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Ohio Players - 41% match to The New Birth

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Dayton, Ohio, USA, this multi-talented unit originated from four members of the Ohio Untouchables, saxophonists Ralph ‘Pee Wee’ Middlebrooks and Clarence ‘Satch’ Satchell, bass player Marshall Jones and guitarist Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner. The Ohio Untouchables forged a reputation as a powerful instrumental group by providing the backing t Read more

Bloodstone - 39% match to The New Birth

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A self-contained R&B band from Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Sweet soul stand-up vocal groups were highly fashionable in the early 70s and Bloodstone, with their falsetto-led and vocally harmonized hits, were a part of the phenomenon along with the Moments, Chi-lites, and Stylistics, among others. Original members were Charles McCormick (lead vocal, bass guitar), Charles Love Read more

The Dramatics - 37% match to The New Birth

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This R&B vocal group was formed in Detroit in 1964 as the Sensations. They changed their name to the Dramatics in 1965 and originally comprised lead Larry Reed, Rob Davis, Elbert Wilkins, Robert Ellington, Larry Demps (23 February 1949) and Ron Banks (b. 10 May 1951, Detroit, Michigan, USA). Ellington quickly dropped out. The Dramatics were a typical 60s stand-up vocal g Read more

The Intruders - 37% match to The New Birth

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

Willie Hutch - 37% match to The New Birth

Genres: R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s
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Edgar Winter - 35% match to The New Birth

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Disco Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 December 1946, Beaumont, Texas, USA. Although at times overshadowed by his brother, Johnny Winter, saxophonist and keyboard player Edgar has enjoyed an intermittently successful career. The siblings began performing together as teenagers, and were members of several itinerant groups performing in southern-state clubs and bars. Edgar later forsook music for college, before Read more

The O'Jays - 35% match to The New Birth

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The core of this long-standing soul group, Eddie LeVert (16 June 1942, Birmingham, Alabama, USA) and Walter Williams (b. 25 August 1942, USA), sang together as a gospel duo prior to forming the Triumphs in 1958. This doo-wop-influenced quintet was completed by William Powell (b. 20 January 1942, USA, d. 26 May 1977), Bill Isles and Bobby Massey and quickly grew popular aroun Read more

Enchantment - 34% match to The New Birth

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Five-piece vocal group formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1966 comprising Emanuel (EJ) Johnson, David Banks, Joe (Jobie) Thomas, Ed (Mickey) Clanton and Bobby Green. Their career did not take off, however, until they moved to Los Angeles in the 70s, signing to United Artists Records and releasing an excellent debut album and hitting the Top 30 of the pop charts with ‘Gloria&# Read more

The Main Ingredient - 34% match to The New Birth

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This durable New York, USA-based soul group was formed as the Poets in 1964 by Donald McPherson (9 July 1941, USA, d. 4 July 1971, USA), Luther Simmons Jnr. (b. 9 September 1942, New York, USA) and Tony Silvester (b. 7 October 1941, Panama, d. 26 November 2006, USA). One of several groups using the name ‘the Poets’, the trio decided to become the Main Ingredient an Read more

Eddie Kendricks - 30% match to The New Birth

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 December 1939, Union Springs, Alabama, USA, d. 5 October 1992, Alabama, USA. Kendricks was a founder member of the Primes in the late 50s, an R&B vocal group that moved to Detroit in 1960 and formed the basis of the Temptations. His wavering falsetto vocals were an essential part of the group’s sound throughout their first decade on Motown Records. He was singled Read more

Johnnie Taylor - 30% match to The New Birth

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 May 1938, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, USA, d. 31 May 2000, Dallas, Texas, USA. Having left home at the age of 15, Taylor surfaced as part of several gospel groups, including the Five Echoes and the Highway QCs. In 1956 he joined the Soul Stirrers, replacing Sam Cooke on the latter’s recommendation. Taylor switched to secular music in 1961; releases on Cooke’s Sar a Read more

L.T.D. - 30% match to The New Birth

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Black Ivory - 29% match to The New Birth

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A stand-up soft soul trio from New York City, New York, USA, Black Ivory comprised lead singer Leroy Burgess III, Stuart Bascombe and Russell Patterson. The high tenor lead sound in stand-up vocal harmony groups was popular during the early 70s, and Black Ivory typified the sound with a selection of hits and two albums they recorded for the small Today label, starting in 1971 w Read more

Teena Marie - 29% match to The New Birth

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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

The Isley Brothers - 29% match to The New Birth

Genres: Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Three brothers, O’Kelly (25 December 1937, d. 31 March 1986), Rudolph (b. 1 April 1939) and Ronald Isley (b. 21 May 1941), began singing gospel in their home-town of Cincinnati, USA, in the early 50s, accompanied by their brother Vernon, who died in a car crash around 1957. Moving to New York the following year, the trio issued one-off singles before being signed by the Read more


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