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Syl Johnson - 100% match to 24-Carat Black

Genres: Blues Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sylvester Thompson, 1 July 1936, Holly Springs, Mississippi, USA. Johnson was the youngest of three children and his family moved to Chicago during the late 40s. An elder brother, Mac Thompson, played bass with the Magic Sam Blues Band. Having learned guitar and harmonica, Johnson began frequenting the city’s southside blues clubs, playing alongside Howlin’ Wolf, M Read more

The Blackbyrds - 93% match to 24-Carat Black

Genres: Funk Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The original Blackbyrds were formed in 1973 by jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd. A doctor of ethnomusicology, Byrd lectured at Washington, DC’s Howard University and the group, named after Black Byrd, the artist’s million-seller, was drawn from his students. The Blackbyrds’ debut album charted in the soul, jazz and pop listings, while the follow-up, Flying Start, featu Read more

Detroit Emeralds - 80% match to 24-Carat Black

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, by the Tilmon brothers, Abrim, Ivory, Cleophus and Raymond, the Emeralds’ first hit came in 1968 when ‘Show Time’ reached the US R&B Top 30. By the time ‘Do My Right’ (1971) reached the Soul Top 10, the line-up had been reduced to a trio of Abrim, Ivory and mutual friend James Mitchell (Perry, Florida, USA). Read more

Southside Movement - 77% match to 24-Carat Black

Genres: Disco
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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A funk band from Chicago, Illinois, USA. The original members were vocalist Melvin Moore, guitarist Bobby Pointer, bass player Ronald Simmons, keyboard player Morris Beeks, drummer Willie Hayes, trumpeter Steve Hawkins, trombonist Bill McFarland and alto saxophonist Milton Johnson. The group began as the back-up band for the Chicago duo Simtec And Wylie, and when that act fell Read more

Oliver Sain - 69% match to 24-Carat Black

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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1 March 1932, Dundee, Mississippi, USA, d. 28 October 2003. Working out of St. Louis, saxophonist Sain first established himself as a band leader and producer, but later in his career made a name for himself as a disco star. After forming his band in St. Louis in 1960, he developed a considerable local reputation playing at all the clubs in the city and across the Mississipp Read more

O.V. Wright - 64% match to 24-Carat Black

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Overton Vertis Wright, 9 October 1939, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 16 November 1980, USA. One of deep soul’s most impressive stylists, O.V. Wright’s first recordings were in the gospel tradition and it was while a member of the Harmony Echoes that he became acquainted with Roosevelt Jamison. This aspiring songwriter penned the singer’s secular debut, ‘Tha Read more

The Counts - 64% match to 24-Carat Black

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
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Willie Hutch - 61% match to 24-Carat Black

Genres: R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s
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Mandrill - 59% match to 24-Carat Black

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s
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The Undisputed Truth - 59% match to 24-Carat Black

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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The Undisputed Truth was assembled by Motown Records producer Norman Whitfield in 1970, as a vehicle for the studio experimentation he had already begun on singles by the Temptations and Edwin Starr. Joe Harris, an ever-present member of the group, was originally teamed up with singers Billie Calvin and Brenda Evans, who had previously worked on the Four Tops’ Still Waters Read more

Menahan Street Band - 54% match to 24-Carat Black

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Ann Peebles - 51% match to 24-Carat Black

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 April 1947, East St. Louis, Missouri, USA. An impromptu appearance at the Rosewood Club in Memphis led to Peebles’ recording contract. Band leader Gene Miller took the singer to producer Willie Mitchell, whose skills fashioned an impressive debut single, ‘Walk Away’ (1969). Peebles’ style was more fully shaped with ‘Part Time Love’ (1970), an Read more

Roy Ayers - 51% match to 24-Carat Black

Genres: Dance Disco Funk Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 September 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA. A popular jazz vibraphonist and vocalist, Ayers reached the peak of his commercial popularity during the mid-70s and early 80s, crossing over into the mainstream charts. He is also justly celebrated as an important influence on the latter decade’s acid-jazz movement.Ayers played piano as a child an Read more

Donald Byrd - 50% match to 24-Carat Black

Genres: Funk Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 December 1932, Detroit, Michigan, USA. In the early 50s Byrd studied trumpet and composition and also played in bands during his military service. Later in the decade he was frequently called upon to record with leading bop musicians, including John Coltrane, Jackie McLean, Phil Woods, Sonny Rollins, Art Blake, Kenny Clarke and Gigi Gryce (with whom he co-led the Jazz Lab Read more

Gary Bartz - 50% match to 24-Carat Black

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 September 1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Bartz, whose father ran a jazz club, began playing alto saxophone at the age of 11. He played in the Alabama State Teachers College band, at his father’s club, and studied at the Juilliard School of Music, New York, and the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. He worked with Lee Morgan and Grachan Moncur III, but his first regu Read more


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