J. Blackfoot

J. Blackfoot

Original Name John Colbert, Jr.
Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, USA
Death 30 Nov 2011 (aged 65)
Germantown, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 81468645 · View Source
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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

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  • Added: 3 Dec 2011
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for J. Blackfoot (20 Nov 1946–30 Nov 2011), Find a Grave Memorial no. 81468645, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .