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Mel Waiters - 100% match to Willie Clayton

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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25 June 1956, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Waiters sang in R&B clubs while in his teens, later also singing in a church choir. He spent some time as a disc jockey on local radio, meanwhile continuing to perform whenever opportunities arose and was fortunate to be offered regular work singing at military bases. Waiters began attracting wider audiences on the R&B circuit a Read more

Floyd Taylor - 43% match to Willie Clayton

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Johnnie Taylor - 33% match to Willie Clayton

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 May 1938, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, USA, d. 31 May 2000, Dallas, Texas, USA. Having left home at the age of 15, Taylor surfaced as part of several gospel groups, including the Five Echoes and the Highway QCs. In 1956 he joined the Soul Stirrers, replacing Sam Cooke on the latter’s recommendation. Taylor switched to secular music in 1961; releases on Cooke’s Sar a Read more

Carl Sims - 32% match to Willie Clayton

Genres: Blues
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Marvin Sease - 27% match to Willie Clayton

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
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Chuck Roberson - 26% match to Willie Clayton

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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Theodis Ealey - 23% match to Willie Clayton

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1947, Natchez, Mississippi, USA. As a small child Ealey played guitar, encouraged by his older brother Y.Z. Later, he played bass in Y.Z.’s band, in which another brother, Melwin, was a member. He played at venues such as Vernon’s place, a Natchez club later known as Hawk’s Lounge, and the Horseshoe Circus. He also played guitar in another Natchez group led by Read more

Tyrone Davis - 22% match to Willie Clayton

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 May 1938, Greenville, Mississippi, USA, d. 9 February 2005, Hinsdale, Illinois, USA. One of the great unsung talents of soul music, Davis was a consistent chart-maker for over 20 years. This former Freddie King valet was discovered working in Chicago nightclubs by pianist Harold Burrage, and began recording in 1965 as Tyrone The Wonder Boy. ‘Can I Change My Mind’ Read more

Peggy Scott-Adams - 21% match to Willie Clayton

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Peggy Stoutmeyer, 25 June 1948, Opp, Alabama, USA. After forming her own gospel group, the Gospel Harmonettes, while still at school, Scott-Adams became the featured vocalist with Ben E. King’s band. She then briefly sang with The Sextet, a trio formed by James And Bobby Purify, and survived a near-fatal car crash that threatened her career. Relocating to Jackson, Missi Read more

Z. Z. Hill - 20% match to Willie Clayton

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Z.Z. Hill - 20% match to Willie Clayton

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arzel Hill, 30 September 1935, Naples, Texas, USA, d. 27 April 1984, Dallas, Texas, USA. A singer in the mould of Bobby Bland, Hill served his musical apprenticeship in Dallas lounge bars. He recorded for his brother Matt’s M.H. label before signing to Kent Records in 1964. A string of mature, sophisticated singles followed, including ‘Hey Little Girl’ (1965) Read more

Vick Allen - 19% match to Willie Clayton

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Latimore - 18% match to Willie Clayton

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin Latimore, 7 September 1939, Charleston, Tennessee, USA. This singer, who performed under his surname only, brought a blues feeling to 70s soul music. His passionate vocal delivery and keyboard-dominated style was particularly popular with his female audience. Latimore sang gospel music as a child in his family’s Baptist church but did not sing professionally un Read more

Teddy Pendergrass - 15% match to Willie Clayton

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Theodore Pendergrass, 26 March 1950, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Pendergrass joined Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes in 1969, when they invited his group, the Cadillacs, to work as backing musicians. Initially their drummer, Pendergrass had become the featured vocalist within a year. His ragged, passionate interpretations brought distinction to such releases as ‘I Read more

Bobby "Blue" Bland - 13% match to Willie Clayton

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Calvin Bland, 27 January 1930, Rosemark, Tennessee, USA. Having moved to Memphis with his mother, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland started singing with local gospel groups, including the Miniatures. Eager to expand his interests, he began frequenting the city’s infamous Beale Street, where he became associated with an ad hoc circle of aspiring musicians, named, not u Read more


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