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Miquel Brown - 100% match to Viola Wills

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
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The Ritchie Family - 91% match to Viola Wills

Genres: Disco
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Dan Hartman - 85% match to Viola Wills

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 November 1951, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 22 March 1994, Westport, Connecticut, USA. Hartman’s multi-instrumental talents and light tenor were first heard by North America at large when he served bands led, together and separately, by Johnny Winter and Edgar Winter. Employment by the latter from 1973-77 brought the greatest commercial rewards - principally via Read more

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Tina Charles - 76% match to Viola Wills

Genres: Dance Disco
Decades Active: 1970s
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Amii Stewart - 65% match to Viola Wills

Genres: Dance Disco R&B / Soul
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Boys Town Gang - 63% match to Viola Wills

Genres: Dance Disco
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Carol Douglas - 62% match to Viola Wills

Genres: Dance Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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7 April 1948, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Douglas was a member of US vocal group the Chantels in the early 70s before going solo. Her debut single, released in November 1974, was a cover of ‘Doctor’s Orders’ - a previous UK Top 10 hit for female UK pop vocalist Sunny - which peaked just outside the US Top 10. After the minor hit ‘A Hurricane Is Coming Tonite Read more

Tavares - 59% match to Viola Wills

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US group was formed in 1964 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. The line-up comprised five brothers, Ralph (10 December 1948), Antone ‘Chubby’, Feliciano ‘Butch’, Arthur ‘Pooch’ and Perry Lee ‘Tiny’ Tavares. Originally known as Chubby And The Turnpikes, the group assumed its family’s surname in 1969. Although they lacked a di Read more

France Joli - 58% match to Viola Wills

Genres: Dance Disco
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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26 January 1963, Dorion, Quebec, Canada. Joli was only 16-years-old when she recorded the song that would become her first and only chart hit, ‘Come To Me’. She had been a singer, dancer and actress from a small child, and had a full-time performing career before she reached her teens. She was discovered by Canadian singer Tony Green, who wrote ‘Come To Me Read more

Sylvester - 57% match to Viola Wills

Genres: Dance Disco Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sylvester James, 6 September 1947, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 12 June 1988. Having moved to San Francisco in 1967, James joined the Cockettes, an androgynous theatrical group with whom he made his debut on New Year’s Eve 1970. He subsequently pursed a career as ‘Ruby Blue’ before putting together the Hot Band with James Q. Smith (guitar), Bobby Blood (tr Read more

Colonel Abrams - 56% match to Viola Wills

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s
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George McCrae - 55% match to Viola Wills

Genres: Dance Disco Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 October 1944, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. A member of a vocal group, the Stepbrothers, while at elementary school, McCrae later joined the Jivin’ Jets. This unit broke up on his induction into the US Navy, but was re-formed by the singer on completing his service in 1967. McCrae’s wife, Gwen McCrae, joined the line-up, but after six months the couple began wo Read more

Evelyn Thomas - 54% match to Viola Wills

Genres: Dance Disco R&B / Soul
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The Real Thing - 52% match to Viola Wills

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Liverpool-based group had its origins in the Mersey boom. Lead singer Eddie Amoo was a former member of the Chants, whose excellent beat singles garnered considerable praise. Although they failed to chart, the Chants continued to record for various labels until the name was ultimately dropped. The Real Thing emerged in 1976 with ‘You To Me Are Everything’, which Read more

Shalamar - 50% match to Viola Wills

Genres: Dance Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This act was created by Dick Griffey, booking agent for US television’s Soul Train show, and Simon Soussan, a veteran of UK’s northern soul scene. The latter produced ‘Uptown Festival’, a medley of popular Motown Records favourites, which was issued on Griffey’s Solar label. Although credited to ‘Shalamar’, the track featured session musicians Read more


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