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The New Birth - 20% match to Black Ivory

Genres: Disco Funk R&B / Soul
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The Main Ingredient - 18% match to Black Ivory

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

First Choice - 17% 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

The Moments - 17% match to Black Ivory

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Hackensack, New Jersey, USA, in 1968, this distinctive sweet soul trio comprised Al Goodman (31 March 1947, Jackson, Mississippi, USA; ex-Vipers and Corvettes), Harry Ray (b. 15 December 1946, Longbranch, New Jersey, USA, d. 1 October 1992; ex-Sounds Of Soul and Establishment) and William Brown (b. 30 June 1946, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA; ex-Broadways and Unique Read more

Enchantment - 16% match to Black Ivory

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Five-piece vocal group formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1966 comprising Emanuel (EJ) Johnson, David Banks, Joe (Jobie) Thomas, Ed (Mickey) Clanton and Bobby Green. Their career did not take off, however, until they moved to Los Angeles in the 70s, signing to United Artists Records and releasing an excellent debut album and hitting the Top 30 of the pop charts with ‘Gloria&# Read more

The Sylvers - 15% match to Black Ivory

Genres: Disco Funk R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, and originally known as the Little Angels, the Sylvers were a family act tutored by their former opera singing mother, Shirley Sylvers. Her children, Leon Frank III, Charmaine, Olympia-Ann and James, started performing at local talent shows in Memphis, before moving to Harlem, New York - providing a more sympathetic audience for their pop R&am Read more

The Whatnauts - 15% match to Black Ivory

Genres: Disco 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 - 14% 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 Persuaders - 14% match to Black Ivory

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Lamont Dozier - 12% match to Black Ivory

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 June 1941, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Schooled in the blossoming vocal group scene of the late 50s, Lamont Dozier sang alongside several Motown Records notables in the Romeos and the Voice Masters during 1957-58. He befriended local songwriter and producer Berry Gordy around this time, and was one of Gordy’s first signings when he launched the Motown label at the end of Read more

The Dramatics - 12% match to Black Ivory

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock 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

Ashford & Simpson - 11% 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 - 11% match to Black Ivory

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
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Loleatta Holloway - 11% match to Black Ivory

Genres: Dance Disco Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 November 1946, Chicago, Illinois, USA. With her full-bodied gospelized vocals, which lent tremendous energy to her disco recordings, Holloway, as one of the leading disco divas, epitomized like no other singer of her day the transition of African-American popular music from soul to disco in the late 70s. She started in the church singing gospel, and sang with the famed Car Read more

Norman Connors - 11% match to Black Ivory

Genres: Disco Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Norman Connor, 1 March 1948, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Connors took up drums and was writing his own music from the age of five. After graduating from the Julliard School of Music he pursued a career as a sideman, working with Billy Paul, Jack McDuff, Archie Shepp, and Charles Earland. He moved to New York in 1971 and was immediately hired by Pharoah Sanders, touring Read more


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