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Syl Johnson - 79% match to Buddy Miles

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

Eddie Hazel - 78% match to Buddy Miles

Genres: Funk
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Sly & The Family Stone - 78% match to Buddy Miles

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly influential US band was formed in San Francisco, California, in 1967 by brothers Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart, 15 March 1943, Denton, Texas, USA) and Freddie Stone (b. Frederick Stewart, 5 June 1946, Vallejo, California, USA; guitar), with Cynthia Robinson (b. 12 January 1946, Sacramento, California, USA; trumpet), Jerry Martini (b. 1 October 1943, Colorado, USA; Read more

Mandrill - 72% match to Buddy Miles

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s
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Shuggie Otis - 72% match to Buddy Miles

Genres: Blues Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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John Otis Jnr., 30 November 1953, Los Angeles, California, USA. A precociously talented guitarist, Otis was encouraged by his dance band father, Johnny Otis, who had him playing bass and lead guitar onstage in his early teens. Johnny Otis featured him on his 1969 Kent album, Cold Shot!, and through that Al Kooper espoused his cause and recorded his debut album for CBS Record Read more

Baby Huey - 71% match to Buddy Miles

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 2000s
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James Ramey, 1944, Richmond, Indiana, USA, d. 28 October 1970, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Baby Huey was the adopted stage name for this one-of-a-kind R&B vocalist. If his passionate, fiercely powerful vocals were not enough to distinguish him from the crowd, his gargantuan frame (Ramey suffered from a glandular disorder, and weighed in at around 350 pounds) and flamboyant f Read more

Funkadelic - 71% match to Buddy Miles

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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George Clinton (22 July 1940, Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA), established this inventive, experimental group out of the 1969 line-up of his doo-wop vocal outfit the Parliaments - Raymond Davis (b. 29 March 1940, Sumter, South Carolina, USA, d. 5 July 2005, New Brunswick, USA), Grady Thomas (b. 5 January 1941, Newark, New Jersey, USA), Calvin Simon (b. 22 May 1942, Beckley Read more

Betty Davis - 70% match to Buddy Miles

Genres: Funk Jazz R&B / Soul
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Joe Bataan - 64% match to Buddy Miles

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

The Chambers Brothers - 63% match to Buddy Miles

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Born and raised in Lee County, Mississippi, USA, the four brothers, George (26 September 1931; bass), Willie (b. 3 March 1938; guitar), Lester (b. 13 April 1940; harmonica) and Joe (b. 22 August 1942; guitar), moved to Los Angeles during the early 50s. The unit’s gospel-based origins were evident in their first recordings, which included an unpolished reading of Curtis Read more

Cold Blood - 61% match to Buddy Miles

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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A popular live attraction in their native San Francisco, Cold Blood featured the powerful, bluesy voice of Lydia Pense and echoed the hard, brassy sound of Tower Of Power. Formed in 1968, the group - Larry Field (guitar), Paul Matute (keyboards), Danny Hull (saxophone), Jerry Jonutz (saxophone), David Padron (trumpet), Larry Jonutz (trumpet), Paul Ellicot (bass), Frank J. David Read more

Billy Preston - 58% match to Buddy Miles

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Everett Preston, 9 September 1946, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 6 June 2006, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Preston’s topsy-turvy musical career began in 1956 when he played organ with gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and appeared in the film St. Louis Blues as a young W.C. Handy. As a teenager he worked with Sam Cooke and Little Richard, and it was during the latter’ Read more

Timmy Thomas - 58% match to Buddy Miles

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

Isaac Hayes - 57% match to Buddy Miles

Genres: Disco Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 August 1942, Covington, Tennessee, USA d. 10 August 2008, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Hayes’ formative years were spent playing piano and organ in various Memphis clubs. He fronted several groups, including Sir Isaac And The Doo-dads, the Teen Tones and Sir Calvin And His Swinging Cats, and recorded a handful of rudimentary singles. However, it was not until 1964 that h Read more

The Meters - 56% match to Buddy Miles

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This fundamental quartet, Art Neville (Arthur Lanon Neville, 17 December 1937, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; keyboards), Leo Nocentelli (guitar), George Porter Jnr. (b. 26 December 1947, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; bass) and Joseph ‘Zigaboo/Ziggy’ Modeliste (drums), came together during informal sessions held in various New Orleans nightclubs. Initially known as Ar Read more


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