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Fontella Bass - 100% match to Jan Bradley

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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3 July 1940, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The daughter of gospel luminary Martha Bass, Fontella toured as keyboard player and singer with the Little Milton band during the early 60s. Simultaneously, she made several solo records, including one for Ike Turner’s Prann label. When Milton’s band leader, Oliver Sain, left to form his own group, he took Bass with him, and t Read more

The Radiants - 71% match to Jan Bradley

Genres: R&B / Soul
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James Ray - 57% match to Jan Bradley

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s
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The Knight Brothers - 45% match to Jan Bradley

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Mitty Collier - 43% match to Jan Bradley

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 2000s
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21 June 1941, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. As a member of the travelling gospel group the Hayes Ensemble, Collier toured throughout Alabama and Georgia. Switching to secular music, she was discovered singing in a talent show by Chess Records scout Ralph Bass. Her early releases lacked direction until ‘I’m Your Part Time Love’, an ‘answer’ to Little John Read more

Sugar Pie DeSanto - 42% match to Jan Bradley

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Umpeylia Marsema Balinton, 16 October 1935, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Raised in San Francisco, DeSanto was discovered at a talent show by Johnny Otis, who later dubbed her ‘Little Miss Sugar Pie’. She recorded for Federal and Aladdin Records before ‘I Want To Know’ (1960) on Veltone reached the R&B charts. Signed to Checker Records in 1961, her first r Read more

The Ikettes - 42% match to Jan Bradley

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This female R&B trio was formed by Ike Turner as part of his revue and was used for chorusing. Throughout the 60s and 70s, there were several line-ups of Ikettes, each of which provided a stunning visual and aural complement on stage to the performances of Ike And Tina Turner. Ike Turner occasionally recorded the group, with results that emphasized their tough, soulful R&am Read more

Roscoe Robinson - 36% match to Jan Bradley

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

Billy Stewart - 34% match to Jan Bradley

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 March 1937, Washington, DC, USA, d. 17 January 1970, North Carolina, USA. Introduced to music by his family’s Stewart Gospel Singers, Billy embraced a more secular direction with the Rainbows, a group that also included Don Covay and Marvin Gaye. From there Stewart joined Bo Diddley’s band on piano. His solo debut, ‘Billy’s Blues’, was released on Read more

Chuck Jackson - 32% match to Jan Bradley

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s
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Jimmy Ruffin - 31% match to Jan Bradley

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 May 1939, Collinsville, Mississippi, USA. The son of a minister, Ruffin was born into a musical family: his brother, David Ruffin, and cousin, Melvin Franklin, both became mainstays of the Temptations. Ruffin abandoned his gospel background to become a session singer in the early 60s, joining the Motown Records stable in 1961 for a one-off single before he was drafted for Read more

The Jaynetts - 29% match to Jan Bradley

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 2000s
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Songwriter Zelma ‘Zell’ Sanders formed this New York, USA-based act around her daughter, Johnnie Louise Richardson, previously half of hit duo Johnnie And Joe. Ethel Davis, Mary Sue Wells, Yvonne Bushnell and Ada Ray completed the line-up featured on ‘Sally, Go ’Round The Roses’, the quintet’s debut single and sole US chart entry. This haunting per Read more

James & Bobby Purify - 28% match to Jan Bradley

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Marv Johnson - 28% match to Jan Bradley

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Marvin Earl Johnson, 15 October 1938, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 16 May 1993, Columbia, South Carolina, USA. The gospel training that Johnson received as a teenager in the Junior Serenaders was a major influence on his early R&B releases. In 1958, he formed a partnership with the young Berry Gordy, who was then working as a songwriter and producer for Jackie Wilson. Gord Read more

The Sapphires - 28% match to Jan Bradley

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s
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A vocal trio from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, comprising Carol Jackson (lead), George Gainer and Joe Livingston. The group purveyed an infectious pop soul girl-group sound that was typical of east coast African-American acts during the early 60s. Their one big hit was ‘Who Do You Love’ (number 9 R&B, number 25 pop) in 1964, but they recorded other excellent n Read more


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