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Summer Soul Jam in the Park
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Summer Soul Jam in the Park

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 7:00p

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Jimmie "J.J." Walker
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Best known as J.J. Evans on the popular sitcom Good Times, Jimmy Walker emerged as one of the most popular standup comics during the mid- to late '70s. He remained a very popular comedian in comedy clubs and on cable TV in later years....
Heatwave
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Britain-based band fused disco, funk, R&B in the 1970s, no stranger to the slow jam (see "Always and Forever"). ~ Rovi
The Main Ingredient
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The Main Ingredient toiled in obscurity for the better part of the '60s before making it big as a sweet, romantic soul outfit with a particular flair for ballads. Paced by the impassioned lead vocals of Cuba Gooding during their prime hitmaking years, the Ingredient is best remembered for their 1972 classic "Everybody Plays the Fool," but released a number of other fine singles, mostly during the first half of the '70s....
The Manhattans
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Formed in 1962 in Jersey City, the enduring soul group the Manhattans enjoyed its greatest success during the '70s. Specializing in smooth ballads, the group recorded first for the New Jersey-based Carnival label, scoring eight R&B hits, then moving in '69 to DeLuxe Records, on which they recorded their first Top 10 R&B hit, "One Life To Live....
Peaches and Herb
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Though soul/pop Peaches and Herb was billed as a duo, their group member rotation is more similar to a group's. The original Peaches, Francine Hurd Barker, a Washington, D.C., native, earned the childhood nickname "Peaches" because of her genteel manner....
The Stylistics
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Although aided and abetted by the savvy producer Thom Bell, Philadelphia's smooth R&B group the Stylistics would not have garnered their hits and acclaim without their soaring harmonies and Russell Thompkins's distinctive falsetto....
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
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The string of R&B/pop crossover hits enjoyed by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in the early-to-mid-1970s serves as a quintessential primer on the Philly soul sound. Like many of their contemporaries, the group had roots in '50s R&B, but created a new paradigm that melded '70s funk, '60s soul, pure pop hooks, lush orchestral arrangements, and protean disco production touches....
Jimmie Walker
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Thin, jug-eared, and rubber-faced black comedian Jimmie Walker is best remembered for playing J.J. on the sitcom Good Times (1974-1979). His exuberant "Dyno-mite!!" was briefly a popular catch phrase back then....
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