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The Brothers Johnson - 100% match to Heatwave

Genres: R&B / Soul Disco Funk Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Television
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US hard-funk duo featured George Johnson (17 May 1953, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar, vocals) and Louis Johnson (b. 13 April 1955, Los Angeles, California, USA; bass). They previously worked alongside their older brother Tommy and cousin Alex Weir in the band Johnson Three Plus One, backing the Supremes and Bobby Womack. George and Louis then went on to tour with Read more

Con Funk Shun - 95% match to Heatwave

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed initially in 1968 as Project Soul by Mike Cooper (guitar, sitar, timbales, percussion, vocals) and Louis McCall (drums, vocals), the group’s rise began when they accepted an offer to back the Soul Children, necessitating a move from California to Memphis. Upon arrival in 1972, Project Soul became Con Funk Shun, having been augmented by group members Karl Fuller (tru Read more

Shalamar - 93% match to Heatwave

Genres: R&B / Soul Electronic & Ambient Funk Pop / Rock Dance Disco
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This act was created by Dick Griffey, booking agent for US television’s Soul Train show, and Simon Soussan, a veteran of UK’s northern soul scene. The latter produced ‘Uptown Festival’, a medley of popular Motown Records favourites, which was issued on Griffey’s Solar label. Although credited to ‘Shalamar’, the track featured session musicians Read more

Gap Band - 92% match to Heatwave

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Pop / Rock Dance Disco
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

A Taste Of Honey - 83% match to Heatwave

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Funk
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Rose Royce - 80% match to Heatwave

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Funk Disco
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the USA as a multi-purpose backing group, the original nine-piece worked under a variety of names. In 1973 Kenji Brown (guitar), Victor Nix (keyboards), Kenny Copeland, Freddie Dunn (trumpets), Michael Moore (saxophone), Lequient ‘Duke’ Jobe (bass), Henry Garner and Terrai Santiel (drums) backed Edwin Starr as Total Concept Limited, before supporting Yvonne Read more

The Emotions - 80% match to Heatwave

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Doo Wop Funk Heavy Metal Comedy Disco Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
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The O'Jays - 80% match to Heatwave

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Funk R&B / Soul Television Pop / Rock Easy Listening
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Lakeside - 78% match to Heatwave

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul Disco
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1969, US vocalists Tiemeyer McCain, Thomas Oliver Shelby, Otis Stokes and Mark Woods were augmented by an instrumental unit comprising Steve Shockley (guitar), Norman Beavers (keyboards), Marvin Craig (bass), Fred Alexander (drums) and Fred Lewis (percussion). Originally based in Dayton, Ohio, USA, this funk group secured its first hit in 1978 with ‘It’s All Read more

Midnight Star - 78% match to Heatwave

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Dazz Band - 77% match to Heatwave

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul Disco
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bobby Harris masterminded the formation of the Dazz Band in the late 70s when he combined two Cleveland funk outfits, Bell Telefunk and the Kinsman Grill house band. The result was an eight-piece line-up, with Harris, Pierre DeMudd and Skip Martin III handling horns and vocals, and Eric Fearman (guitar), Kevin Frederick (keyboards), Kenny Pettus (percussion), Michael Wiley (bas Read more

L.T.D. - 77% match to Heatwave

Genres: R&B / Soul Disco Pop / Rock Easy Listening Television
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Brick - 76% match to Heatwave

Genres: R&B / Soul Electronic & Ambient Funk Pop / Rock
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Cameo - 76% match to Heatwave

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Pop / Rock Children's Music Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US soul/funk act, originally called the New York City Players, was formed in 1974 by Larry ‘Mr. B’ Blackmon (New York City, New York, USA; drums, vocals) and vocalists Tomi Jenkins and Nathan Leftenant. Building up a strong following by undergoing rigorous touring schedules, with their backing group at times numbering almost a dozen members, they signed with t Read more

Earth, Wind & Fire - 75% match to Heatwave

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Funk R&B / Soul Action & Adventure Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Easy Listening Music Theme Television
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

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