August Soul Music Birthdays

August 1

Chuck D (1960)
Robert Cray (1953)
Jean Wells (1942)
Jean Wells (1942)

August 2

Homer Banks (1941)
Doris Coley of the Shirelles (1941)
Fat Larry (1959)
Augie Johnson (1948)
Johnny Kemp (1959)

August 3

Tony Bennett (1926)
Beverly Lee of the Shirelles (1931)

August 4

Louis Armstrong (1901)
Frankie Ford (1939)
Timi Yuro (1940)

August 5

Kathy Brown (1960)
Samantha Sang (1951)

August 6

Randy DeBarge (1958)
Joyce Sims (1959)

August 7

Charlie Pope of the Tams (1936)
Byron Woods (1955)

August 8

David Grant of Linx (1956)
Joe Tex (1933)

August 9

Kurtis Blow (1959)
Willie Henderson (1941)
Barbara Mason (1947)
Lorraine Pearson of 5 Star (1957)

August 10

Patti Austin (1948)
Aaron Hall (1964)
Bobby Hatfield of the Righteous Brothers (1940)
Ronnie Spector (1943)

August 11

Kenny Gamble (1943)
Joe Jackson (1955)

August 12

August Darnell of Kid Creole and the Coconuts (1951)
Roy Hay of Culture Club (1961)
Joe Jones (1926)
Pat Metheny (1954)
Sir Mix-A-Lot (1963)

August 13

George Shearing (1919)
Howard Tate (1939)

August 14

Larry Graham (1946)

August 15

Bobby Byrd (1934)
Billy Griffin (1950)
Willie Little Beaver Hale (1945)
Stix Hooper of the Crusaders (1950)
Frederick Knight (1944)
Jimmy Webb (1946)

August 16

Madonna (1958)

August 17

Maysa (1966)

August 18

Maxine Brown (1939)
Edwin Hawkins (1943)

August 19

Margie Joseph (1950)
Johnny Nash (1940)

August 20

Jamie Cullum (1979)
Jackie DeShannon (1941)
Allen Frey of New Birth (1950)
Isaac Hayes (1942)
KRS One (1965)
David Lasley (1947)
Robert Plant (1948)
Paul Robi of the Platters (1931)

August 21

Dina Carroll (1968)
Count Basie (1904)
Kelis (1979)
David Morales (1961)
Kenny Rogers (1938)

August 22

James DeBarge (1963)
John Lee Hooker (1920)
Edward Patten of Gladys Knight and the Pips (1939)
Vernon Reid of Living Color (1958)
Evelyn Thomas (1953)
Dexter Wansel (1950)

August 23

August 24

Mason Williams (1938)

August 25

Matt Aitken (1956)
Matt Aitken (1956)
Wayne Shorter of the Crusaders (1933)

August 26

Branford Marsalis (1960)

August 27

Yolanda Adams (1961)
Mario (1986)
Mase (1977)

August 28

August 29

Dinah Washington (1924)

August 30

Ronald Beitle of Wild Cherry (1954)

August 31

John Davis (1947)
Wilton Felder of the Crusaders (1940)
Sheree Hicks (1972)
Van Morrison (1945)
Choice Cut - V3 - "Getting Better"
Listening Room - Avery Sunshine - Twenty Sixty Four
CD of the Month - Raul Midon - Bad Ass and Blind
SoulTracks Choice Cut - Toni Redd - "Underneath My Skin"