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In response to the Metal thread, best soul artists/albums/singles?

Just a few to be going on with, in no particular order and not definitive by any means, just a few of my favourite soul albums of all time,

Otis Blue - Otis Redding

Aretha Franklin - Aretha Arrives

Communication/Understanding - Bobby Womack

360 Degrees of Billy Paul

World Is a Ghetto - War

Superfly - Curtis Mayfield

Black Moses - Isaac Hayes

Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway

Just As I Am - Bill Withers

Call Me - Al Green

N.B. Soul doesn't include rap and hip hop.

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Tough one, so many to choose from - but here goes: -

My favourite soul albums (no particular order): -

Al Green - Let's Stay Together

Al Green - I'm Still In Love With You

Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand The Rain

Sly & The Family Stone - Fresh

Sly & The Family Stone - Stand!

Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On

Temptations - Masterpiece

Stevie Wonder - Talking Book

Stevie Wonder - Innervisions

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On

James Brown - Live At The Apollo

Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove

Four Tops - Still Waters Run Deep

Syreeta - Stevie Wonder Presents...

Wilson Pickett - The Exciting Wilson Pickett

Isley Brothers - 3 + 3

Johnny Bristol - Hang On In There Baby

Rufus - Rags To Rufus

Otis Redding - Otis Blue

Gladys Knight & The Pips - Imagination

Favourite soul singles - far too many to mention, but here's a few: -

Bar-Kays - Soul Finger

Bob & Earl - Harlem Shuffle

Johnny Bristol - Hang On In There Baby

James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good) / Night Train / Sex Machine

Solomon Burke - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

Chi-Lites - Have You Seen Her / Oh Girl

Judy Clay & William Bell - Private Number

George Clinton/Parliament Funkadelic - Tear The Roof Off The Sucka / Get Off Your Ass And Jam

Delfonics - Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)

Detroit Spinners - It's A Shame / One Of A Kind (Love Affair)

William DeVaughn - Be Thankful For What You Got

Ronnie Dyson - When You Get Right Down To It

Elgins - Heaven Must Have Sent You

Lorraine Ellison - Stay With Me Baby / Try Just A Little Bit Harder

Yvonne Fair - It Should Have Been Me

Fatback Band - Wicky Wacky

Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - Where Is The Love

Eddie Floyd - Bring It On Home To Me / Knock On Wood

Four Tops - Baby I Need Your Lovin' / Reach Out, I'll Be There / Do What You Gotta Do

Aretha Franklin - Respect / Angel / Spanish Harlem / I Say A Little Prayer

Erma Franklin - Piece Of My Heart

Marvin Gaye - Baby Don't You Do It / Distant Lover / If I Should Die Tonight

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - You're All I Need To Get By

Al Green - Let's Stay Together / How Can You Mend A Broken Heart / Simply Beautiful

Donny Hathaway - The Ghetto

Isaac Hayes - Shaft / I Stand Accused

Eddie Holman - (Hey There) Lonely Girl

Impressions - I'm So Proud

Isley Brothers - Shout / This Old Heart Of Mine / Behind A Painted Smile / Summer Breeze

Millie Jackson - If Loving You Is Wrong / My Man, A Sweet Man

Marv Johnson - I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose

Ben E.King - Stand By Me

Frederick Knight - I've Been Lonely For So Long

Gladys Knight & The Pips - Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me / Just Walk In My Shoes / Midnight Train To Georgia

Major Lance - Um Um Um Um Um Um / You'll Want Me Back

Shorty Long - Baby Come Home To Me

Main Ingredient - Just Don't Want To Be Lonely

Marvelettes - When You're Young And In Love

Curtis Mayfield - Give Me Your Love / Move On Up / So In Love

Mel & Tim - Backfield In Motion

Miracles - Going To A Go-Go / You've Really Got A Hold On Me

Aaron Neville - Tell It Like It Is

Ohio Players - Fire / Heaven Must Be Like This / Skin Tight

Originals - Baby I'm For Real

Freda Payne - Band Of Gold

Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand The Rain / (You Keep Me) Hanging On / I Needed Somebody

Wilson Pickett - 634-5789 / Land Of 1000 Dances / In The Midnight Hour

Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand

Otis Redding - I've Been Loving You Too Long / (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay / My Lover's Prayer / Try A Little Tenderness

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Nowhere To Run / Dancing In The Street

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - I Don't Blame You At All / Tears Of A Clown / Tracks Of My Tears

Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough / I'm Still Waiting / Remember Me / Touch Me In The Morning

Diana Ross & The Supremes - I'm Livin' In Shame / Someday We'll Be Together / I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (w.Temptations)

Jimmy Ruffin - I'll Say Forever My Love / Farewell Is A Lonely Sound / What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted

Rufus - Tell Me Something Good

Sam & Dave - I Thank You / Hold On, I'm Comin' / Soul Man

Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman / Out Of Left Field / Warm And Tender Love

Sly & The Family Stone - Dance To The Music / Everyday People / I Want To Take You Higher / Family Affair / M'Lady

Staples Singers - Respect Yourself / I'll Take You There

Edwin Starr - Twenty-Five Miles / War

Supremes - Nathan Jones / Automatically Sunshine / Stoned Love

Supremes & Four Tops - You Gotta Have Love In Your Heart

Tams - Hey Girl Don't Bother Me

Johnnie Taylor - Who's Making Love

Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg / Take A Look Around / Papa Was A Rolling Stone / Ain't No Justice / Cloud Nine / I Can't Get Next To You

Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together

Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep Mountain High / Proud Mary / Nutbush City Limits

Undisputed Truth - Smiling Faces Sometimes

Velvelettes - Needle In A Haystack

Jnr.Walker & The All Stars - Walk In The Night / Gotta Hold On To This Feeling / What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) / (I'm A) Roadrunner

War - Low Rider

Barry White - Never Never Gonna Give You Up / You're The First, The Last, My Everything

Jackie Wilson - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher / I Get The Sweetest Feeling

Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) / If You Really Love Me / Superstition / Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing / You Haven't Done Nothin'

Bloody hell, I got carried away again - apologies to all.... icon_redface.gif

ps -

N.B. Soul doesn't include rap and hip hop

Too bleedin' right! icon_lol.gif

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Here are some you missed me old mucker...

Linda Lydell - What a man

Etta James - Tell Mama

Barret Strong - Money

Rufus Thomas - Walking the dog

The Isley Brothers - Got to have you back

But that's about it off the top of my head!

Let's get a regular night started at the Peel....!

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OK - I'm busy in work right now but

What Lofty said AND

What BB said AND

What Mike said AND

There's gonna be some more but I need to have a think about it some!

BUT, out of all them singles listed I think there are only about 10-15 that I haven't got either on my jukebox or in the drawer waiting to go on the jukebox

Will update later

Kev

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Thought of a few more tracks: -

Andantes - (Like A) Nightmare

Archie Bell & The Drells - Here I Go Again

Darrell Banks - Angel Baby

Blackbyrds - Walking In Rhythm

Solomon Burke - If You Need Me

Clarence Carter - Slip Away / Patches

Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music

Cynthia & The Imaginations - Hey Boy I Love You

Brenda Holloway - When I'm Gone

Linda Jones - Hypnotized

Major Lance - I Wanna Make Up (Before We Break Up) / Girl, Come On Home / Girls / Since I Lost My Baby's Love

Marvelettes - I'll Keep Holding On / Goddess Of Love

Jackie Moore - Precious, Precious

Ann Peebles - Beware / Love Vibration / I've Been There Before / I'm Leaving You

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Honey Chile

Joe Tex - Show Me / Hold What You've Got

Carla Thomas - B-A-B-Y / I'll Never Stop Loving You

Velvelettes - He Was Really Saying Something

Let's get a regular night started at the Peel....!
Great idea, but I think I might get a bit distracted...... icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif
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Anything on Motown

I deliberately didn't include any Motown in my first little list because I could easily come up with a long, long list of Motown albums. I could do the same for Stax but thought I'd whack a bit of Isaac Hayes in anyway. Just a few Motown albums:

Stevie Wonder - Music of My Mind

Gladys Knight & The Pips - The Nitty Gritty

David Ruffin - My Whole World Ended

Temptations - Puzzle People

Four Tops - Soul Spin

Marvin Gaye - That's The Way Love Is

Isley Brothers - Doin' Their Thing

Shorty Long - Here Comes The Judge

Valerie Simpson - Exposed

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - One Dozen Roses

Brilliant list of albums BB. I've got or used to have most of them at one time or another. I haven't bought or bothered with singles for years (too old and lazy). Glad to see you include some Linda Jones, I remember the issue of Blues & Soul that announced her death, and coincidentally just recently picked up her 20 Golden Classics, and remember

Bloody hell, I got carried away again - apologies to all....

I'm stopping now but I could easily be here all night .. no wait wait - Archie Bell & The Drells - have you heard Tighten Up? Brilliant tune, nothing to do with the Trojan albums .... ok ok I'm off now icon_wink.gif

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Love Ann Peebles - 99 lbs

have been lucky enough to visit the Rock and Soul Museum in Memphis. It was one of the best museums I have been to, loads of clothes from the soul era worn by the stars, and well explained history of soul.

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Average age of the people who post here: ~55 oldboy.gif

Yeah that's why it's a more intelligent thread than the other crap posted on here at times 247.gif

Back to business:

Just saying Motown was a bit of a cope out so here is a more recent list of artists currently getting thrashed on iTunes:

Beverlei Brown ? Next to You

Beverley Knight ? Who I Am

Beverley Knight ? Prodigal Sister

Candi Staton ? His Hands

Fried ?Fried (Maybe misplaced here)

Heather Headley ? In my Mind

Heather Headley ? This Is Who I Am

Hill St. Soul ? Copasetik & Cool

Indie.Arie ? Acoustic Soul

Indie.Arie ? Voyage to India

Jaquee ? Blaqalixious

Ledisi ? The Revival

Me?shell Ndegeocello (Her complete catalogue)

Nicole Willis Keep Reaching Up

Shola Ama ? In Return

Sunshine Anderson ? Your Woman

Valerie Etienne For What It Is

And for old school ? get Tammi Terrell?s Essential Collection ? cause it just don?t get any better.

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A lot of fine tracks on here aleady.

Acouple I haven't seen and are right up there for me is

Memphis Soul Stew by King Curtis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WHcWu-1iUg

The Bottle by Gil Scott Heron (arguable thgat this is not strictly Soul)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I54DgVennXU&mode=related&search=

By coming onto this thread I had planned to get the average age down but then Tim came on and blew that.

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By coming onto this thread I had planned to get the average age down but then Tim came on and blew that.

Well that's the last time your borrowing my pension book to buy tickets

BTW This is about soul, not slow motion rapping.

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Ok not strictly soul, but has anyone heard, or even heard of The Chambers Brothers? I got into them almost by accident. I bought a couple of their albums from the Ancient and Massive Woollies sale that I might have mentioned before. One, a double album - one live album/one studio album - called "Love Peace & Happiness" that I bought because it looked interesting (versions of Can't Turn You Loose etc) and because it was dirt cheap. The other album, "New Generation" was ok, "Love Peace & Happiness" is up there with my all time favourites. I lost the album years ago but not so long ago bought it on CD from Amazon where it's currently not available, but which I'd highly recommend, if you can find a copy.

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God, that Otis vid has just left me breathless.

And Ladies and Gents, give it up for two of the greatest men to ever grace a soul stage...

btjones_pic2.jpg

I give you Donald 'Duck' Dunn and Steve ' The Colonel' Cropper.

As wel as being my all time guitar hero, Steve Cropper co-wrote 'Knock on Wood', Midnight Hour' and 'Dock of the Bay' - perhaps the 3 most definitive songs of the 60's soul boom.

..And he was in the Blues Brothers (together with Mr Dunn).

Happy Fridays

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Yeah that's why it's a more intelligent thread than the other crap posted on here 247.gif

icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Yet another classic quote for the books!

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God, that Otis vid has just left me breathless.

And Ladies and Gents, give it up for two of the greatest men to ever grace a soul stage...

btjones_pic2.jpg

I give you Donald 'Duck' Dunn and Steve ' The Colonel' Cropper.

As wel as being my all time guitar hero, Steve Cropper co-wrote 'Knock on Wood', Midnight Hour' and 'Dock of the Bay' - perhaps the 3 most definitive songs of the 60's soul boom.

..And he was in the Blues Brothers (together with Mr Dunn).

Happy Fridays

Then there was Booker T himself - one of the few people who could make a Hammond Organ sound cool and soulful. Years and years ago, I bought a Booker T & The MG's Greatest hits album, all the later Stax stuff and with a gold embossed cover of the members of the band in profile. Back then I used to think that album was the very epitome of coolness.

And I was hugely relieved to discover that "Johnny I Love You" (from the Uptight soundtrack album, which also includes the long version of Time Is Tight) wasn't an expression of one man's love for another.

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Saw Edwin around 72/73 he was somewhat older then but still a master; remember he had a white suit on with a huge spide embroided across the left shoulder.

I reckon Prince can be added to the list (just picked up a bootleg of his gig on the 4th)

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Loz, is taht Ottis reading from the Monterey Pop festival? I thik it was him that came on as all the Hippies were leaving after jefferson Airplane finished. He came one at tempo and a hafl and had all the hippies shaking in ecstacy

Scott

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That is Otis at Monterey Scott

Cheers Loz, it is such a great moment at that pestival as it was all really Hippie music, then the Who and Hendrix. Then Otis really looked out of place on the bill. But man he came out and blew them all away

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