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Big Joe Turner - 100% match to Chuck Willis

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Jazz Pop / Rock
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Joseph Vernon Turner, 18 May 1911, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 24 November 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA. ‘Big’ Joe Turner (aka Big Vernon) began singing in local clubs in his early teens upon the death of his father, and at the age of 15 teamed up with pianist Pete Johnson. Their professional relationship lasted on-and-off for over 40 years. During the lat Read more

LaVern Baker - 94% match to Chuck Willis

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Blues Vocals Soundtracks Jazz
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Delores Williams, 11 November 1929, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 10 March 1997, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. Baker was a pioneering voice in the fusion of R&B and rock ‘n’ roll in the 50s. In 1947 she was discovered in a Chicago nightclub by band leader Fletcher Henderson. Although still in her teens, the singer won a recording contract with the influ Read more

Clyde McPhatter - 84% match to Chuck Willis

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
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Clyde Lensley McPhatter, 15 November 1932, Durham, North Carolina, USA, d. 13 June 1972, New York City, New York, USA. For three years, McPhatter was the lead singer in the seminal R&B vocal group Billy Ward And His Dominoes. He left in 1953 to form the Drifters, whose early releases were enhanced by the singer’s emotional, gospel-drenched delivery. In 1954 McPhatte Read more

Ivory Joe Hunter - 84% match to Chuck Willis

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Blues Doo Wop
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10 October 1914, Kirbyville, Texas, USA, d. 8 November 1974, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Although Hunter was a well-known figure in Texas through his radio shows, it was not until the 40s, when he moved to the west coast, that his career flourished. He established his own record companies, Ivory and Pacific, recording on the former with Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers (the Ex Read more

Ruth Brown - 84% match to Chuck Willis

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Blues Music Videos & Concerts Comedy Funk Jazz Blues Soundtracks Pop / Rock
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12 January 1928, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA, d. 17 November 2006, Henderson, Nevada, USA. Brown started her musical career singing gospel at an early age in the church choir led by her father. In 1948 she was singing with a band led by her husband Jimmy in Washington, DC, when Willis Conover (from the radio show Voice Of America) recommended her to Ahmet Ertegun of the newly Read more

The Clovers - 71% match to Chuck Willis

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Easy Listening Funk Holiday & Seasonal Dance
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This US R&B vocal ensemble formed in Washington, DC, in 1946, and built a career recording smooth ballads and bluesy jumps for New York independent Atlantic Records, in the process becoming one of the most popular vocal groups of the 50s. By the time the group first recorded for Rainbow Records in early 1950, the Clovers comprised John ‘Buddy’ Bailey (1930, Was Read more

The Coasters - 62% match to Chuck Willis

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Children's Music Music Theme Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Soundtracks Vocals
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The illustrious career of the Coasters, the pre-eminent vocal group of the early rock ‘n’ roll era, was built on a remarkable body of cleverly comic R&B songs for Atco Records fashioned by their producers, Leiber And Stoller. Under their direction, the Coasters exchanged the crooning of ballads favoured by most groups of the era for robust and full-throated R& Read more

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - 59% match to Chuck Willis

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Blues
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John Kendricks, 18 November 1936, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 2 March 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA. His date of birth is disputed, and varies between 1927 and 1936. Ballard’s truck-driving father died when he was seven years old and he was sent to Bessemer, Alabama, to live with relations. The strict religious and gospel upbringing caused him to run away, and by th Read more

Fats Domino - 49% match to Chuck Willis

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Jazz Musicals & The Arts Drama Blues Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Soundtracks
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Antoine Domino, 26 February 1928, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. From a large family, Domino learned piano from local musician Harrison Verrett who was also his brother-in-law. A factory worker after leaving school, Domino played in local clubs such as the Hideaway. It was there in 1949 that band leader Dave Bartholomew and Lew Chudd of Imperial Records heard him. His first re Read more

Bo Diddley - 44% match to Chuck Willis

Genres: Pop / Rock Blues R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Comedy Soundtracks Country & Bluegrass Jazz
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Otha Ellas Bates (later known as Ellas McDaniel), 30 December 1928, McComb, Mississippi, USA. After beginning his career as a boxer, where he received the sobriquet ‘Bo Diddley’, the singer worked the blues clubs of Chicago with a repertoire influenced by Louis Jordan, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters. In late 1954, he teamed up with Billy Boy Arnold and recorded Read more

Lloyd Price - 44% match to Chuck Willis

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Easy Listening Jazz Blues
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9 March 1933, Kenner, Louisiana, USA. Price, who launched his career in the early 50s performing rocking R&B, New Orleans-style, was - like his Crescent City compatriot Fats Domino - made for the rock ‘n’ roll era. He did not have to modify his approach at all to become a rock ‘n’ roll hit-maker in the late 50s. Price formed his own band in New Orlean Read more

Little Willie John - 42% match to Chuck Willis

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Doo Wop
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The Robins - 38% match to Chuck Willis

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
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This Los Angeles, California, USA-based vocal group was formed in 1947. ‘Ty’ Terrell Leonard (1930, Jackson, Mississippi, USA; tenor) and twins Billy (b. William Gene Richard, 31 January 1928, Crockett, Texas, USA, d. 10 December 2007, Los Angeles, California, USA; baritone) and Roy Richard (b. 11 November 1933, Louisiana, USA, d. 18 October 1978, Orange City, Cali Read more

Rufus Thomas - 32% match to Chuck Willis

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Blues R&B / Soul Television Pop / Rock Blues Funk Holiday & Seasonal
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26 March 1917, Cayce, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 December 2001, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. A singer, dancer and entertainer, Thomas learned his trade as a member of the Rabbit Foot Minstrels, a vaudeville-inspired touring group. By the late 40s he was performing in several Memphis nightclubs and organizing local talent shows. B.B. King, Bobby Bland and Junior Parker were discover Read more

The Drifters - 32% match to Chuck Willis

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Easy Listening Music Theme R&B / Soul Vocals Pop / Rock Dance
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Formed in 1953 in New York, USA, at the behest of Atlantic Records, this influential R&B vocal group was initially envisaged as a vehicle for ex-Dominoes singer Clyde McPhatter (Clyde Lensley McPhatter, 15 November 1932, Durham, North Carolina, USA, d. 13 June 1972, New York City, New York, USA). Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher and Bill Pinkney (b. 15 August 1925, Dalz Read more

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