"Ayers was an English singer-songwriter who was active in the English psychedelic music movement. Ayers was a founding member of the psychedelic band Soft Machine in the mid-1960s, and was closely associated with the Canterbury scene."
"Philly born William Ballard Doggett was an American jazz and rhythm and blues pianist and organist. Best known for his instrumental rock compositions ""Honky Tonk"" and ""Hippy Dippy"", he worked with the Ink Spots, Johnny Otis, Wynonie Harris, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louis Jordan."
"Chicago-based indie rock group formed in 1992. The album's title is a reference to drummer Todd Trainer's Italian Greyhound, Uffizi, who appears on the album's cover. ANother Chicagoan, Word Poet Ken Nordine makes a strange appearanc in his exchange with the fictitional animated Homestar Runner character Strong Bad. "
"Live at The Strollers in Long Beach, CA. Hamilton started his career in a band with Charles Mingus, Illinois Jacquet, Ernie Royal, Dexter Gordon, Buddy Collette and Jack Kelso before he had finished high school.. A version of the quintet including flutist Paul Horn was featured in the film Sweet Smell of Success in 1957 and one including Eric Dolphy appeared in the film Jazz on a Summer's Day (1960), set at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. The New York Times Magazine listed Chico Hamilton among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire." Hamilton collaborated with Fred Katz, a classically trained cellist who crossed over into the jazz scene and rose to some prominence as "one of the earliest jazz musicians to establish the cello as a viable improvising solo instrument. Katz has been described in CODA magazine as "the first real jazz cellist." (wiki)
A grimoire is a book of magic spells and invocations. California mail-order mystic Master Wilburn Burchette was first known from his ads, hidden in the back pages of Fate Magazine, Beyond Reality, and Gnostica News. On offer: Burchett’s seven-part, block-printed “Psychic Meditation Course,” designed to teach people how to listen to music. To go along with his lessons, Burchette sold a series of instrumental guitar and electronic records featuring ornate hand-drawn cover designs, complete with listening instructions from the Master himself...After time spent teaching classical guitar, Master Wilburn Burchette released seven albums in the seven years spanning 1971 through 1977, before abruptly burning and discarding everything related to his musical explorations.
"Originally released as BERL OLSWANGER AND THE OLSWANGER BEAT in 1961. Berl Olswanger, dubbed ""Mr. Music of Memphis"" by the local press, grew up in Memphis in the 1920s and 1930s where he heard music that would later influence him as a composer. He quickly developed an affinity for the piano and began playing professionally at the age of 12. After a stint on WMC radio in his twenties, he joined the tour of the George Olsen Orchestra, which led him across the country from New York to Hollywood as he accompanied legendary acts like Bing Crosby and Jack Benny. Back up singer is Jeanie Page."