January Soul Music Birthdays

January 1

Grandmaster Flash (Joseph Saddler) (1958)
Ren Woods (1958)

January 2

Dawn Silva of the Brides of Funkenstein (1954)

January 3

Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk (1975)
Van Dyke Parks (1941)
Stephen Stills (1945)

January 4

Arthur Conley (1946)
Michael Stipe of REM (1960)

January 5

Johnny Adams (1932)
Wilbert Harrison (1929)
Sam Phillipe (1923)
Grady Thomas of Funkadelic (1941)

January 6

Shirley Brown (1947)
Van McCoy (1944)
Nino Tempo (1935)
Doris Troy (1937)
Beau Williams (1950)

January 7

Kenny Loggins (1948)
Taja Sevelle (1962)

January 8

Shirley Bassey (1937)
Helen Baylor (1953)
David Bowie (1947)
Barbara Carr (1941)
Jon Lucien (1942)
Sean Paul (1973)
Elvis Presley (1935)
R. Kelly (1969)

January 9

Al Downing (1940)
Haddaway (1965)
Roy Head (1941)
Paolo Nutini (1987)
Bobby Z (from the Revolution) (1956)

January 10

Donald Fagen (1948)
Cyril Neville (1948)
Chris Smith of Kris Kross (1979)
Rod Stewart (1945)
Jerry Wexler (1917)

January 11

Mary J. Blige (1971)
Clarence Clemons (1942)
Jamelia (1981)
Lee Ritenour (1952)

January 12

Long John Baldry (1941)
Ruth Brown (1928)
Mel C of the Spice Girls (1974)
George Duke (1946)
Phil Perry (1952)
Felipe Rose of the Village People (1954)
Abrim Tilmon of the Detroit Emeralds (1945)

January 13

Fred White (formerly of Earth Wind & Fire) (1955)

January 14

A Test Artist (1970)
Clarence Carter (1936)
L.L. Cool J (1968)
Alain Toussaint (1938)

January 15

Bobby Bloom (1946)
Lisa Lisa (1967)
Pete Waterman (1947)

January 16

Aaliyah (1979)
Maxine Jones of En Vogue (1962)
Barbara Lynn (1942)
Sade (1959)
Richard Thompson of BT Express (1951)

January 17

Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles (1959)
Kid Rock (1971)
Eartha Kitt (1927)
Chris Montez (1943)
Shabba Ranks (1956)
Paul Young (1956)

January 18

Frankie Knuckles (1955)
David Ruffin (1941)

January 19

Harvey Hinsley of Hot Chocolate (1948)
Janis Joplin (1943)
Trey Lorenz (1969)
Robert Palmer (1959)
Caron Wheeler (1963)

January 20

Jose James (1978)
Leadbelly (1949)
Heather Small of M People (1965)
Eric Stewart of 10cc (1945)

January 21

Richie Havens (1941)
Jam Master Jay of Run DMC (1965)
Billy Ocean (1950)
Edwin Starr (1942)

January 22

Sam Cooke (1931)
DJ Jazzy Jeff (1965)
Roachford (1965)
Lizz Wright (1980)

January 23

Jerry Lawson (1944)

January 24

Neil Diamond (1941)
Jools Holland (1955)
Aaron Neville (1941)

January 25

Etta James (1938)
Alicia Keys (1980)

January 26

Anita Baker (1958)
Thom Bell (1943)
Kirk Franklin (1970)
Deon Jackson (1946)
France Joli (1963)
Jean Knight (1943)
Wendy Melvoin of Wendy and Lisa (1964)
Andrew Ridgeley of Wham (1963)

January 27

Bobby "Blue" Bland (1930)
Bobby Bland (1930)
L.J. Reynolds (1953)

January 28

Mario Biondi (1971)
Gene McFadden (1949)
William Nelson of Funkadelic (1951)
Rakim (1968)
Marvin Sapp (1967)
Ronnie Scott (1927)

January 29

Pauline Henry of the Chimes (1961)
James Jamerson of the Funk Brothers (1938)
Amii Stewart (1956)
Felice Taylor (1948)
Oprah Winfrey (1954)

January 30

Ruth Brown (1928)
Jackie Ross (1946)
Jody Watley (1961)

January 31

Chuck Willis (1928)
SoulTracks Choice Cut - Toni Redd - "Underneath My Skin"
Song of the Month - Stokley - "Level"
CD of the Month - Phil Perry - Breathless
Sneak Peek - Raul Midon - Bad Ass and Blind