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Martha & The Vandellas - 100% match to Jr. Walker & The All Stars

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Comedy Music Videos & Concerts
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Martha Reeves - 100% match to Jr. Walker & The All Stars

Genres: R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Vintage Erotica & Mature Pop / Rock Disco Funk
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18 July 1941, Alabama, USA. Reeves was schooled in both gospel and classical music, but it was vocal group R&B that caught her imagination. She began performing in the late 50s under the name Martha Lavaille, briefly joining the Fascinations and then the Del-Phis. In 1961 she joined the fledgling Motown Records organization in Detroit, where she served as secretary to Wi Read more

The Marvelettes - 100% match to Jr. Walker & The All Stars

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Soundtracks Vocals Dance
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The Marvelettes’ career epitomized the haphazard progress endured by many of the leading girl-groups of the early 60s. Despite enjoying several major US hits, they were unable to sustain a consistent line-up, and their constant shifts in personnel made it difficult to overcome their rather anonymous public image. The group was formed in the late 50s by five students at Ink Read more

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - 92% match to Jr. Walker & The All Stars

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Blues
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The Miracles - 92% match to Jr. Walker & The All Stars

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Blues R&B / Soul
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Of all the R&B vocal groups formed in Detroit, Michigan, USA, in the mid-50s, the Miracles proved to be the most successful. They were founded at the city’s Northern High School in 1955 by Smokey Robinson (William Robinson, 19 February 1940, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Emerson Rogers, Bobby Rogers (b. 19 February 1940, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Ronnie White (b. 5 April Read more

Four Tops - 90% match to Jr. Walker & The All Stars

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Soundtracks
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Kim Weston - 80% match to Jr. Walker & The All Stars

Genres: R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Funk Holiday & Seasonal
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Agatha Natalie Weston, 20 December 1939, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Kim Weston received her musical education with the Wright Specials gospel group, an influence that survived throughout her subsequent career. Torn between pursuing music or acting, she was persuaded to join the Motown Records label in the early 60s by Johnny Thornton, the cousin of two of the label’s top Read more

The Contours - 79% match to Jr. Walker & The All Stars

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts New Age Dance
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The Contours formed as an R&B vocal group in Detroit in 1959, featuring lead vocalist Billy Gordon, Billy Hoggs, Joe Billingslea and Sylvester Potts. Hubert Johnson (14 January 1941, d. 11 July 1981) joined the line-up in 1960, and it was his cousin Jackie Wilson who secured the group an audition and then a contract with Motown Records in 1961. Initial singles proved uns Read more

The Velvelettes - 78% match to Jr. Walker & The All Stars

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Funk
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Two pairs of sisters, Millie and Cal Gill, and Bertha and Norma Barbee, formed the original Velvelettes line-up in 1961 at Western Michigan State University. After recording a one-off single, ‘There He Goes’, for IPG Records in 1963, they were signed to Motown Records, where they were placed in the hands of fledgling producer Norman Whitfield. This partnership spawned Read more

The Temptations - 77% match to Jr. Walker & The All Stars

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Doo Wop Funk Soundtracks Blues Drama Easy Listening
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Mary Wells - 76% match to Jr. Walker & The All Stars

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Documentaries Jazz Music & Radio
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13 May 1943, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 26 July 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA. At the age of 17, Mary Wells composed ‘Bye Bye Baby’, a song which she offered to R&B star Jackie Wilson. His producer, Berry Gordy, was sufficiently impressed to offer her a contract with the newly formed Motown Records label, and Wells’ rendition of her song became one of Read more

Jimmy Ruffin - 74% match to Jr. Walker & The All Stars

Genres: R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Blues Music Videos & Concerts
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7 May 1939, Collinsville, Mississippi, USA. The son of a minister, Ruffin was born into a musical family: his brother, David Ruffin, and cousin, Melvin Franklin, both became mainstays of the Temptations. Ruffin abandoned his gospel background to become a session singer in the early 60s, joining the Motown Records stable in 1961 for a one-off single before he was drafted for Read more

Shorty Long - 73% match to Jr. Walker & The All Stars

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
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Frederick Earl Long, 20 May 1940, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, d. 29 June 1969, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Multi-instrumentalist Long received tutelage from W.C. Handy and Alvin Robinson before joining Harvey Fuqua’s Tri-Phi label in 1961. This Detroit-based company was later acquired by Motown Records and Long acted as master of ceremonies on his new outlet’s touring re Read more

Gladys Knight & The Pips - 63% match to Jr. Walker & The All Stars

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Disco Easy Listening Funk R&B / Soul Soundtracks Television Pop / Rock
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Edwin Starr - 62% match to Jr. Walker & The All Stars

Genres: R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Charles Edwin Hatcher, 21 January 1942, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, d. 2 April 2003, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. The brother of soul singers Roger and Willie Hatcher, Starr was raised in Cleveland, where he formed the Future Tones vocal group in 1957. They recorded one single for Tress, before Starr was drafted into the US Army for three years. After completing his Read more

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