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Bob Welch

Robert Lawrence Welch, Jr. was an American musician. A former member of Fleetwood Mac, Welch had a briefly successful solo career in the late 1970s. His singles included "Hot Love, Cold World", "Ebony Eyes", "Precious Love", and his signature "Sentimental Lady".

Rick James

Rick James (born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.) was an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. He is best known for bringing funk music to the forefront in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and for punching Charlie Murphy in the head.

Kool & the Gang

Kool & the Gang is an American jazz, R&B, soul and funk group, originally formed in 1964 as the Jazziacs. They have gone through several musical phases during the course of their recording career, starting out with a purist jazz sound, then becoming practitioners of R&B and funk, progressing to a smooth pop-funk ensemble, and in the post-millennium creating music with a modern, electro-pop sound.

Michael Henderson

Michael Henderson is an American bass guitarist and vocalist best known for his bass playing with Miles Davis in the early 1970s, on early fusion albums such as A Tribute to Jack Johnson, Pangaea and Live-Evil.

Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of soul, disco, R&B, funk, jazz and rock.

James Brown

James Joseph Brown was an American singer, songwriter, musician and recording artist. He is the originator of funk music and is a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance.

Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Lee Mayfield was an American soul, R&B and funk singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for his anthemic music with The Impressions during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and for composing the soundtrack to the blaxploitation film Super Fly.

The Cadillacs

The Cadillacs were an American rock and roll and doo wop group from Harlem. The group was noted for their 1955 hit "Speedoo", which was instrumental in attracting White audiences to Black rock and roll performers.

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