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Curtis Mayfield - 100% match to Isaac Hayes

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

Willie Hutch - 78% match to Isaac Hayes

Genres: R&B / Soul Action & Adventure
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Bobby Womack - 70% match to Isaac Hayes

Genres: R&B / Soul Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock
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4 March 1944, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. A founder member of the Valentinos, this accomplished musician also worked as a guitarist in Sam Cooke’s touring band. He scandalized the music fraternity by marrying Barbara Campbell, Cooke’s widow, barely three months after the ill-fated singer’s death. Womack’s early solo singles, ‘Nothing You Can Do’ and t Read more

Al Green - 68% match to Isaac Hayes

Genres: R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Christian & Gospel Funk R&B / Soul Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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Marvin Gaye - 65% match to Isaac Hayes

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Funk Soundtracks Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Heavy Metal Action & Adventure Blues Dance Documentaries
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Marvin Pentz Gay Jnr., 2 April 1939, Washington, DC, USA, d. 1 April 1984, Los Angeles, California, USA. Gaye was named after his father, a minister in the Apostolic Church. The spiritual influence of his early years played a formative role in his musical career, particularly from the 70s onwards, when his songwriting shifted back and forth between secular and religious topi Read more

Donny Hathaway - 64% match to Isaac Hayes

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

Sly & The Family Stone - 64% match to Isaac Hayes

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks
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This highly influential US band was formed in San Francisco, California, in 1967 by brothers Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart, 15 March 1943, Denton, Texas, USA) and Freddie Stone (b. Frederick Stewart, 5 June 1946, Vallejo, California, USA; guitar), with Cynthia Robinson (b. 12 January 1946, Sacramento, California, USA; trumpet), Jerry Martini (b. 1 October 1943, Colorado, USA; Read more

Roy Ayers - 60% match to Isaac Hayes

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul Soundtracks Action & Adventure Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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10 September 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA. A popular jazz vibraphonist and vocalist, Ayers reached the peak of his commercial popularity during the mid-70s and early 80s, crossing over into the mainstream charts. He is also justly celebrated as an important influence on the latter decade’s acid-jazz movement. Read more

The O'Jays - 60% match to Isaac Hayes

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

Eddie Kendricks - 59% match to Isaac Hayes

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

James Brown - 57% match to Isaac Hayes

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Comedy Soundtracks Pop / Rock Drama Music & Radio Jazz Documentaries Musicals & The Arts Television Action & Adventure Blues Children's Music
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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 Dramatics - 57% match to Isaac Hayes

Genres: R&B / Soul R&B / Soul 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

Teddy Pendergrass - 56% match to Isaac Hayes

Genres: R&B / Soul Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Blues
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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

The Isley Brothers - 56% match to Isaac Hayes

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

Millie Jackson - 54% match to Isaac Hayes

Genres: R&B / Soul Disco Funk
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15 July 1944, Thompson, Georgia, USA. A former model, Millie Jackson’s controversial singing career began professionally in 1964 at a club in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. Her first recordings followed in 1970; over the next three years she made several excellent, if traditional, soul singles, which included two US R&B Top 10 entries, with ‘Ask Me What You Want Read more

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