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Love Unlimited Orchestra - 100% match to Barry White

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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This 40-piece orchestra was pieced together by singer Barry White to back his girl trio protégées, Love Unlimited. The unit also supplied the silky backing to several of White’s singles and enjoyed an international hit in 1974 in their own right with ‘Love Theme’. Later releases, including ‘Rhapsody In White’ and ‘Satin Soul’, we Read more

Kool & The Gang - 54% match to Barry White

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Funk Disco Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally formed as a quartet, the Jazziacs, by Robert ‘Kool’ Bell (8 October 1950, Youngstown, Ohio, USA; bass), Robert ‘Spike’ Mickens (b. Jersey City, New Jersey, USA; trumpet), Ronald ‘The Captain’ Bell - later known by his Muslim name Amir Bayyan (b. 1 November 1951, Youngstown, Ohio, USA; saxophone, keyboards) and Dennis ‘D.T.’ Read more

Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes - 50% match to Barry White

Genres: R&B / Soul Television Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Drama Funk Sci-Fi / Fantasy Soundtracks R&B / Soul Action & Adventure Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Horror Kids & Family Disco Documentaries Westerns
Decades Active: 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

Commodores - 45% match to Barry White

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Funk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Commodores formed at Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, USA, in 1967, when two groups of students merged to form a six-piece band. Lionel Richie (20 June 1949, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA; keyboards, saxophone, vocals), Thomas McClary (b. 6 October 1950; guitar) and William King (b. 30 January 1949, Alabama, USA; trumpet) had been members of the Mystics; Andre Callahan (drums), Mi Read more

Earth, Wind & Fire - 44% match to Barry White

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Funk R&B / Soul Action & Adventure Disco Easy Listening Music Theme Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Television
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The origins of this imaginative US group date back to the 60s and Chicago’s black music session circle. Drummer Maurice White (19 December 1941, Memphis, Tennessee, USA) appeared on sessions for Etta James, Fontella Bass, Billy Stewart and more, before joining the Ramsey Lewis Trio in 1965. He left four years later to form the Salty Peppers, which prepared the way for a Read more

Alexander O'Neal - 43% match to Barry White

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Easy Listening
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 November 1953, Natchez, Mississippi, USA. O’Neal was one of the best-known soul crooners of the late 80s. In 1978, he joined Flyte Tyme with future producers Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis. The group (as Time) became the backing band for Prince, although O’Neal was soon dismissed for insubordination. During the early 80s, he began a solo career as a vocalist, making Read more

Tavares - 42% match to Barry White

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Pop / Rock Soundtracks Disco
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US group was formed in 1964 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. The line-up comprised five brothers, Ralph (10 December 1948), Antone ‘Chubby’, Feliciano ‘Butch’, Arthur ‘Pooch’ and Perry Lee ‘Tiny’ Tavares. Originally known as Chubby And The Turnpikes, the group assumed its family’s surname in 1969. Although they lacked a di Read more

The O'Jays - 42% match to Barry White

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Funk R&B / Soul Television Pop / Rock Easy Listening
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Rose Royce - 41% match to Barry White

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Funk Disco
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the USA as a multi-purpose backing group, the original nine-piece worked under a variety of names. In 1973 Kenji Brown (guitar), Victor Nix (keyboards), Kenny Copeland, Freddie Dunn (trumpets), Michael Moore (saxophone), Lequient ‘Duke’ Jobe (bass), Henry Garner and Terrai Santiel (drums) backed Edwin Starr as Total Concept Limited, before supporting Yvonne Read more

The Isley Brothers - 41% match to Barry White

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Funk Easy Listening R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Disco Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Billy Paul - 40% match to Barry White

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Paul Williams, 1 December 1934, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Although Paul had been an active singer in the Philadelphia area since the 50s, singing in jazz clubs and briefly with Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes, it was not until he met producer Kenny Gamble that his career prospered. After signing to the Neptune label, he enjoyed a successful spell on the Philadelphia Read more

The Chi-Lites - 39% match to Barry White

Genres: R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Vocals Doo Wop Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Chicago in 1960 and originally called the Hi-Lites, the group featured Eugene Record (23 December 1940, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 22 July 2005, Chicago, Illinois, USA), Robert Lester (b. 1942, McComb, Mississippi, USA), Creadel Jones (b. 1939, St. Louis, Missouri, USA) and Marshall Thompson (b. April 1941, Chicago, Illinois, USA). Imbued with the tradition of doo- Read more

Jackson 5 - 37% match to Barry White

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Children's Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Jackson Five comprised five brothers, Jackie Jackson (Sigmund Esco Jackson, 4 May 1951, Gary, Indiana, USA), Tito Jackson (b. Toriano Adaryll Jackson, 15 October 1953, Gary, Indiana, USA), Jermaine Jackson (b. Jermaine LaJuane Jackson, 11 December 1954, Gary, Indiana, USA), Marlon Jackson (b. 12 March 1957, Gary, Indiana, USA) and Michael Jackson (b. 29 August 1958, Gary Read more

Love Unlimited - 37% match to Barry White

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed in 1969 in San Pedro, California, USA, under the aegis of singer/producer Barry White, this female vocal group comprised Diane Taylor, Linda James and her sister Glodean James, who married White on 4 July 1974. The trio had an early US Top 20 hit with ‘Walkin’ In The Rain With The One I Love’ (1972), an imaginatively arranged performance which married cont Read more

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