J. J. Barnes – American R&B singer and songwriter. He recorded several singles, starting in 1960.
Des’ree – English pop recording artist who rose to popularity during the 1990s. She is best known for her hits “Feel So High”, “You Gotta Be”, “Life”, and “Kissing You”. At the 1999 Brit Awards she received the Brit Award for Best British female solo artist.
June Pointer – American singer, best known as the youngest of the founding members of the vocal group The Pointer Sisters.
Luther Ingram – American R&B and soul singer-songwriter. His most successful record, ” I Don’t Want to Be Right”, reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart and No. 3 on the Hot 100 in 1972.
Shuggie Otis – American singer-songwriter, recording artist, and multi-instrumentalist. Otis’s composition “Strawberry Letter 23” topped the Billboard R&B chart and reached #5 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1977.