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The Spinners - 88% match to New York City

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Funk Television R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Doo Wop Soundtracks
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Jimmy James - 53% match to New York City

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
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Michael James, 13 September 1940, Jamaica. James was born and raised in Jamaica where he began his career in the late 50s. His debut, ‘Bewildered And Blue’, appeared through Tip Top productions and topped the Jamaican charts. He followed this hit with the equally successful ‘Come To Me Softly’, which he re-recorded in the UK during the mid-60s. The latter Read more

Dionne Warwick - 49% match to New York City

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals Easy Listening Funk Music Videos & Concerts Drama Television Pop / Rock Action & Adventure Christian & Gospel Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Kids & Family Vocals
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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

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - 37% match to New York City

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Soundtracks R&B / Soul Easy Listening Funk Music Videos & Concerts
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Booker Newberry III - 33% match to New York City

Genres: Disco
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19 January 1956, Youngstown, Ohio, USA. This rotund soul singer started performing in his local group, Mystic Nights, in 1971. He moved to nearby Philadelphia to find fame and in the mid-70s formed and fronted the quintet Sweet Thunder. They had a Top 40 R&B hit in 1978 with ‘Baby, I Need Your Love Today’ which they recorded for WMOT Records and which was picke Read more

Mac & Katie Kissoon - 32% match to New York City

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Ronnie Dyson - 32% match to New York City

Genres: R&B / Soul
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5 June 1950, Washington, DC, USA, d. 10 November 1990. Having played a leading role in the Broadway production of Hair, Dyson pursued his thespian ambitions in Salvation, a less infamous musical, from 1970. One of its songs, ‘(If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can’t I Touch You?’, was a US Top 10 hit, while the singer reached the R&B chart with seve Read more

Judy Clay - 26% match to New York City

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Doo Wop
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Judy Guion, 12 September 1938, St. Paul, North Carolina, USA, d. 19 July 2001, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Guion began singing in church in St. Paul at a very early age, before moving to Fayetteville, North Carolina, to be raised by her grandmother. A move to Brooklyn in the early 50s saw her join a church choir that also sang on Sunday night radio broadcasts. After her gr Read more

Brenda & The Tabulations - 25% match to New York City

Genres: R&B / Soul Disco
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This R&B vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, comprising Brenda Payton (d. 14 June 1992), Jerry Jones, Eddie Jackson, and Maurice Coates, was recognizable for the fetchingly innocent-sounding vocals of Payton on a series of intensely sung ballads. Their biggest hit was their 1967 debut single on the Dionn label, ‘Dry My Eyes’ (number 8 US R&B char Read more

Ray, Goodman & Brown - 23% match to New York City

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Pop / Rock
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Al Goodman (31 March 1947, Jackson, Mississippi, USA), Harry Ray (b. 15 December 1946, Longbranch, New Jersey, USA; d. 1 October 1992) and William Brown (b. 30 June 1946, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA). This smooth soul trio had 27 R&B hits as the Moments. While waiting for the outcome of legal wranglings with Sylvia Robinson’s Stang Records, they recorded backing vo Read more

Jesse Green - 22% match to New York City

Genres: Jazz Disco
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Marilyn McCoo - 19% match to New York City

Genres: R&B / Soul
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30 September 1943, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. McCoo first reached stardom as a founding member of the Fifth Dimension. That group was formed in Los Angeles in 1965 as the Versatiles, and enjoyed a number of Top 10 hits between 1967 and 1972, including ‘Up, Up And Away’, ‘Stoned Soul Picnic’, ‘Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In’ and ‘Wedding Be Read more

Johnny Mathis - 18% match to New York City

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Pop / Rock Jazz Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Vocals Television Drama
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John Royce Mathis, 30 September 1935, San Francisco, California, USA. In 1956, the 19-year-old Mathis was signed to Columbia Records where he began his career with a jazz-tinged album. A US Top 20 hit with ‘Wonderful! Wonderful!’ saw him move adroitly towards the balladeer market, and before long he was a major concert attraction, with regular appearances on highly Read more

Stevie Wonder - 17% match to New York City

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Funk Pop / Rock Drama R&B / Soul Television Musicals & The Arts Holiday & Seasonal Blues Documentaries
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Steveland Judkins, 13 May 1950, Saginaw, Michigan, USA. Born Judkins, Wonder now prefers to be known as Steveland Morris after his mother’s married name. He was born with rerolental fibroplasia, a disease of the eyes that affects prematurely born babies. This caused permanent blindness but despite this handicap, Wonder began to learn the piano at the age of seven, and h Read more

The Flaming Ember - 17% match to New York City

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Formed in Detroit, Michigan USA as the Flaming Embers, this white rock/soul unit consisted of Joe Sladich (guitar), Bill Ellis (piano), Jim Bugnel (bass) and Jerry Plunk (drums). The quartet made its debut in 1968 on the local Ric Tic label, before joining the Hot Wax stable the following year. Bolstered by a pulsating Holland/Dozier/Holland production, Flaming Ember scored two Read more

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