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The Mummies - 70% match to The Esquires

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Taking their cue from the Misfits (and their ghoulish stage attire), the band members of the raucous garage rock outfit the Mummies obscure their identities by covering the majority of their bodies with gauze, and like the staunchest punk rockers, the Mummies champion vinyl over CDs - they did not officially release an album on the CD format until nearly 15 years after their fo Read more

Maxine Brown - 66% 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

The Gories - 64% match to The Esquires

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Comprising three Detroit, Michigan, USA natives - Mick Collins (18 December 1965), Dan Kroha (b. 30 May 1965; guitar) and Margaret Ann ‘Peg’ O’Neill (b. 29 July 1967; drums) - lo-fi garage rock group the Gories formed in 1986, taking their name from a mock band featured on the popular 60s era television series, Gidget. Despite having little experience playing Read more

The Intruders - 63% match to The Esquires

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Philadelphia, USA, in 1960, Eugene ‘Bird’ Daughtry (29 October 1939, Kinston, North Carolina, USA, d. 25 December 1994), Phil Terry (b. 1 November 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), Robert ‘Big Sonny’ Edwards (b. 22 February 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) and Sam ‘Little Sonny’ Brown (b. Samuel Brown, d. April 1995) enjoye Read more

Major Lance - 61% 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 - 56% 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

Mel & Tim - 56% match to The Esquires

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s
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Barbara Mason - 47% 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 - 47% 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

Jerry Butler - 47% 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

Billy Stewart - 46% match to The Esquires

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 March 1937, Washington, DC, USA, d. 17 January 1970, North Carolina, USA. Introduced to music by his family’s Stewart Gospel Singers, Billy embraced a more secular direction with the Rainbows, a group that also included Don Covay and Marvin Gaye. From there Stewart joined Bo Diddley’s band on piano. His solo debut, ‘Billy’s Blues’, was released on Read more

Toussaint McCall - 45% match to The Esquires

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

Deon Jackson - 34% 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

The Dells - 34% match to The Esquires

Genres: Doo Wop Easy Listening Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A US soul vocal and close harmony group formed in 1953 as the El-Rays, when the members - Johnny Funches (18 July 1935, d. 23 January 1998; lead), Marvin Junior (b. 31 January 1936, Harrell, Arkansas, USA; tenor), Verne Allison (b. 22 June 1936, Chicago, Illinois, USA; tenor), Lucius McGill (b. 1935, Chicago, Illinois, USA; tenor), Mickey McGill (b. 17 February 1937, Chicago Read more

Gene Chandler - 31% match to The Esquires

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eugene Dixon, 6 July 1937, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Recalled for the gauche but irresistible 1962 US number 1, ‘Duke Of Earl’, Chandler’s million-selling single in fact featured the Dukays, a doo-wop quintet he fronted (Eugene Dixon, Shirley Jones, James Lowe, Earl Edwards and Ben Broyles). His record company preferred to promote a solo artist and thus one of s Read more


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