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Wilson Pickett - 100% match to Sam & Dave

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Comedy Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts R&B / Soul Blues
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18 March 1941, Prattville, Alabama, USA, d. 19 January 2006, Reston, Virginia, USA. The ‘wicked Pickett’ was one of the great southern soul singers to emerge during the 60s. Pickett moved to Detroit, Michigan in his early teens. He joined gospel group the Violinaires and embarked on church tours throughout North America. In his late teens he graduated to secular mu Read more

Eddie Floyd - 89% match to Sam & Dave

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Comedy
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25 June 1935, Montgomery, Alabama, USA. A founder member of the Detroit-based Falcons, Floyd was present on both their major hits, ‘You’re So Fine’ (1959) and ‘I Found A Love’ (1962). He then recorded solo for Lupine in Detroit and Safice in Washington, DC, before moving to Memphis in 1965 to join the Stax Records organization. He first made his mark Read more

Jackie Wilson - 62% match to Sam & Dave

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Jazz Musicals & The Arts Blues Dance Disco Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal
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Jack Leroy Wilson, 9 June 1934, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 21 January 1984, Mount Holly, New Jersey, USA. When parental pressure thwarted his boxing ambitions, Wilson took to singing in small local clubs. He sang with the Thrillers (a predecessor group to the Royals) and recorded some solo tracks for Dizzy Gillespie’s Dee Gee label as Sonny Wilson, before replacing Clyd Read more

Carla Thomas - 58% match to Sam & Dave

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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21 December 1942, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The daughter of Rufus Thomas, Carla first performed with the Teen Town Singers. ‘‘Cause I Love You’, a duet with her father, was released on Satellite (later Stax Records) in 1960, but the following year she established herself as a solo act with ‘Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)’. Leased to Atlantic Records, the Read more

William Bell - 57% match to Sam & Dave

Genres: R&B / Soul Blues Doo Wop Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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William Yarborough, 16 July 1937, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Having recorded in 1957 as part of the Del Rios, Bell emerged on the fledgling Stax Records with ‘You Don’t Miss Your Water’ (1961), a cornerstone in the development of country R&B. Military service sadly undermined his musical career, and on its resumption he found the label bursting with competit Read more

Solomon Burke - 56% match to Sam & Dave

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Action & Adventure Blues Blues Documentaries Doo Wop Drama Musicals & The Arts R&B / Soul
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21 March 1940, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The former ‘Wonder Boy Preacher’, Burke’s first recordings appeared on the New York-based Apollo label. From 1955-59 he attempted various styles until a brisk rocker, ‘Be Bop Grandma’, attracted the attention of Atlantic Records. An eclectic performer, his reading of a sentimental country song, ‘Ju Read more

Booker T. & The MG's - 55% match to Sam & Dave

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Jazz Blues
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Formed in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, in 1962 as a spin-off from the Mar-Keys, this instrumental outfit comprised Booker T. Jones (12 November 1944, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; organ), Steve Cropper (b. Stephen Lee Cropper, 21 October 1941, Dora, Missouri, USA; guitar), Lewis Steinberg (b. 13 September 1933, USA; bass) and Al Jackson Jnr. (b. 27 November 1934, Memphis, Tennessee, Read more

Scott McKenzie - 53% match to Sam & Dave

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Philip Blondheim, 10 January 1939, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA. McKenzie began his professional career in the Journeymen, a clean-cut folk group. He later recorded some undistinguished solo material before fellow ex-member John Phillips, then enjoying success with the Mamas And The Papas, invited the singer to join him in Los Angeles. Although the folk rock-inspired  Read more

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - 52% match to Sam & Dave

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Blues
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The Miracles - 52% match to Sam & Dave

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Doo Wop R&B / Soul
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Of all the R&B vocal groups formed in Detroit, Michigan, USA, in the mid-50s, the Miracles proved to be the most successful. They were founded at the city’s Northern High School in 1955 by Smokey Robinson (William Robinson, 19 February 1940, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Emerson Rogers, Bobby Rogers (b. 19 February 1940, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Ronnie White (b. 5 April Read more

Joe Tex - 51% match to Sam & Dave

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Pop / Rock Blues Easy Listening Soundtracks
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Joseph Arrington Jnr., 8 August 1933, Rogers, Texas, USA, d. 13 August 1982, Navasota, Texas, USA. The professional career of this popular singer began onstage at the Apollo. He won first place in a 1954 talent contest and duly secured a record deal. Releases on King Records, Ace Records and the Anna labels were derivative and disappointing, but Tex meanwhile honed his songw Read more

Rufus Thomas - 51% match to Sam & Dave

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

Barrett Strong - 50% match to Sam & Dave

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
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5 February 1941, Westpoint, Mississippi, USA. The cousin of two members of the R&B vocal group the Diablos, Barrett Strong launched his own singing career with Berry Gordy’s fledgling Tamla label in 1959. At the end of that year, he recorded the original version of Gordy’s song ‘Money (That’s What I Want)’, a major US hit that became a rock stand Read more

Otis Redding - 50% match to Sam & Dave

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Foreign Films Soundtracks Mystery / Thriller Blues Blues
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9 September 1941, Dawson, Georgia, USA, d. 10 December 1967, Lake Monona, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. The son of a Baptist minister with the same name, Redding assimilated gospel music during his childhood and soon became interested in jump blues and R&B. After resettling in Macon, he became infatuated with local luminary Little Richard and began singing on a full-time basi Read more

Four Tops - 49% match to Sam & Dave

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