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Vince Montana

With over 25 platinum and platinum album awards, Vincent Montana, Jr. is actually a musical achievement story. Through the ’70s and ’80s, the multi-talented composer/arranger/conductor/percussionist/bandleader and renowned vibraharpist was an associate of MFSB, the studio room home music group for Gamble & Huff’s Philadelphia International Information (PIR), and later on …

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Jimmy Holiday

A spirit singer whose success being a saving artist hardly ever matched his success being a songwriter, Jimmy Vacation is best-known for penning “Put just a little Love inside your Heart” alongside Jackie DeShannon and Randy Myers. By enough time that melody made an appearance in 1969, Vacation had been …

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Mel Carter

Mel Carter was spirit music in its most vanilla, if indeed he could possibly be characterized like a spirit singer whatsoever. Although he do record for Sam Cooke’s SAR label in the first ’60s, by enough time he reached his industrial maximum with Imperial in the center of the 10 …

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Jerry Butler

Jerry Butler’s profession spans four years; he recorded a lot more than 50 albums and his tone of voice is among the most recognized voices in every of music. As soulful as ever, however smooth as glaciers, his nickname “the Glaciers Guy” epitomizes his demeanor — and audio. Regardless of …

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Roy Hamilton

An exceptionally influential vocalist despite having a fairly short profession, Roy Hamilton had both classical teaching and gospel encounter. Hamilton studied industrial art in senior high school and was a heavyweight Golden Gloves boxer prior to starting his music profession as an associate from the Searchlight Performers. During the middle- …

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Little Willie John

He hardly ever received the accolades directed at famous brands Sam Cooke, Clyde McPhatter, and Adam Brown, but Small Willie John rates as you of R&B’s most influential performers. His muscular high timbre and tremendous technical and psychological range belied his early age (his initial hit emerged when he was …

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Lou Rawls

From gospel and early R&B to spirit and jazz to blues and straight-up pop, Lou Rawls was a consummate grasp of African-American vocal music whose versatility helped him adjust to the changing music times again and again while always remaining unmistakably himself. Blessed having a four-octave vocal range, Rawls’ easy, …

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Walter Jackson

Walter Jackson was ’60s Chicago spirit at its sweetest and, occasionally, most mainstream. Within the mid-’60s, he previously a brace of solid R&B strikes — “Instantly I’m ALONE,” “It’s an Uphill Climb (To underneath),” “Speak Her Name,” “Welcome House,” “A Part in sunlight” — without ever increasing higher than the …

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Wade Flemons

Ideal remembered for the group of singles he recorded for the legendary R&B imprint Vee-Jay, singer Wade Flemons was created Sept 25, 1940, in Coffeyville, KS, and raised in close by Wichita. Following the Flemons family members moved to fight Creek, MI, in 1940, he created a vocal group dubbed …

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Joe Tex

Joe Tex produced the very first Southern spirit record that also strike over the pop graphs (“Keep What YOU HAVE,” in 1965, produced quantity five in Billboard). His raspy-voiced, jackleg preacher design also laid a few of the most essential elements of rap’s basis. He is, probably, probably the most …

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