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Bobby Patterson - 37% match to Roy Head

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Toussaint McCall - 37% match to Roy Head

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s
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1934, Monroe, Louisiana, USA. McCall’s haunting hypnotic ‘Nothing Takes The Place Of You’ (number 5 R&B) was one of the highlights of a golden year in soul, 1967. Six other singles followed and one album but McCall could not recapture the magic of that one hit. He attempted to revive his career in 1976 with an album on McGowan, but it met with little accep Read more

Jimmy Hughes - 30% match to Roy Head

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1938, Leighton, Alabama, USA, d. 4 January 1997. This former member of the Singing Clouds abandoned the gospel field following the success of Arthur Alexander and recorded a handful of secular songs. When his producer, Rick Hall, was unable to secure an outlet for one such master, ‘Steal Away’, he issued it himself, inaugurating the Fame label. The prototype countr Read more

Travis Wammack - 29% match to Roy Head

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 2000s
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1946, Walnut, Mississippi, USA. Travis Wammack was one of the great unheralded rock ‘n’ roll session guitarists of the 60s and 70s, and also charted with a number of singles under his own name. He started playing guitar during his childhood, after his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee. Influenced by country music and blues, his professional career began when he wa Read more

Joe Simon - 28% match to Roy Head

Genres: Christian & Gospel Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 September 1943, Simmesport, Louisiana, USA. Simon’s professional career began following his move to Oakland, California, where a 1962 release, ‘My Adorable One’, was a minor hit. In 1964, Joe met John Richbourg, a Nashville-based disc jockey who began guiding the singer’s musical path, initially on the Sound Stage 7 label. ‘Let’s Do It Over Read more

The Shadows Of Knight - 27% match to Roy Head

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s
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Formed in Chicago in 1965, the original line-up comprised Jim Sohns (vocals), Warren Rogers (lead guitar), Jerry McGeorge (rhythm guitar), Norm Gotsch (bass) and Tom Schiffour (drums). As the house band at the city’s Cellar club, the Shadows were already highly popular when they secured a recording contract. Their debut single, a cover version of the classic Them track, &# Read more

Howard Tate - 25% match to Roy Head

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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1938, Macon, Georgia, USA. A former member of the Gainors with Garnet Mimms, Tate also sang with Bill Doggett’s band. A solo act by 1962, he (like Mimms) was guided by producer/songwriter Jerry Ragovoy. Between 1966 and 1968, Tate secured four US R&B hits on Verve Records including ‘Ain’t Nobody Home’, ‘Look At Granny Run, Run’ (later covere Read more

Maxine Brown - 23% match to Roy Head

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

Arthur Alexander - 22% match to Roy Head

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 May 1940, Florence, Alabama, USA, d. 9 June 1993, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Despite his own interpretations, Alexander’s recordings are often better recalled for their inspirational quality. ‘Anna (Go To Him)’, a US R&B Top 10 hit, and ‘You Better Move On’ were covered, respectively, by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, while ‘A Shot O Read more

Don Nix - 22% match to Roy Head

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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27 September 1941, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Saxophonist Nix was one of several aspiring high-school musicians forming the basis of the Mar-Keys. This renowned instrumental group enjoyed several R&B-styled bestsellers and became the house band for the Stax Records company during the mid-60s, performing on sessions for Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, Wilson Pickett and Sam And Read more

Betty Everett - 21% match to Roy Head

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 November 1939, Greenwood, Mississippi, USA, d. 19 August 2001, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA. Having moved to Chicago in the late 50s, R&B/soul singer Everett recorded unsuccessfully for several local labels, including Cobra, C.J. and One-derful, and briefly sang lead with the all-male group the Daylighters. Her hits came soon after signing to Vee Jay Records where ‘You Read more

Kip Anderson - 21% match to Roy Head

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

Spencer Wiggins - 21% match to Roy Head

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Eight singles for Quinton Claunch’s Memphis-based Goldwax Records label in the late 60s gave Wiggins his place in soul music history, with his deep-soul, ‘churchy’ style, similar to that of Solomon Burke, except that Wiggins seemed capable of even greater vocal power and range, and a telling occasional falsetto. As well as Wiggins, the Read more

Earl King - 18% match to Roy Head

Genres: Blues Funk
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Earl Silas Johnson IV, 7 February 1934, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 17 April 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The son of a blues pianist, King became an accomplished guitarist and singer with local bands before making his first recordings in 1953 for Savoy Records (‘Have You Gone Crazy’, credited to Earl Johnson) and Specialty Records (‘A Mother’s L Read more

Joe South - 16% match to Roy Head

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Joe Souter, 28 February 1940, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. South was obsessed with technology and, as a child, he developed his own radio station with a transmission area of a mile. A novelty song, ‘The Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor’, sold well in 1958, and he became a session guitarist in both Nashville and Muscle Shoals. South backed Eddy Arnold, Aretha Fr Read more


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