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Rusty Bryant - 100% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Jazz
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Melvin Sparks - 74% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 March 1946, Houston, Texas, USA. A leading session player and occasional recording artist, this New York-based guitarist was one of the leading figures in the soul jazz boom of the late 60s and early 70s. Sparks, whose mother ran a live music venue in Houston, grew up surrounded by the sound of jazz and blues. At the age of 13 he jammed with B.B. King, and while still in Read more

Baby Face Willette - 51% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Jazz
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Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers - 40% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Latin R&B / Soul World Music
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Larry Willis - 24% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lawrence Elliott Willis, 20 December 1942, New York City, New York, USA. Although destined to become a pianist of note, Willis also studied singing. His studies took him to the High School of Music and Art and the Manhattan School of Music. In the early 60s he began a decade long round of playing under leaders such as Jackie McLean, Hugh Masekela, Kai Winding and Stan Getz. Read more

Pee Wee Ellis - 24% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Blues Funk Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Alfred Ellis, 1941, Florida, USA. Raised in Texas, and later in Rochester, New York, Ellis developed an early interest in music and had his first professional engagement in 1954 while still attending junior high school. He continued to perform while at school, playing mainly tenor saxophone but also developing on alto and as a keyboard player. Among his fellow students were Read more

Don Patterson - 22% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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Grassella Oliphant - 22% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Nite Liters - 21% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Jimmy McGriff - 20% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Herrell, 3 April 1936, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Encouraged by a musical home environment (both his parents were pianists), by the time he left school, McGriff played not only piano but bass, vibes, drums and saxophone. He played with Archie Shepp, Reggie Workman, Charles Earland and Donald Bailey in his youth, but after two years as an military policeman in the Read more

Brother Jack McDuff - 19% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - 19% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Funk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1940, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA. Wright was raised in Los Angeles, California, and from the age of 12 began playing music in high school where he was attracted strongly to the blues, having previously heard gospel music in church. Early influences included soul and blues artists such as Jesse Belvin, James Brown, Little Walter, Curtis Mayfield, Otis Redding, Jimmy Reed, M Read more

Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - 19% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Originally conceived as an instrumental group, Bernard Blackman (guitar), Raymond Jackson (trombone), John Rayford (1943; tenor saxophone), Melvin Dunlap (bass) and James Gadson (drums), were still known by their former name, the Soul Runners, when a 1967 release, ‘Grits ’N Corn Bread’, reached the US R&B Top 40. Having changed their name in deference to t Read more


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