Ronald Wayne Laws (born October 3, 1950) is an American jazz, jazz fusion, smooth jazz saxophonist. He is the younger brother of jazz flautist Hubert Laws and jazz vocalist Eloise Laws. In 1975, he began his solo career with the album Pressure Sensitive, which yielded his most famous instrumental song, "Always There." The song became an instant jazz-funk classic, covered by numerous artists.
L Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. Richie's style of his ballads with the Commodores and solo career launched him as one of the most successful balladeers of the 1980s. During his musical career, Richie has sold over 90 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. He has won 5 Grammy Awards and 1 Golden Globe award. In In 2016, Richie received the "Johnny Mercer" Award.
Héctor Juan Pérez Martínez (30 September 1946 – 29 June 1993), better known as Héctor Lavoe, was a Puerto Rican salsa singer. Lavoe is considered to be possibly the best and most important singer and interpreter in the history of salsa music because he helped to establish the popularity of this musical genre in the decades of 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
Tommy James and the Shondells are an American rock band, formed in Niles, Michigan in 1964. They had two No. 1 singles in the U.S., "Hanky Panky" (July 1966, their only RIAA Certified Gold record) and "Crimson and Clover" (February 1969), and also charted twelve other Top 40 hits, including five in the Hot 100's top ten: "I Think We're Alone Now", "Mirage", "Mony Mony", "Sweet Cherry Wine", and "Crystal Blue Persuasion".
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Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an American-born singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress. Turner rose to international prominence as a featured singer with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm before recording hit singles both with Ike and as a solo performer. One of the world's best selling artists of all time, she has been referred to as The Queen of Rock & Roll. She has sold more than 200 million albums and singles worldwide to date.
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.
Ernesto Antonio "Tito" Puente (April 20, 1923 – May 31, 2000) an American musician, songwriter and record producer. The son of native Puerto Ricans living in New York City. Puente is often credited as "The Musical Pope", "El Rey de los Timbales" He is best known for dance-oriented mambo and Latin jazz compositions that endured over a 50 year career. In 1990, Puente was awarded the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal. He was also awarded a Grammy at the 1st Latin Grammy Awards.
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!
Jocelyn Lorette Brown was born on November 25, 1950 in North Carolina into a musical family. Her aunt, Barbara Roy, was a singer in a female group called 'Ecstasy, Passion and Pain. She began singing with gospel choirs in a Brooklyn, NY church and became a favorite soloist in Washington, DC at her uncle's church. In 1984 Brown released a number of singles in her own name, including "Somebody Else's Guy" She has more than 20 hits on the Music/Club Play chart, 4 of which have hit #1.
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.
The Righteous Brothers were originally an American musical duo of Bill Medley & Bobby Hatfield. They began performing in 1962 as part of a five-member group called the Paramours, but adopted the name "The Righteous Brothers" when they embarked on their recording career as a duo. Their most active recording period was in the 1960s and 70s, and although the duo was inactive for some years, but reunited in 1981 and performed until Hatfield's death in 2003. Their style was dubbed "Blue Eyed Soul."
Once known as Raw Soul the group made a few personnel changes, relocated from Philadelphia to the San Francisco, California in 1971, and was introduced to Marvin Gaye. The group became an immediate success. Gaye took the group on the road as one of his opening acts, and in 1976, he suggested that they change their name to Maze. Maze signed with Capitol Records, and released their debut album, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly in 1977 giving them their 1st gold record and a devoted following🔥🔥
Grover Washington Jr. (December 12, 1943 – December 17, 1999) was an American jazz/funk-soul/jazz saxophonist. He is considered by many to be one of the founders of the Smooth Jazz genre. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Washington made some of the genre's most memorable hits, including "Mister Magic", "Reed Seed", "Black Frost", "Winelight", "Inner City Blues" and "The Best is Yet to Come".
Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Throughout his career, Vandross was an in-demand background vocalist for several different artists The success of "Searching" and "The Glow of Love" with the band "Change" exposed Luther's voice to mainstream and eventually led to a very successful solo career. During his career, Vandross sold over 35 million records worldwide and received eight Grammy Awards.
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