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Aaron Neville

Although Aaron Neville is frequently in comparison to singer Sam Cooke with regards to sheer vocal refinement, he includes a voice and style uniquely his very own. He is popular within the New Orleans sound from the Neville Brothers. However, apart from the 1967 number 1 R&B strike “Inform It …

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The Viscounts

An instrumental quintet from NJ, the Viscounts include tenor saxophonist Harry Haller, guitarist Bobby Spievak, organist Larry Vecchio, bassist Joe Spievak, and drummer Clark Smith. They have scored one strike in 1960, a very well done edition of “Harlem Nocturne” for Madison. They’re not to end up being baffled with …

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The Vocaleers

The original people of the vocal group from Harlem, NY, USA, were Joe Duncan (business lead), Herman Curtis (first tenor), William Walker (second tenor), Melvin Walton (baritone) and Teddy Williams (bass). Among the pioneering sets of the R&B period, the Vocaleers’ great strike, ‘Can be It A Fantasy?’ (#4 4 …

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The Volumes

Fronted by Ed Union, the Volumes cut their only strike in 1962, “I REALLY LIKE You,” for the tiny Chex label. The Latin-beat R&B tune was compiled by bass vocalist Ernest Newsom and supervisor Willie Ewing. Follow-ups on Chex and American Arts didn’t click despite their soulful grooves.

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The Willows

The Willows bloomed in 1950 from Harlem because the Dovers: Richie Davis, John Steele, Ralph Martin, Joe Martin (twins), and Bobby Robinson. Tony Middleton changed Robinson who remaining in 1952 to open up a record store on 125th Road that became Fury Information. The Dovers constructed a reputation fighting other …

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The Winstons

A Washington, D.C.-structured soul act led by Richard Spencer, the Winstons agreed upon to Curtom in early 1968 and lasted there for just one one, the rousing “Require a Replacement.” That they had a sound which was somewhat like the Impressions, but had been unfortunate enough to get agreed upon …

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Dave Bartholomew

Dave Bartholomew may be the multi-talented amount behind most common New Orleans R&B from the ’50s as well as the self-proclaimed inventor from the “Big Defeat.” Bartholomew provides over 4000 music in his tremendous catalog and is in charge of arranging and making timeless information by Shirley & Lee, Lloyd …

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The Vocaltones

A Harlem vocal quintet whose soaring audio was particularly memorable about ballads, but whose tunes never made very much impact outdoors East Coastline doo wop circles.

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The Van Dykes

The Vehicle Dykes were a Tx soul trio whose sound, harmonies, and style were carefully patterned after Curtis Mayfield as well as the Impressions. Lead vocalist Rondalis Tandy created the group in 1964, teaming with tenor vocalist Wenzon Mosley, bass vocalist Wayne Mays, and falsetto designer Eddie Nixon. But Nixon …

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The Velvets

The Odessa, TX-based Velvets are best remembered because of their violin-enriched 1961 Top 40 hit “Tonight (May be the Evening),” where the group chanted “doo-wop” behind lead singer Virgil Johnson. It had been among the initial uses from the expression in a melody (the Turbans’ usage of the expression in …

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