Bar-Kays

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by Bar-Kays

Biography

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-Kays were groomed as that label’s second-string house band by Al Jackson, drummer in Booker T. And The MGs. They were... Read more

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funk
soul
rhythm and blues
60s
stax
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