In 2011 We Said Goodbye

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Gladys Horton founder of Martha & the Vandellas

Marvin Sease X-rated blues singer known for "Candy Licker"

Nate Dogg King of the rap hook

Loleatta Holloway Dance music diva

Jazz poet of the people

Clarence Clemons The Big Man

Amy Winehouse Critically acclaimed and hugely successful Jazz R&B singer

Eugene McDaniels Singer/songwriter famous for writing "Feel Like Makin' Love

Nicholas Ashford One half of famed Singing and songwriting team Ashford and Simpson

Esther Gordy Edwards Mother of Motown

Vesta Williams R&B singer and actress

Sylvia Robinson Co-founder of Sugar Hill Records

Heavy D New Jack Swing pioneer

J. Blackfoot Singer of "Taxi" former member of The Soul Children

Cesaria Evora The Barefoot Diva keeper of Cape Verdan music

Ralph MacDonald Musician and songwriter most famous for co-writing "Where Is The Love"

R.I.P. Marvin Sease


Marvin Sease was from South Carolina and became a pioneer in raunchy R&B in the ’80’s with his single “Candy Licker.” After working for years on the chitlin’ circuit and releasing his music independently, he signed deals with Polygram and Jive. His last recording was 2008’s Who’s Got The Power on the Malaco label.