Martha Reeves

Martha Reeves was born in Eufaula, Alabama. Her parents Ruby and Elijah Reeves moved to Detroit, Michigan before her first birthday. Martha’s mother has been her greatest inspiration and teacher. Ruby and Elijah both sing and play the guitar solely for the family’s delight and pleasure. Raised on the east side, she attended Russell Elementary

Martha Wash

The artist is Martha Wash (the voice of C&C Music Factory, Blackbox, Seduction, and The Weather Girls). She sang lead on the hits “Everybody Dance Now (Gonna Make You Sweat)”, “Everybody, Everybody”, “It’s Raining Men”, “You’re My One and Only True Love”, “Strike It Up”. She is known in the nightclub scene as the “Queen of The

The Marvelettes

The Marvelettes occupy an esteemed place in the history of American popular music as the group that caused Motown, and most notably Berry Gordy to change the label’s focus from single bluesy soul artists (previously Barrett Strong’s “Money” had been the label’s biggest seller) to a smooth orchestrated harmonic sound that transcended the prior racial

Maxine Nightingale

Born  in the west London suburb of Wembley, England, Maxine was a mere 16 years old when she began singing in her school band. Enjoying the spotlight so much, she began appearing in a local clubs and came to the attention of Pye Records, who signed her. Four singles were recorded, including “Don’t Push Me Baby” and

Mitch Ryder

High octane, turbo, high performance, super-charged – MITCH RYDER & The Detroit Wheels didn’t need to hail from the Motor City for those adjectives to be tossed their way, but it was certainly appropriate that they called Motown home. It was Mitch and The Wheels who served as the musical bridge between the Motown soul

The O’Jays

It was in 1957 when Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles began as a quintet called the Triumphs of McKinley High School in Canton, OH. In 1960, they became the Mascots but were renamed The O’Jays in 1963 after legendary radio D.J. Eddie O’Jay. Things began to take off for

Paul Rodgers

On December 17, 1949, a lad was born in Middlesbrough, England who would one day be known as one of rock’s most distinctive vocalists. Paul Rodgers first came to prominence in 1968 as a member of the seminal blues group Free.  He has often been called the greatest voice in rock. Initially, as the young

Peaches & Herb

Over an illustrious career that has spanned close to 4 decades, Peaches & Herb have established themselves as an international household name. This dynamic duo’s hitmaking reputation has been firmly etched into the public consciousness with  nearly 60 records that have made the charts since “Let’s Fall In Love” began its climb up the charts in the

The Persuasions

Formed in 1962, the Persuasions have performed with a legendary line up of artists from Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Ray Charles, Liza Minelli, the Grateful Dead, and amassed over 28 album and CD record releases. Known for their creative interpretation of iconic artists, the Persuasions have recorded a wide range of music from

Ronnie Spector

Only a few artists in history have been capable of defining an entire era in pop music. Ronnie Spector is one of those artists: the embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of female rock and roll in the 1960’s. No one has ever surpassed Ronnie’s powerful trademark vocals, her gutsy attitude, her innocent but

Rose Royce

Rose Royce’s first recorded album success was stunning, “Car Wash”, went Platinum and is a standard of the music industry. Currently Rose Royce has a new album released in the United Kingdom entitled “Rose Royce Live”, which is destined to go gold. In their recording history, Rose Royce has earned eight gold records and five platinum

Sheila E

Sheila Escovedo was born into a musical family and began playing with the family instruments at the age of 3. Influenced by her father, Latin jazz legend and timbalero Pete Escovedo, she made her concert “debut” at the former Sands Ballroom in Oakland at age 5, when she was invited on stage by her father

Soul Tempo

The four members of Soul Tempo, Jerry Brunson, Tony Burnett and brothers Kevin Mitchell and Phillip Mitchell, grew up together. The strong chemistry between them is reflected in their great vocal sound and their on-stage charisma. The group has worked hard to achieve their rapidly increasing notoriety. In addition to previous recordings, their list of live

Southside Johnny

While often viewed in the shadow of another well-known New Jersey shore band, Southside Johnny Lyon is near royalty to New Jerseyans and has created a legacy of great soul influenced rock spanning 3 decades. Johnny was born on December 4, 1948 in Neptune, NJ.  In the mid 70s, he teamed up with friend “Miami”

The Spinners

In 1957 a group of friends in a Detroit, Michigan high school came together to make music. Billy Henderson, Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson, George W. Dixon, and Bobbie Smith called themselves the Domingoes, but soon changed their name to The Spinners. The Spinners first hit the charts in 1961, with “That’s What Girls Are Made For”.

Tavares

Five brothers from New Bedford, Massachusetts joined together to create one of the most memorable soul groups of the 70s and 80s. Many of their instantly recognizable international hits, such as “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel” and “More Than A Woman”have become classics. The brothers – Ralph, Tiny, Chubby, Butch and Pooch Tavares – originally called themselves

Thelma Houston

Award winning singer, songwriter and actress, Thelma Houston’s list of achievements are a testament to her ability to celebrate success and create new opportunity. Such a simple sentence to describe an extraordinary talent. This Grammy Award winning artist, with over 20 albums, is a legend who has crafted an outstanding career, ever since her very