May Soul Music Birthdays

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    May 1
    Ray Parker, Jr (1954)
    Chris Kelly (of Kris Kross) (1978)
    Carlo Ward (of BT Express)

    May 2
    Randy Cain (of the Delfonics) (1945)
    Angela Bofill (1954)

    May 3
    James Brown
    Farrah Franklin (of Destiny's Child) (1981)

    May 4
    Nick Ashford
    Jackie Jackson (of the Jackson 5) (1951)
    Oleta Adams (1953)

    May 5
    Johnny Taylor
    Angela Bofill
    Craig David (1981)
    Adele (1988)
    Chris Brown (1989)
    Raheem DeVaughn (1975)

    May 6
    Robbie McIntosh (of AWB) (1950)

    May 7
    Jimmy Ruffin (1939)
    Thelma Houston (1943)

    May 8
    Philip Bailey (of Earth Wind & Fire) (1951)

    May 9
    Tamia (1975)

    May 10
    Henry Fambrough (of the Spinners) (1938)
    Sly Dunbar (of Sly and Robbie) (1952)

    May 12
    Norman Whitfield (1940)
    James Purify (1944)
    Jayotis Washington (of the Persuasions) (1945)
    Erica Campbell (of Mary Mary) (1981)
    Greg Phillinganes (1956)

    May 13
    Mary Wells
    Stevie Wonder (1950)
    Darius Rucker (1966)

    May 14
    Shanice Wilson (1973)
    Raphael Saadiq (1966)

    May 15
    Lenny Welch (1938)

    May 16
    Pervis Jackson (of the Spinners)
    Billy Cobham (1944)
    Janet Jackson (1966)
    Ralph Tresvant (of New Edition) (1968)
    Tonex (1975)

    May 17
    Taj Mahal (1942)
    George Johnson (of the Brothers Johnson) (1953)
    Deitrick Haddon (1973)

    May 18
    Butch Tavares (of Tavares) (1953)

    May 19
    Grace Jones (1952)

    May 21
    Fats Waller
    Ronald Isley (of the Isley Brothers) (1941)
    The Notorious B.I.G.
    Bill Champlin (1947)

    May 22
    Johnny Gill (1966)
    Avery Sunshine
    Donell Jones (1973)
    Shirley Murdock (1957)

    May 23
    General Johnson (of the Chairmen of the Board)
    Maxwell (1972)

    May 24
    Heavy D

    May 25
    Lauryn Hill (1975)
    Clarence Burke (the Five Stairsteps)

    May 26
    Lenny Kravitz (1964)
    Jaheim (1978)
    Pam Grier (1949)


    May 27
    Ramsey Lewis (1935)
    Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (of TLC)
    Andre 3000 (of OutKast) (1975)

    May 28
    Gladys Knight (1944)
    Roland Gift (of Fine Young Cannibals) (1962)

    May 29
    Larry Blackmon (of Cameo) (1956)
    LaToya Jackson (1956)
    Jesse Johnson (1960)

    May 30
    Cee-Lo Green (1974)

     May 31
    Lenny Welch (1938)

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