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Howard Hewett - 100% match to Will Downing

Genres: Christian & Gospel R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s
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Kem - 92% match to Will Downing

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Kem Owens, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Detroit-based R&B artist Kem battled through numerous setbacks before making his way to the upper reaches of the US charts in 2005. Raised in Detroit, Michigan, the self-taught musician initially struggled to make it in the music business and at times was left almost destitute. He made ends meet by working as a waiter and performing Read more

Phil Perry - 89% match to Will Downing

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1 January 1952, Springfield, Illinois, USA. This US vocalist has issued recordings both as a member of the 70s soul group the Montclairs, and as a solo artist. Raised in East St. Louis, Illinois, Perry was singing from an early age. He joined the Montclairs in the late 60s, and scored a few moderate hits (‘Make Up For Lost Time’ and ‘Dreamin’ Out Of Seaso Read more

Freddie Jackson - 84% match to Will Downing

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 October 1956, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. A singer-songwriter, who was especially successful in the late 80s, Jackson was brought up in Harlem, and sang at the White Rock Baptist church while he was still a young child. Later, he worked in a bank before joining the group LJE, along with the singer, songwriter and producer Paul Laurence. In the early 80s, Jackson Read more

Jeffrey Osborne - 83% match to Will Downing

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 March 1948, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. The son of a jazz trumpeter, Osborne sang with L.T.D (Love, Togetherness And Devotion) from 1970 until its disbandment 12 years later. However, he remained subject to the L.T.D. contract with A&M Records for whom he recorded five albums as a solo artist. Under George Duke’s supervision, his 1982 self-titled debut album co Read more

Keith Washington - 83% match to Will Downing

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s
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Najee - 83% match to Will Downing

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
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Lalah Hathaway - 82% match to Will Downing

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Johnny Gill - 79% match to Will Downing

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 May 1966, Washington, DC, USA. Gill’s expertly delivered soul vocal chords have been working since an early age. At the age of seven, he was singing with his three brothers in the gospel quartet the Wings Of Faith. His debut album was recorded when he was only 16. Following his meeting and subsequent recording with Stacy Lattisaw (Perfect Combination), she proffered Read more

Kenny Lattimore - 75% match to Will Downing

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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10 April 1970, Washington, DC, USA. Lattimore first entered the music industry at the age of 14 when he joined the R&B vocal group Maniquin, who recorded briefly for Epic Records in the 80s. When that band broke up, Lattimore remained in the industry as a songwriter for artists including Glenn Jones and Jon Lucien. As a solo artist, Lattimore and new label Columbia Recor Read more

Boney James - 72% match to Will Downing

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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James Oppenheim, 1 September 1961, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. Raised in New Rochelle, New York, Boney James played clarinet at school, then the tenor saxophone and later the alto and soprano. His early musical tastes leaned towards contemporary pop, fusion and rock, including Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind And Fire and Grover Washington Jnr. His family moved to Los Angeles in 1 Read more

Stephanie Mills - 69% match to Will Downing

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 March 1957, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Mills found early fame at the age of nine, winning an influential talent show at Harlem’s famous Apollo Theatre for six weeks running. Soon afterwards, she appeared on Broadway in the play Maggie Flynn. She toured with the Isley Brothers, and in 1973, recorded her debut, Movin’ In The Right Direction, for the Paramount label. Read more

Miki Howard - 66% match to Will Downing

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1962, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The former lead vocalist of Side Effect, soul/R&B singer Miki Howard combines spiritual soul music with touches of jazz singing. Before turning solo, she was a jazz session singer, working with, among others, Grover Washington Jnr. , Philip Bailey and Billy Cobham. Come Share My Love attracted comparisons with Regina Belle, while Love Confe Read more

Phyllis Hyman - 66% match to Will Downing

Genres: Disco Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 July 1949, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 30 June 1995, New York, USA. A singer, actress and fashion model, Hyman was one of several acts nurtured by vocalist Norman Connors in the mid-70s. Hyman began singing professionally in 1971, appearing with R&B bands such as New Direction and All The People. Relocating to New York, she worked as a legal secretary during the Read more

Atlantic Starr - 63% match to Will Downing

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Soul/dance act comprising Sharon Bryant (vocals), David Lewis (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Jonathan Lewis (keyboards/trombone), Wayne Lewis (vocals/keyboards), Koran Daniels (saxophone), William Suddeeth III (trumpet), Clifford Archer (bass), Joseph Phillips (percussion), and Porter Carroll Jnr. (drums). The Lewis component of the group comprises three brothers who had previous Read more


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