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J.J. Jackson - 48% match to The Esquires

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 2000s
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Jerome Louis Jackson, 8 April 1941, Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. Soul performer Jackson first attracted attention as an arranger for jazz organist Brother Jack McDuff and blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon. He subsequently formed a songwriting partnership with Sid Barnes and enjoyed success with compositions for Inez And Charlie Foxx and Mary Wells. Jackson’s perfor Read more

Deon Jackson - 47% match to The Esquires

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 January 1946, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. This versatile performer was discovered by producer Ollie McLaughlin, who also guided the careers of Del Shannon and Barbara Lewis. An accomplished drummer and clarinettist, Jackson established himself as a singer and composer with ‘Love Makes The World Go Round’, a smooth, melodic mid-tempo single which reached the US R&a Read more

Clifford Curry - 38% match to The Esquires

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. This singer’s long career began in high school as a member of the Echoes, after which he joined the Five Pennies, for whom he wrote a 1956 release, ‘Mr. Moon’. Curry was later a member of several groups, including the Hollyhocks (1957) and the Bubba Suggs Band (1957-1964). As Sweet Clifford he recorded for the Nashville-based Excello Read more

The Showmen - 38% match to The Esquires

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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An R&B vocal group from Norfolk, Virginia, USA. The Showmen were a classic early 60s transitional group who represented some of the dying gasps of doo-wop and the first stirrings of the soul revolution. The members were General Norman Johnson (23 May 1943, Norfolk, Virginia, USA), Milton Wells, Gene and Dorsey Wright, and Leslie Felton. The group signed with the New Orle Read more

The Artistics - 37% match to The Esquires

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 2000s
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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

The Casinos - 36% match to The Esquires

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1940s 1960s 1990s
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Formed in 1958 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, the Casinos originally comprised Gene Hughes (d. 3 February 2004), Glen Hughes, Pete Bolton, Joe Patterson and Ray White. After gaining popularity locally, they signed with the small Terry Records and covered the Carla Thomas R&B ballad ‘Gee Whiz’, with no success. They then switched to the local Fraternity Records and reco Read more

The Soul Survivors - 30% match to The Esquires

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Vocalists Kenneth Jeremiah, Richard Ingui and Charles Ingui were a New York-based singing group, the Dedications, prior to adding backing musicians Paul Venturini (organ), Edward Leonetti (guitar) and Joey Forgione (drums). The sextet took the name the Soul Survivors in 1966 and secured a US Top 5 hit the following year with ‘Expressway To Your Heart’. This all-white Read more

Brenda & The Tabulations - 29% match to The Esquires

Genres: R&B / Soul Disco
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 2000s
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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

Jackie Ross - 29% match to The Esquires

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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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

The Radiants - 28% match to The Esquires

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Claudine Clark - 21% match to The Esquires

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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26 April 1941, Macon, Georgia, USA. After earning a degree in music composition at Coombs College, in her home town of Philadelphia, Clark recorded her first single ‘Angel Of Happiness’, backed by the Detroit Spinners, for Herald Records in 1958. She also recorded unsuccessfully for Gotham Records before joining the hit Philadelphia label Chancellor in 1962. ‘ Read more

Toussaint McCall - 21% match to The Esquires

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s
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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

Bob Kuban & The In-Men - 20% match to The Esquires

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Tommy Hunt - 20% match to The Esquires

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Hunt, 18 June 1933, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Hunt’s dramatic pop-soul vocals, on string-drenched ballads, perfectly represented the Brill Building sound of the early 60s. He had a long career in vocal groups prior to his solo career of the early 60s. In 1952 and 1953 he was a member of the Chicago-based Five Echoes along with future soul superstar Johnnie Read more

Cliff Nobles - 19% match to The Esquires

Genres: Jazz
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