April Soul Music Birthdays

April 1

Jimmy Cliff (1948)
Gil Scott Heron (1949)

April 2

Larry Coryell (1943)
Marvin Gaye (1939)
Leon Russell (1942)

April 3

Leona Lewis (1985)
Jimmy Magriff (1936)
Jimmy McGriff (1936)
Eddie Murphy (1961)
Tony Orlando (1944)
Kelly Price (1973)

April 4

Lemar (1978)
Major Lance (1939)
Hugh Masekela (1939)
Muddy Waters (1913)
Jill Scott (1972)

April 5

Mildred Douglas (1950)
Lenny Mayes (1951)
Christopher "Kid" Reid of Kid N Play (1964)
Stanley Turrentine (1934)
Ronnie White of the Miracles (1939)

April 6

Tony Connor of Hot Chocolate (1947)
Warren Haynes (1960)
Don Myrick of Earth Wind & Fire (1934)

April 7

Billie Holiday (1915)
Freddie Hubbard (1938)
Janis Ian (1951)
Ron “Have Mercy” Kersey (1949)
Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey (1949)

April 8

Leon Huff (1942)
Biz Markie (1964)

April 9

Steve Gadd (1945)
Reuben Wilson (1935)

April 10

Babyface (1959)
Eddie Hazel (1950)
Danny Krivit (1957)
Bunny Wailer (1947)

April 11

Delroy Pearson of 5 Star (1970)
Joss Stone (1987)

April 12

Phil Hurtt (1942)

April 13

Lou Bega (1975)
Peabo Bryson (1951)
Al Green (1946)
Rasheed Ali (1968)

April 14

Jerry Knight of Raydio (1952)
John Morales (1954)

April 15

April 16

Akon (1973)
Roy Hamilton (1929)
Herbie Mann (1930)
Dusty Springfield (1939)
Ed Townsend (1929)

April 17

Jan Hammer (1948)
Redman (1970)
Michael Sembello (1954)

April 18

Charles Love of Bloodstone (1962)
Clyde Stubblefield (1943)

April 19

Afrika Bambaataa (1957)
Bernie Worrell of Parliament (1944)

April 20

Stephen Marley (1972)
Tito Puente (1923)
Barbara Roy (1947)

April 21

Bobby McClure (1942)
Bobby McClure (1942)

April 22

Arthur Baker (1955)
Paul Carrack (1951)
Charles Mingus (1922)

April 23

Taio Cruz (1982)
John Miles (1949)
Narada Michael Walden (1952)

April 24

Joe Henderson (1937)
Ricky Owens of the Temptations (1939)
Freddie Scott (1933)
Barbra Streisand (1942)

April 25

Steve Ferrone (1950)
Ella Fitzgerald (1917)
Jimmy Hughes (1938)
Bobbie Humphrey (1950)
Albert King (1923)
Linda Womack (1953)

April 26

D.C. LaRue (1948)
Giorgio Moroder (1940)
Maurice Williams (1938)

April 27

Sheena Easton (1959)
Mica Paris (1969)
Ann Peebles (1947)
Robin S (1962)

April 28

Willie Colon (1950)
The Fantastic Johnny C (1943)

April 29

Ray Barretto (1929)
Javier Colon (1978)
Carl Gardner of the Coasters (1928)
Tammi Terrell (1945)
Toots Thielmans (1922)

April 30

CeCe Rogers (1962)
Tashan (1962)
Michael Anthony Wright of the Sugarhill Gang (1958)
ADVANCE Listening Room - Eric Roberson - "Wind"
CD of the Month - James Day - Song, Soul & Spirit
Listening Room - Stokley - Introducing Stokley
Listening Room - The GroovaLottos - Ask Yo' Mama