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Alexander O’Neal

This Minneapolis, Minnesota (via Natchez, Mississippi) soul guy cut his teeth in enough time but bounced prior to the band signed with Warner Bros. His challenging voice gets the same grain and range as that of Otis Redding. Like this get good at, Alexander O’Neal was more comfortable with pumping …

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Tonéx

Singer/songwriter, manufacturer, and youth head Tonex was unafraid to rock and roll the waves in modern Christian music, for his music antics have already been set alongside the wants of Prince. His brash mix of gospel and R&B was initially introduced in the Verity Information compilation WOW Gospel 2000. In …

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Pretty Ricky

Outrageously raunchy Miami-based quartet Fairly Ricky — Spectacular Smith, Diamond Blue Smith, Corey Blue “Slick ‘Em” Smith, and Pleasure P — made a bouncing hybrid of rap and R&B coated in a minimum of 30 layers of sleaze. They debuted in 2005 with Bluestars, released by Atlantic. Lead solitary “Grind …

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Ashford & Simpson

Nick Ashford (given birth to Might 4, 1942, Fairfield, SC) and Valerie Simpson (given birth to Aug 26, 1946, NEW YORK, NY) possess two careers, while songwriters so when performers, using the previous seemingly more essential than the last mentioned before mid-’80s. Both fulfilled in 1964 and have scored their …

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The Boneshakers

Their union within the Boneshakers was fairly short-lived, but together guitarist/songwriter Randy Jacobs and vocalist Nice Pea Atkinson come up with two effective, rockin’ funk and soul albums and amused some lucky audiences who became Boneshakers themselves about dance floors over the U.S. Atkinson was created in Oberlin, OH. After …

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Brent Jones

Californian gospel songwriter Brent Jones initial emerged because the leader of Brent Jones & the T.P. Mobb on Motown’s 1994 compilation Motown RETURNS. The comp highlighted such Motown luminaries as Smokey Robinson as well as the Temptations, in addition to Jones’ structure “Heart Control Me.” The audio the group developed …

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Myron

R&B vocalist/composer Myron was created in Cleveland; the kid of the preacher, he was raised performing in his father’s cathedral, also understanding how to enjoy keyboards and drums. Upon relocating to Philadelphia, Myron performed within a jazz music group; in 1996, his melody “Sistas” appeared in the soundtrack towards the …

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Brian Jackson

Maker, composer, and musician Brian Jackson collaborated with Gil Scott-Heron on several influential and popular ’70s produces. The two fulfilled at Lincoln College or university, and later on teamed on such tracks as “The Container,” “H20 Gate Blues,” and “Johannesburg,” that was their most effective commercial solitary. Jackson later do …

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Mr. Nitro

Mr. Nitro (created Derek Booker) began his profession in 1994 generating beats with Queen Latifah’s Taste Unit imprint, beneath the name Daddy D. Following a spell of disillusionment with brands MCA and Elektra Information (who couldn’t comprehend his musical idea), he ventured from his personal with Nitro Entertainment, revealing the …

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Brenda Holloway

Among the sexiest performers in the Motown label, Brenda Holloway was also among it is grittiest, with a solid gospel impact more typical of Southern spirit compared to the company’s usual polish. Most widely known on her behalf ballad strike “Every TINY BIT Hurts,” Holloway also documented (and co-wrote) the …

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