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Today’s Soul Birthdays – December 28

December 28, 2020

Johnny Otis – American singer, musician, composer, arranger, bandleader, talent scout, disc jockey, record producer, television show host, artist, author, journalist, minister, and impresario. He was a seminal influence on American R&B and rock and roll.

Lonnie Liston Smith РAmerican jazz, soul, and funk musician who played with such jazz artists as Pharoah Sanders and Miles Davis before forming Lonnie Liston Smith and the Cosmic Echoes, recording a number of albums widely regarded as classics in the fusion, smooth jazz and acid jazz genres.

Pops Staples – American gospel and R&B musician.

Donna Hightower – American R&B, soul and jazz singer and songwriter, who recorded and released albums for the Decca and Capitol labels.



December 28, 2020