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Betty Wright - 100% match to The Esquires

Genres: Country & Bluegrass R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 December 1953, Miami, Florida, USA. A former member of her family gospel group, the Echoes Of Joy, Wright’s first recordings were as a backing singer. She later embarked on a solo career and scored a minor hit with ‘Girls Can’t Do What The Guys Do’ in 1968. ‘Clean Up Woman’ (1972), a US R&B number 2/pop number 6 hit, established a punchie Read more

Little Anthony & The Imperials - 83% match to The Esquires

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Formed in Brooklyn, New York, USA, in 1957, and originally called the Chesters, the group comprised ‘Little’ Anthony Gourdine (8 January 1940, Brooklyn, New York, USA), Ernest Wright Jnr. (b. 24 August 1941, Brooklyn, New York, USA), Clarence Collins (b. 17 March 1941, Brooklyn, New York, USA), Tracy Lord and Glouster Rogers (b. 1940). A vital link between doo-wop Read more

Maxine Brown - 72% match to The Esquires

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

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Jerry Butler - 66% match to The Esquires

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 December 1939, Sunflower, Mississippi, USA. Jerry, older brother of Billy Butler, moved to Chicago as a child and was later part of the city’s burgeoning gospel circuit. He subsequently joined several secular groups, including the Roosters, an aspiring trio of Sam Gooden and Richard and Arthur Brooks. Butler then suggested they add his friend, Curtis Mayfield, on guit Read more

Major Lance - 66% match to The Esquires

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 April 1939 (1941 is also cited), Winterville, Mississippi, USA, d. 3 September 1994, Decatur, Georgia, USA. A former amateur boxer and a dancer on the Jim Lounsbury record-hop television show, Lance also sang with the Five Gospel Harmonaires and for a brief period with Otis Leavill and Barbara Tyson in the Floats. His 1959 Mercury Records release, ‘I Got A Girl’, Read more

Barbara Lewis - 65% match to The Esquires

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 February 1943, Salem, Michigan, USA. Signed to Atlantic Records in 1961, Lewis enjoyed several regional hits before the sensual ‘Hello Stranger’ established her light but enthralling style. Recorded in Chicago, the performance was enhanced by the vocal support of the Dells. Further singles included the vibrant ‘Someday We’re Gonna Love Again’ (196 Read more

Chuck Jackson - 64% match to The Esquires

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s
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Barbara Mason - 60% match to The Esquires

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 August 1947, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Mason first recorded for Crusader Records in 1964, but did not achieve success until she began recording for the Philadelphia-based Artic label the following year. With her voice sounding young and innocent in its thinness and flatness, Mason reached the US charts with the marvellous ‘Yes, I’m Ready’ (R&B num Read more

Edwin Starr - 60% match to The Esquires

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Edwin Hatcher, 21 January 1942, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, d. 2 April 2003, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. The brother of soul singers Roger and Willie Hatcher, Starr was raised in Cleveland, where he formed the Future Tones vocal group in 1957. They recorded one single for Tress, before Starr was drafted into the US Army for three years. After completing his Read more

Deon Jackson - 58% match to The Esquires

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 January 1946, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. This versatile performer was discovered by producer Ollie McLaughlin, who also guided the careers of Del Shannon and Barbara Lewis. An accomplished drummer and clarinettist, Jackson established himself as a singer and composer with ‘Love Makes The World Go Round’, a smooth, melodic mid-tempo single which reached the US R&a Read more

Joe Tex - 57% match to The Esquires

Genres: Easy Listening Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Arrington Jnr., 8 August 1933, Rogers, Texas, USA, d. 13 August 1982, Navasota, Texas, USA. The professional career of this popular singer began onstage at the Apollo. He won first place in a 1954 talent contest and duly secured a record deal. Releases on King Records, Ace Records and the Anna labels were derivative and disappointing, but Tex meanwhile honed his songw Read more

Carla Thomas - 56% match to The Esquires

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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21 December 1942, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The daughter of Rufus Thomas, Carla first performed with the Teen Town Singers. ‘‘Cause I Love You’, a duet with her father, was released on Satellite (later Stax Records) in 1960, but the following year she established herself as a solo act with ‘Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)’. Leased to Atlantic Records, the Read more

The Sylvers - 53% match to The Esquires

Genres: Disco Funk R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, and originally known as the Little Angels, the Sylvers were a family act tutored by their former opera singing mother, Shirley Sylvers. Her children, Leon Frank III, Charmaine, Olympia-Ann and James, started performing at local talent shows in Memphis, before moving to Harlem, New York - providing a more sympathetic audience for their pop R&am Read more

Willie Hutch - 53% match to The Esquires

Genres: R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s
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The Ovations - 51% match to The Esquires

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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An R&B vocal group from Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The lead singer Louis Williams sounded very much like Sam Cooke, and the group built their career on a merger of the Sam Cooke sound with southern gospel harmonies. Recording for the Goldwax Records label, their first hit in 1965 was ‘It’s Wonderful To Be In Love’ (number 22 R&B, number 61 pop). Although pr Read more


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