|Genres:||R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||soul 60s memphis soul southern soul|
|Decades:||1960s 1980s 1990s|
|Links:||allmusic discogs other databases secondhandsongs wikidata wikipedia|
1942, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. A significant songwriter for Joe Cuoghis (and then Willie Mitchells) 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 survival. One of 10 children, Bryants father (Donald Snr.) featured in the gospel quartet the Four Stars Of Harmony, and in 1955, Don Jnr. and four of his brothers formed their own gospel group, the Five Bryant Brothers, which soon became secularized as the doo-wopping Quails. At Booker T. Washington High School, Bryant joined a group variously called the Canes and the Four Canes, named after their manager, local Radio WLOK DJ, D. Cane Cole. For their live gigs the Canes dressed in striped jackets and straw hats and carried walking canes. Dons brother James was...