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Reply #30 posted 05/09/21 9:35am

motown1958

Michael Henderson

Gary “Mudbone” Cooper (Parliament/Funkadelic)

Ronnie Dyson

Peabo Bryson

Jeffrey Osborne

Glenn Jones

Levi Stubbs (Four Tops)

Paul Williams (The Temptations)

Tevin Campbell

Walter “Junie” Morrison

Michael Cooper (Con Funk Shun)

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Reply #31 posted 05/13/21 8:06am

RJOrion

the great Philippé Wynne
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Reply #32 posted 05/13/21 4:52pm

MickyDolenz

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Bobby McFerrin
Naturally 7
Gino Vannelli
Johnny Rivers
The Lettermen
Benjamin Clementine
Stringbean (Hee Haw, he was also wearing "pants an the ground" decades before it became a hip hop era fashion style lol)
Andraé Crouch
John Oates
Tiny Tim

Jim Nabors

Bob McGrath (he released a few records in the 1960s before being cast on Sesame Street)

Enchantment

Jose Feliciano (he seems to be mostly known today for Feliz Navidad)

Tavares

Leon Bridges

Joe Simon

Tony Terry

Jesse Powell

Christión

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Reply #33 posted 05/13/21 6:39pm

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RJOrion said:

the great Philippé Wynne

thumbs up!

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Reply #34 posted 05/13/21 6:41pm

kitbradley

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Rahsaan Patterson

Will Downing

Chris Walker

Gary Taylor

Glenn Jones

Howard Hewitt

Joe

Michael Franks

Noel Gourdin

O'bryan

Phil Perry

Stephen Bishop

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Reply #35 posted 05/14/21 3:12am

RJOrion

Curtis Mayfield is wildly underrated and overlooked as a singer and Master Songwriter/Composer
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Reply #36 posted 05/17/21 7:20pm

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kitbradley said:

Gary Taylor


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Damn, how could I forget Gary Taylor! Definitely Underrated, and one of my unsung heroes!

One of my prized possessions is a 45 single of his original version of "Just Get's Better With Time".

When he wrote it as a single for his proposed second album, A&M, his label at the time,

said they could not hear a hit.

Gary ended up giving the song to Alfie Silas, and later to the Whispers, who, of course, scored a huge hit with the song....

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Reply #37 posted 05/18/21 1:55pm

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Little Richard (after 1959)

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #38 posted 05/18/21 4:46pm

RJOrion

the great, great Marvin Junior (The Dells)...the man the great Teddy Pendergrass took his whole vocal style from
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Reply #39 posted 05/19/21 1:08am

Hamad

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- Little Jimmy Scott

- Eddie Kendricks (not lesser know but not the most talked about Temptation)

- Emanuel “EJ” Johnson from Enchantment

- G.C. Cameron

- Al Hibbler

- Screamin Jay Hawkins is mostly known for his antics, but few know that his reading of jazz standards were impeccable. He proved to be a serious artist when folks were too distracted by his self-made persona.

- Johnny Ace

- Little Junior Parker

- Leroy Burgess

- ZZ Hill (VainAndy hooked me to him)
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Reply #40 posted 05/19/21 1:09am

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MickyDolenz said:

Little Richard (after 1959)



Agree! His Jimi Hendrix era is my fave Little Richard moment.
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Reply #41 posted 05/19/21 7:37am

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Hamad said:

Agree! His Jimi Hendrix era is my fave Little Richard moment.

Little Richard's music did not get the promotion and attention after his early success. Same for others like Fats Domino & Chubby Checker. They became oldies acts who people would go to see perform their 1950s hits. Elvis continued to get noticed because all of those movies he did in the 1960s. Elvis had TV specials & concert films later in his career and he still got radio airplay. Richard kinda became a celebrity personality that was seen on TV shows, like the kind who would be on Hollywood Squares or talk shows like Mike Douglas. Some people today know him as the guy who would say "shut up" on TV commercials. Richard's gospel records are pretty good too. On the gospel stuff, he often sings different, less screaming. He sings straight, you probably would not know it was him. razz

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #42 posted 05/19/21 8:45am

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Omg the gospel stuff! They really showcased his range and proved he sang like an Angel. I loved his gospel period too. His career is one of the most frustrating stories in rock & roll, combination of racism and missed opportunities.
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Reply #43 posted 06/06/21 4:26pm

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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #44 posted 06/06/21 4:33pm

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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #45 posted 06/07/21 2:37pm

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RJOrion said:

the great, great Marvin Junior (The Dells)...the man the great Teddy Pendergrass took his whole vocal style from


That one held note in the Chess version of “Oh What a Night”.., my God !!
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Reply #46 posted 06/07/21 2:39pm

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MickyDolenz said:

Little Richard (after 1959)



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Reply #47 posted 06/07/21 4:06pm

RJOrion

jjhunsecker said:

RJOrion said:

the great, great Marvin Junior (The Dells)...the man the great Teddy Pendergrass took his whole vocal style from


That one held note in the Chess version of “Oh What a Night”.., my God !!


WORD!...legendary...and when you see the video clips on youtube of him doing that, he looks effortless holding that note...but wasnt the song "Stay (In My Corner)"?
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Reply #48 posted 06/07/21 8:49pm

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RJOrion said:

jjhunsecker said:



That one held note in the Chess version of “Oh What a Night”.., my God !!


WORD!...legendary...and when you see the video clips on youtube of him doing that, he looks effortless holding that note...but wasnt the song "Stay (In My Corner)"?
[Edited 6/7/21 16:12pm]


Actually, you’re correct... brain fog !
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Reply #49 posted 06/09/21 11:32am

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Alot of people don't know that George Micheal sang background for Cassidy. I always felt he was underrated as a singer.

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