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Betty Wright - 100% match to Marlena Shaw

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Disco Funk
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21 December 1953, Miami, Florida, USA. A former member of her family gospel group, the Echoes Of Joy, Wright’s first recordings were as a backing singer. She later embarked on a solo career and scored a minor hit with ‘Girls Can’t Do What The Guys Do’ in 1968. ‘Clean Up Woman’ (1972), a US R&B number 2/pop number 6 hit, established a punchie Read more

Lyn Collins - 87% match to Marlena Shaw

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
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Esther Phillips - 85% match to Marlena Shaw

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Television Blues Country & Bluegrass Disco
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Esther Mae Jones, 23 December 1935, Galveston, Texas, USA, d. 7 August 1984, Carson, California, USA. This distinctive vocalist was discovered by band leader Johnny Otis. She joined his revue in 1949 where, performing as Little Esther, the teenage singer recorded two number 1 R&B singles, ‘Double Crossing Blues’ and ‘Mistrustin’ Blues’. She then Read more

Little Esther - 85% match to Marlena Shaw

Genres: R&B / Soul Blues Pop / Rock
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Minnie Riperton - 79% match to Marlena Shaw

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Vocals
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8 November 1947, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 12 July 1979, Los Angeles, California, USA. A former singer with the Gems, Riperton recorded under the name ‘Andrea Davis’ prior to joining the Rotary Connection. She remained with this adventurous, black pop/psychedelic group between 1967 and 1970, before embarking on a solo career. In 1973 the singer began working with Read more

Ann Peebles - 72% match to Marlena Shaw

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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27 April 1947, East St. Louis, Missouri, USA. An impromptu appearance at the Rosewood Club in Memphis led to Peebles’ recording contract. Band leader Gene Miller took the singer to producer Willie Mitchell, whose skills fashioned an impressive debut single, ‘Walk Away’ (1969). Peebles’ style was more fully shaped with ‘Part Time Love’ (1970), an Read more

Gwen McCrae - 68% match to Marlena Shaw

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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21 December 1943, Pensacola, Florida, USA. The wife of George McCrae, Gwen made her mark in the mid-70s with a delightful series of southern-style soul numbers produced by Steve Alaimo and Clarence Reid for Henry Stone’s Miami-based TK operation. She first found success with a remarkable remake of the old Bobby Bland gospel blues, ‘Lead Me On’ (R&B number Read more

Donny Hathaway - 67% match to Marlena Shaw

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Disco Pop / Rock
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1 October 1945, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 13 January 1979, New York City, New York, USA. Originally schooled in the gospel tradition, this versatile artist was raised in St. Louis and majored in musical theory at Howard University in Washington DC. He performed in a cocktail jazz trio before gaining employment as a producer with Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom Records. A duet Read more

Roy Ayers - 64% match to Marlena Shaw

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul Soundtracks Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Action & Adventure Funk 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

The O'Jays - 63% match to Marlena Shaw

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television Easy Listening
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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

Sam & Dave - 57% match to Marlena Shaw

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Blues
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Samuel David Moore (12 October 1935, Miami, Florida, USA) and David Prater (b. 9 May 1937, Ocilla, Georgia, USA, d. 9 April 1988). Sam And Dave first performed together in 1961 at Miami’s King Of Hearts club. Moore originally sang in his father’s Baptist church before joining the Melonaires, while Prater, who had worked with the Sensational Hummingbirds, was also g Read more

Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones - 55% match to Marlena Shaw

Genres: Jazz Drama Television R&B / Soul Documentaries Action & Adventure Soundtracks Comedy Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Mystery / Thriller Pop / Rock Vocals Big Band & Swing Music & Radio Latin Westerns World Music
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Quincy Delight Jones Jnr., 14 March 1933, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Jones began playing trumpet as a child and also developed an early interest in arranging, studying at the Berklee College Of Music. When he joined Lionel Hampton in 1951 it was as both performer and writer. With Hampton he visited Europe in a remarkable group that included rising stars Clifford Brown, Art Farm Read more

The Crusaders - 54% match to Marlena Shaw

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Television Jazz
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This remarkably versatile group was formed in Houston, Texas, as the Swingsters. During the 50s, Wilton Felder (31 August 1940, Houston, Texas, USA; reeds), Wayne Henderson (b. 24 September 1939, Houston, Texas, USA; trombone), Joe Sample (b. 1 February 1939, Houston, Texas, USA; keyboards) and Nesbert ‘Stix’ Hooper (b. 15 August 1938, Houston, Texas, USA; drums), Read more

Parliament - 53% match to Marlena Shaw

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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This exceptional US vocal quintet was formed in 1955 by George Clinton (22 July 1940, Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA), Raymond Davis (b. 29 March 1940, Sumter, South Carolina, USA, d. 5 July 2005, New Brunswick, USA), Calvin Simon (b. 22 May 1942, Beckley, West Virginia, USA), Clarence ‘Fuzzy’ Haskins (b. 8 June 1941, Elkhorn, West Virginia, USA) and Grady Thomas Read more

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin - 52% match to Marlena Shaw

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Music Videos & Concerts Vocals Pop / Rock Soundtracks Jazz Documentaries Easy Listening Christian & Gospel Funk Television R&B / Soul Christian & Gospel Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient
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25 March 1942, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Aretha Franklin’s music is steeped in the traditions of the church. Her father, Rev. C.L. Franklin, was a Baptist preacher who, once he had moved his family to Detroit, became famous throughout black America for his fiery sermons and magnetic public appearances. He knew the major gospel stars Mahalia Jackson and Clara Ward, who in Read more

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