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McKinley Mitchell - 84% match to The Medallions

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 December 1934, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, d. 1986, USA. A formative soul singer with George Leaner’s early 60s Chicago-based One-derful Records label, Mitchell came from the Chicago blues-club scene to launch that label with his fine, self-penned ‘The Town I Live In’, later re-recorded during an even more productive soul period in the 70s with the Malaco su Read more

The Superbs - 52% match to The Medallions

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s
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The Superbs, from California, USA, were one of the best mid-60s sweet-soul groups to meld doo-wop harmonies into the sound of soul. The members were Eleanor ‘Punkin’ Green’ (lead), Walter White, Bobby Swain, Gordy Harmon and Ronny Cook. Green possessed a soprano lead that sounded much like a male falsetto and it was an era when falsetto-led groups were regularly Read more

Tommy McLain - 50% match to The Medallions

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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15 March 1940, Jonesville, Louisiana, USA. McLain was a practitioner of a musical style briefly popular in that state during the 50s and 60s called ‘swamp pop’. He is best known for his 1966 hit ‘Sweet Dreams’, written by country singer Don Gibson and previously a hit for Patsy Cline. It peaked at number 15 in the US charts. McLain first came to notice a Read more

The Gallahads - 47% match to The Medallions

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The Paradons - 44% match to The Medallions

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1990s
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Formed at the end of the 50s in Bakersfield, California, USA, the Paradons were a vocal group which scored one US Top 20 hit in 1960 and was never heard from again. The group comprised lead singer West Tyler plus Billy Myers, William Powers and Chuck Weldon, all students at the same high school. They were discovered by Werly Fairburn and Madelon Baker, who were setting up a rec Read more

The Four Tunes - 35% match to The Medallions

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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The Four Tunes, like many African-American groups of the 40s and early 50s, were a pop rather than a R&B ensemble. The group had its origin in the Brown Dots, and was formed by Ivory ‘Deek’ Watson (18 July 1909, Mounds, Illinois, USA, d. 4 November 1969, Washington, DC, USA) after he first fell out with the rest of the Ink Spots in November 1944. The other memb Read more

The Videos - 31% match to The Medallions

Genres: Doo Wop
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The Five Discs - 28% match to The Medallions

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s
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The Five Discs were one of several doo-wop groups (Carollons, Chips, etc.) to trace their origins to the Bedford-Stuyvesant district of Brooklyn, New York, USA. They were formed in 1954 by Joe Brocco (lead), Joe Barsalona (baritone), Paul Albano (first tenor) and Tony Basile (second tenor). Composed of Italian-descended young men and originally titled the Flames, they subsequen Read more

The Genies - 28% match to The Medallions

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s
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The Emanons - 27% match to The Medallions

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The Halos - 26% match to The Medallions

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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The Rainbows - 26% match to The Medallions

Genres: Doo Wop
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Shirley Gunter & The Queens - 25% match to The Medallions

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The Vocaleers - 25% match to The Medallions

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s
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The original members of this vocal group from Harlem, New York, USA, were Joe Duncan (lead), Herman Curtis (first tenor), William Walker (second tenor), Melvin Walton (baritone) and Teddy Williams (bass). One of the pioneering groups of the R&B era, the Vocaleers’ great hit, ‘Is It A Dream?’ (number 4 R&B, 1953), became a part of the repertoires of a myri Read more

Ron Holden - 24% match to The Medallions

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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7 August 1939, Seattle, Washington, USA, d. 22 January 1997. Holden’s career had a unique beginning: he had been arrested for driving with alcohol and marijuana in his possession and was in the police station when a police officer heard him singing. The officer, Larry Nelson, told Holden that he was planning on quitting the police department for a career in music and ga Read more


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