FolkLib Index - Wisconsin Soul Musicians

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      This page lists links for Wisconsin-based Soul Musicians from the 1970's and later. I got this list second-hand in July 2005 from a friend of the authors. At this time I do not have permission to publicize the authors' names, or put on-line the 45's discography they wrote including all of the listed artists (except Jina Jurner and the Jikettes and The Tempters). Except for those with links, every other musician's name was new to me. Please write if you can identify any other Soul Musicians listed on my Wisconsin Pop and Rock Musicians page, so I can move all their information and links to this page. Also, please write if you know of links for, or on-line information about, any musician listed.

      Someone told me that the first ever Soul Music discography book is being worked on, and it will have a Wisconsin section, but I do not know who is writing it, or when it will be published.

      Does anyone know why there has been no "Soul Music" WAMI Award category since at least 1998? Was there a "Soul" category in the 1981-1997 period?
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      Sub-genre pages of Wisconsin Pop/Rock created so far:
| Heavy Metal | Hip hop | Punk | R&B | Reggae | Soul |
      Please read the Sub-genre pages of Wisconsin Pop/Rock page if you would like to help this site identify other Sub-genre pages that should be created.

    A  
  1. .April [city?]
          (members: ?)
  2. .Ah'vantSoul - Page ( Kat Webb) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          ( Jon Pierre Gee, Kat Webb)
    B  
  3. .Bennett's, The (family band) [Milwaukee]
          (members: ?)
  4. .Black Earth Plus [Milwaukee]
          (members: Duchie Rogers, ?)
  5. .Blume [Madison]
          (members: ?)
  6. .Brantley, Junior (first name unknown) (keyboards, vocals) - Discog [no known solo albums], Profile ( The Blues Company) - (leader: Junior and the Classics) - (former member: Short Stuff, Sublime Nation, Leroy Airmaster, The Fabulous Thunderbirds 1985-1986) - (former member: John Earl's Boogieman Band) [in WAMI Hall of Fame] [Milwaukee / Las Vegas, NV 1992-]
  7. .Brothers By Choice [Milwaukee]
          (members: ?)
    C  
  8. .C On The Funk (aka Dazzle family band, aka The Smith's) [Milwaukee]
          (members: ?)
  9. .Candi-Bars [Milwaukee]
          (members: Noah, ?)
  10. .Carlton, Lola [Racine]
  11. .Chefs, The [Milwaukee]
          (Jon Pierre Gee, ?)
  12. .Clicker So Sharp [error entry]
          This was not a band. "So Sharp" was a Side A song title on a 45 released in 1974 by the band Clicker.  
  13. .Curry (Johnson) [Milwaukee]
    D  
  14. .Deadly Poison [Milwaukee]
          (members: ?)
    E  
  15. .Esper, Joey [Cassville]
    F  
  16. .First Family (aka Washington's First Family Of Soul, aka Sugar Hill) [Milwaukee]
          (members: ?)
  17. .Frazier, Jim [Milwaukee]
          "comedy record Jim Frazier's Biscuit" ... He may be a Comedian and not a Musician. Anyone out there know?
    G  
  18. .Gee, Johnnie (John H.) (aka Mr. Throw Back) - Page ( GECOM Group), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Milwaukee]
  19. .Goodwin, Penny - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Milwaukee]
  20. .Graves-Mitchell-Clayton [city?]
          (members: ?)
    H  
  21. .Harold [Milwaukee]
          (members: ?)
  22. .Harris, David (Dave) (guitar, vocals) - (member: Time Garage Gurus) [city?]
    J  
  23. .James & Gary [city?]
          (members: ?)
  24. .Jina Jurner and the Jikettes - Page ( Uptown Entertainment) [Tina Turner tribute band] [Milwaukee]
          (members: ?)
  25. .Judd [Milwaukee]
          (members: ?)
  26. .Junior and the Classics [Milwaukee]
          (Junior Brantley, ?)
    L  
  27. .Lewis Explosion [city?]
          (members: ?)
  28. .Love Expression Band [Racine]
          (members: ?)
    M  
  29. .Masonic Wonders, The [Milwaukee]
          (members: ?)
  30. .Mayfield, Larry [Milwaukee]
  31. .Minus After [Milwaukee]
          (Kid Millions, ?)
    N  
  32. .Neapolitans, The [Milwaukee]
          (Brent Goodsell, Andy Noble, ?)
  33. .Noah (David Bursey) (member: Candi-Bars) [Milwaukee]
    P  
  34. .Payne, Cobie Joe [Milwaukee]
  35. .Perfections [Milwaukee]
          (members: ?)
  36. .Personations & Organization [Milwaukee]
          (members: ?)
  37. .Pierre, Jon (Jon Pierre Gee) (member: The Chefs) [Milwaukee]
    S  
  38. .Scales, Harvey and the Seven Sounds (aka Twistin' Harvey) - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Article ( Oshkosh Northwestern 2-24-2005), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Active: 1959-1997] [city?, AR / South Bend, IN / Milwaukee / Atlanta, GA / Washington, DC]
          (Al Vance, ?)
  39. .Scott, Roy #1 (?) - (recorded with Bill Gibbs) - (member: 7 Sounds Limited) [Milwaukee]
    Scott, Roy #2 (PA Country)
  40. .Serrano, Selena (Green) [Milwaukee]
  41. .Sonrize [Milwaukee]
          (members: ?)
  42. .Sugar Hill (see: First Family) [Milwaukee]
          From a collector who has listened to the only two 45's put out by this group, "same group, record exactly the same music released on 2 different colored labels [yellow & blue] under 2 different names."
    T  
  43. .Tempters, The - Page ( Uptown Entertainment) [Milwaukee]
          (members: ?)
  44. .Thomas Society, James [Oneida]
          (members: ?)
    U  
  45. .Upheaval [Oshkosh]
          (members: ?)
    W  
  46. .Witherspoon, Brother John & Family Circle [Milwaukee]
          (members: ?)
    7  
  47. .7 Sounds Limited [Milwaukee]
          (members: Roy Scott, ?)

Other Web sites that feature Wisconsin Soul Music and Musicians:

  1. .none known

Other Web sites that feature Soul Music and Musicians from other states:
      Note that every site below lists 45s, but not one of them lists any CD singles or any albums in any format (LP/CS/CD).

  1. . Georgia Soul Recordings (45s) (listed by Record Label)
  2. . Indiana 45s (listed by Artist)
  3. . Upstate New York Soul Recordings (45s) (listed by Record Label)
  4. . North Carolina Soul (45s) (listed by Record Label)
        Non-NC and National Label Releases (45s) (listed by Artist)
  5. . Ohio Soul Recordings (45s)
        non-Ohio and national labels (45s) (listed by Artist)
  6. . South Carolina Soul (45s) (listed by Record Label)
        Non-SC and National Label Releases (45s) (listed by Artist)
  7. . Washington DC Soul Recordings (45s) (listed by Record Label)
        Local artists on major or non local labels (Artists listed, but not recordings)
    Please write if you know about any other sites that list Soul Musicians by location.

  8. . Soul Tracks / Soul Artist Biographies / Soul Music Links (Chris Rizik)

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