He began with a doo wop and soul group called the Corvetts in his native Georgia, but found great success as a solo performer. His name was ARTHUR CONLEY, and he was born this day in 1946. We lost him in 2003, but his songs still receive a goodly amount of airplay. His biggest hits were "Funky Street" and the legendary "Sweet Soul Music" in which he pays homage to other greats of the soul realm in the lyrics. Few realize that the song was actually a reworking of an earlier Sam Cooke tune called "Yeah, Man." See the birthday guy lip sync to his biggest hit by clicking on the link below.

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