Soul/R&B Musicians that Died in June

Davis Eli “David” Ruffin, (The Temptations, Soul Stirrers), June 1, 1991 Anthony “Tony” Ulysses Thompson, (Hi-Five), June 1, 2007 Franklin Delano “Junior” Alexander Braithwaite, (Wailers), June 2, 1999 Benny Spellman, June 3, 2011 Cornelius “Neeny,” Richard Harp, (The Marcels), June 4, 2013 Jayare Cahron Childs, (Cali Swagg District), June 6, 2014 Marvin Isley (The Isley Brothers), June 6, 2010 Billy Preston, June 6, 2006 Melvin “Lil Phat” Vernell III, June…

October 11, 2017
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Soul and R&B Musicians Who Have Died In December

Lee Dorsey, December 1, 1986 Dee Harvey (Motown), December 1, 2012 Donald Washington Sr., December 1, 2009 Valorie Jones (Jones Girls), December 2, 2001 Herbert Hardesty, (Fats Domino Band), December 3, 2016 Chad Lamont “Pimp C,” Butler (UGK), December 4, 2007 Tyruss “Big Syke/Mussolini,” Himes, (Evil Mind Gangstas), December 5, 2016 Lawrence Darrow “Dobie Gray,” Brown, December 6, 2011 Danny Williams, December 6, 2005 Earl Hayes (Isaac Hayes’ son), December…

December 20, 2016
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Soul and R&B Musicians who Died in October

Harry Milton Ray (The Moments, Ray, Goodman,and Brown), October 1, 1992 John Blow, (Booker T and the MGs), October 1, 1975 Kathryn “Kathi” McDonald (Ike and Tina Turner’s Ikettes), October 3, 2012 Brian Keenan (Chambers Brothers), October 4, 1985 J. Frank Wilson (Cavaliers), October 4, 1991 Eddie Kendricks (The Temptations), October 5, 1992 Joan Marie Johnson Faust (The Dixie Cups), October 5, 2016 Rodney “Rod” Lynn Temperton (Heatwave), October 5,…

October 11, 2016
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Soul and R&B Musicians That Died In September

Harold “Hal” David, (Bacharach and David) September 1, 2014 Roquel “Billy” Davis, September 2, 2004 Don Griffin, (The Miracles) September 3, 2015 Major Lance, (The Floats) September 3, 1994 David Brown, (Santana) September 4, 2000 Joe Negroni, (Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers) September 5, 1978 Erma Franklin, September 7, 2002 Richard Burton “Rich,” Cronin, (Lyte Funky Ones, LFO), September 8, 2010 Keith “Cowboy” Wiggins, (Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five),…

September 8, 2016
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The Meaning of Soul Music

  I Love Music I have to thank my mother and father for introducing me to all genre of music, but especially the music of North America and the Caribbean. As my knowledge and curiousity grew I got to specialize in the type of music I wanted to purchase and listen. Do not get me wrong I still listen to all genre of music but the ones I listen to…

March 27, 2016
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