John Ellison

John Ellison of the Soul Brothers Six

West Virginia coal country export John Ellison made a stop in Rochester, New York—where he formed the self-contained Soul Brothers Six—before heading to Philadelphia to seek fame and fortune in the mid '60s. On the way to Philly, he penned the unforgettable "Some Kind Of Wonderful" which became the group' only hit in 1967. Best known for his gospel-charged lead vocals, Ellison's first recordings (1965's "Move Girl" and 1966's "Don't Neglect Your Baby") bear his sanctified vocal approach, as does his latest album, 1993's Welcome Back, which re-united him with many of the members of his original group.

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