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    Default favourite soul singers

    ....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:
    soloman burke
    otis redding(this man 'feels' his songs)
    wilson picket
    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

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    Grumpy Old Man Music Head's Avatar
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    good topic.
    so many good ones for me in that era, unlike todays r&b which I hate most of.
    agree with your Picket, Gaye, Four Tops and Aretha.

    My list would include:
    Al Green
    Stevie Wonder
    Curtis Mayfield
    James Brown
    Ray Charles
    Sam Cooke
    Isaac Hayes
    Gladys Knight & The Pips
    Little Anthony & The Imperials
    Martha & The Vandellas
    Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
    Junior Walker & The All Stars
    Edwin Starr
    Percy Sledge
    Joe Tex
    Lou Rawls
    Barry White
    Bill Withers
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    Serial Under Achiever Tiggi's Avatar
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    Agree with many of the above, in particular Otis, and I'd add:

    Early Millie Jackson (Before she became a novelty act)


    Carla Thomas.

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    thanks tiggi, have an old vinyl .best of. set somewhere, i'll have to dig it out and give it a spin
    thanks music head, have albums by most of your list, dont have any isacc hayes or lou rawls though, dont know why i havent got lou rawls(cant buy everything), isacc doesnt do anything for me. cant believe i never mentioned 'the miracles' theyre one of my favourites,have to drag one of their albums out now!
    thanks guys

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    sorry tiggi, i ommitted who the 'best of' set was of......carla thomas

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