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Clay Hammond / Z.Z. Hill

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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21 June 1936, Roseback, Texas, USA. Clay was the older brother of Walter Hammond, singer with the original Olympics. Initially achieving success as a songwriter, Clay’s composition ‘Part Time Love’ was a number 1 R&B single for ‘ Little’ Johnny Taylor. Hammond later recorded for several labels, including Galaxy and Duo Disc, before settling with Read more

Tyrone Davis - 100% match to Z.Z. Hill

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

Johnnie Taylor - 92% match to Z.Z. Hill

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

Tracy Nelson - 61% match to Z.Z. Hill

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 December 1944, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Tutored on both piano and guitar as a child, Nelson began a singing career while studying at Wisconsin University. She was a member of two bands, including the Imitations, prior to recording her solo debut, Deep Are The Roots, in 1965. Charlie Musselwhite (harmonica) and Peter Wolfe (guitar) added support to a set drawing much of it Read more

Bobby "Blue" Bland - 50% match to Z.Z. Hill

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

Denise LaSalle - 50% match to Z.Z. Hill

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Denise Craig, 16 July 1939, LeFlore County, Mississippi, USA. Having moved to Chicago in 1954 to pursue a career as a fiction writer, LaSalle turned to songwriting and by the late 60s had begun to record for Billy ‘The Kid’ Emerson’s Tarpon label, on which she achieved a sizeable local hit, ‘A Love Reputation’, in 1967. In 1969, she formed Crajon pro Read more

Shirley Brown - 50% match to Z.Z. Hill

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Little Milton - 45% match to Z.Z. Hill

Genres: Blues Jazz R&B / Soul
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Syl Johnson - 42% match to Z.Z. Hill

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sylvester Thompson, 1 July 1936, Holly Springs, Mississippi, USA. Johnson was the youngest of three children and his family moved to Chicago during the late 40s. An elder brother, Mac Thompson, played bass with the Magic Sam Blues Band. Having learned guitar and harmonica, Johnson began frequenting the city’s southside blues clubs, playing alongside Howlin’ Wolf, M Read more

Bettye LaVette - 33% match to Z.Z. Hill

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
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Marvin Sease - 33% match to Z.Z. Hill

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
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Jimmy Rogers - 31% match to Z.Z. Hill

Genres: Blues
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Clarence Carter - 29% match to Z.Z. Hill

Genres: Blues Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 January 1936, Montgomery, Alabama, USA. Carter’s earliest releases were as half of the duo Clarence And Calvin. Also known as the C And C Boys, the blind duo made seven singles, the last of which was recorded at Fame’s Muscle Shoals studio. When his partner, Calvin Thomas (aka Scott), suffered serious injuries in a car accident in 1966, Carter became a solo act Read more

Otis Clay - 29% match to Z.Z. Hill

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 February 1942, Waxhaw, Mississippi, USA. Clay was introduced to music as a member of his family’s gospel quintet, the Morning Glories. From there he joined the Voices Of Hope and the Christian Travellers. Upon moving to Chicago’s West Side in 1957 he sang with several groups including the Golden Jubilaires, the Blue Jays and the Pilgrim Harmonizers. However, it Read more

Willie Clayton - 28% match to Z.Z. Hill

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


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