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The O’Kaysions

The O’Kaysions didn’t have many hits, however the NEW YORK sextet’s energetic “Gal Watcher” remains a staple over the Carolina/Georgia/Florida seaside circuit. The melody actually did a little better over the pop aspect, reaching amount five there, instead of amount six R&B. It had been their only graph tune for …

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The Marvelows

The Marvelows were a Chicago soul group who scored only once, using the upbeat “I REALLY DO,” a pop Top 40 hit in 1965. The group was produced in Chicago Heights, IL, when Melvin Mason fulfilled the lately relocated Paden brothers (Frank who sang bass, and Johnny who sang tenor) …

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Robert John

Best-known for his 1979 number 1 hit “Unfortunate Eyes,” pop singer Robert John actually charted for the very first time in 1958 like a doo wop singer, presenting him among the longest spans ever between an artist’s chart debut and 1st number one solitary. John was created Robert John Pedrick …

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Leon Haywood

Spirit/funk journeyman Leon Haywood periodically dented the graphs in the 1970s with strikes that tapped in to the grooves and music hooks from the day’s tendencies. An achieved songwriter and arranger, Haywood hardly ever pretended to become an innovator, and his strikes are cheerful derivations of ’70s midtempo funk and …

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General Johnson

Head of Chairmen from the Panel and a high R&B songwriter/manufacturer aswell, General Johnson enjoyed an extended career stretching out from his debut through the mid-’50s glory times of R&B to his position being a turn-of-the-century seaside music icon. Delivered and raised within the seaside town of Norfolk, VA, Johnson …

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Fontella Bass

The 1965 classic “Rescue Me personally” is widely thought to be the best record Aretha Franklin under no circumstances made. The tune involved was instead lower by vocalist Fontella Bass, who like Franklin channeled the energy and interest of her gospel root base to create a number of the finest …

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Billy Stewart

Pianist and vocalist Billy Stewart was a unique and influential R&B vocalist whose stuttering delivery and word-repetition technique borrowed liberally from your jazz practice of scat performing. Created in Washington, D.C., in 1937, Stewart began singing publicly along with his mother’s group, the Stewart Gospel Performers, as an adolescent. He …

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The Casinos

The Casinos were an anomaly if they reached the very best Ten in early 1967 with “YOU’LL BE ABLE TO Tell Me Farewell,” a slow-dance smoocher using a swelling organ which was a throwback towards the sound of the first ’60s. So had been the group themselves, both within their …

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The Swingin’ Medallions

The Swingin’ Medallions’ one claim to fame, “Two times Shot (Of My Baby’s Like),” charted at number 17 on July 2, 1966, and produced them an institution within the South. It had been the band’s second launch for Smash Information; the very first, “I Wanna Become Your Man,” proceeded to …

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Shrimp City Slim

Shrimp Town Slim, whose real name is Gary Erwin, was created in Chicago, IL, in 1953. He discovered to try out piano as an adolescent, and soon discovered himself attracted to the blues. He performed in a number of blues combos within the Chicago area before shifting to Charleston, SC, …

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