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Howard Hewett - 100% match to Will Downing

Genres: Christian & Gospel R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s
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Jeffrey Osborne - 90% 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 - 80% match to Will Downing

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s
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Phil Perry - 74% 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

Lalah Hathaway - 72% match to Will Downing

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Freddie Jackson - 71% 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

Kem - 70% match to Will Downing

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal 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

Miki Howard - 68% 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

Regina Belle - 62% match to Will Downing

Genres: Christian & Gospel Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 July 1963, Englewood, New Jersey, USA. Belle first considered a career in the music business in her teenage years, after being inspired to sing by the gospel music greats Shirley Caesar and Inez Andrews. Both her mother and father were gospel singers and encouraged her to follow the same path - they were initially resistant to the idea that she should become involved in s Read more

Gerald Levert - 60% match to Will Downing

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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13 July 1966, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 10 November 2006, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The son of O’Jays founder Eddie LeVert. Bridging the gap between traditional and contemporary R&B, Gerald LeVert’s fine vocal technique was first heard in 1985 with the release of the debut album by LeVert. By the time 1988’s Just Coolin’ had become a major US success, Gera Read more

Johnny Gill - 60% match to Will Downing

Genres: 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

Anita Baker - 58% match to Will Downing

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 January 1958, Toledo, Ohio, USA. The granddaughter of a minister, Baker had a religious upbringing that included church music and gospel singing. After vocal duties with local bands she joined the semi-professional Chapter 8 in 1979 and was the vocalist on their minor US chart hit, ‘I Just Wanna Be Your Girl’, the following year. Several years later she left the Read more

Kenny Lattimore - 58% 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

Atlantic Starr - 56% 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

Najee - 55% match to Will Downing

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
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