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Eddie Holland - 89% match to The Elgins

Genres: R&B / Soul
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30 October 1939, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Like his brother Brian Holland, Eddie was active in the Detroit music scene from the mid-50s onwards, leading the Fidelatones vocal group, and producing demo recordings for Jackie Wilson. In 1958, he met Berry Gordy, who produced a series of solo singles for Holland on Mercury Records and United Artists Records. Gordy signed Holland t Read more

Kim Weston - 87% match to The Elgins

Genres: R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Funk
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Agatha Natalie Weston, 20 December 1939, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Kim Weston received her musical education with the Wright Specials gospel group, an influence that survived throughout her subsequent career. Torn between pursuing music or acting, she was persuaded to join the Motown Records label in the early 60s by Johnny Thornton, the cousin of two of the label’s top Read more

Don Bryant - 72% match to The Elgins

Genres: R&B / Soul
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1942, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. A significant songwriter for Joe Cuoghi’s (and then Willie Mitchell’s) Hi Records, especially for (and sometimes with) his wife, Ann Peebles, Bryant was also a superb soul stylist, although most of his own recordings for Hi were cut long before Al Green, in particular, gave the label the commercial soul base it needed for continued su Read more

The Contours - 48% match to The Elgins

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul New Age R&B / Soul Dance Music Videos & Concerts
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The Contours formed as an R&B vocal group in Detroit in 1959, featuring lead vocalist Billy Gordon, Billy Hoggs, Joe Billingslea and Sylvester Potts. Hubert Johnson (14 January 1941, d. 11 July 1981) joined the line-up in 1960, and it was his cousin Jackie Wilson who secured the group an audition and then a contract with Motown Records in 1961. Initial singles proved uns Read more

Mary Wells - 34% match to The Elgins

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Documentaries Jazz Music & Radio
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13 May 1943, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 26 July 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA. At the age of 17, Mary Wells composed ‘Bye Bye Baby’, a song which she offered to R&B star Jackie Wilson. His producer, Berry Gordy, was sufficiently impressed to offer her a contract with the newly formed Motown Records label, and Wells’ rendition of her song became one of Read more

The Miracles - 27% match to The Elgins

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

The Marvelettes - 24% match to The Elgins

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Soundtracks Dance Music Videos & Concerts
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The Marvelettes’ career epitomized the haphazard progress endured by many of the leading girl-groups of the early 60s. Despite enjoying several major US hits, they were unable to sustain a consistent line-up, and their constant shifts in personnel made it difficult to overcome their rather anonymous public image. The group was formed in the late 50s by five students at Ink Read more

Bar-Kays - 21% match to The Elgins

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Television
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Formed in Memphis, Tennessee, USA by Jimmy King (1949, d. 10 December 1967; guitar), Ronnie Caldwell (b. 1948, d. 10 December 1967; organ), Phalon Jones (b. 1949, d. 10 December 1967; saxophone), Ben Cauley (trumpet), James Alexander (bass) and Carl Cunningham (b. 1949, d. 10 December 1967; drums) were originally known as the River Arrows. Signed to Stax Records, the Bar-Kay Read more

Tamar Braxton - 21% match to The Elgins

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
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Babyface - 20% match to The Elgins

Genres: R&B / Soul Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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Jimmy Ruffin - 20% match to The Elgins

Genres: R&B / Soul Blues Easy Listening
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7 May 1939, Collinsville, Mississippi, USA. The son of a minister, Ruffin was born into a musical family: his brother, David Ruffin, and cousin, Melvin Franklin, both became mainstays of the Temptations. Ruffin abandoned his gospel background to become a session singer in the early 60s, joining the Motown Records stable in 1961 for a one-off single before he was drafted for Read more

Martha & The Vandellas - 20% match to The Elgins

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Comedy
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Martha Reeves - 20% match to The Elgins

Genres: R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Funk Vintage Erotica & Mature
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18 July 1941, Alabama, USA. Reeves was schooled in both gospel and classical music, but it was vocal group R&B that caught her imagination. She began performing in the late 50s under the name Martha Lavaille, briefly joining the Fascinations and then the Del-Phis. In 1961 she joined the fledgling Motown Records organization in Detroit, where she served as secretary to Wi Read more

The Velvelettes - 20% match to The Elgins

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Two pairs of sisters, Millie and Cal Gill, and Bertha and Norma Barbee, formed the original Velvelettes line-up in 1961 at Western Michigan State University. After recording a one-off single, ‘There He Goes’, for IPG Records in 1963, they were signed to Motown Records, where they were placed in the hands of fledgling producer Norman Whitfield. This partnership spawned Read more

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