Shirley Brown Similar Artists

Denise LaSalle - 100% match to Shirley Brown

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Denise Craig, 16 July 1939, LeFlore County, Mississippi, USA. Having moved to Chicago in 1954 to pursue a career as a fiction writer, LaSalle turned to songwriting and by the late 60s had begun to record for Billy ‘The Kid’ Emerson’s Tarpon label, on which she achieved a sizeable local hit, ‘A Love Reputation’, in 1967. In 1969, she formed Crajon pro Read more

Willie Clayton - 97% match to Shirley Brown

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 March 1955, Indianola, Mississippi, USA. Raised in Chicago, Clayton has a full-throated, flavourful voice, characteristic of many artists from that city during the soul era, and one that has won the hearts of both soul and blues fans. He first recorded for an obscure label in Dallas in 1969, but in 1974 burst onto the scene with ‘I Must Be Losing You’ on Hi Reco Read more

Johnnie Taylor - 90% match to Shirley Brown

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 May 1938, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, USA, d. 31 May 2000, Dallas, Texas, USA. Having left home at the age of 15, Taylor surfaced as part of several gospel groups, including the Five Echoes and the Highway QCs. In 1956 he joined the Soul Stirrers, replacing Sam Cooke on the latter’s recommendation. Taylor switched to secular music in 1961; releases on Cooke’s Sar a Read more

The Soul Children - 87% match to Shirley Brown

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This group was formed as a vehicle for the songwriting talents of Isaac Hayes and David Porter in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Comprising Anita Louis (24 November 1949, Memphis, Tennessee, USA), Shelbra Bennett (b. Memphis, Tennessee, USA), John ‘Blackfoot’ Colbert (b. 20 November 1946, Greenville, Mississippi, USA) and Norman West (b. 30 October 1939, Monroe, Louisian Read more

Z.Z. Hill - 78% match to Shirley Brown

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arzel Hill, 30 September 1935, Naples, Texas, USA, d. 27 April 1984, Dallas, Texas, USA. A singer in the mould of Bobby Bland, Hill served his musical apprenticeship in Dallas lounge bars. He recorded for his brother Matt’s M.H. label before signing to Kent Records in 1964. A string of mature, sophisticated singles followed, including ‘Hey Little Girl’ (1965) Read more

Tyrone Davis - 74% match to Shirley Brown

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 May 1938, Greenville, Mississippi, USA, d. 9 February 2005, Hinsdale, Illinois, USA. One of the great unsung talents of soul music, Davis was a consistent chart-maker for over 20 years. This former Freddie King valet was discovered working in Chicago nightclubs by pianist Harold Burrage, and began recording in 1965 as Tyrone The Wonder Boy. ‘Can I Change My Mind’ Read more

Marvin Sease - 58% match to Shirley Brown

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
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Joe Simon - 57% match to Shirley Brown

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

Mel Waiters - 53% match to Shirley Brown

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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25 June 1956, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Waiters sang in R&B clubs while in his teens, later also singing in a church choir. He spent some time as a disc jockey on local radio, meanwhile continuing to perform whenever opportunities arose and was fortunate to be offered regular work singing at military bases. Waiters began attracting wider audiences on the R&B circuit a Read more

J. Blackfoot - 49% match to Shirley Brown

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Mel & Tim - 49% match to Shirley Brown

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s
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Dorothy Moore - 45% match to Shirley Brown

Genres: Christian & Gospel Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 October 1947, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. Moore was one of the last great southern soul singers to find success in the late 70s, when disco and funk were making deep soul an increasingly marginalized form limited to the south. She began her career at Jackson State University where she formed an all-female group called the Poppies with Petsye McCune and Rosemary Taylor. The Read more

Peggy Scott-Adams - 38% match to Shirley Brown

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Peggy Stoutmeyer, 25 June 1948, Opp, Alabama, USA. After forming her own gospel group, the Gospel Harmonettes, while still at school, Scott-Adams became the featured vocalist with Ben E. King’s band. She then briefly sang with The Sextet, a trio formed by James And Bobby Purify, and survived a near-fatal car crash that threatened her career. Relocating to Jackson, Missi Read more

Otis Clay - 35% match to Shirley Brown

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 February 1942, Waxhaw, Mississippi, USA. Clay was introduced to music as a member of his family’s gospel quintet, the Morning Glories. From there he joined the Voices Of Hope and the Christian Travellers. Upon moving to Chicago’s West Side in 1957 he sang with several groups including the Golden Jubilaires, the Blue Jays and the Pilgrim Harmonizers. However, it Read more

Latimore - 33% match to Shirley Brown

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin Latimore, 7 September 1939, Charleston, Tennessee, USA. This singer, who performed under his surname only, brought a blues feeling to 70s soul music. His passionate vocal delivery and keyboard-dominated style was particularly popular with his female audience. Latimore sang gospel music as a child in his family’s Baptist church but did not sing professionally un Read more


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