1) The Essentials, is a solo project from Tim Swanson. Tim is the current singer / keyboard player, of the band Ideamen, based in Chicago, IL. He was also previously in the bands Dog Fashion Disco, and Duct Tape Mustache. The album is currently available to be purchased from CdBaby at this link: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/theessentials4 2)The Essentials were a Florida punk rock band that put out a four song 7" ep entitled "Fast Music in a Slow Town" in 1982 3)The Essentials are a 10-piece soul/funk band from Eugene, Oregon. Their self-titled debut album was released in April 2007, following two years of studio recording and live performances in the Oregon area. 4)The Essentials are a 9-piece Rocksteady/Ska band based in Berlin, Germany. In 2010, they changed their name to The Unlimiters. 5) Late 50's Queens, NY doo wop group. Ray Russell (1st Tenor), Jimmy"HoHo" Pace (2nd Tenor), Jimmy Parker (Baritone), Bob Foley (Bass) and Sal Corolla (Lead). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.