richard »
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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