Black Entertainment : Local Memphis talent

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    Anita Ward (born December 20, 1956, Memphis, Tennessee) is an African-American singer and musician. She is best known for her 1979 million selling chart-topper, "Ring My Bell".
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    The Bar-Kays are a popular soul, R&B, and funk group who began performing in 1966 and continue to perform today, although with only one original member. The group had dozens of charting singles from the 1960s to the 1980s, including "Soul Finger" (U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #17, R&B #3) in 1967, and "Son of Shaft" (R&B #10) in 1972.

    The Bar-Kays began in Memphis, Tennessee as a studio session musician group, backing major artists at Stax Records. They were chosen in 1967 by Otis Redding to play as his backing band. On December 10, 1967, Redding, his manager, and band members Jimmy King (b. 1949; guitar), Ronnie Caldwell (b. 1948; electric organ), Phalon Jones (b. 1949; saxophone), and Carl Cunningham (b. 1949; drums) died in a plane crash in Lake Monona while on their way to a performance in Madison, Wisconsin. Trumpeter Ben Cauley survived the crash and bassist James Alexander was on another plane, since there were eight members in Redding's party and the chartered plane could only hold seven. Cauley and Alexander rebuilt the group...
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    Carla Thomas (born December 21, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee) is often referred to as the Queen of Memphis Soul.

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    Booker T. Jones (born November 12, 1944) is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, best known for fronting the band Booker T. and the MGs. He has also worked in the studios with some of the highest regarded artists of our time, earning him a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement.

    Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Jones was a child prodigy, playing the oboe, saxophone, trombone, and piano at school and serving as organist at his church. He attended Booker T. Washington High School...
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    William Bell (born William Yarborough, July 16, 1939, Memphis, Tennessee[1]) is an American soul singer and songwriter.

    In 1977, Bell topped Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart with his polyamorous soul song "Tryin' to Love Two"
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    Please don't forget......Aretha Franklin......Issac Hayes......Maurice White......
    B. B. King..........W.C. Handy....Rufus Thomas. All of these artists, if not born here, Memphis figured prominently in their careers.......

    Will Graves does have it going on......Preston Shannon don't do too bad either!
     
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    Yes, you're right, of course.

    I was just doing some of the native Memphians.




    And let's not forget the Grits Man....I mean, Rev. Al Green.
     
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    great talent coming through da memphis turn pipe....
     
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