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The JB's - 82% match to Charles Wright

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
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Bobby Byrd - 78% match to Charles Wright

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The Isley Brothers - 70% match to Charles Wright

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Funk R&B / Soul Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal Dance Doo Wop
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Three brothers, O’Kelly (25 December 1937, d. 31 March 1986), Rudolph (b. 1 April 1939) and Ronald Isley (b. 21 May 1941), began singing gospel in their home-town of Cincinnati, USA, in the early 50s, accompanied by their brother Vernon, who died in a car crash around 1957. Moving to New York the following year, the trio issued one-off singles before being signed by the Read more

Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - 69% match to Charles Wright

Genres: Funk
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1940, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA. Wright was raised in Los Angeles, California, and from the age of 12 began playing music in high school where he was attracted strongly to the blues, having previously heard gospel music in church. Early influences included soul and blues artists such as Jesse Belvin, James Brown, Little Walter, Curtis Mayfield, Otis Redding, Jimmy Reed, M Read more

Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - 69% match to Charles Wright

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk
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Originally conceived as an instrumental group, Bernard Blackman (guitar), Raymond Jackson (trombone), John Rayford (1943; tenor saxophone), Melvin Dunlap (bass) and James Gadson (drums), were still known by their former name, the Soul Runners, when a 1967 release, ‘Grits ’N Corn Bread’, reached the US R&B Top 40. Having changed their name in deference to t Read more

Cymande - 68% match to Charles Wright

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
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This London, England-based band coined the phrase ‘nyah rock’. Their musical influences included soul, afrobeat, reggae and calypso, and they were widely considered the roots alternative to Osibisa. The variable line-up centred around the duo of Patrick Patterson (guitar, organ, vocals) and Stephen Scipio (bass), who enrolled the services of like-minded individuals in Read more

Average White Band - 67% match to Charles Wright

Genres: Pop / Rock Funk R&B / Soul
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Dyke & The Blazers - 59% match to Charles Wright

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
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This Los Angeles-based unit evolved when Dyke (Arlester Christian, 13 June 1943, Buffalo, New York, USA, d. 13 March 1971, Phoenix, Arizona, USA) teamed with the Blazers, formerly the O’Jays’ backing group. ‘Funky Broadway’, Dyke’s own composition, gave his band its debut hit in 1967, but their performance was overshadowed by Wilson Pickett’s mo Read more

The Meters - 57% match to Charles Wright

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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This fundamental quartet, Art Neville (Arthur Lanon Neville, 17 December 1937, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; keyboards), Leo Nocentelli (guitar), George Porter Jnr. (b. 26 December 1947, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; bass) and Joseph ‘Zigaboo/Ziggy’ Modeliste (drums), came together during informal sessions held in various New Orleans nightclubs. Initially known as Ar Read more

Heatwave - 54% match to Charles Wright

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Disco Easy Listening Funk
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Although based in Britain, Heatwave was formed by the Wilder brothers, Johnnie (3 July 1949, Dayton, Ohio, USA, d. 13 May 2006, Clayton, Ohio, USA) and Keith, on their discharge from the US Army. An advertisement in a music paper yielded Hull, England-born songwriter and keyboardist Rod Temperton, while further members recruited were the American guitarists Eric Johns (b. Er Read more

Bar-Kays - 53% match to Charles Wright

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Television Pop / Rock
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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

Maze - 53% match to Charles Wright

Genres: R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Funk Music Videos & Concerts
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Frankie Beverly (6 December 1946, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) had an apprenticeship in several Philadelphia groups. One such unit, Frankie Beverly And The Butlers, recorded several well-received singles in the 60s, but never managed to attract more than local play. By the early 70s, however, impressed by Santana and Sly And The Family Stone, he formed a self-contained b Read more

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly - 53% match to Charles Wright

Genres: R&B / Soul
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King Curtis - 52% match to Charles Wright

Genres: R&B / Soul Jazz Pop / Rock Dance Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Vocals
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Curtis Ousley, 7 February 1934, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 13 August 1971, New York City, New York, USA. A respected saxophonist and session musician, Curtis appeared on countless releases, including those as disparate as Buddy Holly and Andy Williams. He is, however, best recalled for his work on Atlantic Records. A former member of Lionel Hampton’s band, Curtis moved Read more

Roy Ayers - 52% match to Charles Wright

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul Soundtracks Action & Adventure Funk Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Urban & Rap
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10 September 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA. A popular jazz vibraphonist and vocalist, Ayers reached the peak of his commercial popularity during the mid-70s and early 80s, crossing over into the mainstream charts. He is also justly celebrated as an important influence on the latter decade’s acid-jazz movement. Read more

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