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The Shells - 100% match to Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US, Brooklyn-based R&B vocal group was formed in 1957. The Shells were noted for their typical New York doo-wop stylings, in which the use of a prominent bass, piercing falsetto, and strong vocal riffing in support of a romantic lead, made for one of the great folk acts of the 50s. The group cut their first record, ‘Baby Oh Baby’, in 1957, which did little up Read more

Little Johnny Taylor - 72% match to Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s
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Sam Hawkins - 59% match to Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Cliff Nobles - 40% match to Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The Sheppards - 39% match to Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This R&B vocal group was formed in 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The Sheppards created a marvellous transitional style of R&B during the early 60s, drawing much of its character from earlier doo-wop, yet incorporating instrumentation and vocal stylings that in later years would inform soul music. They were named after their producer Bill ‘Bunky’ Sheppard. Th Read more

The Larks - 38% match to Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Deon Jackson - 29% match to Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 January 1946, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. This versatile performer was discovered by producer Ollie McLaughlin, who also guided the careers of Del Shannon and Barbara Lewis. An accomplished drummer and clarinettist, Jackson established himself as a singer and composer with ‘Love Makes The World Go Round’, a smooth, melodic mid-tempo single which reached the US R&a Read more

Jan Bradley - 28% match to Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Addie Bradley, 6 July 1943, Byhalia, Mississippi, USA. Bradley is best known for the 1963 pop/R&B hit, ‘Mama Didn’t Lie’. She took singing lessons as a child and was discovered in 1961 by Don Talty, then manager of guitarist Phil Upchurch. Talty signed her to Chess Records and enlisted the songwriting talents of a young Curtis Mayfield, himself riding high Read more

Robert & Johnny - 28% match to Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This R&B duo came from the Bronx, New York, USA. Robert Carr and Johnny Mitchell grew up in the same neighbourhood and attended high school together, in a centre of doo-wop culture. Thus, upon their signing to Old Town Records in 1956, their duets captured the sound of the then popular doo-wop groups. ‘I Believe in You’, featured the duo’s trademark approach Read more

The Showmen - 26% match to Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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An R&B vocal group from Norfolk, Virginia, USA. The Showmen were a classic early 60s transitional group who represented some of the dying gasps of doo-wop and the first stirrings of the soul revolution. The members were General Norman Johnson (23 May 1943, Norfolk, Virginia, USA), Milton Wells, Gene and Dorsey Wright, and Leslie Felton. The group signed with the New Orle Read more

The O'Kaysions - 24% match to Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Fred Hughes - 20% match to Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul
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Roscoe Robinson - 18% match to Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford

Genres: Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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22 May 1928, Dumont, Alabama, USA. Robinson was a soul and gospel singer in the mid-60s and 70s. After moving to Gary, Indiana, at the age of 10, Robinson’s singing career began in the early 40s with the gospel group Joiner’s Five Trumpets and he became a member of various gospel groups throughout the rest of the decade. He first recorded for Trumpet Records in 195 Read more

Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - 18% match to Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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The Ideals - 17% match to Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford

Genres: R&B / Soul
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An R&B vocal group from Chicago, Illinois, USA. Formed in 1952, the outfit scuffled for many years with several personnel changes before recording in 1961 on the local Paso label. The Ideals at this time consisted of Reggie Jackson, Leonard Mitchell, Robert Tharp and Sam Steward (bass). In 1963 the group added a fifth member, lead Eddie Williams, and with his rough-hewn, so Read more


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