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Bill Withers

Bill Withers - 100% match to Al Green

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Easy Listening
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4 July 1938, Slab Fork, West Virginia, USA. Having moved to California in 1967 after nine years in the US Navy, Withers began hawking his original songs around several west coast companies. He was eventually signed to Sussex Records in 1970, at the age of 32, and secured an immediate hit with his debut single, ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’. Produced by Booker T. Jones, Read more

Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield - 96% match to Al Green

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music & Radio Drama Electronic & Ambient Funk Action & Adventure Blues Christian & Gospel Musicals & The Arts
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3 June 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 26 December 1999, Roswell, Georgia, USA. As songwriter and vocalist with the Impressions, Mayfield established an early reputation as one of soul music’s most intuitive talents. In the decade between 1961 and 1971, he penned a succession of exemplary singles for his group, including ‘Gypsy Woman’ (1961), ‘It’s Read more

The Isley Brothers - 92% match to Al Green

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Easy Listening Dance
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Three brothers, O’Kelly (25 December 1937, d. 31 March 1986), Rudolph (b. 1 April 1939) and Ronald Isley (b. 21 May 1941), began singing gospel in their home-town of Cincinnati, USA, in the early 50s, accompanied by their brother Vernon, who died in a car crash around 1957. Moving to New York the following year, the trio issued one-off singles before being signed by the Read more

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye - 90% match to Al Green

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Blues Dance Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Marvin Pentz Gay Jnr., 2 April 1939, Washington, DC, USA, d. 1 April 1984, Los Angeles, California, USA. Gaye was named after his father, a minister in the Apostolic Church. The spiritual influence of his early years played a formative role in his musical career, particularly from the 70s onwards, when his songwriting shifted back and forth between secular and religious topi Read more

Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes - 88% match to Al Green

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Drama Television Pop / Rock Comedy Documentaries Sci-Fi / Fantasy
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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

The O'Jays - 84% match to Al Green

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Easy Listening Funk
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The core of this long-standing soul group, Eddie LeVert (16 June 1942, Birmingham, Alabama, USA) and Walter Williams (b. 25 August 1942, USA), sang together as a gospel duo prior to forming the Triumphs in 1958. This doo-wop-influenced quintet was completed by William Powell (b. 20 January 1942, USA, d. 26 May 1977), Bill Isles and Bobby Massey and quickly grew popular aroun Read more

Otis Redding

Otis Redding - 83% match to Al Green

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Blues Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks
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9 September 1941, Dawson, Georgia, USA, d. 10 December 1967, Lake Monona, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. The son of a Baptist minister with the same name, Redding assimilated gospel music during his childhood and soon became interested in jump blues and R&B. After resettling in Macon, he became infatuated with local luminary Little Richard and began singing on a full-time basi Read more

Bobby Womack - 82% match to Al Green

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Music & Radio Pop / Rock
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4 March 1944, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. A founder member of the Valentinos, this accomplished musician also worked as a guitarist in Sam Cooke’s touring band. He scandalized the music fraternity by marrying Barbara Campbell, Cooke’s widow, barely three months after the ill-fated singer’s death. Womack’s early solo singles, ‘Nothing You Can Do’ and t Read more

Donny Hathaway - 76% match to Al Green

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
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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

Sly & The Family Stone - 76% match to Al Green

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Funk
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This highly influential US band was formed in San Francisco, California, in 1967 by brothers Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart, 15 March 1943, Denton, Texas, USA) and Freddie Stone (b. Frederick Stewart, 5 June 1946, Vallejo, California, USA; guitar), with Cynthia Robinson (b. 12 January 1946, Sacramento, California, USA; trumpet), Jerry Martini (b. 1 October 1943, Colorado, USA; Read more

Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett - 74% match to Al Green

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Blues Funk
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18 March 1941, Prattville, Alabama, USA, d. 19 January 2006, Reston, Virginia, USA. The ‘wicked Pickett’ was one of the great southern soul singers to emerge during the 60s. Pickett moved to Detroit, Michigan in his early teens. He joined gospel group the Violinaires and embarked on church tours throughout North America. In his late teens he graduated to secular mu Read more

The Temptations - 72% match to Al Green

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Doo Wop Easy Listening Funk Music Videos & Concerts Blues R&B / Soul
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Ann Peebles - 71% match to Al Green

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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27 April 1947, East St. Louis, Missouri, USA. An impromptu appearance at the Rosewood Club in Memphis led to Peebles’ recording contract. Band leader Gene Miller took the singer to producer Willie Mitchell, whose skills fashioned an impressive debut single, ‘Walk Away’ (1969). Peebles’ style was more fully shaped with ‘Part Time Love’ (1970), an Read more

Gladys Knight & The Pips - 71% match to Al Green

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks Easy Listening Funk
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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin - 67% match to Al Green

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Soundtracks Vocals Easy Listening Funk Blues Dance
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25 March 1942, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Aretha Franklin’s music is steeped in the traditions of the church. Her father, Rev. C.L. Franklin, was a Baptist preacher who, once he had moved his family to Detroit, became famous throughout black America for his fiery sermons and magnetic public appearances. He knew the major gospel stars Mahalia Jackson and Clara Ward, who in Read more

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