The Falcons

Genres: R&B / Soul
Tags: soul psychobilly rhythm and blues doo wop japanese old-school psychobilly detroit oldies rock and roll doo-wop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s
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This R&B vocal group from Detroit, Michigan, USA, helped define soul music in the early 60s. The great legacy of music left by the Falcons has unfortunately been obscured by the group’s reputation as the genesis of so many great talents. The group has at one time claimed as members Eddie Floyd (25 June 1935, Montgomery, Alabama, USA), Wilson Pickett (b. 18 March 1941, Prattville, Alabama, USA, d. 19 January 2006, Reston, Virginia, USA), Joe Stubbs (b. Joseph Stubbles, 1942, USA, d. 19 January 1998, USA), brother of the Four Tops’ Levi Stubbs and later a member of the Contours and then the Originals, Bonny ‘Mack’ Rice, the original singer of ‘Mustang Sally’, and guitarists Lance Finnie and Robert Ward successively, whose bluesy guitar work helped immeasurably to raise the reputation of the group. The Falcons’ chart success was surprisingly slim, with only five releases making the chart, the best-known being ‘You’re...

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