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Leon Haywood - 41% match to Black Ivory

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 February 1942, Houston, Texas, USA. This Los Angeles-based soul vocalist and keyboard player launched his career as a conventional entertainer with great success in the 60s, having over 20 singles on the US R&B charts from 1965. He listened to blues as a child and started playing piano at the age of three. In his teens, he performed with a local Houston group and acco Read more

David Porter - 34% match to Black Ivory

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s
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21 November 1941, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Although better recalled for his partnership with Isaac Hayes, Porter had been an active, if unsuccessful, performer prior to their meeting, recording for several labels including Savoy Records and Hi Records. The singer was also present on several early Stax Records sessions. Porter first encountered his future colleague when he tr Read more

Ashford & Simpson - 33% match to Black Ivory

Genres: Dance Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nickolas ‘Nick’ Ashford (4 May 1942, Fairfield, South Carolina, USA) and Valerie Simpson (b. 26 August 1946, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA). This performing and songwriting team met in the choir of Harlem’s White Rock Baptist Church. Having recorded, unsuccessfully, as a duo, they joined another aspirant, Jo ‘Joshie’ Armstead, at the Scepte Read more

Double Exposure - 31% match to Black Ivory

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
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The Dramatics - 31% match to Black Ivory

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This R&B vocal group was formed in Detroit in 1964 as the Sensations. They changed their name to the Dramatics in 1965 and originally comprised lead Larry Reed, Rob Davis, Elbert Wilkins, Robert Ellington, Larry Demps (23 February 1949) and Ron Banks (b. 10 May 1951, Detroit, Michigan, USA). Ellington quickly dropped out. The Dramatics were a typical 60s stand-up vocal g Read more

Gwen McCrae - 30% match to Black Ivory

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

Patrice Rushen - 30% match to Black Ivory

Genres: Disco Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 September 1954, Los Angeles, California, USA. Rushen grew up in Los Angeles and attended the University of Southern California. She started learning classical piano when she was three, and turned to jazz in her teens. A group with which she was playing won an award for young musicians at Monterey in 1972. She played with a host of artists, including Abbey Lincoln, Donald Read more

The Whatnauts - 30% match to Black Ivory

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This soulful vocal trio from Baltimore, USA, formed in 1969 and comprised Billy Herndon (lead), Garnett Jones (tenor) and Gerald ‘Chunky’ Pinkney (baritone). The trio first came to national prominence in 1970 when their socially-conscious single ‘Message From A Black Man’ on A&I Records made the R&B Top 20. They then joined Sylvia Robinson’s Sta Read more

Blue Magic - 28% match to Black Ivory

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Philadelphia, USA-based vocal quintet comprised Theodore ‘Ted’ Mills (lead), Vernon Sawyer (tenor, baritone), Wendell Sawyer (baritone), Keith Beaton (tenor) and Richard Pratt (bass). Produced by Norman Harris, a Philly sweet soul veteran, the group’s textured harmonies were ably supported by the classic MFSB house band, resulting in some of the genre’s Read more

The Ebonys - 27% match to Black Ivory

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Camden, New Jersey, USA, and comprising Jenny Holmes, David Beasley, James Tuten and Clarence Vaughan, the Ebonys had minor success in the early 70s with a Dells -styled approach of baritone lead with answering falsetto second lead. The group was discovered by Gamble And Huff and recorded consistently for their Philadelphia International Records label in the early 70s Read more

First Choice - 25% match to Black Ivory

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

Syl Johnson - 25% match to Black Ivory

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 Emotions - 25% match to Black Ivory

Genres: Disco Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s
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Crown Heights Affair - 24% match to Black Ivory

Genres: Dance Disco
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US disco group, formed in New York City in the early 70s, was initially known as the Neu Day Express. They took their new name from a district of their native Brooklyn. The group comprised Neu Day Express members Philip Thomas (vocals), William Anderson (guitar/vocals), Arnold ‘Muki’ Wilson (bass/vocals) and Raymond Rock (drums/percussion/vocals), alongside James Read more

The Main Ingredient - 24% match to Black Ivory

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This durable New York, USA-based soul group was formed as the Poets in 1964 by Donald McPherson (9 July 1941, USA, d. 4 July 1971, USA), Luther Simmons Jnr. (b. 9 September 1942, New York, USA) and Tony Silvester (b. 7 October 1941, Panama, d. 26 November 2006, USA). One of several groups using the name ‘the Poets’, the trio decided to become the Main Ingredient an Read more


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