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The Spinners - 100% match to Dennis Edwards

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Commodores - 98% match to Dennis Edwards

Genres: Disco Electronic & Ambient Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Commodores formed at Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, USA, in 1967, when two groups of students merged to form a six-piece band. Lionel Richie (20 June 1949, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA; keyboards, saxophone, vocals), Thomas McClary (b. 6 October 1950; guitar) and William King (b. 30 January 1949, Alabama, USA; trumpet) had been members of the Mystics; Andre Callahan (drums), Mi Read more

Evelyn "Champagne" King - 96% match to Dennis Edwards

Genres: Dance Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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b 1 July 1960, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. A former office cleaner at Gamble And Huff’s Sigma Sound studios, King was overheard singing Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ by Theodore Life, a member of the company’s writing and production staff. He coached the aspiring singer on recording technique and was instrumental in preparing King Read more

Yarbrough & Peoples - 95% match to Dennis Edwards

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Dallas, Texas, USA-based duo of Calvin Yarbrough and Alisa Peoples was one of the most popular R&B pairs of the 80s, placing five singles in the R&B Top 10. The married couple had known each other since childhood, when they shared the same piano teacher in the Dallas, Texas, USA area and sang together in their church choir. They lost track of each other during their Read more

Mary Jane Girls - 90% match to Dennis Edwards

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s
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Luther Vandross - 88% match to Dennis Edwards

Genres: Funk Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Luther Ronzoni Vandross, 20 April 1951, New York City, New York, USA, d. 1 July 2005, Edison, New Jersey, USA. Born into a family immersed in gospel and soul singing, Vandross had already formed his own group while still at school and later worked with the musical theatre workshop, Listen My Brother. This enabled him to perform at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. After a brief Read more

The Velvelettes - 86% match to Dennis Edwards

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Two pairs of sisters, Millie and Cal Gill, and Bertha and Norma Barbee, formed the original Velvelettes line-up in 1961 at Western Michigan State University. After recording a one-off single, ‘There He Goes’, for IPG Records in 1963, they were signed to Motown Records, where they were placed in the hands of fledgling producer Norman Whitfield. This partnership spawned Read more

Smokey Robinson - 78% match to Dennis Edwards

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul
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Billy Paul - 73% match to Dennis Edwards

Genres: Disco Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Paul Williams, 1 December 1934, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Although Paul had been an active singer in the Philadelphia area since the 50s, singing in jazz clubs and briefly with Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes, it was not until he met producer Kenny Gamble that his career prospered. After signing to the Neptune label, he enjoyed a successful spell on the Philadelphia Read more

Loose Ends - 73% match to Dennis Edwards

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1982 by Jane Eugene, Steve Nichol and Carl McIntosh, Loose End (as they were originally known) were the first all-black British band to be signed to the Virgin Records label. After several unsuccessful singles they changed their name to Loose Ends, enlisted producer Nick Martinelli, and started to make an impression on the soul/dance scene with a series of excellent r Read more

Thelma Houston - 71% match to Dennis Edwards

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 May 1946, Leland, Mississippi, USA. Houston left her home town of Leland, Mississippi, in the late 60s to tour with the gospel group the Art Reynolds Singers. Her impassioned vocal style and innate mastery of phrasing, most notably on the 1966 single ‘Glory Glory Hallelujah’, brought her to the attention of the prodigal songwriter/arranger Jimmy Webb in 1969. He Read more

Brenda Russell - 70% match to Dennis Edwards

Genres: Disco Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Brenda Gordon, 8 April 1944, New York City, New York, USA. Russell began singing at an early age, encouraged by her mother, Cinnamon Sharpe, who was a singer. While still a child, she moved to Toronto, Canada. Taking up singing as a career, she married a musician, Brian Russell, and they worked together in Canada before relocating to Los Angeles in the early 70s. For some ti Read more

Jermaine Jackson - 69% match to Dennis Edwards

Genres: Electronic & Ambient R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jermaine LaJuane Jackson, 11 December 1954, Gary, Indiana, USA. Jermaine was one of five brothers who formed the Jackson Five in 1962. Besides playing bass, he acted as vocal counterpoint to his younger brother Michael Jackson, a musical relationship that continued after the group was signed to Motown Records in 1968. Jermaine contributed occasional lead vocals to their albu Read more

Philip Bailey - 69% match to Dennis Edwards

Genres: Christian & Gospel Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 May 1951, Denver, Colorado, USA. Bailey is a talented soul singer who originally joined Earth, Wind And Fire in 1972 as a co-vocalist and percussionist. By 1983 he had released his first solo effort, Continuation, produced by George Duke. However, more influential was Phil Collins’ production of his second album. Collins provided percussion throughout, and also co-wro Read more

Rose Royce - 69% match to Dennis Edwards

Genres: Disco Funk R&B / Soul R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the USA as a multi-purpose backing group, the original nine-piece worked under a variety of names. In 1973 Kenji Brown (guitar), Victor Nix (keyboards), Kenny Copeland, Freddie Dunn (trumpets), Michael Moore (saxophone), Lequient ‘Duke’ Jobe (bass), Henry Garner and Terrai Santiel (drums) backed Edwin Starr as Total Concept Limited, before supporting Yvonne Read more


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