Motown/Soul/R&B (116 Artists) 3 of 23

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Motown (Soul/R&B), or the Motown sound, is a style of rhythm and blues music named after the record company Motown in Detroit, where teams of songwriters and musicians produced material for girl groups, boy bands, and solo singers during the 1960s and early 1970s.

Links to 119 Motown (Soul/R&B) artists:

Faye Adams
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Adams, Faye (1923- ). “Shake a Hand” Post 36. (https://youtu.be/vjMgS0KaZz0).

Louis Armstrong
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Armstrong, Louis (1901-1971). “Greatest Hits” Post 30 (https://youtu.be/Nsu520GQWME) (RQ10).

Chloe Bailey
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Bailey, Chloe. (19 yrs old) “Upper Register” Post 37. (https://youtu.be/pntB7it50ls).

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
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Ballard, Hank & The Midnighters (1927-2003). “The Twist” Post 6 (https://youtu.be/2qoY93CkwlA) (RQ 8).

Fontella Bass
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Bass, Fontella (1940-2012). “Rescue Me” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/) (RQ 10).

Archie Bell & The Drells
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Bell, Archie & The Drells (1966-1980). “Tighten Up” Post 6 (https://youtu.be/Wro3bqi4Eb8) (RQ 8).

Benny Benjamin
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Benjamin, Benny (1925-1969). (drummer) “Jozil Mix” Post 19. (https://youtu.be/S3rWXzjA-BE).

Earl Bostic
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Bostic, Earl (1913-1965). (saxophone) “Where or When” Post 12. (https://youtu.be/kGOLDtnRTa0).

Jan Bradley
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Bradley, Jan (1943- ). “Mama Don’t Lie” Post 12 (https://youtu.be/eu1FN09x7-4) (RQ 8).

Chris Brown
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Brown, Chris (1989- ). “Kiss Kiss” Posts 32 & 33 (https://youtu.be/DNbj7KNAyLE) (RQ 8).

James Brown
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Brown, James. (1933-2006). “It’s a Mans World & Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” Posts 12, 30 & 56 (https://youtu.be/QE5D2hJhacU) (RQ 10).

Soloman Burke
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Burke, Soloman (1940-2010). “The Price” Post 6. (https://youtu.be/0zqeOsKBibc).

Clarence Carter
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Carter, Clarence (1936-). “Slip Away” Post 6 (https://youtu.be/tj8eAHn_2YM) (RQ 8).

Chambers Brothers
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Chambers Brothers (1954-1972). George Chambers died October 12, 2019, at age 88. “Funky” Post 6 (https://youtu.be/EVJlCVPhhwY) (RQ 8).

Ray Charles
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Charles, Ray. (1930-2004) “Georgia on My Mind” Post 12 (https://youtu.be/fRgWBN8yt_E) (RQ 10).

Arthur Conley
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Conley, Arthur. (1946-2003) “Sweet Soul Music” Post 6 (https://youtu.be/grE0lwTsSPg) (RQ 8).

Cool & The Gang
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Cool and the Gang (1964-). “Get Down on It” Post 56 (https://youtu.be/) (RQ 8).

Don Covay
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Covay, Don (1936-2015). “Mercy Mercy” Post 6. (https://youtu.be/pWioaVN9olY)

Curtis King
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Curtis, King (1934-1971). (Saxophone) “Memphis Soul Stew & Chief Called” Posts 6 & 19. (https://youtu.be/4Sm9n-6hy6M).

Carolyn Crawford
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Crawford, Carolyn (1949-). “My Smile is Just a Frown” Post 35 (https://youtu.be/vGOkUkBU7e4) (RQ 8).

Debbie Dean
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Dean, Debbie (1928-2001). “Don’t Let Him Shop Around” Post 35 (https://youtu.be/D-tqAiyE0N8).

Desmond Dekker
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Dekker, Desmond & The Aces (1941-2006). “Istaelites” Post 6 (https://youtu.be/0wSXTN2EfRo).

Ernie K. Doe
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Doe, Ernie K (1933-2001). “Mother in Law” Post 6 (https://youtu.be/49iEnlvEbpU) (RQ 7).

Fats Domino
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Domino, Fats (1928-2017). “Ain’t that a Shame” Post 12 (https://youtu.be/I6JZW7zMDfY) (RQ 10).

Drake
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Drake (1986-). “I’m Goin In” Post 33. (https://youtu.be/RMZaXO5fLc0).

Kelvin Dukes
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Dukes, Kelvin. (14 yrs old) “Ain’t No Way” Post 37. (https://youtu.be/QC8DnUlvUso).

Dyke & The Blazers
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Dyke & The Blazers (1965-1971). “Funky Broadway” Post 6. (https://youtu.be/3C5Kl58eMTA).

Eminem
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Eminem (1972-). “Lose Yourself” Post 33. (https://youtu.be/tR1ECf4sEpw).

Betty Everett
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Everett, Betty (1939-2001). “The Shoop Shoop Song” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/4L7WTpxcPfQ) (RQ 8).

Eddie Floyd
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Floyd, Eddie (1937 – ). “Knock on Wood.” Motown/Soul/R&B. (https://youtu.be/1-KWX26Dwv8) (RQ 10).

Four Topps
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Four Tops (1953- ). Abdul “Duke” Fakir is the only surviving original member. Ronnie McNeir, Lawrence Payton Jr and Alexander Morris have passed on. “Baby I Need Your Loving” Post 1 (https://youtu.be/joqjBAJx4ZA) (RQ 10); “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch” Post 1. (https://youtu.be/s3bksUSPB4c); “Reach Out I’ll Be There” Post 1 (https://youtu.be/2EaflX0MWRo) (RQ 8) and “Bernadette” Post 1. (https://youtu.be/Y9l4MGwpQS0).

Aretha Franklin
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Grace Franklin (15 yrs old)
Aretha’s granddaughter
March 2022 – Idols Tryout – failed to make cut
“Killing Me Softly”
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Franklin, Aretha (1942-2018). Known as the “Queen of Soul.” Her famous songs: “Respect” Posts 1, 38 (https://youtu.be/9iayJ8u4Qew) (RQ 10); “Chain of Fools” Post 1. (https://youtu.be/5C4FnlftQt4); “Think” Post 1. (https://youtu.be/hsL9UL9qbv8); “You Made Me Feel Like a Natural Woman” Post 1 (https://youtu.be/qz2efshhuq4) and “Say a Little Prayer” Posts 1, 31 & 33 (https://youtu.be/7Ifw8JhDBvs) (RQ 9).

Bobby Freeman
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Freeman, Bobby (1940-2017). “C’Mon and Swim” Post 54. (https://youtu.be/h6S5v6lLEgs).

Marvin Gaye
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Gaye, Marvin (1939-1984). “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” Post 56 (https://youtu.be/hajBdDM2qdg) (RQ 9).

Dobie Gray
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Gray, Dobie (1940-2011). “Drift Away” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/gr_eVcCAUXo) (RQ 9).

Al Green
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Green, Al (1946- ). “Greatest Hits” Post 56 (https://youtu.be/csZV3w_nscg) (RQ 9).

Isaac Hayes
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Hayes, Isaac (1942-2008). “Soul Man” Post 3 (https://youtu.be/EVGiykCYHCE) (RQ 6).

Brenda Holloway
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Holloway, Brenda (1946- ). “Every Little Bit Hurts” 36. (https://youtu.be/lfBXQhJ8yeM).

Jimmy Hughes
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Hughes, Jimmy (1938- ). “Steal Away” Post 6 (https://youtu.be/eAVmPkOrIkY) (RQ 8).

Faith Ifil
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Ifil, Faith. (12 yrs old) “Proud Mary” Post 37. (https://youtu.be/aii62acsp_E).

Chuck Jackson
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Jackson, Chuck (1937- ). Mix “Any Day Now“ Post 6 (https://youtu.be/RPgE991VDwM) (RQ 10).

James Jamerson
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Jamerson, James (1936-1983). (electric bass) “What’s Going On” Post 19. (https://youtu.be/jxzlFw01V6Q.

Dr.John
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John, Dr. – Malcolm John Rebennack Jr – (1941-2019) “What a Wonderful World” Post 6. (https://youtu.be/FUExCDFT2UY).

Gladys Knight & The Pips
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Knight, Gladys & The Pips (1944- ). “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” Posr 5 (https://youtu.be/WWvwP72FuVg) (RQ 7).

Major Lance
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Lance, Major (1939-1994). “Um Um Um Um Um Um” Post 6. (https://youtu.be/).

Barbara Lewis
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Lewis, Barbara (1943- ). “Hello Stranger” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/J5BRuWS9iAk) (RQ 10).

Jimmy Liggins
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Liggins, Jimmy (1918-1983). Guitarist. “Boogie Woogie King” Post 7. (https://youtu.be/dgfQjII4Tso).

Little Eva
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Little Eva (Boyd) (1943-2003). “Loco-Motion” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/eKpVQm41f8Y) (RQ 8).

Darlene Love
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Love, Darlene (1941- ). “The Boy I’m Gonna Marry” Post 6. (https://youtu.be/vyiMMbUtavs)

Majika Sound – Africa Calling
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Majika Sound. “Africa Calling” Post 48 (https://youtu.be/TCrSHkl9E90).

Martha & The Vandellas
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Martha & The Vandellas (formed in Detroit in 1957-1972). “Dancing in the Streets & Jimmy Mack” Posts 31, 33 & 56 (https://youtu.be/CdvITn5cAVc) (RQ 8).

Marvelettes
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Marvelettes (formed in Inkster, MI in 1960-1971). “Don’t Mess with Bill.” Motown/Soul 3 of 23 Genres. (https://youtu.be/dABWW58dR6U) (RQ 10).

Barbara Mason
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Mason, Barbara (1947- ). “Yes, I’m Ready” (1965) Post 36. (https://youtu.be/op0_RAOt5vQ).

Curtis Mayfield
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Mayfield, Curtis (1942-1999). “Diamond in the Back” Post 56 (https://youtu.be/ZVANQheoRUw) (RQ 8).

Mickey & Sylvia
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Mickey (Baker) and Sylvia (Vanterpool) (1954-1965) “Love is Strange” (1957) Post 36 (https://youtu.be/5SwMB9v1pQ4) (RQ 8).

Aeri Moon
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Moon, Arei. (28 yrs old) “Finesse” Post 37. (https://youtu.be/3fvrdCl0wu0).

Spooner Oldham
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Oldham, Spooner (1943- ). Keyboard for Percy Sledge. “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man” (https://youtu.be/tNkfedM4GRk).

The Orlons
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Orlons (formed in 1960 in Philadelphia). “Don’t Hang Up” (https://youtu.be/gy0nh3RbbBY), “The Wah-Watusi” (https://youtu.be/nCfBfurYpNU), and “South Street” (https://youtu.be/hW-Vc_tMIww).

Robert Parker
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Parker, Robert (1930-2020). “Barefootin” (1966) Post 36 (https://youtu.be/2VZakvxRD44) (RQ 8).

Pedit Afro
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Pedit Afro. “Ndombolo Dance” Post 49. (https://youtu.be/DctelL2L_Fo).

Esther Phillips
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Phillips, Esther (1935-1984). “Release Me” (1960) Post 36 (https://youtu.be/R5yYwiYEJ_8) (RQ 9).

Wilson Pickett
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Pickett, Wilson (1941-2006). “Midnight Hour (1965) & Mustang Sally” Posts 8, 31 & 33 (https://youtu.be/16u6w0cjjrU) (RQ 8).

Lloyd Price
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Price, Lloyd (1933-12021). “Personality” Post 8. (https://youtu.be/MvPU-cvaKCM).

James & Bobby Purify
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Purify, James (died in 2021) & Bobby (Moore). “I’m Your Puppet” (1967) Post 6 (https://youtu.be/rYyCdHUJfb4) (RQ 9).

Lou Rawls
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Rawls, Lou (1933-2006). “You’re the One” Post 9 (https://youtu.be/VDCNQuBLifw) (RQ 10).

Otis Redding
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Redding, Otis (died in an airplane crash in Lake Mendota, Madison, WI on December 10, 1967. He was only 26 yrs old). “Sittin on the Dock of the Bay” Posts 9 & 38 (https://youtu.be/rTVjnBo96Ug) (RQ 8).

Flo Rita
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Rida, Flo (1979- ). “Low” Posts 32 & 33. (https://youtu.be/U2waT9TxPU0).

Smokey Robinson (& The Miracles)
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Robinson, Smokey (1940- ) & The Miracles. Started recording in 1958. By 1967, they already had 12 gold records to their name. Here’s examples: “Shop Around & Tracks of My Tears” Posts 31 & 33 (https://youtu.be/rNS6D4hSQdA) (RQ 9).

Nile Rodgers
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Rodgers, Nile (1952- ). Guitarist. “Everybody Dance and I’m Comin Out” Posts 19 & 56. Has sold more than 500M records. (https://youtu.be/bqdSb-Kyh-s).

Sam & Dave
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Sam (Moore) & Dave (Prater) (1961-1981). Dave passed in 1988. Sam continues with a solo career. “Soul Man” (won a Grammy) Posts 14 & 33 (https://youtu.be/h8uVBcWk5aw) (RQ 9).

Dee Dee Sharp
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Sharp, Dee Dee (1945- ). “Mashed Potatoes” (1962) Post 36 (https://youtu.be/51eJ3-h86JQ) (RQ 9).

Percy Sledge
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Sledge, Percy (1940-2015). His first hits were in 1966. An example: “When a Man Loves a Woman” Post 14 (https://youtu.be/EYb84BDMbi0) (RQ 7).

Sly & The Family Stone
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Sly & The Family Stone (1966-1983). “Everyday People & Dance to the Music” Posts 14 & 33 (https://youtu.be/YUUhDoCx8zc) (RQ 10).

Victor Soloman
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Soloman, Victor (22 yrs old). “My Girl” Post 53. (https://youtu.be/iZLvysClbwo).

Spencer Davis Group
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Spencer Davis Group (1963-1969). Steve Winwood was in the group until 1967 when he then formed Traffic. “Gimmie Some Lovin” Post 33 (https://youtu.be/ko3m0NBbq1o) (RQ 7).

Edwin Starr
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Starr, Edwin (1942-2003). “Funky Music” Post 6. (https://youtu.be/VS3W6rEtVVo).

Billy Stewart
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Stewart, Billy (1937-1970). “Summertime” Post 6 (https://youtu.be/CDLDl0_pt_k) (RQ 9).

Betty Swann
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Swann, Betty (1944- ). “Make Me Yours” Post 36. (https://youtu.be/7pOkpwgOOiI).

Howard Tate
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Tate, Howard (1939-2011). “Ain’t Nobody Home” Post 6. (https://youtu.be/sYWJczQ-5QU).

The Capitals
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The Capitals (1962-1969) “Cool Jerk” 36 (https://youtu.be/R73iEOvkr10) (RQ 8).

The Olympics
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The Olympics (1957- ). “Dance by the Light of the Moon.” Motown/Soul. (https://youtu.be/0xsiHDFR054) (RQ 8).

Joe Tex
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Tex, Joe (1935-1982). “I Want to Do” Post 6. (https://youtu.be/MvAX-hlKa5U).

The Clovers
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The Clovers (1946- ) From Washington DC. “Love Potion Number Nine” (1959) Post 51 (https://.be/qTjs7a9l0hM) (RQ 9).

The Coasters
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The Coasters (1955- ). “Yakety Yak” (1959) Post 36 (https://youtu.be/epCN0f7FTIY) (RQ 9) and “Do You Love Me” (1962) Posts 35 & 36 (https://youtu.be/3EoI-6lQFIE) (RQ 8).

The Crystals
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The Crystals (1960-1967) From New York City. “Da Doo Ron Ron” (1956) Post 56 (https://youtu.be/v-qqi7-Q19k) (RQ 8).

The Delfonics
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The Delfonics (1965- ). “La La Means I Love You” (1968) Post 51. (https://youtu.be/baNbyst7aW0)

The Dells
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The Dells (1953-2012) From Harvey, IL. “Oh What a Night (1959) & Stay in My Corner” (1965) Posts 6 & 36 (https://youtu.be/dOrb7py-cgo) (RQ 9).

The Impressions
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The Impressions (1958-2018) From Chattanooga.TN. Jerry Butler, lead singer (82 years old). “For Your Precious Love” (1958) Post 6. Curtis Mayfield was a member of the group. (https://youtu.be/SrZ7NfwNBEk) (RQ 10).

The Isley Brothers
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The Isley Brothers (1954- ). From Cincinnati. “For the Love of You” Post 56. (https://youtu.be/23W3wqAvsLg).

The Marvelettes
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The Marvelettes (1960-1971). From Inkster, MI. “Don’t Mess with Bill (1966) & Please Mr. Postman (1961)” Posts 7, 30 & 33. (https://youtu.be/OVsW_6AomOQ).

The Meters
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The Meters (1965-1977). From New Orleans. “Cissy Strut” (1969) Post 6. (https://youtu.be/MXI5Nuz6OHg).

The Orioles
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The Orioles & Sonny Till (1947- ). “Crying in the Chapel” (1949) Post 18 (https://youtu.be/Qe_tL7aVGE8) (RQ 10).

The Shangri-Las
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The Shangri-Las (1963-1968). From New York City. “Leader of the Pack” (1964) Post 33 (https://youtu.be/Q8UKf65NOzM) (RQ 7).

The Shirelles
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The Shirelles (1957-1982). From Passaic, NJ. “Will U Still Love Me Tomorrow (1960) & Momma Said” (1961) Posts 14 & 17 (https://youtu.be/L842mz-tNBQ) (RQ 10).

The Supremes
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The Supremes (1959-1977). From Detroit, MI. Led by Diana Ross along with Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson. “Stop in the Name of Love (1965) & Baby Love” (1964). Overall, they recorded 12 No1 songs. Posts 15 & 17 (https://youtu.be/ZAWSiWtUK2s) (RQ 8).

The Tams
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The Tams (1960- ). From Atlanta. “Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me” (1964) Post 6. (https://youtu.be/eErxJ-p6TF8).

The Temptations
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The Temptations (1960- ). From Detroit. Otis Williams is only surviving member. Other founding members were: Al Bryant, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams. Examples if rheir work: “My Girl (1965) & Just My Imagination (1971)” . Overall the group produced 14 No1 R&B singles and three Grammy Awards. Posts 16, 17 & 33 (https://youtu.be/eepLY8J4E6c) (RQ 8).

The Tymes
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The Tymes (1956- ) are an American soul vocal group who enjoyed equal success in the United Kingdom and in their homeland. They are one of the few acts to have one and only one chart-topper in both the US and UK with different songs. The group was formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1956 as the Latineers, by Donald Banks (bass), Albert Berry (first tenor), Norman Burnett (baritone), and George Hilliard (second tenor). After a four-year stint on Philadelphia’s club circuit, they recruited a new lead vocalist, George Williams in 1960, and changed their name to The Tymes.[2]The Tymes had hits in the UK in the 1960s with songs such as “So Much in Love” (https://youtu.be/FaYGlE9lHOw), a US chart topper and million-seller in 1963, “Wonderful! Wonderful!” (a remake of the Johnny Mathis classic hit from 1957), “Somewhere”, then in 1970s with “You Little Trustmaker” and “Ms Grace”. The last of these became the group’s biggest UK hit, reaching Number One in the UK Singles Chart in 1975, but barely dented the Billboard Hot 100, long after the success of “So Much in Love”. “Ms Grace”, while only charting modestly in the US, was and remains a regional hit with the Carolina Beach Musicscene. By 1976, Albert Berry and George Hilliard had been replaced with female singers, Terri Gonzales and Melanie Moore. Gonzales later recorded a solo album with Nile Rodgerswhile Moore worked as session vocalist with Kleeer and artists like Chaka Khan.

Rufus Thomas
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Thomas, Rufus (1917-2001). From Cayce, MS. Began recording in 1963. “Do the Push and Pull” (1970) Post 6. (https://youtu.be/jngwoLvW8UY).

Courtney Timmons
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Timmons, Courtney (from Harris Neck, GA. She is 23 yrs old). “Soulmate” Post 50. She walked in off the street to audition for Idols. (https://youtu.be/L4j_dHjrbwo).

Doris Troy
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Troy, Doris (1937-2004). From The Bronx, NY. “Just One Look” (1963) Posts 35 & 36 (https://youtu.be/GI3OYR_XM0w) (RQ 9).

Tina Turner
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Turner, Tina (born in 1939 as Anna Mae Bullock in Brownsville, Tennessee.). A couple of her recordings: “Proud Mary (2009) & I Want to Take You Higher” (1970). Sold more than 200M records. Posts 16 & 17 (https://youtu.be/02QUmKVsyFY) (RQ 10).

Justine “Baby” Washington
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Washington, Justine “Baby.” (1940- ). From Bamberg, SC. “Only Those in Love” (1965) Post 36. (https://youtu.be/FiGBjE24BGU).

Junior Walker
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Walter, Junior & The All Stars (1931-1995). Born: Autry DeWalt Mixon in Blytheville, AR. “Shot Gun” (1965) Post 6. (https://youtu.be/FI7CtxlisCk).

Billy Williams
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Williams, Billy (1910-1984). From Waco, TX. “I’m Going to Sit Right Down & Write Myself a Letter” (1957) Post 21 (https://youtu.be/rxhT8T44bt8) (RQ 10).

Maurice Williams
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Williams, Maurice & The Zodiacs (1959-1964). Born in Lancaster, SC. “Stay” (1960). Post 35 (https://youtu.be/o1Z_hskvz1M) (RQ 8).

Jackie Wilson
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Wilson, Jackie (1934-1984). Born in Detroit. “Star Dust” (1965). Charted over 50 singles, of which 16 were Top10 R&B hits. Post 21 (https://youtu.be/UzgmnGm0wD0) (RQ 9).

Bobby Womack
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Womack, Bobby (1944-2014). Born in Cleveland. “If You Think You’re Lonely” (1981) Post 6 (https://youtu.be/bRXnRwm-njM) (RQ 10).

Stevie Wonder
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Wonder, Stevie (1950- ). Born as Stevland Hardaway Morris. He has been blind since shortly after birth. Stevie is from Saginaw, MI. “Superstition” (1972). He has charted 63 songs, 10 of which were No1s. Post 33 (https://youtu.be/0CFuCYNx-1g) (RQ 10+).