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Today’s Soul Birthdays – January 27
Bobby Blue Bland – American blues singer. Bland developed a sound that mixed gospel with the blues and R&B.
L.J. Reynolds – American singer/songwriter lead singer of R&B group, The Dramatics.
Bobby Hutcherson – American jazz vibraphone and marimba player. “Little B’s Poem”, from the 1966 Blue Note album Components, is one of his best-known compositions.
Thom Bell – Jamaican-born American singer, songwriter, arranger, and record producer, known as one of the creators of Philadelphia soul in the 1970s. Bell is best known for his success with the Philadelphia sound in the 1970s, particularly with the Delfonics, Stylistics and Spinners.