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Lenny Welch - 100% match to O.C. Smith

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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15 May 1938, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA. Treading the same path as Johnny Mathis, Welch built his career singing pop tunes with a hint of R&B flavour and a succinct sweetness in the voice. He began singing professionally in 1958, and signed with Archie Bleyer’s Cadence label in 1960. His record was a remake of an old Jerry Vale hit, ‘You Don’t Know Me Read more

Ronnie Dyson - 86% match to O.C. Smith

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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5 June 1950, Washington, DC, USA, d. 10 November 1990. Having played a leading role in the Broadway production of Hair, Dyson pursued his thespian ambitions in Salvation, a less infamous musical, from 1970. One of its songs, ‘(If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can’t I Touch You?’, was a US Top 10 hit, while the singer reached the R&B chart with seve Read more

The Tams - 77% match to O.C. Smith

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US group was formed in 1952 as the Four Dots in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Their line-up featured Joseph Pope (6 November 1933, d. 16 March 1996), Charles Pope (b. 7 August 1936), Robert Lee Smith (b. 18 March 1936) and Horace Kay (b. 13 April 1934). Although such an early origin suggests longevity, it was not until 1960 that the group emerged with a single on Swan. Now dub Read more

Deon Jackson - 64% match to O.C. Smith

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 January 1946, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. This versatile performer was discovered by producer Ollie McLaughlin, who also guided the careers of Del Shannon and Barbara Lewis. An accomplished drummer and clarinettist, Jackson established himself as a singer and composer with ‘Love Makes The World Go Round’, a smooth, melodic mid-tempo single which reached the US R&a Read more

Barbara George - 63% match to O.C. Smith

Genres: R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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16 August 1942, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 10 Auigust 2006. Barbara George is best remembered for her 1961 R&B number 1 hit ‘I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More)’, released on the small AFO (All For One) label. George was discovered by Jessie Hill, another New Orleans R&B artist, himself known for the hit ‘Ooh Poo Pah Doo’. Hill brought Ge Read more

Adam Wade - 61% match to O.C. Smith

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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17 March 1937, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. A romantic crooner in the style of Johnny Mathis, Wade was working as a laboratory assistant for Dr. Jonas Salk, the man who discovered polio vaccine, when he auditioned for the Coed label. He eventually scored three US Top 10 hits: ‘Take Good Care Of Her’, ‘The Writing On The Wall’ and ‘As If I Didn’ Read more

Ray, Goodman & Brown - 57% match to O.C. Smith

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Al Goodman (31 March 1947, Jackson, Mississippi, USA), Harry Ray (b. 15 December 1946, Longbranch, New Jersey, USA; d. 1 October 1992) and William Brown (b. 30 June 1946, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA). This smooth soul trio had 27 R&B hits as the Moments. While waiting for the outcome of legal wranglings with Sylvia Robinson’s Stang Records, they recorded backing vo Read more

J.J. Jackson - 53% match to O.C. Smith

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 2000s
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Jerome Louis Jackson, 8 April 1941, Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. Soul performer Jackson first attracted attention as an arranger for jazz organist Brother Jack McDuff and blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon. He subsequently formed a songwriting partnership with Sid Barnes and enjoyed success with compositions for Inez And Charlie Foxx and Mary Wells. Jackson’s perfor Read more

The Artistics - 44% match to O.C. Smith

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 2000s
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An R&B vocal group from Chicago, Illinois, USA, the Artistics combined sweet soul singing with horn-driven arrangements, representing the full flowering of the Chicago brand of uptown soul music during the 60s. The group came together in 1958 with original members Robert Dobyne, Larry Johnson, Jessie Bolian (8 June 1941, d. 24 August 1994), and Aaron Floyd. They were sig Read more

The Jelly Beans - 44% match to O.C. Smith

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s
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This New York-based group boasted a varied line-up and at different times was either a quintet - Alan Brewer, Diane Taylor, Charles Thomas and sisters Elyse and Maxine Herbert - a quartet, or an all-female trio. They were signed to the Red Bird label in 1964, completing two singles under the supervision of songwriters/producers Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich. The first, ‘I Read more

Billy Bland - 43% match to O.C. Smith

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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5 April 1932, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. Billy Bland was an R&B singer whose best-known recording was the 1960 US Top 10 hit, ‘Let The Little Girl Dance’. Bland, the youngest of 19 children, began his career in 1947 in New York City, where he performed in the bands of Lionel Hampton and Buddy Johnson before starting his own group, the Four Bees. He was br Read more

The Escorts - 41% match to O.C. Smith

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The Soul Survivors - 41% match to O.C. Smith

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Vocalists Kenneth Jeremiah, Richard Ingui and Charles Ingui were a New York-based singing group, the Dedications, prior to adding backing musicians Paul Venturini (organ), Edward Leonetti (guitar) and Joey Forgione (drums). The sextet took the name the Soul Survivors in 1966 and secured a US Top 5 hit the following year with ‘Expressway To Your Heart’. This all-white Read more

The Shades Of Blue - 39% match to O.C. Smith

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Jerry Wallace - 38% match to O.C. Smith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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15 December 1928, Guildford, Missouri, USA, d. 5 May 2008, Victorville, California, USA. A pop/country singer and guitarist who made his initial recordings for Allied in 1951, but achieved his first chart success when his 1958 Challenge recording of ‘How The Time Flies’ reached number 11 in the US pop charts. After further pop successes, including ‘Primose Lan Read more


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