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Laura Lee - 100% match to Mitty Collier

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Laura Lee Newton, 9 March 1945, Chicago, Illinois, USA. A member of her adopted mother’s, Ernestine Rundless’, gospel group the Meditation Singers, Lee’s first secular recording was made for the Detroit-based Ric-Tic label. She was signed to Chess Records in 1966, who, after failing to find success with a Chicago-recorded single, sent her to Rick Hall’s F Read more

Barbara Carr - 67% match to Mitty Collier

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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The Radiants - 56% match to Mitty Collier

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Fontella Bass - 50% match to Mitty Collier

Genres: 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

Sugar Pie DeSanto - 43% match to Mitty Collier

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Umpeylia Marsema Balinton, 16 October 1935, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Raised in San Francisco, DeSanto was discovered at a talent show by Johnny Otis, who later dubbed her ‘Little Miss Sugar Pie’. She recorded for Federal and Aladdin Records before ‘I Want To Know’ (1960) on Veltone reached the R&B charts. Signed to Checker Records in 1961, her first r Read more

Jan Bradley - 32% match to Mitty Collier

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Addie Bradley, 6 July 1943, Byhalia, Mississippi, USA. Bradley is best known for the 1963 pop/R&B hit, ‘Mama Didn’t Lie’. She took singing lessons as a child and was discovered in 1961 by Don Talty, then manager of guitarist Phil Upchurch. Talty signed her to Chess Records and enlisted the songwriting talents of a young Curtis Mayfield, himself riding high Read more

Koko Taylor - 28% match to Mitty Collier

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cora Walton, 28 September 1935, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Taylor is one of the few major figures that post-war Chicago blues has produced. Her soulfully rasping voice has ensured her popularity in the Windy City, and latterly further afield, for over 30 years, since she recorded her first single for the local USA label. Signed by the leading black music independent label Ches Read more

Bobby McClure - 21% match to Mitty Collier

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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21 April 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 13 November 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA. McClure’s family moved to East St. Louis when he was two years old, and he was singing in church by the time he was nine. A year later, he provided the unbroken high-tenor lead in the otherwise all-female Spirit Of Illinois gospel group, who went on to tour the ‘programs’ Read more

Marlena Shaw - 20% match to Mitty Collier

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Marlina Burgess, 22 September 1944, New Rochelle, New York, USA. At the age of 10 Shaw made a modestly successful appearance at the Apollo theatre but her mother ruled against the little girl going on tour with her uncle, trumpeter Jimmy Burgess. She began working in the New Rochelle area, developing into a cocktail lounge-type jazz singer who occasionally ventured onto the Read more

Kip Anderson - 19% match to Mitty Collier

Decades Active: 1990s
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24 January 1938, Anderson, South Carolina, USA, d. 29 August 2007, Anderson, South Carolina, USA. A high quality soul singer whose limited output is legendary, particularly among lovers of the ‘deep’ style. Anderson’s first records came in the pre-soul era of 1959 with ‘The Home Fires Are Brighter After All’ for Derrick (leased to Vee-Jay Records), a Read more

The Jaynetts - 19% match to Mitty Collier

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 2000s
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Songwriter Zelma ‘Zell’ Sanders formed this New York, USA-based act around her daughter, Johnnie Louise Richardson, previously half of hit duo Johnnie And Joe. Ethel Davis, Mary Sue Wells, Yvonne Bushnell and Ada Ray completed the line-up featured on ‘Sally, Go ’Round The Roses’, the quintet’s debut single and sole US chart entry. This haunting per Read more

Billy Stewart - 18% match to Mitty Collier

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 March 1937, Washington, DC, USA, d. 17 January 1970, North Carolina, USA. Introduced to music by his family’s Stewart Gospel Singers, Billy embraced a more secular direction with the Rainbows, a group that also included Don Covay and Marvin Gaye. From there Stewart joined Bo Diddley’s band on piano. His solo debut, ‘Billy’s Blues’, was released on Read more

Maxine Brown - 18% match to Mitty Collier

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 April 1932, Kingstree, South Carolina, USA. Having sung in two New York gospel groups, the Manhattans and the Royaltones, Brown made her recording debut on Nomar with ‘All In My Mind’. A US Top 20 hit in 1961, this uptown soul ballad was followed by another hit single, ‘Funny’. A period at ABC-Paramount then passed before Brown signed to Wand Records a Read more

Pigmeat Markham - 18% match to Mitty Collier

Genres: Comedy Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Dewey Markham, 1904, Durham, North Carolina, USA, d. 13 December 1981. Best known as a comedian, Markham began his long career in 1917, dancing in travelling shows. He travelled the southern ‘race’ circuit with blues singer Bessie Smith and later appeared on burlesque bills with Milton Berle, Red Buttons and Eddie Cantor. By the 50s, Markham was one of black Americ Read more

The Dells - 18% match to Mitty Collier

Genres: Doo Wop Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A US soul vocal and close harmony group formed in 1953 as the El-Rays, when the members - Johnny Funches (18 July 1935, d. 23 January 1998; lead), Marvin Junior (b. 31 January 1936, Harrell, Arkansas, USA; tenor), Verne Allison (b. 22 June 1936, Chicago, Illinois, USA; tenor), Lucius McGill (b. 1935, Chicago, Illinois, USA; tenor), Mickey McGill (b. 17 February 1937, Chicago Read more


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