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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 Impressions - 80% 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

Curtis Mayfield - 74% match to Bobby Womack

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

The O'Jays - 66% match to Bobby Womack

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

The Dramatics - 61% match to Bobby Womack

Genres: R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Funk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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This R&B vocal group was formed in Detroit in 1964 as the Sensations. They changed their name to the Dramatics in 1965 and originally comprised lead Larry Reed, Rob Davis, Elbert Wilkins, Robert Ellington, Larry Demps (23 February 1949) and Ron Banks (b. 10 May 1951, Detroit, Michigan, USA). Ellington quickly dropped out. The Dramatics were a typical 60s stand-up vocal g Read more

Donny Hathaway - 59% match to Bobby Womack

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Disco Pop / Rock
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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

Isaac Hayes - 59% match to Bobby Womack

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

Willie Hutch - 58% match to Bobby Womack

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk
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Smokey Robinson - 57% match to Bobby Womack

Genres: R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Comedy R&B / Soul Television Pop / Rock Documentaries Pop / Rock
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The Isley Brothers - 57% match to Bobby Womack

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

Al Green - 56% match to Bobby Womack

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Funk Christian & Gospel R&B / Soul Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio
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The Spinners - 55% match to Bobby Womack

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Funk Television R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Doo Wop Soundtracks
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Johnnie Taylor - 53% match to Bobby Womack

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

Teddy Pendergrass - 52% match to Bobby Womack

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
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Theodore Pendergrass, 26 March 1950, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Pendergrass joined Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes in 1969, when they invited his group, the Cadillacs, to work as backing musicians. Initially their drummer, Pendergrass had become the featured vocalist within a year. His ragged, passionate interpretations brought distinction to such releases as ‘I Read more

Eddie Kendricks - 49% match to Bobby Womack

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
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17 December 1939, Union Springs, Alabama, USA, d. 5 October 1992, Alabama, USA. Kendricks was a founder member of the Primes in the late 50s, an R&B vocal group that moved to Detroit in 1960 and formed the basis of the Temptations. His wavering falsetto vocals were an essential part of the group’s sound throughout their first decade on Motown Records. He was singled Read more

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