Betty Wright Similar Artists

Ann Peebles - 92% match to Betty Wright

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

Johnnie Taylor - 74% match to Betty Wright

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 May 1938, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, USA, d. 31 May 2000, Dallas, Texas, USA. Having left home at the age of 15, Taylor surfaced as part of several gospel groups, including the Five Echoes and the Highway QCs. In 1956 he joined the Soul Stirrers, replacing Sam Cooke on the latter’s recommendation. Taylor switched to secular music in 1961; releases on Cooke’s Sar a Read more

Millie Jackson - 73% match to Betty Wright

Genres: Disco Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 July 1944, Thompson, Georgia, USA. A former model, Millie Jackson’s controversial singing career began professionally in 1964 at a club in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. Her first recordings followed in 1970; over the next three years she made several excellent, if traditional, soul singles, which included two US R&B Top 10 entries, with ‘Ask Me What You Want Read more

Eddie Kendricks - 69% match to Betty Wright

Genres: Disco Electronic & Ambient Funk R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 December 1939, Union Springs, Alabama, USA, d. 5 October 1992, Alabama, USA. Kendricks was a founder member of the Primes in the late 50s, an R&B vocal group that moved to Detroit in 1960 and formed the basis of the Temptations. His wavering falsetto vocals were an essential part of the group’s sound throughout their first decade on Motown Records. He was singled Read more

The Spinners - 69% match to Betty Wright

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The O'Jays - 67% match to Betty Wright

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The core of this long-standing soul group, Eddie LeVert (16 June 1942, Birmingham, Alabama, USA) and Walter Williams (b. 25 August 1942, USA), sang together as a gospel duo prior to forming the Triumphs in 1958. This doo-wop-influenced quintet was completed by William Powell (b. 20 January 1942, USA, d. 26 May 1977), Bill Isles and Bobby Massey and quickly grew popular aroun Read more

Joe Simon - 65% match to Betty Wright

Genres: Christian & Gospel Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 September 1943, Simmesport, Louisiana, USA. Simon’s professional career began following his move to Oakland, California, where a 1962 release, ‘My Adorable One’, was a minor hit. In 1964, Joe met John Richbourg, a Nashville-based disc jockey who began guiding the singer’s musical path, initially on the Sound Stage 7 label. ‘Let’s Do It Over Read more

Shirley Brown - 64% match to Betty Wright

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Lyn Collins - 63% match to Betty Wright

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
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The Chi-Lites - 63% match to Betty Wright

Genres: R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Chicago in 1960 and originally called the Hi-Lites, the group featured Eugene Record (23 December 1940, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 22 July 2005, Chicago, Illinois, USA), Robert Lester (b. 1942, McComb, Mississippi, USA), Creadel Jones (b. 1939, St. Louis, Missouri, USA) and Marshall Thompson (b. April 1941, Chicago, Illinois, USA). Imbued with the tradition of doo- Read more

Tyrone Davis - 62% match to Betty Wright

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 May 1938, Greenville, Mississippi, USA, d. 9 February 2005, Hinsdale, Illinois, USA. One of the great unsung talents of soul music, Davis was a consistent chart-maker for over 20 years. This former Freddie King valet was discovered working in Chicago nightclubs by pianist Harold Burrage, and began recording in 1965 as Tyrone The Wonder Boy. ‘Can I Change My Mind’ Read more

Teddy Pendergrass - 61% match to Betty Wright

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Theodore Pendergrass, 26 March 1950, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Pendergrass joined Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes in 1969, when they invited his group, the Cadillacs, to work as backing musicians. Initially their drummer, Pendergrass had become the featured vocalist within a year. His ragged, passionate interpretations brought distinction to such releases as ‘I Read more

Donny Hathaway - 59% match to Betty Wright

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 October 1945, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 13 January 1979, New York City, New York, USA. Originally schooled in the gospel tradition, this versatile artist was raised in St. Louis and majored in musical theory at Howard University in Washington DC. He performed in a cocktail jazz trio before gaining employment as a producer with Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom Records. A duet Read more

Syl Johnson - 59% match to Betty Wright

Genres: Blues 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 Undisputed Truth - 58% match to Betty Wright

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


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