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BeBe & CeCe Winans - 100% match to Sounds Of Blackness

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Brother and sister BeBe Winans (Benjamin Winans, 17 September 1962, Detroit, Michigan, USA) and CeCe Winans (b. Priscilla Winans, Detroit, Michigan, USA) are the most successful members of America’s premier gospel group, the Winans. During 10 years together as recording artists the duo were garlanded with awards, including two Grammy successes. More impressively they al Read more

Bebe Winans - 100% match to Sounds Of Blackness

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin Winans, 17 September 1962, Detroit, Michigan, USA. The seventh child of the Winans gospel family, BeBe enjoyed crossover success performing with his sister CeCe. The duo recorded two gold albums and 1991’s platinum-selling Different Lifestyles, and won several R&B and gospel awards. In 1989, BeBe won a Grammy for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male for his c Read more

Loose Ends - 62% match to Sounds Of Blackness

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1982 by Jane Eugene, Steve Nichol and Carl McIntosh, Loose End (as they were originally known) were the first all-black British band to be signed to the Virgin Records label. After several unsuccessful singles they changed their name to Loose Ends, enlisted producer Nick Martinelli, and started to make an impression on the soul/dance scene with a series of excellent r Read more

Kirk Franklin - 61% match to Sounds Of Blackness

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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26 January 1970, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. A meteoric success story in gospel music, a genre more usually associated with the longevity of its artists, Franklin made a huge impact with his 1993 debut. A fixture at the top of the US Contemporary Christian and Gospel charts, and the first platinum selling gospel album, it featured powerful performances from the 17-piece ‘Fa Read more

Mary Mary - 60% match to Sounds Of Blackness

Genres: Christian & Gospel R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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US vocal duo formed by sisters Erica and Tina Atkins, whose slick fusion of gospel and R&B has attracted fans from both the CCM and secular markets. The sisters were raised in Inglewood, California and followed their parents into the local church choir at an early age. Their first professional engagements were as vocalists with a number of travelling gospel shows, but by th Read more

Ralph Tresvant - 58% match to Sounds Of Blackness

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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16 May 1968, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Following the success of Bell Biv DeVoe, Bobby Brown and Johnny Gill, Tresvant became the final former member of New Edition to record a solo album in 1990. Released on MCA Records and featuring moderate swingbeat numbers such as ‘Rated R’, Ralph Tresvant did little to remove the impression that this artist was technically t Read more

Tony! Toni! Toné! - 57% match to Sounds Of Blackness

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This swingbeat trio from Oakland, California, was formed by brothers Dwayne (14 February 1963, Oakland, California, USA; lead vocals, guitar) and Raphael Wiggins (b. Charlie Ray Wiggins, 14 May 1966, Oakland, California, USA; lead vocals/bass), and their cousin Timothy Christian (b. 10 December 1965, Oakland, California, USA; drums). They arrived with ‘Little Walter Read more

Yolanda Adams - 55% match to Sounds Of Blackness

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 August 1961, Houston, Texas, USA. One of the biggest stars of contemporary gospel music, Adams began her recording career in 1987. She had previously worked as a fashion model and a teacher before joining the Southeast Inspirational Choir as a soloist. She toured and recorded widely with the choir from the age of 13 onwards. During this time her talent was recognized by T Read more

Alexander O'Neal - 53% match to Sounds Of Blackness

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 November 1953, Natchez, Mississippi, USA. O’Neal was one of the best-known soul crooners of the late 80s. In 1978, he joined Flyte Tyme with future producers Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis. The group (as Time) became the backing band for Prince, although O’Neal was soon dismissed for insubordination. During the early 80s, he began a solo career as a vocalist, making Read more

CeCe Winans - 50% match to Sounds Of Blackness

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Priscilla Winans, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Part of the famous Winans gospel clan, CeCe was the eighth of 10 children. She worked with her brother BeBe in the PTL Singers, before recording with him as the Grammy award-winning duo BeBe And CeCe Winans. The duo became highly influential figures in modern gospel, their blend of soulful vocals and modern swingbeat rhythms also pro Read more

Mint Condition - 49% match to Sounds Of Blackness

Genres: Dance Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of a myriad of R&B-inspired American outfits who emerged in the early 90s, Mint Condition was formed by Larry Waddell (31 August 1963; keyboards), Homer O’Dell (b. 17 May 1965; guitar), Stokley Williams (b. 17 July 1967; vocals/drums), Jeff Allen (b. 17 November 1968; saxophone/keyboards), Keri Lewis (keyboards), and Ricky Kinchen (b. 7 July 1966; bass). The gro Read more

Stephanie Mills - 49% match to Sounds Of Blackness

Genres: Disco Electronic & Ambient R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 March 1957, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Mills found early fame at the age of nine, winning an influential talent show at Harlem’s famous Apollo Theatre for six weeks running. Soon afterwards, she appeared on Broadway in the play Maggie Flynn. She toured with the Isley Brothers, and in 1973, recorded her debut, Movin’ In The Right Direction, for the Paramount label. Read more

Maze - 48% match to Sounds Of Blackness

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frankie Beverly (6 December 1946, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) had an apprenticeship in several Philadelphia groups. One such unit, Frankie Beverly And The Butlers, recorded several well-received singles in the 60s, but never managed to attract more than local play. By the early 70s, however, impressed by Santana and Sly And The Family Stone, he formed a self-contained b Read more

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly - 48% match to Sounds Of Blackness

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Teena Marie - 48% match to Sounds Of Blackness

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mary Christine Brockert, 5 March 1957, Santa Monica, California, USA. A singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer, Teena Marie is rightly fêted as one of the few white artists to sustain a consistent career in the US soul market. Spotted by Motown Records’ Berry Gordy in the 70s, he linked her up with funk star and labelmate Rick James, and h Read more


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