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Jerry Butler - 100% match to The O'Kaysions

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

Jerry Butler & Betty Everett - 100% match to The O'Kaysions

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Betty Everett - 83% match to The O'Kaysions

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 November 1939, Greenwood, Mississippi, USA, d. 19 August 2001, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA. Having moved to Chicago in the late 50s, R&B/soul singer Everett recorded unsuccessfully for several local labels, including Cobra, C.J. and One-derful, and briefly sang lead with the all-male group the Daylighters. Her hits came soon after signing to Vee Jay Records where ‘You Read more

Dobie Gray - 78% match to The O'Kaysions

Genres: Disco Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 July 1940, Simonton, Texas, USA. Gray moved from Texas to California in the early 60s, where he began recording for local labels. His seventh single ‘Look At Me’ was a minor hit for the Cordak label in January 1963. The compulsive, if boastful, single ‘The ‘In’ Crowd’ (written by Billy Page) was his major breakthrough in 1965, spending severa Read more

The Dells - 68% match to The O'Kaysions

Genres: Disco Doo Wop Easy Listening Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul 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

Junior Walker & the All-Stars - 67% match to The O'Kaysions

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Dee Clark - 66% match to The O'Kaysions

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Delecta Clark, 7 November 1938, Blytheville, Arkansas, USA, d. 7 December 1990, Smyma, Georgia, USA. Clark had a wonderfully impassioned tenor voice and enjoyed a spate of rock ‘n’ roll hits in the late 50s and a lesser body of soul work in the 60s. Clark’s entertainment career began in 1952 as a member of the Hambone Kids, who, with band leader Red Saunders, Read more

The Jelly Beans - 63% match to The O'Kaysions

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s
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This New York-based group boasted a varied line-up and at different times was either a quintet - Alan Brewer, Diane Taylor, Charles Thomas and sisters Elyse and Maxine Herbert - a quartet, or an all-female trio. They were signed to the Red Bird label in 1964, completing two singles under the supervision of songwriters/producers Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich. The first, ‘I Read more

Deon Jackson - 60% match to The O'Kaysions

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 Friends of Distinction - 56% match to The O'Kaysions

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The band was formed in 1968 by Floyd Butler (5 June 1941, San Diego, California, USA, d. 29 April 1990), Harry Elston (b. 4 November 1938, Dallas, Texas, USA), Jessica Cleaves (b. 10 December 1948, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Barbara Jean Love (b. 24 July 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA). This smooth vocal quartet began working together in the Ray Charles’ revu Read more

Four Tops - 53% match to The O'Kaysions

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul
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Brenton Wood - 50% match to The O'Kaysions

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Alfred Jesse Smith, 26 July 1941, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. Smith was a veteran of several doo-wop vocal groups, including the Dootones, the Quotations and Little Freddie And The Rockets, before assuming the name Brenton Wood in deference to his home district in Los Angeles. As a solo act he enjoyed fame with ‘The Oogum Boogum Song’ (1967), a nonsense novelty rec Read more

The Esquires - 50% match to The O'Kaysions

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Milwaukee, USA, in 1957 with a line-up featuring Gilbert Moorer, Alvis Moorer and Betty Moorer. Originally conceived as a doo-wop group, the Esquires were briefly augmented by Harvey Scales before Sam Pace joined in 1961. In 1965 Betty Moorer was replaced by Shawn Taylor. The group then moved to Chicago where they signed to the Bunky label. An original song, ‘Get Read more

Arthur Conley - 48% match to The O'Kaysions

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 January 1946, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, d. 17 November 2003, Ruurlo, the Netherlands. Recalled as something of a one-hit-wonder, this Otis Redding protégé remains underrated. Conley first recorded for the Atlanta-based NRC label as Arthur And The Corvets. After signing to his mentor Otis Redding’s Jotis label, further singles were leased to Volt and Stax Re Read more

Box Tops - 47% match to The O'Kaysions

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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