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The Dominoes - 100% match to Joe Houston

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Bobby Charles - 33% match to Joe Houston

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Charles Guidry, 21 February 1938, Abbeville, Louisiana, USA. Charles became well known in the 50s when three of his songs - ‘See You Later Alligator’, ‘Walking To New Orleans’ and ‘But I Do’ - were successfully covered by Bill Haley, Fats Domino and Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry. The composer also recorded in his own right for Chicag Read more

Julia Lee - 21% match to Joe Houston

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 October 1902, Booneville, Missouri, USA, d. 8 December 1958, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Beginning her career as a pianist and singer while in her early teens, Lee joined a band led by her brother, George E. Lee (1896-1958), a popular vocalist whose ‘Novelty Singing Orchestra’ played extensively in and around Kansas City. Despite the musical advances being made Read more

Big Jay McNeely - 20% match to Joe Houston

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cecil James McNeely, 29 April 1927, Los Angeles, California, USA. As a tenor saxophonist McNeely was one of the pioneers of the wild, honking style and acrobatic stage show that emerged in the dancehalls during the late 40s. The definitive tune of this style was ‘The Deacon’s Hop’, which reached number 1 in the Billboard R&B chart in 1949. His ‘Wild W Read more

Marvin & Johnny - 20% match to Joe Houston

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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From Los Angeles, California, USA, Marvin Phillips (23 October 1931, Guthrie, Oklahoma, USA) and Emory ‘Johnny’ Perry (b. 1 March 1928, Sherman, Texas, USA) made a brief impact on the rock ‘n’ roll scene when Los Angeles was a major centre of the R&B recording scene during the late 40s and early 50s. Phillips and Perry had known each other since 1949, Read more

Piano Red - 16% match to Joe Houston

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Wheeler, 14 September 1933, Montevallo, Alabama, USA. By day a cab driver, in the evenings James Wheeler transforms himself into Chicago boogie-woogie legend, Piano C. Red. His first yearnings to be involved in music were inspired by his mother, who sang spiritual songs around the house. He was tutored by a local piano player known as Fat Lilly, who was initially reluc Read more

The Swallows - 13% match to Joe Houston

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s
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Young Jessie - 12% match to Joe Houston

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Obediah Donnell Jessie, 28 December 1936, Lincoln Manor, Dallas, Texas, USA. Young Jessie is one of the great unheralded singers of the Los Angeles R&B scene. He is best known for recording the original version of ‘Mary Lou’ (1955), which, although not a national hit, became a huge hit in California and Texas. The song was subsequently recorded with great succe Read more


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