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Brenda Holloway

Brenda Holloway, singer/songwriter, and recording artist for Motown Records during the

Otis Ray Redding, Jr. (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) was an American soul singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger, and talent scout. He is considered one of the major figures in soul music and rhythm and blues (R), and one of the greatest singers in popular music. His open-throated singing was an influence on other soul singers of the 1960s, and he helped to craft the lean and powerful style of R that formed the basis of the Stax Sound. After appearing at the 1967 Monterey Pop

Redding I'm young, so this is up and coming. Otis Redding is kind of a new obsession of mine.

Love love love Aretha Franklin! Rolling Stone magazine ranked her #1 on its "100 Greatest Singers of All Time"

Portrait of American soul singer Aretha Franklin as she wears a strapless dress and pearl necklace and has her hair in a bun, (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Curtis Mayfield... One of the few R&B musicians to copyright his own work so he didn't get robbed by the industry.  Aside from being a prolific composer, he was a good family man.

UK Music Chart: August 28, 1971 Featuring Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield met Jerry Bulter in 1956 and and joined his band The Impressions. Your Your Precious love their first hit in 1958 Curtis Mayfield became lead singer that same year when Jerry Butler left the group for a solo career.

John Lee Hooker, King of the Boogie Chillun.

John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker, King of the Boogie Chillun.

Marvin Gaye & Stevie Wonder                                                                                                                                                      More

Marvin Gaye & Stevie Wonder in Black and White - Codeblack Icons

Aretha Louise Franklin (born 3/25/42) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and pianist. In a recording career that has spanned over half a century, her repertoire has included gospel, jazz, blues, R, pop, rock and funk. She is known as one of the most important popularizers of the soul music genre and is referred to as the Queen of Soul. She began her singing career in her father's church at the age of ten and started recording four years later.

Before They Were Famous: 14 High School Pics of Of Our Favorite Black Female Singers

Stevie Wonder | 1967 | One of music's greatest.

Stevie Wonder History, Charts, and Songs

Young Stevie Wonder in Black and White - Codeblack Icons

Barry White [September 12, 1944 – July 4, 2003], The Maestro, was an American composer and singer-songwriter.

Barry White [September 1944 – July The Maestro, was an American composer and singer-songwriter. The velvet teddy bear as he was known

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