Donnie Elbert

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by Donnie Elbert

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25 May 1936, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 31 January 1989. Elbert’s prolific career began in the 50s as a member of the Vibraharps. His first solo hit, ‘What Can I Do?’, was released in 1957, but the singer’s career was interrupted by a spell in the US Army. Discharged in 1961, recordings for Parkway Records and Checker then followed, before Elbert the labels, Gateway/Upstate, co-founded by Robert Schachner in 1964. His reputation was secured by ‘Run Little... Read more

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soul
northern soul
new orleans
rock and roll
vocal
male
70s
american
mellow
oldies
male vocalists
rhythm and blues
50s
rock n roll
doo wop
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united states
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rhythm & blues
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