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Willie Clayton - 100% match to Mel Waiters

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 March 1955, Indianola, Mississippi, USA. Raised in Chicago, Clayton has a full-throated, flavourful voice, characteristic of many artists from that city during the soul era, and one that has won the hearts of both soul and blues fans. He first recorded for an obscure label in Dallas in 1969, but in 1974 burst onto the scene with ‘I Must Be Losing You’ on Hi Reco Read more

Marvin Sease - 95% match to Mel Waiters

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
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Peggy Scott-Adams - 92% match to Mel Waiters

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Peggy Stoutmeyer, 25 June 1948, Opp, Alabama, USA. After forming her own gospel group, the Gospel Harmonettes, while still at school, Scott-Adams became the featured vocalist with Ben E. King’s band. She then briefly sang with The Sextet, a trio formed by James And Bobby Purify, and survived a near-fatal car crash that threatened her career. Relocating to Jackson, Missi Read more

Sir Charles Jones - 90% match to Mel Waiters

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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J. Blackfoot - 86% match to Mel Waiters

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Denise LaSalle - 63% match to Mel Waiters

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Denise Craig, 16 July 1939, LeFlore County, Mississippi, USA. Having moved to Chicago in 1954 to pursue a career as a fiction writer, LaSalle turned to songwriting and by the late 60s had begun to record for Billy ‘The Kid’ Emerson’s Tarpon label, on which she achieved a sizeable local hit, ‘A Love Reputation’, in 1967. In 1969, she formed Crajon pro Read more

Shirley Brown - 52% match to Mel Waiters

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Carl Sims - 50% match to Mel Waiters

Genres: Blues
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Floyd Taylor - 50% match to Mel Waiters

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Z.Z. Hill - 46% match to Mel Waiters

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arzel Hill, 30 September 1935, Naples, Texas, USA, d. 27 April 1984, Dallas, Texas, USA. A singer in the mould of Bobby Bland, Hill served his musical apprenticeship in Dallas lounge bars. He recorded for his brother Matt’s M.H. label before signing to Kent Records in 1964. A string of mature, sophisticated singles followed, including ‘Hey Little Girl’ (1965) Read more

Tyrone Davis - 44% match to Mel Waiters

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 May 1938, Greenville, Mississippi, USA, d. 9 February 2005, Hinsdale, Illinois, USA. One of the great unsung talents of soul music, Davis was a consistent chart-maker for over 20 years. This former Freddie King valet was discovered working in Chicago nightclubs by pianist Harold Burrage, and began recording in 1965 as Tyrone The Wonder Boy. ‘Can I Change My Mind’ Read more

Latimore - 42% match to Mel Waiters

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin Latimore, 7 September 1939, Charleston, Tennessee, USA. This singer, who performed under his surname only, brought a blues feeling to 70s soul music. His passionate vocal delivery and keyboard-dominated style was particularly popular with his female audience. Latimore sang gospel music as a child in his family’s Baptist church but did not sing professionally un Read more

Chuck Strong - 40% match to Mel Waiters

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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c. 1962, Selma, Alabama, USA. Strong’s first professional work came as a member of the Oasis Band in his home town. He then sang with Bobby Moore And The Rhythm Aces and soon afterwards made his own-name recording debut with 1986’s Love Don’t Change Over Night. During the next few years, Strong released more albums, gradually developing into an effective soft Read more

Jimmy Lewis - 40% match to Mel Waiters

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 November 1939, USA, d. 10 September 2004, USA. In his youth Lewis travelled extensively, leading to doubts about his place of birth. Some sources suggest this was Nashville, Tennessee, although Itta Bena, Mississippi, seems more likely. While still young, he settled in Los Angeles where he became interested in making a career in music, in particular developing a talent fo Read more

Johnnie Taylor - 37% match to Mel Waiters

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 May 1938, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, USA, d. 31 May 2000, Dallas, Texas, USA. Having left home at the age of 15, Taylor surfaced as part of several gospel groups, including the Five Echoes and the Highway QCs. In 1956 he joined the Soul Stirrers, replacing Sam Cooke on the latter’s recommendation. Taylor switched to secular music in 1961; releases on Cooke’s Sar a Read more


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