Willie Hutch Similar Artists

Eddie Kendricks - 100% match to Willie Hutch

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 December 1939, Union Springs, Alabama, USA, d. 5 October 1992, Alabama, USA. Kendricks was a founder member of the Primes in the late 50s, an R&B vocal group that moved to Detroit in 1960 and formed the basis of the Temptations. His wavering falsetto vocals were an essential part of the group’s sound throughout their first decade on Motown Records. He was singled Read more

Leon Ware - 85% match to Willie Hutch

Genres: R&B / Soul
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David Ruffin - 76% match to Willie Hutch

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 January 1941, Meridian, Mississippi, USA, d. 1 June 1991. The younger brother of Jimmy Ruffin and the cousin of Melvin Franklin of the Temptations, David Ruffin was the son of a minister, and began his singing career with the gospel group the Dixie Nightingales. He combined the roles of vocalist and drummer in the doo-wop combo the Voice Masters from 1958, before signing Read more

The Blackbyrds - 76% match to Willie Hutch

Genres: Funk Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The original Blackbyrds were formed in 1973 by jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd. A doctor of ethnomusicology, Byrd lectured at Washington, DC’s Howard University and the group, named after Black Byrd, the artist’s million-seller, was drawn from his students. The Blackbyrds’ debut album charted in the soul, jazz and pop listings, while the follow-up, Flying Start, featu Read more

The Dramatics - 75% match to Willie Hutch

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This R&B vocal group was formed in Detroit in 1964 as the Sensations. They changed their name to the Dramatics in 1965 and originally comprised lead Larry Reed, Rob Davis, Elbert Wilkins, Robert Ellington, Larry Demps (23 February 1949) and Ron Banks (b. 10 May 1951, Detroit, Michigan, USA). Ellington quickly dropped out. The Dramatics were a typical 60s stand-up vocal g Read more

Lamont Dozier - 58% match to Willie Hutch

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 June 1941, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Schooled in the blossoming vocal group scene of the late 50s, Lamont Dozier sang alongside several Motown Records notables in the Romeos and the Voice Masters during 1957-58. He befriended local songwriter and producer Berry Gordy around this time, and was one of Gordy’s first signings when he launched the Motown label at the end of Read more

Mandrill - 57% match to Willie Hutch

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s
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Isaac Hayes - 55% match to Willie Hutch

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 August 1942, Covington, Tennessee, USA d. 10 August 2008, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Hayes’ formative years were spent playing piano and organ in various Memphis clubs. He fronted several groups, including Sir Isaac And The Doo-dads, the Teen Tones and Sir Calvin And His Swinging Cats, and recorded a handful of rudimentary singles. However, it was not until 1964 that h Read more

Gwen McCrae - 50% match to Willie Hutch

Genres: Christian & Gospel Dance Doo Wop Funk R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 December 1943, Pensacola, Florida, USA. The wife of George McCrae, Gwen made her mark in the mid-70s with a delightful series of southern-style soul numbers produced by Steve Alaimo and Clarence Reid for Henry Stone’s Miami-based TK operation. She first found success with a remarkable remake of the old Bobby Bland gospel blues, ‘Lead Me On’ (R&B number Read more

Roy Ayers - 50% match to Willie Hutch

Genres: Dance Disco Funk Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 September 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA. A popular jazz vibraphonist and vocalist, Ayers reached the peak of his commercial popularity during the mid-70s and early 80s, crossing over into the mainstream charts. He is also justly celebrated as an important influence on the latter decade’s acid-jazz movement.Ayers played piano as a child an Read more

The Impressions - 48% match to Willie Hutch

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Chicago in 1957 and originally known as the Roosters, this group comprised Jerry Butler (8 December 1939, Sunflower, Mississippi, USA), Curtis Mayfield (b. 3 June 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 26 December 1999), Sam Gooden (b. 2 September 1939, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA), and brothers Richard Brooks and Arthur Brooks (both born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA). Read more

Ohio Players - 46% match to Willie Hutch

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Dayton, Ohio, USA, this multi-talented unit originated from four members of the Ohio Untouchables, saxophonists Ralph ‘Pee Wee’ Middlebrooks and Clarence ‘Satch’ Satchell, bass player Marshall Jones and guitarist Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner. The Ohio Untouchables forged a reputation as a powerful instrumental group by providing the backing t Read more

Donny Hathaway - 45% match to Willie Hutch

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 October 1945, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 13 January 1979, New York City, New York, USA. Originally schooled in the gospel tradition, this versatile artist was raised in St. Louis and majored in musical theory at Howard University in Washington DC. He performed in a cocktail jazz trio before gaining employment as a producer with Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom Records. A duet Read more

Joe Simon - 45% match to Willie Hutch

Genres: Christian & Gospel Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 September 1943, Simmesport, Louisiana, USA. Simon’s professional career began following his move to Oakland, California, where a 1962 release, ‘My Adorable One’, was a minor hit. In 1964, Joe met John Richbourg, a Nashville-based disc jockey who began guiding the singer’s musical path, initially on the Sound Stage 7 label. ‘Let’s Do It Over Read more

Millie Jackson - 44% match to Willie Hutch

Genres: Disco Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 July 1944, Thompson, Georgia, USA. A former model, Millie Jackson’s controversial singing career began professionally in 1964 at a club in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. Her first recordings followed in 1970; over the next three years she made several excellent, if traditional, soul singles, which included two US R&B Top 10 entries, with ‘Ask Me What You Want Read more


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