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The JB's - 100% match to Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Dyke & The Blazers - 90% match to Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

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

Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett - 88% match to Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Comedy Musicals & The Arts Blues Funk
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18 March 1941, Prattville, Alabama, USA, d. 19 January 2006, Reston, Virginia, USA. The ‘wicked Pickett’ was one of the great southern soul singers to emerge during the 60s. Pickett moved to Detroit, Michigan in his early teens. He joined gospel group the Violinaires and embarked on church tours throughout North America. In his late teens he graduated to secular mu Read more

Lyn Collins - 86% match to Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk
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Black Heat - 84% match to Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Jean Knight - 80% match to Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Urban & Rap
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26 June 1943, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Knight’s early releases with producer Huey P. Meaux were overshadowed by ‘Mr. Big Stuff’ in 1971, one of soul’s most popular releases. Released on Stax Records and produced by Wardell Quezerque at the same session that yielded the King Floyd hit ‘Groove Me’, Knight’s performance was rewarded with a Read more

Lee Dorsey - 79% match to Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Irving Lee Dorsey, 24 December 1926, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 1 December 1986, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. An ex-boxer (nicknamed ‘Kid Chocolate’) turned singer, Dorsey first recorded for Joe Banashak’s Instant label. One song, ‘Lottie Mo’, became a regional hit and led to a contract with Fury. The infectious ‘Ya Ya’ (1961) was a nu Read more

Ohio Players - 75% match to Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Formed in Dayton, Ohio, USA, this multi-talented unit originated from four members of the Ohio Untouchables, saxophonists Ralph ‘Pee Wee’ Middlebrooks and Clarence ‘Satch’ Satchell, bass player Marshall Jones and guitarist Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner. The Ohio Untouchables forged a reputation as a powerful instrumental group by providing the backing t Read more

Rufus Thomas - 73% match to Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Blues Music Videos & Concerts Funk Holiday & Seasonal Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television
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26 March 1917, Cayce, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 December 2001, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. A singer, dancer and entertainer, Thomas learned his trade as a member of the Rabbit Foot Minstrels, a vaudeville-inspired touring group. By the late 40s he was performing in several Memphis nightclubs and organizing local talent shows. B.B. King, Bobby Bland and Junior Parker were discover Read more

Bar-Kays - 72% match to Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

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

The Fatback Band - 72% match to Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
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There are many, including genuine authorities such as Afrika Bambaataa, who state that ‘King Tim III (Personality Jock)’ by Fatback, released on Spring Records in 1979, is the first true hip-hop record. ‘King Tim’ was actually the b-side to ‘You’re My Candy Sweet’, before radio programmers and listeners made it the more popular selection. The Read more

Graham Central Station - 71% match to Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk
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Formed in San Francisco in late 1972 by Larry Graham (14 August 1946, Beaumont, Texas, USA), erstwhile bass player in Sly And The Family Stone. The core of the group - David Vega (lead guitar), Hershall Kennedy (keyboards), Willie Sparks and Patrice Banks (both drums) - comprised former members of Hot Chocolate (USA), a local band Graham was producing, while a second keyboa Read more

Cymande - 69% match to Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

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 Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Genres: Pop / Rock Funk R&B / Soul
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Betty Davis - 67% match to Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
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