The Miracles (known from 1965 to 1972 as Smokey Robinson and the Miracles) is an American rhythm and blues group from Detroit, Michigan, notable as the first successful group act for Berry Gordy's Motown Records. The Miracles went on to become one of Motown's signature acts of the 1960s, during which time their original lead singer and founding member Smokey Robinson became one of the most successful songwriters and record producers of all time.
Mary Esther Wells (May 13, 1943
The Mavericks are an American country music band. The group formed in 1989 in Miami, Florida. The Mavericks won Vocal Group of the Year at the Country Music Awards in 1995 and 1996. They won a Grammy Award in 1996 for Best Country Performance by Duo/Group with Vocals. Their version of "Blue Moon" was featured in Tom Hanks' 1995 motion picture "Apollo 13". Members * Raul Malo - vocals
* Robert Reynolds - bass
* Paul Deakin - drums
* Eddie Perez - guitar Former members * David Lee Holt - guitar (1991 - 1994)
There are several groups which have used this band name. Listed chronologically: Band #1: The Royals were a R&B group active on the Federal imprint of the King label in the early 1950s. They rose to prominence after adding Hank Ballard as vocalist, and as the 1950s went on they were renamed first as The Midnighters, and eventually as Hank Ballard and The Midnighters, who most notably were responsible for the original version of "The Twist".
Jonathan Arthur "Chico" DeBarge (born June 23, 1966 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is an African-American/French R&B singer and a younger brother of the members of the Motown family act DeBarge. He began a musical career of his own with Motown in the late-1980s, but was imprisoned for drug charges and served time in prison. After his release in the mid-1990s, DeBarge returned to Motown to continue his musical career. He later moved to Koch Records, where he released his LP, 2003's Free. On July, 14 2009 he released his sixth album, Addiction, under the Kedar Entertainment label.
Huddie Ledbetter (23 January 1888-6 December 1949) was a leading American blues singer and guitarist. His songbook contained a large number of standard folk tunes, most adapted from previous sources. Though many of his posthumous releases list him as "Leadbelly," he himself spelled it "Lead Belly." This is also the usage on most of his original records, tombstone, as well as of the Lead Belly Foundation.
Brian was born November 12, 1943, in Brooklyn/Queens, New York City, where his first musical experience ranged from church choir at nine, to clarinet and guitar, to his first local harmony group, the Delfis. In 1959, they cut a demo record and made the rounds of New York City record labels. Finally, with much persistence, after many closed doors, Brian was signed as a solo artist to a management contract, where he cut demos for band leader Sammy Kaye's publishing company. Kapp Records heard a demo and signed Brian at age 16.
Fueled by greats such as J Dilla, Raphael Saadiq & Pete Rock, multi instrumentalist and recording artist/producer Slakah the Beatchild's music is often described as a breath of fresh air. Soulful chords, warm harmonies & intricate progressions are the root of this unique feel good sound. On a quest to provide quality vibes to the world, Slakah the Beatchild presents Soul Movement vol I, a brilliant collection of instrumentals, collaborations & solo masterpieces. At 20 cuts deep, one listen will have true die-hard fans of soul hip-hop pleasantly lost in a musical daydream.
After the breakdown of Bruce's band the Kinky Toasters he begun writing songs for himself again, eventually he was blessed with some recording equipment. This music shows the resulting work. Bruce proudly uses: Epiphone Guitars, Squier Guitars, EKO Guitars, Sonic Guitars, BC Rich Guitars, Marshall Amplfication, Shure and Samson Microphones, Chicago Iron Pedals, Jim Dunlop Pedals, Picks, and slides, Carl Martin Pedals, Dallas Arbiter Pedals, Pedal train Pedal boards, Labella Strings...
awesome artist, grew up in bewdley Worcs, started with big town playboys in early 80's and did a set at Thurston pub ( we have gr8 memories )twice a month.
Massive blues and rythm and boogie woogie with somethin extra of his own!
went on to massive things,
just played in Northants in 2008!