Arrested Development was formed in 1988 by rapper Todd Thomas ("Speech") and turntablist Timothy Barnwell ("Headliner"). The group's debut album was the number-one album in the Village Voice's 1992 Jazz and Pop Critic's Poll and in Wire's 1992 Critic's choice. The group won two Grammy Awards in 1993 for Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and were also named Band of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine.
Peter Brown born July 11, 1953 is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. Brown was a popular performer in the late 1970s and early 1980s with hits that included "Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me" (the original version of which was recorded in his bedroom) and "Dance With Me".
Helen Folasade Adu (Yoruba: Fọláṣadé Adú ; Born Jan 16, 1959), known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade is a British Nigerian singer, songwriter,composer arranger and record producer. Following a record deal with Epic Records, the band released their debut album Diamond Life(1984). The album sold over six million copies, becoming one of the top-selling debut recordings of the 1980s, and the best-selling debut ever by a British female vocalist.
better known by her stage name Joss Stone, is an English singer, songwriter and actress. She rose to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album "The Soul Sessions" Stone grew up listening to a wide variety of music including 1960s and 1970s American R&B and soul music performed by such artists as Dusty Springfield and Aretha Franklin As a result, she developed a soulful style of singing like her idols.
is a Cameroonian musician and songwriter who plays saxophone and vibraphone. He developed a musical style fusing jazz, funk, and traditional Cameroonian music. His father was a member of the Yabassi ethnic group, though his mother was a Duala. He is best known for his 1972 single, "Soul Makossa".
Gilberto Miguel Calderón, better known as Joe Cuba (April 1931 – February 2009), an American conga drummer of Puerto Rican descent and known as the "Father of Latin Boogaloo". Born in New York City, Cuba's parents moved from Puerto Rico to Spanish Harlem, a Latino community located in NYC. Cuba took up playing the conga and continued to practice between school and his free time. Eventually, he graduated from high school and joined a band.
Veronica "Randy" Crawford (born February 18, 1952, Macon, Georgia) is an American jazz and R&B singer. She has been more successful in Europe than in the United States, where she has not entered the Billboard Top 100 as a solo artist. She has had multiple top 5 hits in the UK, including her 1980 number 2 hit, "One Day I'll Fly Away". Despite her American nationality, she won Best British Female Solo Artist in recognition of her popularity in the UK at the 1982 Brit Awards.
Chuck Mangione was born in November 1940 an American flugelhorn player, trumpeter and composer. Mangione was born and raised in Rochester, NY, with his pianist brother Gap. Their uncle Jerre Mangione
He was a member of Art Blakey's band and co-led the Jazz Brothers with his brother, Gap. He achieved international success in 1977 with his jazz-pop single "Feels So Good". Mangione has released more than 30 albums since 1960.
Herb Alpert (born March 31, 1935) is an American Jazz musician most associated with the group known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, or TJB. Alpert is also a recording industry executive, the "A" of A&M Records, a recording label he and business partner Jerry Moss founded and eventually sold to PolyGram. five No. 1 albums and 28 albums total on the Billboard Album chart, 9 Grammy Awards, fourteen Platinum Albums, and Alpert has sold 72 million records worldwide.
William Royce Scaggs Born June 1944
Canton, Ohio is an American singer songwriter and guitarist. He was a guitarist and occasional lead singer with the Steve Miller Band in the 1960s, and in the 1970s gained fame with several solo Top 20 hit singles in the United States, including the hits "Lido Shuffle" and "Low Down" from the critically acclaimed album Silk Degrees (1976), which peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 Scaggs continues to write, record music, and tour.
Sérgio Santos Mendes is a Brazilian Musican. He has over 55 releases, and plays bossa Nova heavily crossed with Jazz and funk..Mendes is married to Gracinha Leporace, who has performed with him since the early 1970s. Mendes has also collaborated with many artists through the years, including The Black Eyed Peas with whom he re-recorded in 2006 a version of his breakthrough hit "Mas Que Nada".
A musical repertoire of long standing favorites from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s that have stood the test of time and are guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face and a song in your heart!
The Friends of Distinction were an American vocal group best known for their late 1960s hits, "Grazing In The Grass", "Love Or Let Me Be Lonely", and "Going in Circles". Founded by Harry Elston and Floyd Butler, The Friends of Distinction also included Jessica Cleaves and Barbara Jean Love (plus Charlene Gibson, who replaced Love during her pregnancy).
The band's debut album, The Glow of Love, was released in 1980. Hits from the album included "Searching" and the title song with feature lead vocals by Luther Vandross who had yet to come to prominence. Three hit songs combined spent nine weeks at #1 on Billboard enough to make it the #1 Disco recording of the year. It also made the Pop Top 40 that summer. The success of "Searching" and "The Glow of Love" exposed Luther's voice to mainstream and eventually led to a successful solo career.
The group formed in 1961 with Leonard "Butch" Davis, Chuck Whittington, Jimmy Williams and Joe Harris. They were originally known as the United Image and released two singles, "Love's Creeping Up on Me" on Stax in 1971.They were signed to Salsoul in 1975 and released their debut album, Ten Percent in 1976. The album featured the title track, which reached No. 2 on the dance/disco charts. The tracks "Everyman (Has to Carry His Own Weight) and "My Love Is Free" were also popular club songs.
(born July 17, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter and actress who first started her career in the mid–1980s. Known for her singles, "Baby Come To Me" (1989) and "Make It Like It Was" (1990) and the notable duet with Peabo Bryson "A Whole New World", the main theme of the Disney's animated feature Alladin, recorded in 1992, for which Belle and Bryson won the Grammy. The theme song "
From the 1997 film "Soulfood". The soundtrack was through LaFace Records. The soundtrack was a huge success peaking at #4 on the Billboard 200, #1 on the Top R&B Albums chart and certified 2x Multi Platinum in 1998. Four singles made to the Billboard Hot 100 including "I Care 'Bout You".The soundtrack was also noted for the quartet group Milestone consisting of K-Ci & JoJo and Babyface's brothers Kevon and Melvin Edmonds, who all came together only once for their single and the movie appearance.
Check out this great video Carlos Santana is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American jazz. The band's sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and Congas not generally heard in rock music. Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades.