Melvin Sparks Similar Artists

Rusty Bryant - 47% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: Jazz
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Charles Kynard - 42% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: Jazz
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Jimmy McGriff - 41% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Herrell, 3 April 1936, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Encouraged by a musical home environment (both his parents were pianists), by the time he left school, McGriff played not only piano but bass, vibes, drums and saxophone. He played with Archie Shepp, Reggie Workman, Charles Earland and Donald Bailey in his youth, but after two years as an military policeman in the Read more

Soulive - 36% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: Dance Jazz Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US quartet is a modern jazz/soul outfit, which also manages to merge elements of rap, and funky jamming into the mix. The band was formed on 2 March 1999, a date when drummer Alan Evans, Hammond B-3 organ-playing brother Neal Evans, and guitarist Eric Krasno first met up to jam. Unlike most other bands that spend a stretch of time ‘woodshedding, ’ the trio record Read more

The New Mastersounds - 35% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Bernard Purdie - 34% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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11 June 1939, Elkton, Maryland, USA. ‘Pretty’ Purdie, the eleventh of 15 children, began to learn drums at the age of six. During the 60s he became a highly respected session drummer, and played on numerous releases ranging from Nina Simone to Tim Rose and Jack Jones. He is, however, better remembered for his work in the New York-based house band put together for t Read more

Grant Green - 34% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 June 1935, St Louis, Missouri, USA, d. 31 January 1979, New York City, New York, USA. Heavily influenced by Charlie Christian, guitarist Green first played professionally with tenor saxophonist Jimmy Forrest and made his recording debut on organist Brother Jack McDuff’s classic 1960 session, The Honeydripper. Although noted particularly for his work in organ-guitar-dr Read more

Idris Muhammad - 34% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leo Morris, 13 November 1939, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Immaculate, imaginative and equally at home on contemporary jazz and more popular funk and soul sessions, Idris Muhammad is one of America’s most impressive and swinging drummers. Playing since the age of eight, he began working professionally in the soul scene in the early 60s, accompanying vocalists Jerry Butl Read more

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - 33% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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John Robert Smith, 16 December 1933, Louisville, Kentucky USA, 4 June 1997, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Not be confused with the legendary swing promoter and talent spotter John Hammond Jnr. , Johnny ‘Hammond’ Smith (sometimes known simply as Johnny Hammond) is one of the giants of the soul jazz Hammond organ. Born the year the instrument was invented, he studied piano Read more

Reuben Wilson - 33% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: Funk Jazz
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Crusaders - 31% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: Funk
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The Crusaders - 31% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: Funk Jazz Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This remarkably versatile group was formed in Houston, Texas, as the Swingsters. During the 50s, Wilton Felder (31 August 1940, Houston, Texas, USA; reeds), Wayne Henderson (b. 24 September 1939, Houston, Texas, USA; trombone), Joe Sample (b. 1 February 1939, Houston, Texas, USA; keyboards) and Nesbert ‘Stix’ Hooper (b. 15 August 1938, Houston, Texas, USA; drums), Read more

Charles Earland - 30% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 May 1941, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 11 December 1999, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Earland began his musical career, playing saxophone, while still at school. First on alto and then tenor, he played with a number of bands and soon after graduation joined the small band led by organist Jimmy McGriff. Later, he formed a band of his own using the currently popular o Read more

Lonnie Smith - 30% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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3 July 1942, Buffalo, New York, USA. Raised amid a musical family, Smith taught himself to play several instruments, including trumpet and tuba, before deciding to concentrate on the piano and, eventually, other keyboard instruments. In time, he settled on organ, becoming a successful practitioner on the Hammond B3. In the 50s, his first professional engagement was as singer Read more

Maceo Parker - 29% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: Funk Jazz Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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14 February 1943, Kinston, North Carolina, USA. Tenor saxophonist Maceo, and his brother Melvin (b. Kinston, North Carolina, USA; drums), played in various high school bands before joining the James Brown revue in 1964. They featured on several of the artist’s seminal recordings before embarking on an independent career in March 1970. Their new group, Maceo And The King Read more


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