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Kip Anderson - 100% match to Willie Hightower

Decades Active: 1990s
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24 January 1938, Anderson, South Carolina, USA, d. 29 August 2007, Anderson, South Carolina, USA. A high quality soul singer whose limited output is legendary, particularly among lovers of the ‘deep’ style. Anderson’s first records came in the pre-soul era of 1959 with ‘The Home Fires Are Brighter After All’ for Derrick (leased to Vee-Jay Records), a Read more

Don Bryant - 48% match to Willie Hightower

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s
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1942, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. A significant songwriter for Joe Cuoghi’s (and then Willie Mitchell’s) Hi Records, especially for (and sometimes with) his wife, Ann Peebles, Bryant was also a superb soul stylist, although most of his own recordings for Hi were cut long before Al Green, in particular, gave the label the commercial soul base it needed for continued su Read more

Travis Wammack - 46% match to Willie Hightower

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 2000s
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1946, Walnut, Mississippi, USA. Travis Wammack was one of the great unheralded rock ‘n’ roll session guitarists of the 60s and 70s, and also charted with a number of singles under his own name. He started playing guitar during his childhood, after his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee. Influenced by country music and blues, his professional career began when he wa Read more

Roscoe Robinson - 45% match to Willie Hightower

Genres: Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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22 May 1928, Dumont, Alabama, USA. Robinson was a soul and gospel singer in the mid-60s and 70s. After moving to Gary, Indiana, at the age of 10, Robinson’s singing career began in the early 40s with the gospel group Joiner’s Five Trumpets and he became a member of various gospel groups throughout the rest of the decade. He first recorded for Trumpet Records in 195 Read more

Jimmy Holiday - 44% match to Willie Hightower

Genres: Easy Listening R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s
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24 July 1934, Durant, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 February 1987. This versatile singer first came to prominence in 1963 with the self-penned ‘How Can I Forget?’ which was covered at the same time by Ben E. King. Holiday later joined the Minit label where he made several excellent recordings, ranging from the ‘Memphis’-influenced R&B of ‘You Won’ Read more

The Ovations - 44% match to Willie Hightower

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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An R&B vocal group from Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The lead singer Louis Williams sounded very much like Sam Cooke, and the group built their career on a merger of the Sam Cooke sound with southern gospel harmonies. Recording for the Goldwax Records label, their first hit in 1965 was ‘It’s Wonderful To Be In Love’ (number 22 R&B, number 61 pop). Although pr Read more

Freddie North - 36% match to Willie Hightower

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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28 May 1939, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. In the mid-50s the soulful singer formed the Rookies, who recorded ‘Money, Money, Money’ on Federal. North later became a demo singer (often singing country songs) for a Nashville publisher. In 1959, under the future hit producer Billy Sherrill, he recorded a single on Sam Phillips’ Phillips label. North’s record &# Read more

George Jackson - 29% match to Willie Hightower

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1936, Greenville, Mississippi, USA. Jackson has a quietly emotional country/soul delivery that could have made him a southern soul singing star in his own right, but as he only recorded 15 singles over a 22-year period between 1963 and 1985 (and a fine album in 1991), it is as a prolific and highly skilled songwriter that he is most respected.When Jac Read more

Willie Clayton - 29% match to Willie Hightower

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 March 1955, Indianola, Mississippi, USA. Raised in Chicago, Clayton has a full-throated, flavourful voice, characteristic of many artists from that city during the soul era, and one that has won the hearts of both soul and blues fans. He first recorded for an obscure label in Dallas in 1969, but in 1974 burst onto the scene with ‘I Must Be Losing You’ on Hi Reco Read more

Spencer Wiggins - 28% match to Willie Hightower

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Eight singles for Quinton Claunch’s Memphis-based Goldwax Records label in the late 60s gave Wiggins his place in soul music history, with his deep-soul, ‘churchy’ style, similar to that of Solomon Burke, except that Wiggins seemed capable of even greater vocal power and range, and a telling occasional falsetto. As well as Wiggins, the Read more

Bobby McClure - 26% match to Willie Hightower

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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21 April 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 13 November 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA. McClure’s family moved to East St. Louis when he was two years old, and he was singing in church by the time he was nine. A year later, he provided the unbroken high-tenor lead in the otherwise all-female Spirit Of Illinois gospel group, who went on to tour the ‘programs’ Read more

Floyd Taylor - 26% match to Willie Hightower

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Judy Clay - 25% match to Willie Hightower

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Judy Guion, 12 September 1938, St. Paul, North Carolina, USA, d. 19 July 2001, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Guion began singing in church in St. Paul at a very early age, before moving to Fayetteville, North Carolina, to be raised by her grandmother. A move to Brooklyn in the early 50s saw her join a church choir that also sang on Sunday night radio broadcasts. After her gr Read more

J. Blackfoot - 24% match to Willie Hightower

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
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James Carr - 24% match to Willie Hightower

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 June 1942, Coahoma, Mississippi, USA, d. 7 January 2001, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Carr grew up in Memphis where he sang gospel in the Sunset Travellers and the Harmony Echoes and was discovered by Memphis gospel-group mentor Roosevelt Jamison. This budding manager and songwriter brought Carr to the Goldwax Records label, run by Quinton Claunch. It took four singles to de Read more


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