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Main Influences

Vocalists
Stevie Wonder,
Frank Sinatra,
Marvin Gaye,
Elvis Presley,
BB King,
Freddie King,
Aretha Franklin,
Ray Charles
Little Milton,
Michael Jackson,
Jackie Wilson,
James Brown,
Muddy Waters,
Sam Cooke

Sax Players:
Fathead Newman,
Jon Smith,
Edgar Winter,
Cannonball Adderley,
Junior Walker,
Lee Allen
Hank Crawford,
Maceo Parker,
Stanley Turentine,
Michael Brecker,
David Sanborn,
Wilton Felder,
Tom Scott

Keyboard Players:
Ray Charles,
Dr. John,
Jon Cleary,
Billy Preston,
Professor Longhair,
James Booker,
Henry Butler
Chopin,
Scott Joplin,
Richard Tee,
Sylvester Burks,
Elton John
Gene Harris

Jellyroll Morton

Bands, Arrangers, Writers and Producers:

The Beatles,
Elton John & Bernie Taupin,
Nelson Riddle,
Joni Mitchell,
Little Feat,
The Meters
George Martin,
Quincy Jones,
Phil Ramone,
Randy Newman

David Foster,
Narada Michael Walden,
Don Was
Tbone Burnette,
Stevie Wonder,
Vince Mendoza,
Sting,
Allen Toussaint,
Tom Dowd,
Ahmet Ertegun
Lieber & Stoller