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Rhythm and Blues Singers and Groups

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  • Frankie Gaye (1942 - 2001)
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  • Betty Davis (1944 - 2022)
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    Ratna Zandile Dlamini (born October 21, 1995), known professionally as Doja Cat, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she began making and rel...
  • John Lee Hooker (1917 - 2001)
    Singer, Songwriter and Guitar Master of the Delta, Talking and Memphis Country Blues, Creator of the Boogie Blues John Lee Hooker was a Blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. Though he lived in Detroi...
  • Fats Domino (1928 - 2017)
    A pioneer of rock and roll, Domino is noted for his energetic piano playing and his smoky voice with its New Orleans accent. * Born: February 26, 1928; New Orleans, Louisiana * Also known as: Antoine D...

Rhythm and Blues (R&B) singers and groups since 1965 and 1970, many of which started in the United States. Wikipedia

We have to give props to the musicians that made all this possible!

  • Standing in the Shadows of Motown -- The Funk Brothers, Motown -- The Funk Brothers -- Film Documentary Soundtrack. In 1959, Berry Gordy gathered the best musicians from Detroit's thriving jazz and blues scene to begin cutting songs for his new record company. Over a fourteen year period they were the heartbeat on "My Girl," "Bernadette," I Was Made to Love Her," and every other hit from Motown's Detroit era.

By the end of their phenomenal run, this unheralded group of musicians had played on more number ones hits than the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis and the Beatles combined - which makes them the greatest hit machine in the history of popular music. They called themselves the Funk Brothers.

Singers

List of R&B musicians

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Record Labels

  • Arista Records
  • Atlantic Records
  • Motown
  • Anna
  • Tamla
  • Gordy
  • Soul
  • V.I.P.


Songwriters

List of number-one rhythm and blues hits (United States)

List of artists who reached number one on the Billboard R&B chart