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J. Blackfoot
Birth: Nov. 20, 1946
Greenville
Washington County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Nov. 30, 2011
Germantown
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

Musician. Born John Colbert, he was best known for being the lead singer of the vocal group "The Soul Children". While with Stax Records and the Epic Label, the group had fifteen R & B hits between 1968 to 1978. In addition to their Top 10 hit singles "The Sweeter He Is" (1969), "Hearsay" (1972) and "I'll Be The Other Woman" (1973), they also released seven albums to include "Soul Children" (1968), "Fiction" (1974) and "Open Door Policy (1978). After the group parted their separate ways, Colbert launched a solo career as 'J. Blackfoot" with the single "Taxi" which reached number 4 on Billboard in 1983. He followed with a string of singles and released over a dozen albums to include "City Slicker" (1983), "U-Turn" (1987), "Room Service" (1993) and "It Ain't Over, Till It's Over" (2006). In 2008, The Soul Children reformed for the album "Still Standing" and was part of producer David Porter's musical revue in 2010. He died of cancer at age 65. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Memorial Park Cemetery
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Dec 03, 2011
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J. Blackfoot
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J. Blackfoot
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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Thank you my daddy loved the song taxi :)
-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 13, 2013

- Bunny
 Added: Nov. 30, 2013

- Janis Coleman
 Added: Nov. 20, 2013
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