Today’s Soul Birthdays – April 29

Duke Ellington - American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra from 1923 through the rest of his life. Toots Thielemans - Belgian jazz musician. He was mostly known […]

Today’s Soul Birthdays – May 2

Lesley Gore - American singer, songwriter, actress, and activist. At the age of 16, she recorded the pop hit "It's My Party", a US number one in 1963. She followed […]

Today’s Soul Birthdays – May 3

James Brown - American singer, dancer, musician, record producer, and bandleader. The central progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th century music, he is often referred to […]

Today’s Soul Birthdays – May 4

Nick Ashford - R&B singer and songwriter. Tyrone Davis - American blues and soul singer with a long list of hit records over more than 20 years. Ron Carter - […]

Today’s Soul Birthdays – May 5

Andy Gibb - English singer, songwriter, and actor. Jheryl - American recording company executive who was the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Motown Records. Johnnie Taylor - American […]

Today’s Soul Birthday – May 9

David Prater - American Southern soul and rhythm & blues singer and musician, who was the deeper baritone/tenor vocalist of the soul vocal duo Sam & Dave from 1961 until […]

Today’s Soul Birthdays – May 10

Arthur Alexander - American country soul songwriter and singer. Ron Banks - Founding member of R&B group the Dramatics. Bill Coday - American musician and singer.  

Today’s Soul Birthdays – May 11

Irving Berlin - American composer, songwriter and lyricist. His music forms a great part of the Great American Songbook. Born in Imperial Russia, Berlin arrived in the United States at […]

Today’s Soul Birthdays – May 12

Burt Bacharach - American composer, songwriter, record producer, and pianist who composed hundreds of pop songs from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many in collaboration with lyricist Hal David. […]

Today’s Soul Birthdays – May 13

Mary Wells - American singer, who helped to define the emerging sound of Motown in the early 1960s. Teddy Randazzo - American pop songwriter, singer, arranger and producer, who composed […]