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Old 25-05-2013, 20:29
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I love the 60's American soul music and top of my list are the Drifters, Temptations and Four Tops plus many others - who are at the top of your list of great singers?
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Old 25-05-2013, 21:01
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Not too keen on 60's soul really, but I do like 60s Rocksteady/Reggae;

Alton Ellis
Ken Boothe
The Techniques
The Heptones
Delroy Wilson
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Old 25-05-2013, 21:13
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Not too keen on 60's soul really, but I do like 60s Rocksteady/Reggae;

Alton Ellis
Ken Boothe
The Techniques
The Heptones
Delroy Wilson
I am not a fan of any of the above. (In fact I only know of two of them!!_)
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Old 25-05-2013, 21:18
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The Spinners

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUMzccTiAZY
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Old 25-05-2013, 21:35
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The Detroit Spinners - a big thank you for that great soul music
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Old 25-05-2013, 21:43
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I remember the 1960s !..................

Eddie Floyd.............Knock on Wood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l57mde018sA
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Old 25-05-2013, 21:44
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Sam & Dave
Otis Redding

Atlantic was the best.
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Old 25-05-2013, 21:44
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Sam & Dave..............I'm a soul man

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Old 25-05-2013, 21:46
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Wilson Pickett.............In the midnight Hour

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Old 25-05-2013, 21:48
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Nina Simone, without a doubt.
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Old 25-05-2013, 21:52
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This is an amazing performance from Little Richard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e8A9LunXRM
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Old 25-05-2013, 21:54
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Edwin Starr.............Stop her on Sight

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Old 25-05-2013, 21:59
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That's what friends are for - staple singers

Bill Withers - Harlem

Ike and Tina Turner - Black Coffee

Donny Hathaway - Voices Inside
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Old 25-05-2013, 22:09
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Aretha Franklin - Say a Little Prayer my absolute favourite, one of the greatest pop songs ever written by one of the greatest performers.

Diana Ross and The Supremes - Reflections

Smokey Robinson - Tracks of my Tears

Some of the high points of popular music really.
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Old 25-05-2013, 22:38
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Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Aretha, Diana Ross. Does Dinah Washington count? Ella, Sarah Vaughn, Alexander O'Neal.
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Old 25-05-2013, 23:55
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Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Aretha, Diana Ross. Does Dinah Washington count? Ella, Sarah Vaughn, Alexander O'Neal.
I too love Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, but I don't think they count as they're Jazz rather than Soul.

Can't stand Diana Ross.


Women

Etta James
Aretha Franklin
Martha Reeves
Dionne Warwicke
Dusty Springfield (controversial choice perhaps - white and British, but very soulful)
Ruth Brown (50's R&B rather than Soul, but near enough)
Lavern Baker (ditto)


Men

Sam Cooke
Otis Redding
Sam and Dave
Jackie Wilson
Ray Charles
Solomon Burke
Smokey Robinson
Stevie Wonder
Wilson Pickett
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Old 26-05-2013, 08:42
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cant go far wrong with most 60's motown acts, nor atlantic soul acts..

dont think i have a favourite artist, i have favoured tracks from a variety of artists..

'nowhere to run (nowhere to hide)' - martha reeves & the vandellas
'i was made to love her' - stevie wonder
'if i were a carpenter' - four tops
'put yourself in my place' - isely bros
'where did our love go' - supremes

otis, wilson, arthur... etc so many great tracks.
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Old 26-05-2013, 13:09
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I too love Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, but I don't think they count as they're Jazz rather than Soul.

Can't stand Diana Ross.


Women

Etta James
Aretha Franklin
Martha Reeves
Dionne Warwicke
Dusty Springfield (controversial choice perhaps - white and British, but very soulful)
Ruth Brown (50's R&B rather than Soul, but near enough)
Lavern Baker (ditto)


Men

Sam Cooke
Otis Redding
Sam and Dave
Jackie Wilson
Ray Charles
Solomon Burke
Smokey Robinson
Stevie Wonder
Wilson Pickett
A couple of fantastic Soul instrumental groups to add to my previous choices:-

Booker T and the MGs
Junior Walker and the All Stars
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Old 26-05-2013, 20:12
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YES - yes yes - some great soul music - Sam & Dave, Sol Burke and so many others ... I love so many of them .....
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Old 27-05-2013, 09:46
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Curtis Mayfield. A genius in his own right, but even more sublime with the Impressions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TKJCnCajB0
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Old 27-05-2013, 10:26
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Aretha. (esp. One Step Ahead, sampled by Mos Def for Ms Fat Booty)
Marvin Gaye
Stevie Wonder
Curtis Mayfield
Luther
Dusty
Marlena Shaw (Go Away Little Boy is a classic)
En Vogue
The System
Anita Baker
Erykah Badu
Mary J. Blige
Platters (Twilight Time is great record)

special mention for:
Scritti Politti
Lisa Stansfield
Young Americans Bowie
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Old 27-05-2013, 10:56
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I love the 60's American soul music and top of my list are the Drifters, Temptations and Four Tops plus many others - who are at the top of your list of great singers?
some of my kind of music is from the animals, the hollies, bobby vee,Bobbie gentry,del Shannon, Dion, long john baldry, the list goes on and on, I wish that someday they will bring that kind of music back as the music of today is terrible, I also love the mid 50's music. If you like soul r&b Aaron Neville is fantastic
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Old 27-05-2013, 19:45
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some of my kind of music is from the animals, the hollies, bobby vee,Bobbie gentry,del Shannon, Dion, long john baldry, the list goes on and on, I wish that someday they will bring that kind of music back as the music of today is terrible, I also love the mid 50's music. If you like soul r&b Aaron Neville is fantastic
I so agree with you on today's music but I guess that most of today's music fans will vote for the music they listened to in their youth. It's always a generational thing.

Being in my 60's now I love to listen to all the names you have listed plus some more and have great memories of the Hollies and Animals and lots more live on stage. We have been lucky enough to have been young at a time of great music!
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