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Thelma Houston - 90% match to France Joli

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

Carol Douglas - 83% match to France Joli

Genres: Dance Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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7 April 1948, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Douglas was a member of US vocal group the Chantels in the early 70s before going solo. Her debut single, released in November 1974, was a cover of ‘Doctor’s Orders’ - a previous UK Top 10 hit for female UK pop vocalist Sunny - which peaked just outside the US Top 10. After the minor hit ‘A Hurricane Is Coming Tonite Read more

Silver Convention - 81% match to France Joli

Genres: Disco
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This studio group was created by Munich-based producers Silvester Levay and Michael Kunze. After scoring a UK hit in 1975 with ‘Save Me’, they went on to reach number 1 in the USA with ‘Fly, Robin, Fly’. The international fame persuaded the duo to audition some female singers to adopt the Silver Convention name and the lucky trio were Linda Thompson (ex-Les Read more

Evelyn "Champagne" King - 78% match to France Joli

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

First Choice - 76% match to France Joli

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Part of the Philadelphia sound of the mid-70s, this female vocal group’s biggest success was ‘Armed And Extremely Dangerous’. Rochelle Fleming (11 February 1950, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), Joyce Jones (b. 30 July 1949) and Annette Guest (b. 19 November 1954, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA) were originally known as the Debronettes. Local DJ Georgie Woods int Read more

Inner Life - 76% match to France Joli

Genres: Dance Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s
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Change - 70% match to France Joli

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Although the group was led by Paolo Granolio (guitar) and David Romani (bass), this was ostensibly a studio creation by producers Jacques Fred Petrus and Mauro Malavasi, who first linked to form Goody Music in 1975. With material recorded in Bologna (where the producers’ own 24-track studio was based) and New York, The Glow Of Love launched the group on a high note, with s Read more

Tavares - 70% match to France Joli

Genres: Disco Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US group was formed in 1964 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. The line-up comprised five brothers, Ralph (10 December 1948), Antone ‘Chubby’, Feliciano ‘Butch’, Arthur ‘Pooch’ and Perry Lee ‘Tiny’ Tavares. Originally known as Chubby And The Turnpikes, the group assumed its family’s surname in 1969. Although they lacked a di Read more

Anita Ward - 69% match to France Joli

Genres: Disco Electronic & Ambient R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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20 December 1957, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Ward enjoyed one international number 1 single during her career, a light disco song called ‘Ring My Bell’ in 1979. Initially a gospel singer, she was introduced to Memphis artist/producer Frederick Knight. Knight signed Ward to his own Juana label, affiliated with Florida’s successful TK Records, and they recorded an Read more

Amii Stewart - 65% match to France Joli

Genres: Dance Disco Pop / Rock
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Dan Hartman - 60% match to France Joli

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 November 1951, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 22 March 1994, Westport, Connecticut, USA. Hartman’s multi-instrumental talents and light tenor were first heard by North America at large when he served bands led, together and separately, by Johnny Winter and Edgar Winter. Employment by the latter from 1973-77 brought the greatest commercial rewards - principally via Read more

Jocelyn Brown - 60% match to France Joli

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s
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Shalamar - 60% match to France Joli

Genres: Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This act was created by Dick Griffey, booking agent for US television’s Soul Train show, and Simon Soussan, a veteran of UK’s northern soul scene. The latter produced ‘Uptown Festival’, a medley of popular Motown Records favourites, which was issued on Griffey’s Solar label. Although credited to ‘Shalamar’, the track featured session musicians Read more

Chic - 57% match to France Joli

Genres: Dance Disco Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Probably the band of the disco generation, Chic was built around Nile Rodgers (19 September 1952, New York, USA; guitar) and Bernard Edwards (b. 31 October 1952, Greenville, North Carolina, USA, d. 18 April 1996, Tokyo, Japan; bass). During the 60s Rodgers had played in a rock group, New World Rising, before joining the Apollo Theatre house band. Edwards had played with seve Read more

Instant Funk - 57% match to France Joli

Genres: Disco Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Based in Philadelphia, USA, Instant Funk comprised James Carmichael (vocals), George Bell (guitar), Kim Miller (guitar), Scotty Miller (drums), Raymond Earl (bass), Dennis Richardson (keyboards), Charles Williams (percussion), Larry Davis (trumpet) and John Onderline (saxophone). They were ostensibly the musical vehicle for noted producer/writer Bunny Sigler, who used them for Read more


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