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Joe Stonestreet from BlackStreet/ Clifford Adams from Kool & The Gang

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Two musicians from two iconic bands that have entertained us for years and continue to give us quality music for those who still desire the classic styles of R&B and Jazz. Joseph Stonestreet is American R&B vocalist who found fame during the 1990s as one-fourth of the Platinum-selling R&B quartet BLACKstreet. A part of one of the top R&B vocal groups of the '90s, Blackstreet was founded by singer, producer, and new jack swing pioneer Teddy Riley after the breakup of his seminal trio Guy. Riley had taken a few years to concentrate on his booming production career, which saw him working with Wreckx-N-Effect, Bobby Brown, Michael Jackson, and SWV, among others. His itch to get back in the performing arena resulted in the formation of Blackstreet in 1994, which included singers Chauncey "Black" Hannibal, Levi Little, and Joe Stonestreet in addition to Riley. Stonestreet was replaced by Dave Hollister prior to the recording of the group's self-titled debut album, which appeared in the spring of 1994. On the strength of "Before I Let You Go," a Top Five hit on the R&B charts, Blackstreet was a platinum-selling hit even without much crossover exposure. Two more singles from the album, "Booti Call" and "Joy," were minor hits as well. Joe is featured as the lead vocalist and writer of the hit "Baby Be Mine". In 1973, Cliff Adams, Mike Ray, and Larry Gittens were the horn section for The Stylistics world tour. Clifford went on a two-year stint with the world famous Thad Jones and Mel Lewis Big Band. After playing with Duke Ellington's Orchestra, then headed by the Duke's son Mercer Ellington, he did a European tour with Max Roach, and then formally joined Kool & the Gang. Generations of people are familiar with the Clifford Adams trombone solos on "Joanna" from Kool & the Gang, "Someday We'll All Be Free/Save the Children" from Regina Belle, and the much celebrated "Slam Dunk" released in the spring of 1996 by Kool & the Gang Featuring Clifford Adams on the "NBA at 5

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