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Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Doo Wop Blues
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John Kendricks, 18 November 1936, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 2 March 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA. His date of birth is disputed, and varies between 1927 and 1936. Ballard’s truck-driving father died when he was seven years old and he was sent to Bessemer, Alabama, to live with relations. The strict religious and gospel upbringing caused him to run away, and by th Read more

Faye Adams - 63% match to The Midnighters

Genres: R&B / Soul Vocals
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Fayle Tuell, c.1925, New Jersey, USA. Adams exploded onto the R&B scene in the early 50s with a series of gospel-infused hits that foreshadowed soul music. She began her career in gospel at the age of five when she and her siblings formed a group called the Tuell Sisters. She joined the Joe Morris Orchestra in 1952, and as part of that organization recorded the three son Read more

Tiny Bradshaw - 40% match to The Midnighters

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul Doo Wop Pop / Rock
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Myron Bradshaw, 23 September 1905, Youngstown, Ohio, USA, d. 26 November 1958, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. While studying psychology at Wilberforce University, Ohio, Bradshaw became involved in the campus’ flourishing musical subculture. He joined Horace Henderson’s Collegians as the band’s singer. In 1932, he went to New York where he played drums with several ban Read more

Rosco Gordon - 26% match to The Midnighters

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Blues Jazz
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10 April 1928, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 11 July 2002, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. A self-taught boogie-woogie styled pianist with no acknowledged influences other than a presumed awareness of the work of Amos Milburn and Little Willie Littlefield. Gordon was part of the Beale Streeters group in the late 40s, alongside Johnny Ace, B.B. King and later, Bobby Bland Read more

The Swallows - 26% match to The Midnighters

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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The Dominoes - 24% match to The Midnighters

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul Blues
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Big Jay McNeely - 23% match to The Midnighters

Genres: Blues Jazz Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Cecil James McNeely, 29 April 1927, Los Angeles, California, USA. As a tenor saxophonist McNeely was one of the pioneers of the wild, honking style and acrobatic stage show that emerged in the dancehalls during the late 40s. The definitive tune of this style was ‘The Deacon’s Hop’, which reached number 1 in the Billboard R&B chart in 1949. His ‘Wild W Read more

Johnny Ace - 21% match to The Midnighters

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Blues
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Nappy Brown - 20% match to The Midnighters

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
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Napoleon Brown Goodson Culp, 12 October 1929, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Brown began his career as a gospel singer, but moved to R&B when an appearance in Newark, New Jersey, led to a recording contract with Savoy Records in 1954. A deep-voiced, highly individual R&B singer, he had a number of hits during the 50s, including ‘Don’t Be Angry’ (1955) Read more

Roy Milton - 20% match to The Midnighters

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
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31 July 1907, Wynnewood, Oklahoma, USA, d. 18 September 1983, Los Angeles, California, USA. Growing up on his Chickasaw grandmother’s reservation, Milton encountered blues music when his family moved to Tulsa. In the late 20s, he was a vocalist with the Ernie Fields Orchestra; while on tour in Texas, he replaced the band’s drummer after the latter was arrested. He Read more

The "5" Royales - 19% match to The Midnighters

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
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The Five Royales - 19% match to The Midnighters

Genres: R&B / Soul Doo Wop
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The Five Royals - 19% match to The Midnighters

Genres: Doo Wop
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Willie Mabon - 17% match to The Midnighters

Genres: Blues Jazz R&B / Soul
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24 October 1925, Hollywood, Tennessee, USA, d. 19 April 1985, Paris, France. Accompanying himself on piano and secondly on harmonica, Mabon sang in an urbane blues style similar to Charles Brown. He moved from Memphis, Tennessee, to Chicago in 1942 and was first recorded in 1949 as a member of the Blues Rockers group. After military service he became a popular entertainer in Read more

Buster Brown - 15% match to The Midnighters

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Wayman Glasco, 15 August 1911, Cordele, Georgia, USA, d. 31 January 1976, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Brown played harmonica at local clubs and made a few recordings, including ‘I’m Gonna Make You Happy’ in 1943. Brown moved to New York in 1956 where he was discovered by Fire Records owner Bobby Robinson while working in a chicken and barbecue joint. In 1959, he Read more

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