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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

Mary Mary - 79% 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 - 77% 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

Kirk Franklin - 72% 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

Maze - 66% 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 - 66% match to Sounds Of Blackness

Genres: R&B / Soul
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CeCe Winans - 62% 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

Deitrick Haddon - 61% match to Sounds Of Blackness

Genres: Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Michigan, USA. Haddon’s work with the Voices Of Unity choir established him as one of the most adventurous and forward-thinking US gospel artists to emerge in the 90s. He was born into the church, becoming heavily involved with his father’s Unity Cathedral Of Faith in Detroit, Michigan as youth pastor and music director. He began his recording career with 1995’ Read more

Loose Ends - 55% 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

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 - 52% 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

Brownstone - 50% match to Sounds Of Blackness

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Urban R&B trio Brownstone were formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, by Nicci (Nicole Gilbert, 8 June 1970, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Maxee (b. Charmayne Maxwell, 11 January 1969, Guyana) and Mimi (b. Monica Doby, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA). Signed after performing a cappella at their audition, the trio became the first act on the Epic-distributed MJJ Music label. The Read more

Kelly Price - 50% match to Sounds Of Blackness

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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4 April 1973, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. Price, like many of the legendary soul singers to whom she is often compared, developed her musical talents in the local church, where she was nicknamed ‘Little Mahalia’. Her powerful contralto was employed on a more secular plane during the 90s, either writing, singing background vocals or providing vocal arrange Read more

Fred Hammond - 49% match to Sounds Of Blackness

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Detroit, Michigan, USA. One of the legends of contemporary gospel music, Hammond’s workload and commitment has won him an expansive fanbase and the unreserved respect of his peers. His talents first came to light in the early 80s as bass player and vocalist with the Winans, and then as a founder member of the Grammy-nominated gospel sextet Commissioned. After 12 years s Read more


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