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Sir Mack Rice

voc, bvoc, 1933-2016 US, Clarksdale, Mississippi
Singer of R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Bonny Rice

Singer, songwriter and producer, born 10 November 1933 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. A prolific songwriter with 434 work titles registered at BMI publishing. Rice was a member of vocal group The Falcons from 1957 to 1963. In 1965 he wrote and released Mustang Sally, his greatest hit as a solo artist that was covered the next year by fellow ex-Falcon Wilson Pickett. Rice later joined Stax Records, where he (co-)composed song such as Respect Yourself (recorded by The Staple Singers in 1971), Do The Funky Penguin (for Rufus Thomas also in 1971) and Cheaper To Keep Her (for Johnnie Taylor in 1973). While at Stax Records, he also sang with Ollie & The Nightingales, joining them in 1970. Died in June 27, 2016, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A, from complications relating to Alzheimer's disease.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Blues
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
Popular Tracks   
Mini-Skirt Minnie on Mini-Skirt Minnie by Sir Mack Rice
Love Sickness on Stax-Volt: The Complete Singles 1959-1968 by Various Artists
Bump Meat on The Complete Stax / Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 3: 1972-1975 by Various Artists
Mustang Sally on Mustang Sally by Sir Mack Rice
Dark Skin Woman - Pt. 1 on The Complete Stax / Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 3: 1972-1975 by Various Artists
Mustang Sally on Right Now by Sir Mack Rice
Gotta Have My Baby's Love on Rare Soul: Groove & Grind 1963-1973 by Various Artists
Let's Think About It on Adios Amigo: A Tribute To Arthur Alexander by Various Artists
Right Now America on Get That Money by Sir Mack Rice
Cheaper to Keep Her on Right Now by Sir Mack Rice

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Get That MoneySir Mack Rice2006Album
This What I DoSir Mack Rice2000Album
Right NowSir Mack Rice And The Dynatones1992Album
Women!!Sir Mack Rice1988Album
Please Come Home For Christmas / Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'Little Johnny Taylor / Sir Mack Rice1982Single
What Good Is A Song / Get The Job DoneSir Mack Rice1978Single
I Made MusicSir Mack Rice1977Album
It Takes One To Know OneSir Mack Rice1976Single
I Can Never Be SatisfiedSir Mack Rice1976Single
Dark Skin WomanSir Mack Rice1975Single
Bump MeatSir Mack Rice1974Single
Three People In LoveSir Mack Rice1970Single
Coal ManSir Mack Rice1969Single
Mini-Skirt MinnieSir Mack Rice1967Single
Love Sickness / I Gotta Have My Baby's LoveSir Mack Rice1967Single
You Can't LoseSir Mack Rice1966Single
You Shouldn't Throw Stones / When You're Down And OutSir Mack Rice1966Single
Mustang Sally / Daddy's Home To StaySir Mack Rice1965Single
Three People In Love/Bumble Bee WomanSir Mack RiceSingle
Muhammed AliSir Mack RiceSingle
Don't Dominate Me / Tossin' & Turnin'Sir Mack RiceSingle
My BabySir Mack RiceSingle
The Whip / Feel's GoodSir Mack RiceSingle
West Virginia Symphony / Sweet To The BoneIvory Joe Hunter / Sir Mack RiceSingle
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