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Southside Movement - 48% match to Oliver Sain

Genres: Disco
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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A funk band from Chicago, Illinois, USA. The original members were vocalist Melvin Moore, guitarist Bobby Pointer, bass player Ronald Simmons, keyboard player Morris Beeks, drummer Willie Hayes, trumpeter Steve Hawkins, trombonist Bill McFarland and alto saxophonist Milton Johnson. The group began as the back-up band for the Chicago duo Simtec And Wylie, and when that act fell Read more

Les McCann - 28% match to Oliver Sain

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leslie Coleman McCann, 23 September 1935, Lexington, Kentucky, USA. ‘There is no end to the possibilities (and fun) in music. So, why don’t we get on in there and get it?’ McCann’s comment highlights two distinctive elements of his music: an interest in innovation, particularly in new technology, and a preference for the dance-based rhythms of jazz, gospe Read more

Dorothy Ashby - 27% match to Oliver Sain

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 August 1932, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 13 April 1986, Santa Monica, California, USA. Born into a musical family (her father played jazz guitar) Ashby studied music at high school, where a fellow student was Donald Byrd. After graduation, she played piano and harp with several small groups, often as leader. She recorded with Richard Davis, Jimmy Cobb, Frank Wess and others Read more

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Syl Johnson - 27% match to Oliver Sain

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sylvester Thompson, 1 July 1936, Holly Springs, Mississippi, USA. Johnson was the youngest of three children and his family moved to Chicago during the late 40s. An elder brother, Mac Thompson, played bass with the Magic Sam Blues Band. Having learned guitar and harmonica, Johnson began frequenting the city’s southside blues clubs, playing alongside Howlin’ Wolf, M Read more

Jeremy Steig - 25% match to Oliver Sain

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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23 September 1942, New York, USA. Steig began on the recorder when he was six, took up the flute aged 11 and first played professionally when he was 15 while he was still at the High School of Music and Art. Early in his career he played in a band including Paul Bley and Gary Peacock. In the late 60s he played with Richie Havens before joining Tim Hardin’s backing band Read more

Jimmy Ponder - 19% match to Oliver Sain

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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Ann Peebles - 15% match to Oliver Sain

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 April 1947, East St. Louis, Missouri, USA. An impromptu appearance at the Rosewood Club in Memphis led to Peebles’ recording contract. Band leader Gene Miller took the singer to producer Willie Mitchell, whose skills fashioned an impressive debut single, ‘Walk Away’ (1969). Peebles’ style was more fully shaped with ‘Part Time Love’ (1970), an Read more

The Whatnauts - 14% match to Oliver Sain

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This soulful vocal trio from Baltimore, USA, formed in 1969 and comprised Billy Herndon (lead), Garnett Jones (tenor) and Gerald ‘Chunky’ Pinkney (baritone). The trio first came to national prominence in 1970 when their socially-conscious single ‘Message From A Black Man’ on A&I Records made the R&B Top 20. They then joined Sylvia Robinson’s Sta Read more

24-Carat Black - 12% match to Oliver Sain

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s
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