Sam Gooden – American soul singer. He was best known for being an original member of the successful 1991 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted R&B group The Impressions, from its beginnings as The Roosters in the 1950s.
Bobby Purify – American soul singer.
Horace Silver – American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, particularly in the hard bop style that he helped pioneer in the 1950s.
Joe Simon – American soul and R&B musician.