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Fontella Bass - 100% match to Johnny Nash

Genres: Christian & Gospel 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

Jimmy Cliff - 80% match to Johnny Nash

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Reggae
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Chambers, 1 April 1948, Somerton, St. Catherine, Jamaica, West Indies. One of the great popularizers of reggae music, Jimmy Cliff blazed a trail into rock that Bob Marley later followed, but without ever capitalizing on his great advantages as a singer-songwriter, nascent film star and interpreter of other people’s material. Raised by his father, Cliff first moved Read more

UB40 - 75% match to Johnny Nash

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Named after the form issued to unemployed people in the UK to receive benefit, UB40 are the most long-lasting proponents of crossover reggae in the UK. The multi-racial band was formed in Birmingham, England, in 1978 around the brothers Robin (25 December 1954, Birmingham, England; lead guitar/vocals) and Ali Campbell (b. Alistair Campbell, 15 February 1959, Birmingham, Engl Read more

Mary Wells - 74% match to Johnny Nash

Genres: Music & Radio Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 May 1943, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 26 July 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA. At the age of 17, Mary Wells composed ‘Bye Bye Baby’, a song which she offered to R&B star Jackie Wilson. His producer, Berry Gordy, was sufficiently impressed to offer her a contract with the newly formed Motown Records label, and Wells’ rendition of her song became one of Read more

The Marvelettes - 74% match to Johnny Nash

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Marvelettes’ career epitomized the haphazard progress endured by many of the leading girl-groups of the early 60s. Despite enjoying several major US hits, they were unable to sustain a consistent line-up, and their constant shifts in personnel made it difficult to overcome their rather anonymous public image. The group was formed in the late 50s by five students at Ink Read more

Junior Walker & the All-Stars - 73% match to Johnny Nash

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Sam & Dave - 64% match to Johnny Nash

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Samuel David Moore (12 October 1935, Miami, Florida, USA) and David Prater (b. 9 May 1937, Ocilla, Georgia, USA, d. 9 April 1988). Sam And Dave first performed together in 1961 at Miami’s King Of Hearts club. Moore originally sang in his father’s Baptist church before joining the Melonaires, while Prater, who had worked with the Sensational Hummingbirds, was also g Read more

Maxi Priest - 57% match to Johnny Nash

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Max Alfred Elliott, 10 June 1962, Lewisham, London, England. Former carpenter Maxi Priest established himself as a hugely successful crossover reggae artist in the late 80s. Named by his mother after her fondness for Max Bygraves, Elliott took his new name upon his conversion to Rastafarianism (from Priest Levi, one of the figureheads of the 12 tribes of Israel). He made his Read more

The Foundations - 56% match to Johnny Nash

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in January 1967, the Foundations were discovered by London record dealer Barry Class as they rehearsed in the Butterfly, a club situated in a basement below his office. He introduced the group to songwriters Tony Macaulay and John Macleod, whose composition ‘Baby, Now That I’ve Found You’ became the group’s debut release. An engaging slice of commerci Read more

Four Tops - 55% match to Johnny Nash

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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The Chiffons - 55% match to Johnny Nash

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the Bronx, New York City, USA, where all the members were born, erstwhile backing singers Judy Craig (6 August 1946, New York City, New York, USA), Barbara Lee Jones (b. 16 May 1947, New York City, New York, USA, d. 15 May 1992), Patricia Bennett (b. 7 April 1947, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA) and Sylvia Peterson (b. 30 September 1946), are best recalled Read more

The Four Tops - 55% match to Johnny Nash

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Jackie Wilson - 54% match to Johnny Nash

Genres: Doo Wop Easy Listening Electronic & Ambient Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jack Leroy Wilson, 9 June 1934, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 21 January 1984, Mount Holly, New Jersey, USA. When parental pressure thwarted his boxing ambitions, Wilson took to singing in small local clubs. He sang with the Thrillers (a predecessor group to the Royals) and recorded some solo tracks for Dizzy Gillespie’s Dee Gee label as Sonny Wilson, before replacing Clyd Read more

Eddy Grant - 52% match to Johnny Nash

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edmond Montague Grant, 5 March 1948, Plaisance, Guyana, West Indies. Grant moved to England in 1960. Over the next few years, he wrote a number of ska songs, some of which have become classics, including the suggestive hit for Prince Buster, ‘Rough Rider’. During the late 60s he enjoyed pop success as part of the Equals, with ‘Baby Come Back’ topping the Read more

Arthur Conley - 50% match to Johnny Nash

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 January 1946, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, d. 17 November 2003, Ruurlo, the Netherlands. Recalled as something of a one-hit-wonder, this Otis Redding protégé remains underrated. Conley first recorded for the Atlanta-based NRC label as Arthur And The Corvets. After signing to his mentor Otis Redding’s Jotis label, further singles were leased to Volt and Stax Re Read more


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