....and im not refering to the so called soul nowadays or 'white boy soul from the 1980s, im talking 'real' soul from the 1960s and 70s from the 'atlantic' 'stax' and 'motown' labels
ok, its probably universally agreed that aretha is 'the queen of soul', you wont get any arguements from me on that one, but i do like and listen to mary wells more than i listen to aretha.
as for male singers i cant go past:
otis redding(this man 'feels' his songs)
and of course the great marvin gaye('whats going on' is one of the greatest albums ever)
as for groups, the 'four tops' are unbeatable
i want your thoughts and input, might jog my memory to others i have in my collection