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Kip Anderson - 100% match to Willie Hightower

Genres: R&B / Soul
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

Toussaint McCall - 72% match to Willie Hightower

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s
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1934, Monroe, Louisiana, USA. McCall’s haunting hypnotic ‘Nothing Takes The Place Of You’ (number 5 R&B) was one of the highlights of a golden year in soul, 1967. Six other singles followed and one album but McCall could not recapture the magic of that one hit. He attempted to revive his career in 1976 with an album on McGowan, but it met with little accep Read more

Eddie Hinton - 51% match to Willie Hightower

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Craig Hinton, 15 June 1944, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, d. 28 July 1995, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Guitarist Eddie Hinton’s professional reputation was largely built around his session work. Having originally played on the club circuit of the southern states of America, he moved to Muscle Shoals, Alabama, in the mid-60s. Between 1967 and 1971 he was a principal m Read more

Travis Wammack - 51% 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 - 44% 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

The Ovations - 42% 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

Jimmy Holiday - 39% 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

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

Ted Taylor - 35% match to Willie Hightower

Genres: Blues Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Austin Taylor, 16 February 1934, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA, d. October 1987. Taylor was a veteran of several spiritual groups including the Mighty Clouds Of Joy and the Santa Monica Soul Seekers. This latter group then crossed over to R&B, where they worked a dual career both as the Cadets and the Jacks. Taylor embarked on his solo path in the mid-50s and scored with many Read more

Latimore - 33% match to Willie Hightower

Genres: Blues Funk 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

Willie Clayton - 27% 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

Floyd Taylor - 26% match to Willie Hightower

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Jackie Ross - 26% match to Willie Hightower

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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30 January 1946, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. This cool, stylish singer made her debut on Sam Cooke’s Sar label in 1962. ‘Selfish One’ (1964), her first single for Chess Records, showcased a mature delivery that further releases, including ‘I’ve Got The Skill’ (1964) and ‘Take Me For A Little While’ (1965), amplified. Tailor-made for prod Read more

James Carr - 26% 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

Bobby McClure - 23% 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


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