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Garnet Mimms

Most widely known for his initial rendition of “Cry Baby,” later on a significant item in Janis Joplin’s repertoire, Garnet Mimms’ pleading, gospel-derived strength made him among the first true soul performers. His legacy continues to be criminally underappreciated, since for reasons uknown he never obtained another strike on the …

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Tommy Tate

Florida vocalist Tommy Tate is a regular, if unspectacular, Southern spirit wailer. He debuted on Rise in 1964, and continuing documenting for Okeh, Verve, and Big Ten before becoming a member of the Nightingales at Stax in 1970. He came back to the single scene a year or two later, …

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Allen Toussaint

Manufacturer, songwriter, arranger, program pianist, solo musician — Allen Toussaint wore each one of these hats during the period of his lengthy and prolific profession, and his behind-the-scenes function alone could have been a sufficient amount of to create him a star of New Orleans R&B. Because of his use …

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Arthur Alexander

Although his songs were included in the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Elvis Presley, country-soul pioneer Arthur Alexander continues to be largely unknown to the overall listening audience — however, his music may be the stuff of genius, a poignant and deeply intimate body of focus on par with the …

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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin is among the giants of spirit music, and even of American pop all together. More than every other performer, she epitomized spirit at its most gospel-charged. Her amazing run of past due-’60s strikes with Atlantic Information — “Respect,” “I Hardly ever Loved a guy,” “String of Fools,” “Baby …

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Ann Sexton

A native of SC, Southern spirit singer Ann Sexton could croon a soft ballad or deal with the tough, funked-up design that was the sign of her area. Sexton recorded mainly for small brands through the ’70s, including Impel and Dash, and do nearly all her function for the Audio …

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The Sandpebbles

From NEW YORK, NY, USA, this vocal group comprised Calvin White, Andrea Bolden and Lonzine Wright. White colored had been an associate from the Gospel Miracles in the first 60s and he brought some strong gospel-style singing towards the Sandpebbles when he created the group. Beneath the aegis of NY …

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Oscar Toney, Jr.

Oscar Toney, Jr. documented some soulful edges for Bell Information in the later ’60s which will permanently etch him into spirit music fans’ thoughts. The emotive vocalist blessed May 26, 1939, in Selma, AL, grew up in Columbus, GA. He sung gospel in cathedral and senior high school with an …

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Mickey Murray

Mickey Murray parlayed a moderate impression of Otis Redding right into a unexpected pop-chart admittance in 1967, with “Shout Bamalama” rendering it almost halfway up the very best 100. Murray documented over twelve edges for SSS Int’l, but follow-ups like his self-penned “Unhappy Room” as well as the hard funk …

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Merry Clayton

Best known on her behalf background vocal focus on the Rolling Rocks’ legendary one “Gimme Shelter,” Merry Clayton had an extended and successful profession as backup vocalist, single artist, and celebrity. Born Dec 25, 1948 (therefore the rather “vacation” experience of her first name), in New Orleans, LA, Clayton documented …

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