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David Ruffin - 100% match to Bobby Womack

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Disco
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18 January 1941, Meridian, Mississippi, USA, d. 1 June 1991. The younger brother of Jimmy Ruffin and the cousin of Melvin Franklin of the Temptations, David Ruffin was the son of a minister, and began his singing career with the gospel group the Dixie Nightingales. He combined the roles of vocalist and drummer in the doo-wop combo the Voice Masters from 1958, before signing Read more

The O'Jays - 91% match to Bobby Womack

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television Easy Listening
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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

Donny Hathaway - 86% match to Bobby Womack

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Disco
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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

The Isley Brothers - 83% match to Bobby Womack

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Funk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Easy Listening Dance Doo Wop
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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

Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes - 81% match to Bobby Womack

Genres: R&B / Soul Television Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Drama Funk Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Sci-Fi / Fantasy Action & Adventure Soundtracks Pop / Rock Horror Kids & Family Disco Documentaries Westerns
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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 Impressions - 79% match to Bobby Womack

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Doo Wop
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Formed in Chicago in 1957 and originally known as the Roosters, this group comprised Jerry Butler (8 December 1939, Sunflower, Mississippi, USA), Curtis Mayfield (b. 3 June 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 26 December 1999), Sam Gooden (b. 2 September 1939, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA), and brothers Richard Brooks and Arthur Brooks (both born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA). Read more

Willie Hutch - 77% match to Bobby Womack

Genres: R&B / Soul Action & Adventure Funk
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Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield - 75% match to Bobby Womack

Genres: R&B / Soul Drama Pop / Rock Action & Adventure Funk Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Blues Christian & Gospel Electronic & Ambient R&B / Soul Soundtracks Television
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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

Betty Wright - 72% match to Bobby Womack

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Disco Funk
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21 December 1953, Miami, Florida, USA. A former member of her family gospel group, the Echoes Of Joy, Wright’s first recordings were as a backing singer. She later embarked on a solo career and scored a minor hit with ‘Girls Can’t Do What The Guys Do’ in 1968. ‘Clean Up Woman’ (1972), a US R&B number 2/pop number 6 hit, established a punchie Read more

Syl Johnson - 71% match to Bobby Womack

Genres: R&B / Soul
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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

Ann Peebles - 67% match to Bobby Womack

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

Johnnie Taylor - 67% match to Bobby Womack

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Disco Funk Music Videos & Concerts
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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

James Brown

James Brown - 64% match to Bobby Womack

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Funk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Comedy Soundtracks Drama Music & Radio Pop / Rock Jazz Documentaries Blues Children's Music Musicals & The Arts Television
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James Joseph Brown Jnr., 3 May 1928, Barnwell, South Carolina, USA, d. 25 December 2006, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (NB: Brown always claimed he was born in 1933 in Macon, Georgia.) ‘The Hardest Working Man In Showbusiness’, ‘The Godfather Of Soul’, ‘The Minister Of The New New Super Heavy Funk’ - such sobriquets only hint at the protracted James Br Read more

The Staple Singers - 64% match to Bobby Womack

Genres: Christian & Gospel R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Folk R&B / Soul Blues Pop / Rock
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This well-known US family gospel group was formed in 1951 by Pops Staples (Roebuck Staples, 28 December 1914, Winona, Mississippi, USA, d. 19 December 2000, Dolton, Illinois, USA) and four of his children, Mavis Staples (b. 10 July 1939, Chicago, Illinois, USA), Cleotha Staples and Pervis Staples, who was later replaced by Yvonne Staples. The group fused an original presenta Read more

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