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Mitty Collier - 78% match to Ted Taylor

Genres: R&B / Soul Blues Pop / Rock
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21 June 1941, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. As a member of the travelling gospel group the Hayes Ensemble, Collier toured throughout Alabama and Georgia. Switching to secular music, she was discovered singing in a talent show by Chess Records scout Ralph Bass. Her early releases lacked direction until ‘I’m Your Part Time Love’, an ‘answer’ to Little John Read more

Little Johnny Taylor - 65% match to Ted Taylor

Genres: R&B / Soul Blues
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Johnny Lamar Taylor, 11 February 1943, near Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Taylor is one of the finest practitioners of the style of R&B called soul blues, which merges the vocal approach of black gospel with the blues. He was raised in California and began his recording career singing in gospel groups, notably the Mighty Clouds Of Joy and then the Stars of Bethel. Taylor brie Read more

Fred Hughes - 61% match to Ted Taylor

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul
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Spencer Wiggins - 58% match to Ted Taylor

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Eight singles for Quinton Claunch’s Memphis-based Goldwax Records label in the late 60s gave Wiggins his place in soul music history, with his deep-soul, ‘churchy’ style, similar to that of Solomon Burke, except that Wiggins seemed capable of even greater vocal power and range, and a telling occasional falsetto. As well as Wiggins, the Read more

The Vibrations - 58% match to Ted Taylor

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA in 1955 and originally known as the Jayhawks, this quartet comprised Dave Govan (2 August 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA), Carl Fisher (b. 27 December 1939, Quardon, Texas, USA), James Johnson (b. 13 September 1939, Brooklyn, New York, USA) and Carver Bunkham. The Vibrations were notable for being equally proficient with smooth ball Read more

Toussaint McCall - 58% match to Ted Taylor

Genres: R&B / Soul
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1934, Monroe, Louisiana, USA. McCall’s haunting hypnotic ‘Nothing Takes The Place Of You’ (number 5 R&B) was one of the highlights of a golden year in soul, 1967. Six other singles followed and one album but McCall could not recapture the magic of that one hit. He attempted to revive his career in 1976 with an album on McGowan, but it met with little accep Read more

Walter Jackson - 52% match to Ted Taylor

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
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19 March 1938, Pensacola, Florida, USA, d. 20 June 1983, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Crippled by polio as a child, Jackson spent much of his life on crutches. This disability imbued his work with a greater pathos. Jackson recorded in 1959 as a member of the Velvetones, but his solo career unfolded on signing to the OKeh Records label. ‘It’s All Over’ (1964), a Cur Read more

Baby Washington - 48% match to Ted Taylor

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal
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Justine Washington, 13 November 1940, Bamberg, South Carolina, USA. Washington’s (aka Jeanette Washington) tremendously moving voice, earthy but sophisticated, perfectly epitomized uptown soul. Yet unlike her southern counterparts she never experienced great crossover recognition, although once cited by Dusty Springfield as her all-time favourite singer. Read more

Ruby Andrews - 48% match to Ted Taylor

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Ruby Stackhouse, 12 March 1947, Hollandale, Mississippi, USA. This Chicago R&B singer made her reputation in 1967 with her one crossover hit, ‘Casanova (Your Playing Days Are Over)’, which went to number 9 in the R&B charts and number 51 in the pop charts. The song, co-written and produced by Joshie Jo Armstead, featured a typical Chicago-style mid-tempo lo Read more

The Radiants - 45% match to Ted Taylor

Genres: R&B / Soul Blues
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Bobby Powell - 44% match to Ted Taylor

Genres: R&B / Soul
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1941, Louisiana, USA. From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Powell was a heavily gospel-influenced soul artist, who achieved modest success in the 60s and 70s recording for small southern labels. He began his career in the church and singing in gospel groups, and in 1965 began recording for Lionel Whitfield’s Whit label in Shreveport, Louisiana. Powell secured his biggest succes Read more

The Artistics - 44% match to Ted Taylor

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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An R&B vocal group from Chicago, Illinois, USA, the Artistics combined sweet soul singing with horn-driven arrangements, representing the full flowering of the Chicago brand of uptown soul music during the 60s. The group came together in 1958 with original members Robert Dobyne, Larry Johnson, Jessie Bolian (8 June 1941, d. 24 August 1994), and Aaron Floyd. They were sig Read more

Kip Anderson - 40% match to Ted Taylor

Genres: R&B / Soul
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24 January 1938, Anderson, South Carolina, USA, d. 29 August 2007, Anderson, South Carolina, USA. A high quality soul singer whose limited output is legendary, particularly among lovers of the ‘deep’ style. Anderson’s first records came in the pre-soul era of 1959 with ‘The Home Fires Are Brighter After All’ for Derrick (leased to Vee-Jay Records), a Read more

Benny Spellman - 35% match to Ted Taylor

Genres: R&B / Soul
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11 December 1931, Pensacola, Florida, USA. Although a minor hit by chart standards, Benny Spellman’s ‘Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette)’ is one of the most fondly recalled New Orleans R&B hits of the early 60s and was subsequently revived by the O’Jays. Its b-side, ‘Fortune Teller’, impressed the young Rolling Stones enough for them to cover Read more

Jackie Ross - 34% match to Ted Taylor

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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30 January 1946, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. This cool, stylish singer made her debut on Sam Cooke’s Sar label in 1962. ‘Selfish One’ (1964), her first single for Chess Records, showcased a mature delivery that further releases, including ‘I’ve Got The Skill’ (1964) and ‘Take Me For A Little While’ (1965), amplified. Tailor-made for prod Read more

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