Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater is an American soul and jazz singer from Memphis. After numerous sessions for noted jazz artists, she made her solo debut with the 1974 album Afro Blue, followed by a self-titled 1976 Atlantic release and the 1977–79 Elektra titles Just Family and Bad for Me. Background Bridgewater was born Denise Eileen Garrett […]

Ebonee Webb

Ebonee Webb were an American soul-funk band from Memphis that served as a backing act on two 1978/79 Japanese disco albums on the Seven Seas label. As a standalone unit, the band released two albums on Capitol Records between 1981 and 1983. Members: Charles Liggins, Chico, Gregg Davis, Kenneth Ray Coleman, Leon Thomas, Michael Winston, […]

D. Beaver

D. Beaver were an American art-pop band from Memphis that released the album Combinations on RCA-subsidiary TMI Records in 1973. Members: David Beaver (vocals, keyboards), Tommy Cathey (bass, vocals), Jimi Jamison (vocals), Carl Marsh (woodwinds, horns), Paul Allen Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Joel Williams (drums, percussion, guitar) Discography: Combinations (1973)

Edgewood

Edgewood were an American hard-rock/psych band from Memphis that released the album Ship of Labor on TMI Records in 1972. Members: David Beaver (vocals, keyboards), Pat Taylor (vocals, guitar), David Mayo (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Jim Tarbutton (guitar), Steve Spear (bass), Joel Williams (drums, percussion), Mike Bleecker (drums, percussion, 1970) Discography: Ship of Labor (1972)

Alamo

Alamo were an American hard-rock band from Memphis that released a self-titled album on Atlantic in 1971. Members: Larry Raspberry (guitar), Richard Rosebrough (drums), Larry Davis [aka Larry Changes] (bass), Ken Woodley (keyboards, vocals) Discography: Alamo (1971)

The Soul Children

The Soul Children were an American soul group from Memphis. Members: J. Blackfoot (vocals), Norman West (vocals), Anita Louis (vocals, 1968-79), Shelbra Bennett [Shelbra Deane] (vocals, 1968-75) Discography: Soul Children (1969) Best of Two Worlds (1971) Genesis (1972) Friction (1974) Finders Keepers (1976) Where Is Your Woman Tonight? (1977) Open Door Policy (1978)

The Temprees

The Temprees were an American soul group from Memphis. Members: Harold Scott (vocals), Deljuan Calvin (vocals, 1970-73, 1976-present) , Jasper Phillips (vocals, 1970-2001), Larry Dodson (vocals, 1970), William Norvell Johnson (vocals, 1973-76), Jerry “JC” Calvin (vocals, 2001-present) Discography: Lovemen (1972) Love Maze (1973) Three (1974)

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 — Aug. 16, 2018) was an American soul singer from Memphis. She was born Aretha Louise Franklin on March 25, 1942, in Memphis, the third child of baptist minister Clarence LaVaughn Franklin (1915–1984) and pianist/singer Barbara Vernice Franklin (née Siggers; 1917–1952). Aretha had two sisters, Erma (1938–2002) and Carolyn (1944–1988), […]

The Bar-Kays

The Bar-Kays were an American soul-funk band from Memphis that released the album Soul Finger on Volt in 1967. Following a plane crash that claimed four of the original six members, survivors Ben Cauley and James Alexander formed a second lineup of the band. Four further albums appeared on Volt between 1969 and 1974, after […]