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The Dominoes - 71% match to Joe Houston

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Bull Moose Jackson - 68% match to Joe Houston

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

Lula Reed - 57% match to Joe Houston

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s
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The Treniers - 52% match to Joe Houston

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Faye Adams - 49% match to Joe Houston

Genres: R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Fayle Tuell, c.1925, New Jersey, USA. Adams exploded onto the R&B scene in the early 50s with a series of gospel-infused hits that foreshadowed soul music. She began her career in gospel at the age of five when she and her siblings formed a group called the Tuell Sisters. She joined the Joe Morris Orchestra in 1952, and as part of that organization recorded the three son Read more

Esther Phillips - 48% match to Joe Houston

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Esther Mae Jones, 23 December 1935, Galveston, Texas, USA, d. 7 August 1984, Carson, California, USA. This distinctive vocalist was discovered by band leader Johnny Otis. She joined his revue in 1949 where, performing as Little Esther, the teenage singer recorded two number 1 R&B singles, ‘Double Crossing Blues’ and ‘Mistrustin’ Blues’. She then Read more

Little Esther - 48% match to Joe Houston

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - 39% match to Joe Houston

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 December 1917, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 2 July 1988, Los Angeles, California, USA. Taking up the alto saxophone as a child, his proficiency at the instrument attracted local band leaders even while young Vinson was still at school, and he began touring with Chester Boone’s territory band during school holidays. Upon his graduation in 1935, Vinson joined the band full- Read more

The Swallows - 38% match to Joe Houston

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s
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Paul Gayten - 36% match to Joe Houston

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

Sticks McGhee - 31% match to Joe Houston

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

Buddy Johnson - 29% match to Joe Houston

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues 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

Lloyd Glenn - 26% match to Joe Houston

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 November 1909, San Antonio, Texas, USA, d. 23 May 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA. Glenn’s economic, propulsive technique helped to establish the west coast blues piano style. Having been taught ragtime by his father and uncle, he worked with a number of territory bands, including the Royal Aces and Boots And His Buddies, while in his teens. He first recorded as a Read more

The Larks - 26% match to Joe Houston

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Eugene Church - 25% match to Joe Houston

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 2000s
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23 January 1938, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 16 April 1993. Church first recorded with Jesse Belvin in a duo called the Cliques; their 1956 song ‘Girl Of My Dreams’ was classic Los Angeles-styled R&B, featuring a dreamy, smooth sound. His debut solo record, ‘Open Up Your Heart’, was in essence a group record, since on it he was backed by the Turk Read more


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