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Sy Smith

R&B songstress Sy Smith majored in mindset at Howard College or university, sang having a Washington, D.C.-centered go-go band, and was a backup singer for Whitney Houston before appearing about Ally McBeal and some Gap advertisements. Her debut recording, Psykosoul, which she also co-wrote and created, appeared in springtime 2000 …

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Steven Greenberg

Songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/maker Steven Greenberg created Lipps, Inc., who experienced a two million-selling number 1 pop/quantity two R&B strike with “Funkytown.” The Minneapolis indigenous started playing drums at 15; by 20 he previously written and created his 1st record. Once the record stiffed, Greenberg started obtaining pressure to go in to the …

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SoulFood 76

Seattle music group SoulFood 76 catch a ’70s psychedelic funk groove in its independentlly released Velour album.

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The Blendells

The Blendells were among numerous Mexican-American groups in East LA signed by producer/label entrepreneur Eddie Davis, and had a little national hit using a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “La La La La La,” which produced #62 in 1964. Just like the Premiers’ “Farmer John,” also popular in 1964 and in …

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Blackstreet

Among the best R&B vocal sets of the ’90s, Blackstreet was founded by vocalist, maker, and new jack port golf swing pioneer Teddy Riley following the separation of his seminal trio Man. Riley had used a couple of years to focus on his flourishing production profession, which noticed him dealing …

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Soul, Inc.

An improbably — plus some would say unfortunately — named garage area band away from Louisville, KY, who hardly ever quite got discovered, even by enthusiasts for ’60s garage area rock, before 1980s and beyond. Eddie Humphries (saxophone), Tom Jolly (trumpet), Wayne Teen (electric guitar), Jimmy Orton (bass), and Marvin …

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The Blackbyrds

The Blackbyrds were a jazz-funk group with thick R&B streaks running down their backs. Constructed by Donald Byrd in 1974, the group’s first people — percussionist Pericles “Benefit” Jacobs, Jr., drummer Keith Killgo, keyboardist Kevin Toney, reeds participant Allan Barnes, bassist Joe Hall, guitarist Barney Perry — had been mined …

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Bettye LaVette

A perennial cult favourite in Northern spirit circles, singer Bettye LaVette was created in Muskegon, MI, on January 29, 1946. Elevated primarily over the condition in Detroit, at 16 she slice her first edges for the neighborhood Lupine label, having a check pressing from the disk making its method to …

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Sylvia Robinson

Singer/songwriter/manufacturer Sylvia Robinson had two graph toppers: as 1 / 2 of Mickey & Sylvia with “Like Is Strange” and her own single gold solitary, the sensuous “Cushion Chat.” With the All Platinum label with spouse Joe Robinson, she was instrumental within the careers from the Occasions (she created and …

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Betty Harris

Famous in deep soul circles for the disastrous ballad “Weep if you ask me,” singer Betty Harris was created in Orlando, Florida, in 1941 and elevated primarily in Alabama. The kid of preachers, her deep chapel origins conflicted with her wish to sing secular spirit music, with 17 she remaining …

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