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Americana thru the 21st Century.
|Gaynel Hodge-Composer of Earth Angel
Gaynel Hodge was born on January 4, 1937. He has been involved
with the Blues from his early childhood on.
Coming from a musical family that was in show business was
a plus. Gaynel's mother, Catherine, played piano and sang. His uncle, Austin Powell, had his own group, The Cats and the Fiddles.
Gaynel's house, and also his grandmother's house, was a stopping-off
point for every jazz and blues artist in the Los Angeles area. Just to mention the Blues alone: his stepfather was a regular
in the early bands of B.B King and T-Bone Walker and many others. All this left Gaynel no choice but to join in too!
writing songs, playing and singing professionally
at the age of thirteen! By the age of 15,
he was a regular in the recording studios of Los Angeles and had co-written the super
hit "Earth Angel"!