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Something you may not have known: Augusta’s “Georgia Boy” Arthur Lee Simpkins



Jessye Norman remains a towering name on the international opera scene, and even after her death, she remains a big part of Augusta’s cultural fabric, and James Brown will always be known as the most famous musician to originate from Augusta.

However, the name of the man who blazed a trail for N...

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  1. Although he wasn’t from Augusta, another absolutely wonderful singer of that era was Earl Grant. Check him out on UTube. His voice is right there with Nat King Cole and Johnny Mathis. Speaking of Johnny Mathis, we have in Augusta a young man that has a beautiful voice and sounds a lot like him. I don’t remember his name but I would like to see an article about him. Austin Rhodes mentioned him before.

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