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Today’s Soul Birthdays – September 9
Billy Preston – American musician, whose work encompassed R&B, rock, soul, funk, and gospel.
Inez Foxx – American R&B singer/songwriter.
Dee Dee Sharp Gamble – American R&B singer, who began her career recording as a backing vocalist in 1961.
Elvin Ray Jones – American jazz drummer of the post-bop era.
Otis Redding – American singer and songwriter. He is considered one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music and a seminal artist in soul music and rhythm and blues.