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Evelyn "Champagne" King - 88% match to France Joli

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Disco Documentaries
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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b 1 July 1960, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. A former office cleaner at Gamble And Huff’s Sigma Sound studios, King was overheard singing Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ by Theodore Life, a member of the company’s writing and production staff. He coached the aspiring singer on recording technique and was instrumental in preparing King Read more

Silver Convention - 69% match to France Joli

Genres: Disco
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This studio group was created by Munich-based producers Silvester Levay and Michael Kunze. After scoring a UK hit in 1975 with ‘Save Me’, they went on to reach number 1 in the USA with ‘Fly, Robin, Fly’. The international fame persuaded the duo to audition some female singers to adopt the Silver Convention name and the lucky trio were Linda Thompson (ex-Les Read more

Melba Moore - 64% match to France Joli

Genres: R&B / Soul Disco Funk R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Comedy Television Kids & Family Drama
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Melba Hill, 29 October 1945, New York City, New York, USA. The daughter of singer Bonnie Davis, the New York-based Moore first attracted attention in the 1969 Broadway production of Hair. Although she continued her thespian inclinations, winning a Tony Award for her performance in the musical Purlie, Moore also forged a successful singing career. ‘This Is It’, a mi Read more

Donna Summer - 62% match to France Joli

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Dance Electronic & Ambient R&B / Soul Television Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Soundtracks Funk Documentaries
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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LaDonna Adrian Gaines, 31 December 1948, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Summer’s peerless hit singles ‘Love To Love You Baby’ and ‘I Feel Love’ made her the best-known of all 70s disco divas. Having sung with rock bands in Boston, the singer moved to Europe in 1968 and appeared in German versions of Hair and Porgy And Bess, later marrying Austrian actor Read more

Tavares - 58% match to France Joli

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Pop / Rock Disco
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 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

Shalamar - 57% match to France Joli

Genres: R&B / Soul Electronic & Ambient Funk Pop / Rock Dance Disco
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This act was created by Dick Griffey, booking agent for US television’s Soul Train show, and Simon Soussan, a veteran of UK’s northern soul scene. The latter produced ‘Uptown Festival’, a medley of popular Motown Records favourites, which was issued on Griffey’s Solar label. Although credited to ‘Shalamar’, the track featured session musicians Read more

Change - 54% match to France Joli

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Although the group was led by Paolo Granolio (guitar) and David Romani (bass), this was ostensibly a studio creation by producers Jacques Fred Petrus and Mauro Malavasi, who first linked to form Goody Music in 1975. With material recorded in Bologna (where the producers’ own 24-track studio was based) and New York, The Glow Of Love launched the group on a high note, with s Read more

S.O.S. Band - 54% match to France Joli

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in 1977, the S.O.S. Band enjoyed a long run of hits on the US R&B charts during the 80s. The group originally consisted of Mary Davis (vocals, keyboards), Jason ‘T.C.’ Bryant (keyboards), Billy R. Ellis (saxophone) and James Earl Jones III (drums). They performed regularly, as Sounds Of Santa Monica, at Lamar’s Regal Room in A Read more

Ritchie Family - 53% match to France Joli

Genres: Disco
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The Ritchie Family - 53% match to France Joli

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
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Skyy - 52% match to France Joli

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul Dance Disco
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This eight-piece soul/funk band were formed in New York. Known as Skyy in the UK, they were led by Randy Muller, the guiding light behind disco group Brass Construction. The other members were Anibal Anthony (guitar), Gerald Le Bon (bass), Tommy McConnel (drums), Larry Greenberg (keyboards), Denise Dunning-Crawford (vocals), Delores Dunning-Milligan (vocals) and Bonnie Dunning Read more

Sylvester - 51% match to France Joli

Genres: R&B / Soul Disco Funk Music & Radio Dance
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sylvester James, 6 September 1947, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 12 June 1988. Having moved to San Francisco in 1967, James joined the Cockettes, an androgynous theatrical group with whom he made his debut on New Year’s Eve 1970. He subsequently pursed a career as ‘Ruby Blue’ before putting together the Hot Band with James Q. Smith (guitar), Bobby Blood (tr Read more

Chic - 50% match to France Joli

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Disco Dance Comedy Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Probably the band of the disco generation, Chic was built around Nile Rodgers (19 September 1952, New York, USA; guitar) and Bernard Edwards (b. 31 October 1952, Greenville, North Carolina, USA, d. 18 April 1996, Tokyo, Japan; bass). During the 60s Rodgers had played in a rock group, New World Rising, before joining the Apollo Theatre house band. Edwards had played with seve Read more

Thelma Houston - 50% match to France Joli

Genres: R&B / Soul Disco Documentaries Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 May 1946, Leland, Mississippi, USA. Houston left her home town of Leland, Mississippi, in the late 60s to tour with the gospel group the Art Reynolds Singers. Her impassioned vocal style and innate mastery of phrasing, most notably on the 1966 single ‘Glory Glory Hallelujah’, brought her to the attention of the prodigal songwriter/arranger Jimmy Webb in 1969. He Read more

KC & The Sunshine Band - 48% match to France Joli

Genres: Pop / Rock Disco R&B / Soul Television Dance Soundtracks Funk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This racially integrated band was formed in Florida, USA, in 1973 by Harry Wayne (KC) Casey (31 January 1951, Hialeah, Florida, USA; vocals, keyboards) and Richard Finch (b. 25 January 1954, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; bass). Arguably the cornerstone of the Miami-based TK label, the duo wrote, arranged and produced their own band’s successes, as well as those of singer Read more


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