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The Midnighters - 78% match to Faye Adams

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Billy Bland - 33% match to Faye Adams

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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5 April 1932, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. Billy Bland was an R&B singer whose best-known recording was the 1960 US Top 10 hit, ‘Let The Little Girl Dance’. Bland, the youngest of 19 children, began his career in 1947 in New York City, where he performed in the bands of Lionel Hampton and Buddy Johnson before starting his own group, the Four Bees. He was br Read more

The Treniers - 25% match to Faye Adams

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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The Larks - 24% match to Faye Adams

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Sticks McGhee - 23% match to Faye Adams

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Granville McGhee, 23 March 1918, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, d. 15 August 1961, New York City, New York, USA. Like his more famous brother, Brownie McGhee, Granville learned guitar from his father. After seeing action in World War II, he moved to New York in 1946. The following year, he made his first record, ‘Drinking Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee’, under his own name. Howev Read more

The Swallows - 20% match to Faye Adams

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s
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Joe Houston - 19% match to Faye Adams

Genres: Blues Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1927, Austin, Texas, USA. Joe Houston was inspired to take up the saxophone after seeing Count Hastings playing with Tiny Bradshaw’s Orchestra, and lists Joe Thomas, Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker and Arnett Cobb among his other influences. By 1949 he became associated with ‘Big’ Joe Turner, and made his recording debut on Turner’s sole release on the Ro Read more

Paul Gayten - 19% match to Faye Adams

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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29 January 1920, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 29 March 1991. This R&B band leader and producer began his professional career when he formed a combo in the late 30s. Gayten made his first sides for the New Jersey-based Deluxe label in 1947 and immediately had a US R&B hit with ‘(You Don’t Love Me) True’ (number 5). The follow-up, ‘Since I Fell F Read more

Jesse Stone - 14% match to Faye Adams

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s
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16 November 1901, Atchison, Kansas, USA, d. 1 April 1999, Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA. Stone’s earliest musical experience was performing with his family’s minstrel show. After moving to Kansas City, he played piano with several territory bands throughout the south-west during the 20s and additionally led his own band. Although little known and not recorded, th Read more

The Prisonaires - 14% match to Faye Adams

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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As their name suggests, this doo-wop group was formed while each member was in the State Penitentiary, Tennessee, USA. The founding member was lead singer Johnny Bragg (John Henry Bragg, 6 May 1925, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, d. 1 September 2004, Madison, Tennessee, USA), who took on Ed Thurman (b. USA, d. 1973; second tenor), John Drue (b. USA, d. December 1977, Lebanon, Te Read more

Ernie Freeman - 13% match to Faye Adams

Genres: Instrumental
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s
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16 August 1922, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 16 May 1981. A noted pianist, arranger and producer, Freeman enjoyed a series of minor hits during the late 50s and early 60s. His chart entries included ‘Dumplins’ (1957) and ‘Indian Love Call’ (1959), but his biggest success came with a cover version of Bill Justis’ smash ‘Raunchy’. Although the or Read more

Ruth Brown - 13% match to Faye Adams

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 January 1928, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA, d. 17 November 2006, Henderson, Nevada, USA. Brown started her musical career singing gospel at an early age in the church choir led by her father. In 1948 she was singing with a band led by her husband Jimmy in Washington, DC, when Willis Conover (from the radio show Voice Of America) recommended her to Ahmet Ertegun of the newly Read more

Tommy Ridgley - 13% match to Faye Adams

Genres: Blues Funk Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 October 1925, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 11 August 1999. Originally a pianist, Ridgley played with a dixieland group and Earl Anderson’s band in 1949 before his powerful R&B voice made him one of New Orleans’ most respected singers for nearly three decades. His first record was ‘Shrewsbury Blues’, named after a district of the city and produce Read more

Buddy Johnson - 12% match to Faye Adams

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Woodrow Wilson Johnson, 10 January 1915, Darlington, South Carolina, USA, d. 9 February 1977, New York City, New York, USA. Pianist in several dance bands of the 30s, Johnson visited Europe with the Cotton Club Revue and later formed his own big band. Although popular with dancers at Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom Johnson’s band was not especially jazz-orientated and neit Read more


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