May Soul Music Birthdays

May 1

May 2

Angela Bofill (1954)
Leslie Gore (1946)
Lou Gramm of Foreigner (1950)
Engelbert Humperdinck (1936)

May 3

James Brown (1933)
Christopher Cross (1951)
Frankie Valli (1934)

May 4

Oleta Adams (1953)
Ron Carter (1937)
Tyrone Davis (1938)

May 5

Adele (1988)
Eddie Amoo of The Real Thing (1950)
Chris Brown (1989)
Craig David (1981)
Johnny Taylor (1934)

May 6

Juliet Roberts (1962)

May 7

Jimmy Ruffin (1939)
Pete Wingfield (1948)

May 8

Chris Frantz (1951)
Toni Tenille (1943)

May 9

Billy Joel (1949)
Tania Maria (1948)
Dave Prater (1937)
Tamia (1975)

May 10

Arthur Alexander (1940)
Carleen Anderson (1957)
Bono (1960)
Bill Coday (1942)
Sly Dunbar of Sly and Robbie (1952)
Young MC (1967)
Larry Williams (1935)

May 11

Eric Burdon (1941)
Tara Kemp (1964)

May 12

Burt Bacharach (1928)
Ronnie Foster (1950)
James Purify (1944)
Fats Waller (1904)
Steve Winwood (1948)

May 13

Carolyn Franklin (1944)
Teddy Randazzo (1935)
Darius Rucker (1966)
Mary Wells (1943)
Stevie Wonder (1950)

May 14

David Byrne (1952)
Shanice Wilson (1973)

May 15

Trini Lopez (1937)
Lenny Welch (1938)

May 16

Billy Cobham (1944)
Janet Jackson (1966)
Barbara Lee Jones (1937)

May 17

Vernie Bennett (1971)
Taj Mahal (1942)
Bobby Sheen (1941)
Jaguar Wright (1977)

May 18

Rob Base (1967)

May 19

Kyle Eastwood (1968)
Grace Jones (1952)
Barbara Joyce Lomas of BT Express (1952)
Barbara Loomis (1952)
Tom Scott (1948)
Sam Smith (1992)

May 20

Cher (1946)
Joe Cocker (1944)
Shorty Long (1940)
Busta Rhymes (1972)

May 21

Bill Champlin (1947)
Notorious B.I.G. (1972)
Leo Sayer (1948)

May 22

Johnny Gill (1966)
Vivian Green (1979)
Donell Jones (1973)
Sun Ra (1914)

May 23

Heavy D (1967)
Maxwell (1972)

May 24

Terry Callier (1945)
Cerrone (1952)
Heavy D (1976)
Bob Dylan (1941)
Charles Earland (1941)
Patti LaBelle (1944)

May 25

Clarence Burke of the Five Stairsteps (1952)
Hal David (1921)
Donnie Elbert (1936)
Rasheeda (1982)

May 26

Miles Davis (1926)
Pam Grier (1949)
Lauryn Hill (1975)
Jaheim (1978)
Lenny Kravitz (1949)
Oscar Toney Jr. (1939)

May 27

Andre 3000 of OutKast (1975)
Dee Dee Bridgewater (1950)
Ramsey Lewis (1935)
Sarah Vaughan (1924)

May 28

John Fogerty (1945)
Roland Gift of Fine Young Cannibals (1962)
Gladys Knight (1944)
Kylie Minogue (1968)

May 29

Rebbie Jackson (1950)
Jesse Johnson (1960)
Mike Porcaro of Toto (1955)

May 30

Cee Lo Green (1974)
Delores Warren of Alton McClain & Destiny (1951)
D'Marie Warren (1951)

May 31

Paulinho Da Costa (1948)
Charles Drain (1939)
Richard Dunbar (1939)
Vicki Sue Robinson (1954)
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"