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Tommy Ridgley - 81% match to Jessie Hill

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

Barbara George - 51% match to Jessie Hill

Genres: R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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16 August 1942, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 10 Auigust 2006. Barbara George is best remembered for her 1961 R&B number 1 hit ‘I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More)’, released on the small AFO (All For One) label. George was discovered by Jessie Hill, another New Orleans R&B artist, himself known for the hit ‘Ooh Poo Pah Doo’. Hill brought Ge Read more

Kermit Ruffins - 49% match to Jessie Hill

Genres: Jazz
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Paul Gayten - 48% match to Jessie Hill

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

Walter "Wolfman" Washington - 34% match to Jessie Hill

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Washington, 20 December 1943, New Orleans, Louisiana USA. Washington began his musical career singing gospel music in church and was a self-taught guitarist. He had a very long association with singer Johnny Adams, who gave him music and singing advice. Washington’s music tended towards the silky-smooth, soulful side of the blues. In the 60s, he spent over two ye Read more

Sugar Boy Crawford - 26% match to Jessie Hill

Genres: R&B / Soul
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James Crawford, 12 October 1934, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Responsible for one of the two anthems of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras festival, Crawford’s career was cut short when he was assaulted by a policeman. A self-taught pianist, his career began when he and some school friends started an informal band that came to the attention of disc jockey Dr. Daddy-O. He name Read more

Jackie Brenston - 18% match to Jessie Hill

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 2000s
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15 August 1930, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 December 1979, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Often credited with making the ‘first’ rock ‘n’ roll record, Brenston’s career quickly reached a peak as a result and then entered a 25-year decline. He had returned from army service in 1947 and learned to play saxophone from local musician Jesse Flowers. Sho Read more

Carol Fran - 17% match to Jessie Hill

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Bull Moose Jackson - 16% match to Jessie Hill

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin Clarence Jackson, 22 April 1919, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 31 July 1989, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Jackson become interested in music at an early age, and received singing and violin lessons by the age of four. In high school he learned to play the saxophone, and upon his graduation in the late 30s he was hired by legendary trumpeter Freddie Webster to play alto and teno Read more

Ernie K. Doe - 16% match to Jessie Hill

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Tiny Bradshaw - 16% match to Jessie Hill

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Myron Bradshaw, 23 September 1905, Youngstown, Ohio, USA, d. 26 November 1958, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. While studying psychology at Wilberforce University, Ohio, Bradshaw became involved in the campus’ flourishing musical subculture. He joined Horace Henderson’s Collegians as the band’s singer. In 1932, he went to New York where he played drums with several ban Read more

Lee Dorsey - 15% match to Jessie Hill

Genres: Funk Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Irving Lee Dorsey, 24 December 1926, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 1 December 1986, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. An ex-boxer (nicknamed ‘Kid Chocolate’) turned singer, Dorsey first recorded for Joe Banashak’s Instant label. One song, ‘Lottie Mo’, became a regional hit and led to a contract with Fury. The infectious ‘Ya Ya’ (1961) was a nu Read more

The "5" Royales - 15% match to Jessie Hill

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s
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The Five Royales - 15% match to Jessie Hill

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The Five Royals - 15% match to Jessie Hill

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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