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John Gary Williams

Before documenting a 1973 solo album for Stax, John Gary Williams have been a member from the Mad Lads, who documented singles for the label beginning within the mid-’60s. The Mad Lads got a far more traditional dark vocal group sound than a lot of the various other works on …

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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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Mabel King

Blues vocalist Mabel King trim some pretty good rock & move in the mid-’50s, especially for George Goldner’s Rama Information (“Alabama Rock and roll ‘n Move,” “Image of Like”) in NY, but she actually is most widely known to listeners and viewers as an celebrity. Furthermore to playing Mother on …

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Mac Band

The McCampbell brothers, from Dallas by method of Flint, MI, formed the Macintosh Band in LA. They gained some quick R&B achievement making use of their debut LP The Macintosh Band offering the McCampbell Brothers in 1988 for MCA. “Roses Are Crimson” topped the R&B graphs, and place the Macintosh …

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Viola Wills

A pre-stardom Barry Light began using singer Viola Wills being a program vocalist on edges that he produced for Bob Keane’s Bronco/Mustang brands. In the middle-’60s, Keane — known for strikes by Ritchie Valens, the Bobby Fuller Four, and Johnny Crawford of ABC-TV’s strike traditional western The Rifleman — wished …

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David Soul

David Soul will be remembered as 1 / 2 of television’s hip ’70s cop duo Starsky & Hutch, but he actually started his professional profession being a folksinger. Prior to the every week series produced him and co-star Paul Michael Glaser worldwide stars, Soul opened up displays for such notables …

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Homer Banks

Composer and maker Homer Banking institutions was among the unsung heroes at the rear of the rise of Stax Information; though an excellent soul vocalist in his very own right, he hardly ever documented for the label, rather teaming with Bettye Crutcher and Raymond Jackson once we Three, the songwriting …

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John Fred

Blue-eyed soul outfit John Fred & His Playboy Band were among the largest one-hit wonders from the 1960s, topping the Billboard charts making use of their tongue-in-cheek Beatles homage “Judy in Disguise (With Glasses).” Created John Fred Gourrier on, may 8, 1941, in Baton Rouge, LA, the vocalist was the …

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Johnny Wicks

An unbelievably obscure outfit from Louisville, KY, who trim one particular session for Chicago’s United Records in 1952, Johnny Wicks’ Swinging Ozarks were partially rescued from historical oblivion by Delmark employer Bob Koester, who bucked the industrial chances by issuing an LP of the United materials. Wicks performed bass; Preacher …

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Vivian Reed

Vivian Reed a.k.a. “Ms. Bubblin’ Dark brown Sugar,” hardly ever produced the splash within the record sector that she do being a Broadway celebrity. The talented NY native may be the little girl of Lucille, as well as the past due Clyde Reed. She starred in Bubbling Dark brown Glucose …

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