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Funk Inc. - 58% match to Barrabas

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
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T-Connection - 55% match to Barrabas

Genres: Disco Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s
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B.T. Express - 53% match to Barrabas

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally formed as the King Davis House Rockers in 1972, this Brooklyn-based septet underwent several name changes, including the Madison Street Express and the Brothers Trucking, before finally settling on the above. Bill Risbrook (saxophone/vocals), his brother Louis (bass/organ), Carlos Ward (saxophone/woodwind), Richard Thompson (lead guitar/vocals), Dennis Rowe (congas), Read more

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First Choice - 45% match to Barrabas

Genres: Disco Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Part of the Philadelphia sound of the mid-70s, this female vocal group’s biggest success was ‘Armed And Extremely Dangerous’. Rochelle Fleming (11 February 1950, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), Joyce Jones (b. 30 July 1949) and Annette Guest (b. 19 November 1954, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA) were originally known as the Debronettes. Local DJ Georgie Woods int Read more

Instant Funk - 45% match to Barrabas

Genres: Disco Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Based in Philadelphia, USA, Instant Funk comprised James Carmichael (vocals), George Bell (guitar), Kim Miller (guitar), Scotty Miller (drums), Raymond Earl (bass), Dennis Richardson (keyboards), Charles Williams (percussion), Larry Davis (trumpet) and John Onderline (saxophone). They were ostensibly the musical vehicle for noted producer/writer Bunny Sigler, who used them for Read more

Brass Construction - 43% match to Barrabas

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Led by singer and keyboards player Randy Muller (Guyana), Brass Construction was a leading group in the disco movement of the 70s. Muller originally formed the band in Brooklyn, New York, as Dynamic Soul, mixing funk, salsa and reggae rhythms with a more orthodox jazz line-up to create a highly danceable sound. Renamed Brass Construction, the nine-piece group was signed by U Read more

Joe Bataan - 39% match to Barrabas

Genres: Dance Latin R&B / Soul World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bataan Nitollano, 1942, New York City, New York, USA. Although he became noted in the world of Latin music, Bataan’s mother was African American and his father Filipino. Bataan started singing in informal doo-wop groups in the streets of Spanish Harlem but fell in with bad elements. At the age of 15 he was sent to a correctional facility following charges connected with Read more

Pleasure - 38% match to Barrabas

Genres: Disco Funk
Decades Active: 2000s
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Skyy - 38% match to Barrabas

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This eight-piece soul/funk band were formed in New York. Known as Skyy in the UK, they were led by Randy Muller, the guiding light behind disco group Brass Construction. The other members were Anibal Anthony (guitar), Gerald Le Bon (bass), Tommy McConnel (drums), Larry Greenberg (keyboards), Denise Dunning-Crawford (vocals), Delores Dunning-Milligan (vocals) and Bonnie Dunning Read more

The Blackbyrds - 36% match to Barrabas

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

The Salsoul Orchestra - 36% match to Barrabas

Genres: Disco Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s
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Gwen McCrae - 33% match to Barrabas

Genres: Christian & Gospel Dance Doo Wop Funk R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 December 1943, Pensacola, Florida, USA. The wife of George McCrae, Gwen made her mark in the mid-70s with a delightful series of southern-style soul numbers produced by Steve Alaimo and Clarence Reid for Henry Stone’s Miami-based TK operation. She first found success with a remarkable remake of the old Bobby Bland gospel blues, ‘Lead Me On’ (R&B number Read more

Love Unlimited Orchestra - 32% match to Barrabas

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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This 40-piece orchestra was pieced together by singer Barry White to back his girl trio protégées, Love Unlimited. The unit also supplied the silky backing to several of White’s singles and enjoyed an international hit in 1974 in their own right with ‘Love Theme’. Later releases, including ‘Rhapsody In White’ and ‘Satin Soul’, we Read more

Timmy Thomas - 30% match to Barrabas

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 November 1944, Evansville, Indiana, USA. An accomplished singer-songwriter and keyboard player, Thomas first attracted attention for his work as an accompanist with jazz musicians Donald Byrd and Cannonball Adderley. He then embarked on a spell as a session musician, most notably with the Memphis-based Goldwax label, before his solo career blossomed in 1972 with ‘Why Read more

Idris Muhammad - 28% match to Barrabas

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leo Morris, 13 November 1939, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Immaculate, imaginative and equally at home on contemporary jazz and more popular funk and soul sessions, Idris Muhammad is one of America’s most impressive and swinging drummers. Playing since the age of eight, he began working professionally in the soul scene in the early 60s, accompanying vocalists Jerry Butl Read more


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