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The O'Jays - 100% match to The Isley Brothers

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Funk
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The core of this long-standing soul group, Eddie LeVert (16 June 1942, Birmingham, Alabama, USA) and Walter Williams (b. 25 August 1942, USA), sang together as a gospel duo prior to forming the Triumphs in 1958. This doo-wop-influenced quintet was completed by William Powell (b. 20 January 1942, USA, d. 26 May 1977), Bill Isles and Bobby Massey and quickly grew popular aroun Read more

Teddy Pendergrass - 84% match to The Isley Brothers

Genres: R&B / Soul Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Theodore Pendergrass, 26 March 1950, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Pendergrass joined Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes in 1969, when they invited his group, the Cadillacs, to work as backing musicians. Initially their drummer, Pendergrass had become the featured vocalist within a year. His ragged, passionate interpretations brought distinction to such releases as ‘I Read more

Earth, Wind & Fire - 80% match to The Isley Brothers

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Funk Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Music Theme
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The origins of this imaginative US group date back to the 60s and Chicago’s black music session circle. Drummer Maurice White (19 December 1941, Memphis, Tennessee, USA) appeared on sessions for Etta James, Fontella Bass, Billy Stewart and more, before joining the Ramsey Lewis Trio in 1965. He left four years later to form the Salty Peppers, which prepared the way for a Read more

Luther Vandross - 77% match to The Isley Brothers

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Jazz Christian & Gospel Documentaries
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Luther Ronzoni Vandross, 20 April 1951, New York City, New York, USA, d. 1 July 2005, Edison, New Jersey, USA. Born into a family immersed in gospel and soul singing, Vandross had already formed his own group while still at school and later worked with the musical theatre workshop, Listen My Brother. This enabled him to perform at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. After a brief Read more

The Spinners - 73% match to The Isley Brothers

Genres: R&B / Soul Doo Wop Funk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television Soundtracks
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The Temptations - 68% match to The Isley Brothers

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Doo Wop Soundtracks Drama Funk Musicals & The Arts
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Ohio Players - 64% match to The Isley Brothers

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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Formed in Dayton, Ohio, USA, this multi-talented unit originated from four members of the Ohio Untouchables, saxophonists Ralph ‘Pee Wee’ Middlebrooks and Clarence ‘Satch’ Satchell, bass player Marshall Jones and guitarist Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner. The Ohio Untouchables forged a reputation as a powerful instrumental group by providing the backing t Read more

The Dramatics - 64% match to The Isley Brothers

Genres: R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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This R&B vocal group was formed in Detroit in 1964 as the Sensations. They changed their name to the Dramatics in 1965 and originally comprised lead Larry Reed, Rob Davis, Elbert Wilkins, Robert Ellington, Larry Demps (23 February 1949) and Ron Banks (b. 10 May 1951, Detroit, Michigan, USA). Ellington quickly dropped out. The Dramatics were a typical 60s stand-up vocal g Read more

Marvin Gaye - 63% match to The Isley Brothers

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks Funk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Heavy Metal Action & Adventure Dance Documentaries
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Marvin Pentz Gay Jnr., 2 April 1939, Washington, DC, USA, d. 1 April 1984, Los Angeles, California, USA. Gaye was named after his father, a minister in the Apostolic Church. The spiritual influence of his early years played a formative role in his musical career, particularly from the 70s onwards, when his songwriting shifted back and forth between secular and religious topi Read more

Commodores - 62% match to The Isley Brothers

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Funk Heavy Metal Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts R&B / Soul
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The Commodores formed at Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, USA, in 1967, when two groups of students merged to form a six-piece band. Lionel Richie (20 June 1949, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA; keyboards, saxophone, vocals), Thomas McClary (b. 6 October 1950; guitar) and William King (b. 30 January 1949, Alabama, USA; trumpet) had been members of the Mystics; Andre Callahan (drums), Mi Read more

Slave - 61% match to The Isley Brothers

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
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The Stylistics - 61% match to The Isley Brothers

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Electronic & Ambient R&B / Soul
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The Stylistics were formed in 1968 from the fragments of two Philadelphia groups, the Monarchs and the Percussions, by Russell Thompkins Jnr. (21 March 1951, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), Airrion Love (b. 8 August 1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), James Smith (b. 16 June 1950, New York City, USA), Herbie Murrell (b. 27 April 1949, Lane, South Carolina, USA) and Jam Read more

The Whispers - 61% match to The Isley Brothers

Genres: R&B / Soul Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Disco
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Formed in the Watts section of Los Angeles, California, USA in 1964, soul group the Whispers were originally comprised of Nicholas Caldwell (5 April 1944, Loma Linda, California, USA), twin brothers Wallace and Walter Scott (b. 23 September 1943, Fort Worth, Texas, USA), Marcus Hutson (b. 8 January 1943, St. Louis, Missouri, USA) and Gordy Harmon. The group recorded its firs Read more

Eddie Kendricks - 60% match to The Isley Brothers

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
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17 December 1939, Union Springs, Alabama, USA, d. 5 October 1992, Alabama, USA. Kendricks was a founder member of the Primes in the late 50s, an R&B vocal group that moved to Detroit in 1960 and formed the basis of the Temptations. His wavering falsetto vocals were an essential part of the group’s sound throughout their first decade on Motown Records. He was singled Read more

Gap Band - 60% match to The Isley Brothers

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Pop / Rock
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This influential US funk/soul outfit was formed in 1967 by three brothers, Charlie Wilson (Charles Wilson, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA; vocals/keyboards), Ronnie Wilson (trumpet/keyboards) and Robert Wilson (bass/vocals). They took their name from the initials of three streets, Greenwood, Archer and Pine, in their home town of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Initially known as the Greenwood, Arch Read more

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