Brenda Holloway – American singer and songwriter, who was a recording artist for Motown Records during the 1960s. Her best-known recordings are the soul hits, “Every Little Bit Hurts”, “When I’m Gone”, and “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy.”
Mitty Collier – American church pastor, gospel singer and former rhythm and blues singer.
Clay Hammond – American R&B and soul singer and songwriter.
Dave Godin – American soul music, who made a major contribution internationally in spreading awareness and understanding of the genre, and by extension African-American culture.
Lalo Schifrin – Argentine-American pianist, composer, arranger and conductor.
O.C. Smith – American singer. His recording of “Little Green Apples” went to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968 and sold over one million records.