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calvin keyes story



Born into a musical family in Omaha, Nebraska in 1943, guitarist Calvin Keyes’ career effectively began before he had even turned 18 supporting the legendary bluesman Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson.  After cutting his teeth with Vinson, Keyes’ found a home touring and performing with a virtual who’s who of legendary organ players from the 1960s, including Jimmy Smith, Richard “Groove” Holmes, Brother Jack McDuff & Jimmy McGriff. 

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