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Was (Not Was) is an American pop group founded by David Weiss and Don Fagenson, who adopted the stage names David Was and Don Was. [1]

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A Christmas Record

A Christmas Record is an LP originally released in 1981 by ZE Records.

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Are You Okay?

Are You Okay? is the fourth album by art-funk ensemble Was (Not Was).

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ARIA Charts

The ARIA Charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association.

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Baby Mine (Dumbo song)

"Baby Mine" is a song from the 1941 Disney animated feature Dumbo.

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Beat Generation

The Beat Generation was a literary movement started by a group of authors whose work explored and influenced American culture and politics in the post-World War II era.

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Billboard 200

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.

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Billboard Hot 100

The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.

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Boo! (album)

Boo! is the fifth studio album by the band Was (Not Was).

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Booker T. Jones

Booker Taliaferro Jones, Jr. (born November 12, 1944) is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, best known as the frontman of the band Booker T. & the M.G.'s.

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Born to Laugh at Tornadoes

Born To Laugh at Tornadoes is a 1983 album by the art-funk band Was (Not Was).

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Brian J. Bowe

Brian J. Bowe is an American journalist, author, academic and musician.

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Bruce Nazarian

Bruce Nazarian (27 March 1949 - 8 October 2015) was an American funk and rock musician, recording artist and music producer from Detroit, Michigan.

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus Jr. (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was an American jazz double bassist, pianist, composer and bandleader.

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Chicago

Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.

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Chrysalis Records

Chrysalis Records is a British record label that was created in 1968.

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Cleveland

Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County.

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College rock

College rock was the alternative rock music played on student-run university and college campus radio stations located in the United States and Canada in the 1980s.

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Dance Club Songs

The Dance Club Songs chart is a weekly chart published exclusively by Billboard in the United States.

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Dance music

Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing.

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Dance-pop

Dance-pop is a pop and dance subgenre that originated in the early 1980s.

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Dance-rock

Dance-rock is a post-disco genre connected with pop rock and post-punk with fewer rhythm and blues influences, originated in the early 1980s, following the mainstream death of punk and disco.

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David Was

David Jay Weiss, known as David Was, is an American musician.

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Detroit

Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County.

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Dire Straits

Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion).

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Disco

Disco is a musical style that emerged in the mid 1960s and early 1970s from America's urban nightlife scene, where it originated in house parties and makeshift discothèques, reaching its peak popularity between the mid-1970s and early 1980s.

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Disco Not Disco

Disco Not Disco is a compilation album from the Disco Not Disco series released by Strut Records in 2000.

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Don Was

Don Edward Fagenson (born September 13, 1952), known as Don Was, is an American musician, record producer and record executive.

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Doug Fieger

Douglas Lars "Doug" Fieger (August 20, 1952 – February 14, 2010) was an American singer-songwriter-musician.

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Electro (music)

Electro (or electro-funk).

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Elvis Costello

Declan Patrick MacManus (born 25 August 1954), better known by his stage name Elvis Costello, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, author, television presenter, and occasional actor.

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Fontana Records

Fontana Records is a record label which was started in the 1950s as a subsidiary of the Dutch Philips Records.

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Frank Sinatra Jr.

Francis Wayne Sinatra Group note.

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Funk

Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).

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Geffen Records

Geffen Records is an American major record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Interscope Geffen A&M Records imprint.

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Greatest hits album

A greatest hits album, sometimes called a "best of" album or a catalog album, is a compilation of songs by a particular artist or band.

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Hank Williams

Hiram "Hank" Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) was an American singer-songwriter.

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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop/Rap Songs is a record chart that ranks the most popular R&B and hip hop songs in the United States and is published weekly by Billboard.

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House of Blues

House of Blues is a chain of live music concert halls and restaurants in major markets throughout the United States.

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Iggy Pop

James Newell Osterberg Jr. (born April 21, 1947), known professionally by his stage name Iggy Pop, and designated the "Godfather of Punk", is an American singer, songwriter, musician, producer and actor.

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Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a San Francisco–based nonprofit digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge." It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and nearly three million public-domain books.

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Irish Singles Chart

The Irish Singles Chart (Irish: Cairt Singil na hÉireann) is Ireland's music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by the Irish Recorded Music Association and compiled on behalf of the IRMA by The Official Charts Company.

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Jamie Muhoberac

Jamie Muhoberac is a session keyboardist with numerous credits, including The All-American Rejects, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Backstreet Boys, Chris Cornell, My Chemical Romance, Paradise Lost, Bowling For Soup, Eric Prydz and Pet Shop Boys.

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Jazz

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.

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John Patitucci

John Patitucci (born December 22, 1959) is an American jazz bassist and composer.

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Kim Basinger

Kimila Ann Basinger (born December 8, 1953) is an American actress, singer and former fashion model.

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Kris Kristofferson

Kristoffer Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor.

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Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009.

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Later... with Jools Holland

Later...

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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Norman Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist.

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Liquid Television

Liquid Television is an animation showcase that appeared on MTV.

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List of artists who reached number one on the U.S. Dance Club Songs chart

This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazine's Dance Club Songs chart.

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List of Billboard number-one dance club songs

This is a list of number-one dance hits as recorded by Billboard magazine's Dance Club Songs chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs.

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Listen Like Thieves (song)

"Listen Like Thieves" is the title song and third single from Australian rock band INXS's fifth album, Listen Like Thieves.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Marcus Belgrave

Marcus Batista Belgrave (June 12, 1936 – May 24, 2015) was an American jazz trumpet player from Detroit, born in Chester, Pennsylvania.

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Marcus Miller

Marcus Miller (born William Henry Marcus Miller Jr.; June 14, 1959) is an American jazz composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a bass guitarist.

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MC5

MC5 was an American rock band from Lincoln Park, Michigan, formed in 1964.

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MegaCharts

MegaCharts, since 2008 called GfK Dutch Charts, is a chart company responsible for the composition and exploitation of a broad collection of official charts in the Netherlands, of which the Single Top 100 and the Album Top 100 are the most known ones.

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Mel Tormé

Melvin Howard Tormé (September 13, 1925 – June 5, 1999), nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician, best known as a singer of jazz standards.

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Metro Times

The Detroit Metro Times is an alternative weekly located in Detroit, Michigan.

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Michigan

Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States.

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Mitch Ryder

William S. Levise, Jr. (born February 26, 1945), known better by his stage name Mitch Ryder, is an American musician who has recorded more than two dozen albums over more than four decades.

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Official New Zealand Music Chart

The Official New Zealand Music Chart is the weekly New Zealand top 40 singles and albums charts, issued weekly by Recorded Music NZ (formerly Recording Industry Association of New Zealand).

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Out Come the Freaks

"Out Come the Freaks" is the name of a trilogy of songs by art-funk ensemble Was (Not Was).

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Ozzy Osbourne

John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (also known as The Prince of Darkness) (born 3 December 1948) is an English singer, songwriter and actor.

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Papa Was a Rollin' Stone

"Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" is a psychedelic soul song, written by Motown songwriters Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong as a single for Motown act The Undisputed Truth in 1971.

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.

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Politics

Politics (from Politiká, meaning "affairs of the cities") is the process of making decisions that apply to members of a group.

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Pop music

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.

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Post-disco

Post-disco is a term to describe an aftermath in popular music history circa late 1979–1986, imprecisely beginning with an unprecedented backlash against disco music in the United States, leading to civil unrest and a riot in Chicago known as the Disco Demolition Night on July 12, 1979, and indistinctly ending with the mainstream appearance of house music in the late 1980s.

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Recorded Music NZ

Recorded Music NZ (formerly Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ)) is a non-profit trade association of record producers, distributors and recording artists who sell music in New Zealand.

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Remix album

A remix album is an album consisting mostly of remixes or re-recorded versions of a music artists' earlier released material.

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Rock music

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

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Shake Your Head

"Shake Your Head" is a song by the band Was (Not Was).

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Society

A society is a group of individuals involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social group sharing the same geographical or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations.

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Soul Train

Soul Train is an American music-dance television program which aired in syndication from October 2, 1971 to March 27, 2006.

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South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.

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Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation

Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation is a collection ("festival") of short animated films which annually tours theaters, film festivals, and college campuses in North America.

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Spy in the House of Love (song)

"Spy in the House of Love" is a song by art-funk ensemble Was (Not Was).

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Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films

Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films is a 1988 tribute album recorded by various artists performing songs from Disney films.

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Stevie Salas

Stevie Salas is a Native American guitarist, author, television host, music director, record producer, film composer, and Advisor of Contemporary Music at The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

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Suburb

A suburb is a mixed-use or residential area, existing either as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city.

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Sweet Pea Atkinson

Hillard "Sweet Pea" Atkinson (born c. 1945) is an American R&B singer and former vocalist for the band Was (Not Was).

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Syd Straw

Syd Straw is an American rock singer and songwriter.

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The Knack

The Knack was an American rock band based in Los Angeles that rose to fame with their first single, "My Sharona", an international number-one hit in 1979.

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The Roches

The Roches (Maggie, Terre, and Suzzy Roche) were a vocal group of three songwriting Irish-American sisters from Park Ridge, New Jersey, known for their "unusual" and "rich" harmonies, quirky lyrics, and casually comedic stage performances.

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Tom Waits

Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, composer and actor.

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Tony Fagenson

Anthony Edward "Tony" Fagenson (born July 18, 1978) is a producer, songwriter, and drummer who is best known for his work with rock band Eve 6.

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Trocadero Theatre

The Trocadero Theatre (opened as the Arch Street Opera House) is a historic theater located in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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UK Albums Chart

The Official Albums Chart is a list of albums ranked by physical and digital sales and (from March 2015) audio streaming in the United Kingdom.

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UK Singles Chart

The UK Singles Chart (currently entitled Official Singles Chart) is compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC), on behalf of the British record industry, listing the top-selling singles in the United Kingdom, based upon physical sales, paid-for downloads and streaming.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Walk the Dinosaur

"Walk the Dinosaur" is a song by Was (Not Was), released in 1987, from their 1988 album, What Up, Dog?.

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Was (Not Was) (album)

Was (Not Was) is the debut album by art-funk ensemble Was (Not Was); it was released in 1981.

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Wayne Kramer (guitarist)

Wayne Kramer (born April 30, 1948) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and film and television composer.

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What Up, Dog?

What Up, Dog? is a 1988 album by Was (Not Was).

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Where Did Your Heart Go?

"Where Did Your Heart Go?" is a song written by American musicians David Was and Don Was.

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ZE Records

ZE Records was originally a New York-based record label, started in 1978 by Michael Zilkha and Michel Esteban.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was_(Not_Was)

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