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Nancy Wilson - 100% match to Ketty Lester

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals Jazz Classical Disco Drama Television
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20 February 1937, Chillicothe, Ohio, USA. Wilson began singing in clubs in and around Columbus, Ohio. She attracted attention among jazz musicians, made her first records in 1956, and in the late 50s toured with a band led by Rusty Bryant. At the end of the decade she sang with George Shearing, with whom she recorded, and Cannonball Adderley. It was at Adderley’s insist Read more

Nancy Wilson - 100% match to Ketty Lester

Genres: Drama Comedy Documentaries Pop / Rock Jazz
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16 March 1954, San Francisco, California, USA. A gifted electric and acoustic guitarist and singer, Wilson first attracted attention in the early 70s when she and her sister, Ann Wilson, fronted the successful rock band Heart. After the band’s poorly received Rock The House Live! album, the Wilson sisters regrouped, revitalized themselves and embarked on a new phase of Read more

Barbara Lewis - 92% match to Ketty Lester

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Disco
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9 February 1943, Salem, Michigan, USA. Signed to Atlantic Records in 1961, Lewis enjoyed several regional hits before the sensual ‘Hello Stranger’ established her light but enthralling style. Recorded in Chicago, the performance was enhanced by the vocal support of the Dells. Further singles included the vibrant ‘Someday We’re Gonna Love Again’ (196 Read more

Betty Everett - 68% match to Ketty Lester

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Disco
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23 November 1939, Greenwood, Mississippi, USA, d. 19 August 2001, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA. Having moved to Chicago in the late 50s, R&B/soul singer Everett recorded unsuccessfully for several local labels, including Cobra, C.J. and One-derful, and briefly sang lead with the all-male group the Daylighters. Her hits came soon after signing to Vee Jay Records where ‘You Read more

Timi Yuro - 65% match to Ketty Lester

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals Soundtracks Country & Bluegrass Jazz
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Rosemarie Timotea Aurro Yuro, 4 August 1940, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 30 March 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Born into an Italian-American family in Chicago, Yuro moved to Los Angeles as a child. Though discouraged by her father from singing, her mother paid for operatic training and she was later sent to the celebrated voice-coach Lilian Goodman. By the late 50s, Yuro was Read more

Dionne Warwick - 60% match to Ketty Lester

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals Documentaries Funk Drama Music Videos & Concerts Television Easy Listening Action & Adventure Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Kids & Family R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
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Marie Dionne Warrick, 12 December 1940, East Orange, New Jersey, USA. One of the truly sophisticated voices over the past five decades of soul influenced pop, Warwick first sang in Newark’s New Hope Baptist Church choir. She played piano with the Drinkard Singers, a gospel group her mother managed, and studied at Connecticut’s Hart School of Music. During the same Read more

The Shangri-Las - 59% match to Ketty Lester

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Comedy
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Late entrants in the early 60s school of ‘girl groups’, the Shangri-Las comprised two pairs of sisters, Mary-Ann and Margie Ganser (d. 28 July 1996) and Betty and Mary Weiss. During 1963 they were discovered by Shadow Morton and recorded two singles under the name Bon Bons before signing to the newly formed Red Bird Records. Relaunched as the Shangri-Las, they secure Read more

Esther Phillips - 57% match to Ketty Lester

Genres: R&B / Soul Blues Country & Bluegrass Disco Pop / Rock Television
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Esther Mae Jones, 23 December 1935, Galveston, Texas, USA, d. 7 August 1984, Carson, California, USA. This distinctive vocalist was discovered by band leader Johnny Otis. She joined his revue in 1949 where, performing as Little Esther, the teenage singer recorded two number 1 R&B singles, ‘Double Crossing Blues’ and ‘Mistrustin’ Blues’. She then Read more

Little Esther - 57% match to Ketty Lester

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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Shirley Bassey - 57% match to Ketty Lester

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Easy Listening Jazz Kids & Family Action & Adventure
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8 January 1937, Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales. A thrilling, highly emotional singer, whose career has spanned some 40 years. Her early jobs included work in a factory’s wrapping and packing department, while playing working men’s clubs at weekends. After touring the UK in revues and variety shows, Lancashire comedian Al Read included her in his 1955 Christmas Show at L Read more

Aretha Franklin - 53% match to Ketty Lester

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries Soundtracks Comedy Vocals Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Dance Disco Christian & Gospel Christian & Gospel Easy Listening Musicals & The Arts
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25 March 1942, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Aretha Franklin’s music is steeped in the traditions of the church. Her father, Rev. C.L. Franklin, was a Baptist preacher who, once he had moved his family to Detroit, became famous throughout black America for his fiery sermons and magnetic public appearances. He knew the major gospel stars Mahalia Jackson and Clara Ward, who in Read more

Maxine Brown - 53% match to Ketty Lester

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Urban & Rap
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27 April 1932, Kingstree, South Carolina, USA. Having sung in two New York gospel groups, the Manhattans and the Royaltones, Brown made her recording debut on Nomar with ‘All In My Mind’. A US Top 20 hit in 1961, this uptown soul ballad was followed by another hit single, ‘Funny’. A period at ABC-Paramount then passed before Brown signed to Wand Records a Read more

Dee Dee Sharp - 52% match to Ketty Lester

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Dance
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Dione LaRue, 9 September 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. A backing vocalist for the Cameo -Parkway labels, Dee Dee Sharp was the uncredited voice on Chubby Checker’s ‘Slow Twistin’’ single. Her own debut, ‘Mashed Potato Time’, was recorded at the same session and, thanks to the power of Dick Clark’s American Bandstand television show Read more

Doris Troy - 51% match to Ketty Lester

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Doris Higginsen, 6 January 1937, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA, d. 16 February 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The daughter of a Barbadian Pentecostal preacher, Doris Higginsen abandoned her gospel beginnings in favour of a jazz group, the Halos. She recorded as half of Jay And Dee and soon also began making her mark as a songwriter, using her grandmother’s name Read more

The Exciters - 51% match to Ketty Lester

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks
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Formed in 1961 in the Jamaica district of Queens, New York City, this aptly named group originally included Brenda Reid, Carol Johnson (1945, USA, d. 7 May 2007), Lillian Walker and Sylvia Wilbur. The sister act to local doo wop quintet the Masters, the group was originally known as the Masterettes. Wilbur was replaced by Penny Carter and then the Masters’ Herb Rooney ( Read more

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