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 1991

Gregory, Hugh
Soul music A-Z
London: Blandford, 1991, 266 p.


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  Abbott, Gregory (a. 1984)   soul singer, songwriter
  Abner, Ewart (a. 1950)   record producer
  Abramson, Herb (b. 1920)   record producer
  Ace, Johnny (b. 1929 d. 1954)   singer
  Acklin, Barbara (b. 1944)   singer, vocals
  Adams, Johnny (b. 1932)   singer
  Adams, Oleta (a. 1990)   singer, songwriter
  Adeva (a. 1988)   singer
  Afrika Bambaatta (b. 1960)   rapper
  Alexander, Arthur (b. 1940)   cast, singer
  Alexander, J.W. "Woody" (a. 1957)   singer
  Allen, Lee (b. 1926)   cast, guitar
  Allman, Duane (b. 1946 d. 1971)   guitar, rock & roll guitar
  Arby, Terence Trent (b. 1962)   pop singer, FBS~
  Ashford, Nickolas [Nicky] (b. 1942)   composer, lyricist
  Austin, Gerald (b. 1942)   singer
  Austin, Patti (b. 1948)   soul singer, vocals
  Bailey, Philip (b. 1951)   composer, percussion
  Baker, Anita (b. 1957)   soul singer
  Baker, Arthur (b. 1955)   record producer
  Baker, LaVern (b. 1929)   bass (instrument), rhythm & blues singer
  Ballard, Hank [Henry] (b. 1936)   composer, lyricist
  Banks, Darrell (b. 1938 d. 1970)   singer
  Banks, Homer (b. 1941)   songwriter
  Barnum, H.B. (b. 1936)   arranger, composer
  Barrett, Richard (b. 1936 a. 1955-1957)   lead singer
  Barry, Jeff (b. 1939)   composer, lyricist
  Barry, Len (b. 1942 a. 1957-1963)   lead singer, vocals
  Bartholomew, Dave (b. 1920)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Bass, Fontella (b. 1940)   organ, piano
  Bass, Ralph (b. 1911)  
  Beckett, Barry (b. 1944)   singer, record producer
  Bell, Al (a. 1965)   record producer
  Bell, Madeleine (b. 1942)   cast, singer
  Bell, Thom (b. 1943)   record producer
  Bell, William (b. 1939)   arranger, bass (instrument)
  Belle, Regina (b. 1963 a. 1987)   rhythm & blues singer
  Belvin, Jesse (b. 1932 d. 1960)   piano, singer
  Benjamin, Benny   record producer
  Benton, Brook (b. 1931 d. 1988)   melifluent singer, vocals
  Berns, Bert (b. 1929 d. 1967)   record producer, songwriter
  Berry, Chuck (b. 1926)   composer, lyricist
  Blackwell, Robert "Bumps" (b. 1918 d. 1985)   composer, arranger
  Bland, Bobby Blue [Robert Calvin] (b. 1930)   singer, vocals
  Blow, Kurtis (b. 1959)   producer, vocals
  Bootsy (a. 1970)   bassist
  Briggs, David (a. 1960s)   keyboard, organ
  Bristol, Johnny (a. 1960)   singer, songwriter
  Brown, Bobby (b. 1969 a. 1983)   soul singer
  Brown, James (b. 1933)   band, bass guitar
  Brown, Maxine (b. 1932)   singer
  Brown, Roy James (b. 1925 d. 1981)   rhythm & blues singer
  Brown, Ruth (b. 1928)   cast, jazz/blues diva
  Brown, Shirley (b. 1947)   singer
  Bryson, Peabo [Robert Peabo] (b. 1951)   singer
  Burke, Solomon (b. 1936)   rhythm & blues singer, vocals
  Butler, Jerry (b. 1939)   rhythm & blues singer, vocals
  Campbell, Milton James (b. 1934)   guitar, blues singer
  Carey, Mariah (b. 1970)   country music singer, songwriter
  Carlton, Carl (b. 1953)   soul singer
  Carlton, Larry (Eugene) (b. 1948)   guitar
  Carr, James (b. 1942)   soul singer
  Carrigan, Jerry (a. 1964)   country music singer, drums
  Carter, Clarence (b. 1936)   soul singer, vocals
  Cash, Alvin (b. 1939)   singer
  Castor, Jimmy (b. 1943)   saxophone, singer
  Chandler, Gene (b. 1940)   soul singer, vocals
  Charles, Ray (b. 1930)   direttore d'orchestre, piano
  Checker, Chubby (b. 1941)   rock singer
  Chess, Len (a. 1937)   record producer
  Chess, Phil (a. 1937)   record producer
  Clark, Dee (b. 1938 d. 1990)   singer
  Claunch, Quinton (b. 1922)   record producer
  Clay, Otis (b. 1942)   singer
  Clinton, George (b. 1940 a. 1976)   popular songwriter, record producer
  Cogbill, Tommy (d. 1983 a. 1962)   bassist
  Cole, Natalie (b. 1950)   singer
  Collier, Mitty (b. 1941 a. 1961)   singer, vocals
  Conley, Arthur (b. 1946)   soul singer, vocals
  Cooke, Sam (b. 1931 d. 1964)   composer, gospel singer
  Couch, Tommy (a. 1960)   record producer
  Covay, Don (b. 1938 a. 1955)   arranger, singer
  Crawford, Randy (b. 1952)   jazz singer, soul singer
  Cray, Robert (b. 1953)   blues guitar, singer
  Cropper, Steve (b. 1941 a. 1961-1966)   guitar, rock guitar
  Curtis, King (b. 1934 d. 1971)   tenor sax, arranger
  Cymone, Andre (a. 1970)   bassist
  Davis, Clive (Jay) (b. 1934 a. 1960)   record executive
  Davis, Tyrone (b. 1938)   soul singer
  Day, Bobby (b. 1932 d. 1990)   singer, songwriter
  Desanto, Sugar Pie (b. 1935)   singer
  Diddley, Bo (b. 1928)   jazz guitar, vocals
  Dixon, Luther (a. 1963)   record producer, vocals
  Domino, Fats (b. 1928)   composer, lyricist
  Dorsey, Lee (b. 1924 d. 1986)   rhythm & blues singer, vocals
  Dowd, Tom (b. 1925 a. 1948)   producer, recording engineer
  Downing, Big Al (b. 1940)   country music singer
  Downing, Will (a. 1988)   singer, record producer
  Duke, Doris (b. 1945)   soul singer
  Duke, George (b. 1946)   keyboard, piano
  Dunn, Donald "Duck" (b. 1941 a. 1961-1966)   bass guitar
  Edwards, Bernard (b. 1952)   bass
  Edwards, Dennis (b. 1943)   baritone
  Elbert, Donnie (b. 1936 d. 1989)   soul singer, vocals
  Ellis, Shirley (b. 1941)   singer
  Ellison, Lorraine (b. 1943)   singer, vocals
  Ertegun, Ahmet [Nugetre] (b. 1923)   producer, record producer
  Everett, Betty (b. 1939)   singer
  Felder, Wilton (Lewis) (b. 1940)   bass, electric bass
  Flack, Roberta (b. 1937)   singer, vocals
  Floyd, Eddie (b. 1935 a. 1959-1962)   lead singer, vocals
  Ford, Frankie (b. 1939)   rhythm & blues singer
  Foster, Fred   record producer
  Foxx, Charlie (b. 1939)   singer
  Foxx, Inez (b. 1942)   singer, vocals
  Franklin, Aretha (b. 1942)   soul singer, vocals
  Franklin, Carolyn (b. 1945 d. 1988)   singer, writer
  Franklin, Erma (b. 1943)   singer, vocals
  Freeman, Bobby (b. 1940)   rhythm & blues singer
  Fritts, Donnie (a. 1960)   songwriter, vocals
  Fuqua, Harvey (b. 1929)   composer, lyricist
  Gaye, Marvin (b. 1939 d. 1984)   composer, lyricist
  Gaynor, Gloria (b. 1947)   disco singer
  George, Barbara (b. 1942)   singer, tuba
  Gill, Johnny (a. 1983)   singer
  Glover, Henry (b. 1922 a. 1961)   composer, arranger
  Goldner, George (b. 1918)   composer, lyricist
  Gordy, Berry (b. 1929)   composer, lyricist
  Graham, Larry (b. 1946)   electric bass, funk-bass guitar pioneer
  Grandmaster Flash (b. 1958 a. 1982)   rap DJ
  Gray, Dobie (b. 1943)   singer, vocals
  Greaves, R.B. [Ronald Bertram] (b. 1944)   singer, vocals
  Green, Al (b. 1946)   soul singer, tenor sax
  Greene, Marlin (a. 1965)   guitar
  Greenwich, Ellie (b. 1940)   cast, composer
  Hall, Rick (b. 1932)   arranger, country music singer
  Harris, Betty (b. 1943)   singer
  Harrison, Wilbert (b. 1929 a. 1959)   singer, vocals
  Hathaway, Donny (b. 1945 d. 1979)   arranger, composer
  Hathaway, Lalah (a. 1990)   singer
  Hawkins, Roger (a. 1964)   drummer, drums
  Hawkins, Screemin' Jay (b. 1929)   piano, vocals
  Hayes, Isaac (b. 1943)   piano, rhythm & blues singer
  Head, Roy (b. 1943 a. 1965)   country music singer, vocals
  Hebb, Bobby (b. 1941 a. 1953)   guitar, vocals
  Hendrix, Jimi [James Marshall] (b. 1942 d. 1970)   guitar, rock singer
  Hendryx, Nona (b. 1945)   singer
  Hill, Z.Z. [Arzee] (b. 1935 d. 1984)   blues artist
  Hinton, Eddie (a. 1977)   guitar
  Holliday, Jennifer (b. 1960 a. 1982)   cast, soul singer
  Holloway, Brenda (b. 1946)   soul singer
  Hood, David (a. 1967)   bassist
  Houston, Cissy (b. 1933)   cast, soul singer
  Houston, Thelma (a. 1969)   gospel singer
  Houston, Whitney (b. 1963)   soul singer
  Hughes, Jimmy (b. 1938)   singer
  Hunt, Tommy (b. 1933)   singer
  Hunter, Ivory Joe (b. 1914 d. 1974)   piano, singer
  Hutch, Willie (a. 1967)   composer, lyricist
  Ingram, James (b. 1950s a. 1973)   record producer
  Ingram, Luther (Thomas) (b. 1944)   singer, vocals
  Isley, Ernest (b. 1952)   soul-rock guitar, arranger
  Isley, Marvin   bass
  Ivy, Quin (b. 1937)   record producer
  Jackson, Al (b. 1935 d. 1975)   drummer, drums
  Jackson, Chuck [Charles] (b. 1937 a. 1961-1968)   soul singer, vocals
  Jackson, Freddie (b. 1956)   singer
  Jackson, George (a. 1980s)   songwriter
  Jackson, Janet (Damita) (b. 1966)   singer, songwriter
  Jackson, Jermaine [Jermaine LaJaune] (b. 1954)   singer, bass
  Jackson, Michael (b. 1958)   singer, songwriter
  Jackson, Millie (b. 1944)   cast, composer
  Jackson, Walter (b. 1938 d. 1983)   singer
  Jackson, Wayne (b. 1944 a. 1961-1966)   trumpet
  Jam, Jimmy (b. 1959 a. 1978)   keyboard, record producer
  Jamerson, James (b. 1938 d. 1983 a. 1959-1973)   bass guitar
  James, Etta (b. 1938)   rhythm & blues singer, vocals
  James, Rick (b. 1952)   funk singer, songwriter
  Jarreau, Al (b. 1940)   singer, vocals
  Jenkins, Johnny (a. 1962)   guitar
  John, Little Willie (b. 1937 d. 1968)   singer, vocals
  Johnson, Jimmy (b. 1928)   singer, guitar
  Johnson, Marv (b. 1938)   singer
  Johnson, Paul (a. 1987)   soul singer
  Jones, Grace (b. 1952 a. 1912)   first alto, soul and funk singer
  Jones, Linda (b. 1944 d. 1972)   soul singer
  Jones, Quincy (Delight) (b. 1933)   arranger, composer
  K-Doe, Ernie (b. 1936)   singer, vocals
  Kendricks, Eddie (James) (b. 1939)   singer
  Kenner, Chris (b. 1929 d. 1976)   composer, lyricist
  Kesler, Stan   steel guitar
  Khan, Chaka (b. 1953)   singer
  Killen, Buddy (a. 1953)   bass, musician
  King, Albert (b. 1923 d. 1992)   bluesman, guitar
  King, B.B. (b. 1925)   blues singer, guitar
  King, Ben E. (b. 1938)   soul singer
  King, Carole (b. 1943)   composer, lyricist
  King, Earl (b. 1934)   blues guitar, vocals
  King, Evelyn "Champagne" (b. 1960)   singer
  King Floyd (b. 1945 a. 1970-1971)   singer, vocals
  Knight, Frederick (b. 1944)   cast, singer
  Knight, Jean (b. 1943)   singer
  Knight, Robert (b. 1945)   singer
  Labelle, Patti (b. 1944)   rhythm & blues singer, vocals
  Lambert, Dennis (a. 1972)   record producer
  Lavette, Betty (b. 1946 a. 1965)   singer, vocals
  Lee, Laura (b. 1945)   soul and gospel singer, vocals
  Lewis, Barbara (b. 1944 a. 1963-1967)   singer, vocals
  Lewis, Ramsey Emanuel (b. 1935)   jazz piano
  Lewis, Smiley (b. 1913 d. 1966)   piano, vocals
  Lewis, Stan (a. 1945)   record producer
  Little Eva (b. 1945)   singer
  Little Richard (b. 1935)   composer, lyricist
  LL Cool J (b. 1969)   rapper
  Love, Darlene (b. 1938)   cast, pop/soul singer
  Lynn, Barbara (b. 1942)   queen of Texas Rhythm and Blues, vocals
  Mann, Barry (b. 1939)   composer, lyricist
  Marchan, Bobby (b. 1930)   singer, vocals
  Mardin, Arif (b. 1932 a. 1962)   arranger, composer
  Mason, Barbara (b. 1947)   singer
  Mayfield, Curtis (b. 1942)   arranger, rhythm & blues singer
  Mayfield, Percy (b. 1920 d. 1984)   composer, lyricist
  McClinton, Delbert (b. 1940)   singer, songwriter
  McCoy, Van (b. 1944 d. 1979)   arranger, singer
  McCrae, George (b. 1944 d. 1986)   singer
  McDaniels, Gene [Eugene] (b. 1935 a. 1961)   singer
  McGriff, Jimmy (b. 1936)   organ, bandleader
  McPhatter, Clyde (Lensey) (b. 1933 d. 1972)   rhythm & blues singer, vocals
  Meaux, Huey P. (b. 1929)   record producer
  Mel, Melle (b. 1962 a. 1987)   rapper
  Mighty Sam (b. 1943)   blues singer
  Mimms, Garnet (b. 1933)   soul singer
  Mitchell, Willie (b. 1928)   musician, record producer
  Moman, Chips (b. 1936)   arranger, musician
  Moore, Dorothy (b. 1946)   singer
  Morrison, Van [George Ivan] (b. 1945)   singer, songwriter
  Nash, Johnny [John Lester Jr.] (b. 1940)   singer, vocals
  Nathan, Sydney (b. 1904 d. 1968)   recording executive, record producer
  Nyro, Laura (b. 1947)   songwriter, vocals
  O'Neal, Alexander (b. 1954)   soul crooner
  Ocean, Billy (b. 1950 a. 1959)   singer
  Oldham, Spooner (a. 1970s)   organ, piano
  Osborne, Jeffrey (b. 1948 a. 1982-1987)   composer, vocals
  Otis, Johnny (b. 1921)   drummer, drums
  Page, Gene (a. 1970-1972)   arranger
  Palmer, Earl (C. Sr.) (b. 1924)   drummer
  Palmer, Robert (b. 1949)   guitar, singer
  Paris, Mica (b. 1969)   soul singer
  Parker, Ray (b. 1954)   guitar
  Parker, Robert (b. 1930)   sax, tenor sax
  Paul, Billy (b. 1934)   rhythm & blues singer
  Paul, Clarence (b. 1928)   record producer
  Peaston, David (a. 1989)   piano, singer
  Peebles, Ann (b. 1947)   singer, songwriter
  Pendergrass, Teddy [Theodore] (b. 1950)   soul singer, songwriter
  Penn, Wallace Daniel (b. 1941)   songwriter
  Phillips, Esther (b. 1935 d. 1984)   drummer, vocals
  Pickett, Wilson (b. 1941)   soul singer, vocals
  Pomus, Doc (b. 1925 d. 1991 a. 1958-1965)   composer, lyricist
  Porter, David (b. 1941)   composer
  Preston, Billy [William Everett] (b. 1946)   composer, gospel singer
  Price, Lloyd (b. 1933 d. 1988)   rhythm & blues singer
  Prince (b. 1960)   rock singer, songwriter
  Professor Longhair (b. 1918 d. 1980)   rhythm & blues singer, piano
  Purify, James (b. 1944)   composer, rhythm & blues singer
  Putnam, Norbert (a. 1970)   bass, cello
  Quezergue, Wardell (a. 1960s)   arranger, trumpet
  Ragavoy, Jerry (b. 1930)   composer, record producer
  Rawls, Lou [Louis Allen] (b. 1935)   singer, actor
  Rebennack, Mac [Malcolm] (b. 1941)   guitar, piano
  Redding, Otis (b. 1941 d. 1967)   composer, lyricist
  Richbourg, John (d. 1986 a. 1930s)   disc jockey, record producer
  Richie, Lionel (Brockman) (b. 1949)   soul singer, songwriter
  Riley, Teddy (b. 1967)   record producer
  Robey, Don (b. 1903)   impresario, record producer
  Robinson, Bobby (a. 1951)   record producer
  Robinson, Smokey (b. 1940)   composer, lyricist
  Robinson, Sylvia (a. 1957)   singer
  Rodgers, Nile (b. 1952)   jazz-funk guitarist, producer
  Ross, Diana (b. 1944)   soul singer
  Ruffin, David (b. 1941 d. 1991)   soul singer, rock & roll singer
  Ruffin, Jimmy (b. 1939)   soul singer, vocals
  Rupe, Art (b. 1919)   record producer
  Sade (b. 1959 a. 1986)   singer
  Sample, Joe (b. 1939)   keyboard, piano
  Sanborn, David (William) (b. 1945)   alto saxophone, horns
  Scaggs, Boz [William Royce] (b. 1944)   rock singer, rock guitar
  Sheila E (b. 1959 a. 1984)   singer
  Shuman, Mort [Mortimer] (b. 1936 d. 1991 a. 1958-1965)   cast, composer
  Simon, Joe (b. 1943)   singer
  Simone, Nina (b. 1933)   piano, singer
  Simpson, Valerie R. (b. 1948 a. 1967)   singer, vocals
  Singleton, Shelby (b. 1931)   producer, publisher
  Sledge, Percy (b. 1941)   soul singer, vocals
  Smith, Huey "Piano" (b. 1934)   piano, RRP~
  Smith, Mabel Louise (b. 1924 d. 1972)   rhythm & blues singer
  South, Joe (b. 1942)   singer, vocals
  Spector, Phil [Harvey Philip] (b. 1940 a. 1958-1959)   arranger, composer
  Starr, Edwin (b. 1942)   singer
  Staton, Candi (b. 1943)   singer
  Stevenson, Mickey [William] (a. 1959-1967)   singer
  Stewart, Billy (b. 1937 d. 1970)   bass (instrument), singer
  Stewart, Jim (b. 1930)  
  Stone, Henry (a. 1950s)   record producer
  Stone, Jesse (b. 1901)   piano, arranger
  Strong, Barrett (b. 1941 a. 1960)   composer, lyricist
  Summer, Donna (b. 1948)   composer, lyricist
  Syreeta (a. 1967-1985)   singer
  Tate, Howard (b. 1943)   singer, vocals
  Taylor, Johnnie (Harrison) (b. 1938)   soul singer
  Taylor, Ted [Austin] (b. 1934 d. 1987)   piano, singer
  Terrell, Tammi (b. 1945 d. 1970)   singer
  Tex, Joe (b. 1933 d. 1982)   soul singer, vocals
  Thomas, Carla (b. 1942)   singer, songwriter
  Thomas, Irma (b. 1941)   singer
  Thomas, Rufus (b. 1917)   composer, vocals
  Thornton, Big Mama (b. 1926 d. 1984)   blues singer, vocals
  Toney, Oscar (b. 1939)   singer, vocals
  Toussaint, Allen (b. 1938)   arranger, cast
  Troy, Doris (b. 1937)   singer, vocals
  Tucker, Tommy (b. 1933 d. 1982)   piano, vocals
  Turner, Ike (b. 1931)   piano, rock singer
  Turner, Tina (b. 1938)   rock singer, vocals
  Upchurch, Phil (b. 1941)   blues guitar, guitar
  Vandross, Luther R. (b. 1951)   composer, lyricist
  Vincent, Johnny (b. 1925 a. 1951)   record producer
  Walden, Narada Michael (b. 1952)   director, drummer
  Walden, Phil (b. 1940)   manager
  Walker, Junior (b. 1942 a. 1961)   saxophone
  Wansel, Dexter (a. 1971)   arranger, synthesizer
  Ware, Leon (a. 1955)   Motown producer, record producer
  Warwick, Dee Dee (a. 1950s)   singer, vocals
  Warwick, Dionne (b. 1941)   singer, tambourine
  Washington, Grover (b. 1943)   sax, soprano sax
  Watley, Jody (b. 1959)   rhythm & blues singer
  Watson, Johnny "Guitar" (b. 1935)   arranger, guitar
  Wells, Mary (Esther) (b. 1943 d. 1992)   rhythm & blues singer, vocals
  Wexler, Jerry (b. 1917)   producer, rock and soul record producer
  Wheeler, Caron (a. 1989)   singer
  White, Barry (b. 1944)   soul singer, songwriter
  White, Karyn (a. 1984)   singer
  Whitfield, Norman (b. 1943)   composer, lyricist
  Williams, Deniece (b. 1951)   singer
  Williams, Larry (b. 1935 d. 1980)   rock & roll singer, songwriter
  Williams, Maurice (b. 1938 a. 1957)   composer, lyricist
  Williams, Otis (b. 1936)   singer
  Willis, Chuck (b. 1928 d. 1958)   singer, vocals
  Wilson, Jackie (b. 1934 d. 1984 a. 1962-1967)   singer
  Withers, Bill (b. 1938)   soul singer, songwriter
  Womack, Bobby [Robert Dwayne] (b. 1943)   soul singer, vocals
  Wonder, Stevie (b. 1950)   composer, harmonica
  Wright, Betty (b. 1953)   singer
  Wright, O.V. [Overton Ellis] (b. 1939 d. 1980)   soul singer, songwriter

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