December Soul Music Birthdays

 

December 1

Billy Paul (1934)
Lou Rawls (1936) (d.2006)
Vesta Williams (1963) 

December 2

Nelly Furtado (1978) 

December 3

Montell Jordan (1968) 

December 4

Jay-Z (1969)
Southside Johnny (1948)
Anthony David (1971) 

 

December 1

Billy Paul (1934)
Lou Rawls (1936) (d.2006)
Vesta Williams (1963) 

December 2

Nelly Furtado (1978) 

December 3

Montell Jordan (1968) 

December 4

Jay-Z (1969)
Southside Johnny (1948)
Anthony David (1971) 

December 5

Sonny Boy Williamson (1899) (d.1965)
Little Richard (1932)
 O’Bryan (1961)

December 6

Dave Brubeck (1920)
Eugene Wilde (1961)
Frankie Beverly (1946) 

December 7

Tom Waits (1949) 

 December 8

Sammy Davis, Jr. (1925) (d.1990)
Jerry Butler (1939)
Dan Hartman (1951) (d.1994)
Chrisette Michele (1982) 

 December 9

 Junior Wells (1932) (d.1998)
Sammy Strain of the O'Jays (1941)
Walter "Clyde" Orange of the Commodores (1946)
Donald Byrd (1932)

 December 10

Ralph Tavares of Tavares (1941)
Paul Hardcastle (1957)
Jessica Cleaves of the Friends of Distinction (1948) 

 December 11

 Big Mama Thornton (1926) (d.1984)
Jermaine Jackson (1954)
Curtis Williams of Kool & the Gang (1962)

December 12

 Dionne Warwick (1940)
Grover Washington, Jr. (1943) (d. 1999)
Sheila E (1959)

December 13

Jamie Foxx (1967)
Morris Day (of the Time) (1957) 

December 14

Joyce Vincent Wilson of Dawn (1946) 
Ronnie McNeir (1951)

December 15

Cindy Birdsong of the Supremes (1939)
Harry Ray of Ray, Goodman & Brown (1946) (d. 1992) 
Byron Cage (1962)

December 16

Michael McCary of Boyz II Men (1972) 
Lalah Hathaway (1968)

December 17

Art Neville of the Neville Bros (1937)
Eddie Kendricks of the Temptations (1939) (d. 1992)
Wanda Hutchinson of the Emotions (1951)  

December 18

 Keith Richards (1943)
DMX (1970)
Christina Aguilera (1980)
Angie Stone (1961)

December 19

Maurice White of Earth, Wind, and Fire (1941) 

December 20

Bobby Colomby of Blood Sweat and Tears (1944)
Anita Ward (1957) 

December 21

 Betty Wright (1953)
Carla Thomas (1942)
Gwen McCrae (1943)
Delious Kennedy (of All-4-One) (1970)

December 22

Robin Gibb (1949) (d. 2012)
Maurice Gibb (1949) (d. 2003) 
Jordin Sparks (1989)

December 23

 Esther Phillips (1935) (d. 1984)

December 24

Ricky Martin (1971) 

December 25

O'Kelly Isley of the Isley Bros (1937) (d. 1986) 
Noel Redding (1945) (d. 2003)
Bob James (1939)

December 26

 Duke Fakir of the Four Tops (1935)
Andre Fischer of Rufus

December 27

Fred Hammond (1960) 

December 28

Pops Staples (1915) (d. 2000)
Charles Neville (1938)
Edgar Winter (1946) 
John Legend (1978)
Akon (1979)

December 29

 Yvonne Elliman (1951)
Latoya London (1978)

December 30

Bo Diddley (1928) (d. 2008)
Tyrese (1978)
Chris Jasper (1951)

December 31

 Donna Summer (1948) (d. 2012)

 
Choice Cut - BluDazz feat. Michael J. Calhoun - "Chillax"
Album of the Month - Samuel Archer - "Soul Music Vineyard"
Song of the Month - Ty Causey - "Contagious"
Featured Album - The Fatback Band - "Funk'n Xmas Up!!"

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