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Bull Moose Jackson - 61% match to The Swallows

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin Clarence Jackson, 22 April 1919, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 31 July 1989, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Jackson become interested in music at an early age, and received singing and violin lessons by the age of four. In high school he learned to play the saxophone, and upon his graduation in the late 30s he was hired by legendary trumpeter Freddie Webster to play alto and teno Read more

The Dominoes - 61% match to The Swallows

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The Larks - 61% match to The Swallows

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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The Treniers - 60% match to The Swallows

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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The 5 Crowns - 55% match to The Swallows

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s
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The Five Crowns - 55% match to The Swallows

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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The Five Crowns were formed at Wadleigh Junior High School in Harlem, New York, USA, in 1952. The group comprised Wilbur ‘Yunkie’ Paul (lead), brothers James ‘Poppa’ Clark, Claudie ‘Nicky’ Clark and John ‘Sonny Boy’ Clark (all tenor) and Doc Green Jnr. (d. 10 March 1989; bass/baritone). Their distinctive sound (not least because of the pr Read more

The Cardinals - 49% match to The Swallows

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Esther Phillips - 38% match to The Swallows

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Esther Mae Jones, 23 December 1935, Galveston, Texas, USA, d. 7 August 1984, Carson, California, USA. This distinctive vocalist was discovered by band leader Johnny Otis. She joined his revue in 1949 where, performing as Little Esther, the teenage singer recorded two number 1 R&B singles, ‘Double Crossing Blues’ and ‘Mistrustin’ Blues’. She then Read more

Little Esther - 38% match to The Swallows

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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Marvin & Johnny - 30% match to The Swallows

Genres: R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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From Los Angeles, California, USA, Marvin Phillips (23 October 1931, Guthrie, Oklahoma, USA) and Emory ‘Johnny’ Perry (b. 1 March 1928, Sherman, Texas, USA) made a brief impact on the rock ‘n’ roll scene when Los Angeles was a major centre of the R&B recording scene during the late 40s and early 50s. Phillips and Perry had known each other since 1949, Read more

The Four Tunes - 30% match to The Swallows

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 Nutmegs - 30% match to The Swallows

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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The Nutmegs comprised lead Leroy Griffin, first tenor James ‘Sonny’ Griffin, second tenor James Tyson, baritone Billy Emery and bass Leroy McNeil. The group was formed in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, in 1954. The Nutmegs are famed for just two records, ‘Story Untold’ (number 2 R&B) and the follow-up, ‘Ship Of Love’ (number 13 R&B), both fro Read more

Billy Ward & The Dominoes - 28% match to The Swallows

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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The Vocaleers - 26% match to The Swallows

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

The Prisonaires - 25% match to The Swallows

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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As their name suggests, this doo-wop group was formed while each member was in the State Penitentiary, Tennessee, USA. The founding member was lead singer Johnny Bragg (John Henry Bragg, 6 May 1925, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, d. 1 September 2004, Madison, Tennessee, USA), who took on Ed Thurman (b. USA, d. 1973; second tenor), John Drue (b. USA, d. December 1977, Lebanon, Te Read more


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