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CLASSIC R&B

Sometimes you have have to dip into it - I could watch this ALL NIGHT!!

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by Anonymousreply 182May 15, 2024 2:37 PM

That prologue...the smooth harmonies...and best of all, the choreography of the four background dudes!! Perfection!!

by Anonymousreply 1April 25, 2024 3:30 AM

I love R&B from the 50s, 60s, and 70s

by Anonymousreply 2April 25, 2024 3:32 AM

Rubberband Man

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by Anonymousreply 3April 25, 2024 3:36 AM

Love this one

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by Anonymousreply 4April 25, 2024 3:38 AM

OP had a break up and must wallow.

Curl up in your Caftan with some ice cream and listen to R&B

by Anonymousreply 5April 25, 2024 3:39 AM

Actually, the breakup was a long time ago...I just like to wallow in these fabulous numbers. Here's another panty dropper.....

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by Anonymousreply 6April 25, 2024 3:44 AM

One more before I sign off...the very first drag number I ever saw was the great Edye Gregory performing this number in a club in East St Louis, circa 1974 or so. She KILLED!!! Thank you, Edye, wherever you are....

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by Anonymousreply 7April 25, 2024 3:51 AM

R7 Was on one of the first albums I ever purchased. In the most 70s of conduits.

Extraordinary song.

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by Anonymousreply 8April 25, 2024 4:06 AM

Gladys

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by Anonymousreply 9April 25, 2024 4:10 AM

Sweet, OP!

Here's another, a tad more upbeat.

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by Anonymousreply 10April 25, 2024 4:25 AM

R$, that song breaks my heart like no other.

by Anonymousreply 11April 25, 2024 4:26 AM

Meant to write R4

by Anonymousreply 12April 25, 2024 4:27 AM

The O'Jays

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by Anonymousreply 13April 25, 2024 1:32 PM

Epic.

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by Anonymousreply 14April 25, 2024 2:20 PM

The Dell's version of I Can Sing a Rainbow (their version of Love is Blue)

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by Anonymousreply 15April 25, 2024 2:57 PM

This always brought tears to my eyes for some reason. My mom used to play this on the record player and she always looked sad when she listened to it. Itā€™s very melancholy.

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by Anonymousreply 16April 25, 2024 3:01 PM

Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes

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by Anonymousreply 17April 26, 2024 1:38 PM

The Three Degrees, When Will I See You Again. Technically, it's Philly Soul, but let's just include it in the R&B category. They had a lot of great songs and it's a shame they weren't more appreciated. I prefer them to The Supremes.

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by Anonymousreply 18April 26, 2024 2:21 PM

One of Stevie's most soulful songs.

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by Anonymousreply 19April 26, 2024 2:23 PM

Great to see some Dells fans on here.

Am a big classic R&B fan and loved the era of the Dells where they were being produced by Charles Stepney - late 60s and early 70s producer who influenced a sound that combined R&B with more classic pop and a splash of psychedelia, with wonderful results.

Stepney had a role in producing the Dells, early Earth, Wind and Fire, among others. He also led the Rotary Connection project, including Minnie Riperton.

I loved this version of Wichita Lineman......the voices are much grittier, but something about the arrangement just makes me bawl. MARY! šŸ˜­

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by Anonymousreply 20April 26, 2024 2:26 PM

All-time favorite.

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by Anonymousreply 21April 26, 2024 2:46 PM

I don't need to hear "September" ever again. Earth, Wind and Fire had much better songs.

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by Anonymousreply 22April 26, 2024 2:50 PM

Agreed r22

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by Anonymousreply 23April 26, 2024 3:01 PM

Teddy Pendergrass (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes), If You Don't Know Me By Now

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by Anonymousreply 24April 26, 2024 3:01 PM

R21 -- I had just moved to Atlanta from Mississippi when I heard that song one night driving along Roswell Road.

For the longest time I thought the singer said "Atlanta" instead of "Atlantis.

by Anonymousreply 25April 26, 2024 3:09 PM

Speaking of r24.....

"And if that turns you off baby, you ain't worth me anyway!"

YAAAASSSSSS

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by Anonymousreply 26April 26, 2024 3:16 PM

One of those quiet storm/lovemaking songs/songs the DJ put on to kill time songs!

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by Anonymousreply 27April 26, 2024 3:16 PM

And featuring the late, great Miss Phyllis Hyman

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by Anonymousreply 28April 26, 2024 3:17 PM

A white guy sings lead on this and before YouTube came along, I always thought the singer was black:

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by Anonymousreply 29April 26, 2024 3:28 PM

Love this thread. My contribution:

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by Anonymousreply 30April 26, 2024 6:11 PM

Is disco included, OP? If it is, here is the first number one disco song.

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by Anonymousreply 31April 26, 2024 6:14 PM

The Spinners, Working My Way Back to You

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by Anonymousreply 32April 26, 2024 6:18 PM

It's too bad Michael turned out to be such a creep, his music really was excellent

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by Anonymousreply 33April 26, 2024 6:19 PM

I just find this song hits differently now, considering how he ended and what a creep he turned out to be. Just makes me sad.

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by Anonymousreply 34April 26, 2024 6:20 PM

Did we get this far into the thread and nobody's posted the Stylistics?

This is dictionary definition beautiful old school soul.

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by Anonymousreply 35April 26, 2024 6:25 PM

Break up, to make up....

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by Anonymousreply 36April 26, 2024 6:37 PM

Now, for the dance move to accompany these brilliant musical selections.

Thanks for the perfect weekend (ir anytime) thread, OP.

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by Anonymousreply 37April 26, 2024 8:55 PM

^or anytime

by Anonymousreply 38April 26, 2024 8:56 PM

Honestly, this thread could be nothing but the Stylistics and it would still be bursting with classic R&B greatness.

Here's one of my favorite ballads of theirs, "I'm Stone In Love With You."

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by Anonymousreply 39April 26, 2024 8:58 PM

Slightly later R&B, more "quiet storm" - and one of Anita's first solo hits.

I like this one a lot. I liked some of her later stuff too, but it did have some pretty heavy production....this one is more subtle. Lovely.

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by Anonymousreply 40April 26, 2024 9:32 PM

Another one produced by Charles Stepney.

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by Anonymousreply 41April 26, 2024 9:33 PM

42 replies before Barry White is mentioned.

For shame

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by Anonymousreply 42April 26, 2024 9:39 PM

The Undisputed Truth:

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by Anonymousreply 43April 26, 2024 9:39 PM

Best slow dance song by the Stylistics:

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by Anonymousreply 44April 26, 2024 9:42 PM

More Anita

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by Anonymousreply 45April 26, 2024 9:43 PM

William Devaughn pimpinā€™

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by Anonymousreply 46April 26, 2024 9:44 PM

If you live in New York, I recommend watching the video at r46. It includes images from New York in the 70s.

by Anonymousreply 47April 26, 2024 9:49 PM

Fantastic video, R46/R47. Magnificent song, too, one I never tire of. One of the best and most evocative couplets in all of soul music:

[italic]Diamond in the back, sunroof top,[/italic]

[italic]Diggin' the scene with a gangster lean.[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 48April 26, 2024 10:11 PM

My favorite Chi-Lites jam ever

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by Anonymousreply 49April 26, 2024 10:41 PM

R66, I love the Massive Attack cover too.

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by Anonymousreply 50April 26, 2024 10:45 PM

The original...

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by Anonymousreply 51April 26, 2024 10:45 PM

And the "remake"

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by Anonymousreply 52April 26, 2024 10:46 PM

The late great Otis Redding!!!

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by Anonymousreply 53April 27, 2024 2:08 AM

That is a GREAT video, R46....THANKS!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 54April 27, 2024 2:13 AM

I always think that Al Greenā€™s cover of ā€œFor the Good Timesā€ is the perfect R&B song, but then I remember that ā€œTry A Little Tendernessā€ by Otis Redding is actually the perfect R&B song.

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by Anonymousreply 55April 27, 2024 2:23 AM

It doesn't get any better than this.

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by Anonymousreply 56April 27, 2024 2:33 AM

Ride this train y'all...

by Anonymousreply 57April 27, 2024 2:39 AM

The Temptations

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by Anonymousreply 58April 27, 2024 2:41 AM

I know they hated each other IRL supposedly,but the synergy they had on this album was awesome!

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by Anonymousreply 59April 27, 2024 2:58 AM

Love this

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by Anonymousreply 60April 27, 2024 3:17 AM

Cheryl Lynn

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by Anonymousreply 61April 27, 2024 6:59 PM

These kinds of songs made AM radio tolerable in the 70s which was otherwise overrun with the gooey ā€œCalifornia soundā€.

I remember where I was when Gary Numan/In Cars came on WNBC or WABC, though. That was a whole new ballgame.

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by Anonymousreply 62April 27, 2024 7:12 PM

R56, this is my favorite O'Jays song.

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by Anonymousreply 63April 27, 2024 7:48 PM

I know there is still some good R&B/soul out there but it just isnt' the same. This thread makes me miss the music of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

by Anonymousreply 64April 27, 2024 7:49 PM

Can someone explain why more recent R & B singers go slightly off-key on purpose? It gives it more of a jazz or sound, but also sounds like a shrill misfire, but it is obviously on purpose.

by Anonymousreply 65April 27, 2024 8:03 PM

^pardon the extra ā€œorā€

by Anonymousreply 66April 27, 2024 8:04 PM

R66, can you post an example here?

by Anonymousreply 67April 27, 2024 8:09 PM

Love this song! As a child of the '70s/teen of the '80s, I heard it on the radio occasionally growing up, and always assumed it was by Aretha Franklin (I know I was not alone in that). Then, in 1990, DAYS OF OUR LIVES used it for a very memorable location sequence with my favorite couple...which sent me on a quest to "find" it. Kept flipping through Aretha's albums in record stores, wondering: "Why isn't this song on any of her albums?" (remember, there was no Google). Finally asked someone at a record store: "Oh, that's not Aretha". Der.

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by Anonymousreply 68April 27, 2024 8:17 PM

R29: Linda Lyndell is also a member of the "They're white?!?! " club.

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by Anonymousreply 69April 27, 2024 8:43 PM

R60, great performance of a 10/10 song, though the bass line seems lost in the mix, which is a shame because it is one of the MOST AMAZING basslines in the history of funk.

Sly Stone has never recieved his due. Prince was basically Sly Stone Mk II and he got all the glory; I think he arrived at the right time and his androgyny made him less threatening and more palatable to white hipster listeners. I guess Sly's biggest sin was that he's lived too long. He lived long enough to start to decline. If he'd died in 1975 he would be hailed as a god.

Anyway, this song deserves to be posted twice, so here is the studio version with the bass in yo face. It's almost a solo record, with Sly on vocals, guitar, piano, organ, and bass.

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by Anonymousreply 70April 27, 2024 8:53 PM

Excellent thread. And to the poster above, if it's disco you want, start a thread for it... not chastising or being nasty, but it's a different genre and this thread's been true to it's title.

My contribution: Gladys/Pips - Heard it Through the Grapevine - where was this shot? When was it shot? Europe?

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by Anonymousreply 71April 27, 2024 9:02 PM

Sly Stone's biggest sin was doing too many drugs and not showing up for his concerts

by Anonymousreply 72April 27, 2024 9:08 PM

i still listen to Sly and the Family Stone's Greatest Hits. Timeless album.

by Anonymousreply 73April 27, 2024 9:13 PM

Whitney, right before she went totally off the rails.

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by Anonymousreply 74April 27, 2024 9:15 PM

R72, yes, that was the decline. Cocaine did him in and he became a total wreck, forgotten and living rough. Fortunately, today he is being taken care of by his children. I hope he's doing well.

by Anonymousreply 75April 27, 2024 9:17 PM

I meanā€¦

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by Anonymousreply 76April 27, 2024 9:30 PM

R76, it's crazy to think how young he was there. Great song!

by Anonymousreply 77April 27, 2024 11:50 PM

The Brothers Johnson

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by Anonymousreply 78April 28, 2024 12:21 AM

I always preferred Stephanieā€™s cover of FEEL THE FIREā€¦Peabo Bryson had a pinched, nasal tone to his voice that bugged me. Stephanie gave it the soul that it needed.

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by Anonymousreply 79April 28, 2024 12:47 AM

This thread needs a little Staples Singers! So many fantastic songs! "I'll Take You There" is probably their most iconic song, but this is my favorite.

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by Anonymousreply 80April 28, 2024 2:03 AM

Jeffrey Osborne. This!

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by Anonymousreply 81April 28, 2024 2:14 AM

And can Bill Withers be added to this list? Thre are many examples of his sound (and man is it sweet).

Here's Use Me.

by Anonymousreply 82April 29, 2024 9:42 AM

Oops... with link. A live version of Use Me.

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by Anonymousreply 83April 29, 2024 9:44 AM

[quote]It doesn't get any better than this.

Agreed, although "Love Train" is also often considered one of, if not the, first disco songs.

My entry. This is on every sex playlist I've ever made.

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by Anonymousreply 84April 29, 2024 12:50 PM

Love this

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by Anonymousreply 85April 29, 2024 1:50 PM

R84, great choice. Vintage Al Green can get it. I hope this one is on your sex playlists too.

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by Anonymousreply 86April 29, 2024 2:02 PM

This is R&B. I had some young person tell me they listed to it and what they were listening to was NOT it. AFAIC, this was the last time Black music, as a whole, was great.

by Anonymousreply 87April 29, 2024 2:10 PM

My dad and I loved this jam by Teddy

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by Anonymousreply 88April 29, 2024 2:18 PM

Isaac Hayes, Shaft

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by Anonymousreply 89April 29, 2024 2:21 PM

"... then she goes her way and I go mine, tomorrow we meet same place, same time.."

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by Anonymousreply 90April 29, 2024 3:14 PM

Loves me some Peephole Bryson

by Anonymousreply 91April 29, 2024 3:31 PM

Found a Cure

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by Anonymousreply 92April 29, 2024 3:41 PM

I prefer this to the original. Too bad Bobby Womack is/was a creep.

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by Anonymousreply 93April 29, 2024 3:48 PM

Another great Bobby Womack song.

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by Anonymousreply 94April 29, 2024 3:48 PM

What creepy thing did Bobby do?

by Anonymousreply 95April 29, 2024 4:07 PM

R95, from wikipedia

[quote] On February 26, 1965, 77 days after Sam Cooke's death, 20-year-old Womack and Cooke's widow Barbara Cooke, who was 10 years his senior, attempted to marry at the Los Angeles county courthouse.[33][34][12] Womack wore one of Cooke's suits to the courthouse and the media was present to record the event, but their application was rejected. According to the Los Angeles Sentinel, it was denied because Womack was under 21 years old and did not have his parents' permission to marry. They were finally married on March 5, the day after his 21st birthday.[13] Their marriage was considered a scandal by some in the music business and Womack found himself ostracized in the soul music world.[4][11] Womack's brothers turned against him, as did his audiences and disc jockeys.[12][15] Cooke's family was also enraged. His brothers Charles and David Cook broke Womack's jaw during an attack at a hotel in Chicago.[13][35] Womack later claimed he initially went to Barbara's side to console her following Cooke's death for fear that if she were left alone, she would "do something crazy."[36]

[quote] In 1970, Womack and Barbara separated after she discovered he was having an affair with his 17-year-old stepdaughter Linda Cooke (daughter of Barbara and Sam Cooke).[37][38] In the ensuing tussle, Barbara fired a gun at her husband and the bullet grazed his head.[38][4] Their divorce was finalized in 1971.[39] According to Womack, Linda never spoke to her mother again

by Anonymousreply 96April 29, 2024 4:17 PM

My lands, r96, what a sleaze! And Mrs. Cooke was not any better.

by Anonymousreply 97April 29, 2024 4:21 PM

R97, and on reddit, some girl said she was at some party during the summer and she was wearing shorts (this was in the early 00s), Bobby was there. He said something to her like "ooo yeah, you girls like to get wet, don't ya?". And she was like 14 at the time.

by Anonymousreply 98April 29, 2024 4:23 PM

R98 urp. A damn shame.

Even more tragic is the wedge between the mother and child. Over some used up dick.

by Anonymousreply 99April 29, 2024 5:43 PM

R99, yeah, it's a soap opera brought to life.

by Anonymousreply 100April 29, 2024 6:08 PM

A funky tune by Brick:

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by Anonymousreply 101April 29, 2024 7:13 PM

Smooth and kind of jazzy from Atlantic Starr

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by Anonymousreply 102April 29, 2024 7:22 PM

A "quiet storm" classic. I was shocked when I learned the singer was white. He really nailed the sound.

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by Anonymousreply 103April 29, 2024 7:38 PM

R103, I was surprised as well. It's a perfect song.

by Anonymousreply 104April 29, 2024 7:46 PM

Vanity, Nasty Girl

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by Anonymousreply 105April 29, 2024 7:47 PM

Billy Preston, doing his own funky thang after playing with the Beatles....

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by Anonymousreply 106April 29, 2024 7:51 PM

The Gap Bandā€”itā€™s not their number one hit, but I like this more than The Rubber Band Man:

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by Anonymousreply 107April 29, 2024 8:19 PM

War had so many great songs it's impossible to choose just one. But I'll try...

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by Anonymousreply 108April 29, 2024 8:30 PM

[quote]I was shocked when I learned the singer was white.

R103, you certainly weren't alone!

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by Anonymousreply 109April 29, 2024 8:34 PM

Sorry, R105, but Vanity is not a good fit for this category.

Just my $.02.

by Anonymousreply 110April 29, 2024 8:53 PM

"Word Up"

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by Anonymousreply 111April 29, 2024 8:55 PM

Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose. Lots of strings in the opening but I like that.

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by Anonymousreply 112April 29, 2024 9:27 PM

Classic

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by Anonymousreply 113April 29, 2024 10:21 PM

Masterpiece

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by Anonymousreply 114April 29, 2024 10:33 PM

Don't Leave Me This Way

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by Anonymousreply 115April 29, 2024 10:42 PM

Can't believe this is a Conway Twitty song

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by Anonymousreply 116April 29, 2024 10:43 PM

A hundred times "YES!" to Bill Withers, R82/R83!

This is my favorite (and one of the reasons I will always love ROLL, BOUNCE; just for that opening sequence).

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by Anonymousreply 117April 29, 2024 11:12 PM

Ray Parker Jr with his band Raydio, a few years before he hit it really big with the "Ghostbusters" theme.

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by Anonymousreply 118April 29, 2024 11:26 PM

Marvin Gaye was in his hyper sexual element with this song

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by Anonymousreply 119April 29, 2024 11:37 PM

Unsure if this is exactly R & B, but itā€™s a special interpretation of a song from Hair.

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by Anonymousreply 120April 29, 2024 11:39 PM

A bit on the poppier side of soul, but so uplifting. I can't feel sad when I listen to this.

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by Anonymousreply 121April 29, 2024 11:49 PM

Now give me a little bass with those eighty-eights...

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by Anonymousreply 122April 30, 2024 12:06 AM

Blow your socks off, man. Legends.

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by Anonymousreply 123April 30, 2024 12:30 AM

1962, still packs a dance floor.

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by Anonymousreply 124April 30, 2024 1:19 AM

Now why would Youtube suggest this one to me?? Why?

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by Anonymousreply 125April 30, 2024 3:47 AM

"Daddy's Home"

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by Anonymousreply 126April 30, 2024 4:09 AM

Bobby Caldwell just died last month.

by Anonymousreply 127April 30, 2024 4:09 AM

Deniece Williams - Silly

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by Anonymousreply 128April 30, 2024 11:37 AM

Stevie Wonder wrote this about Nixon, but its message is timeless.

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by Anonymousreply 129April 30, 2024 12:37 PM

How is it possible that nobody has posted Chaka yet?

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by Anonymousreply 130April 30, 2024 12:39 PM

Stacy Lattisaaw - Johey!

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by Anonymousreply 131April 30, 2024 12:52 PM

Aaliyah - If Your Girl Only Knew

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by Anonymousreply 132April 30, 2024 12:56 PM

The O'Jays - Love Train (Official Soul Train Video)

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by Anonymousreply 133April 30, 2024 1:00 PM

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Bad Luck

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by Anonymousreply 134April 30, 2024 1:01 PM

Sade

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by Anonymousreply 135April 30, 2024 1:02 PM

Prince

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by Anonymousreply 136April 30, 2024 1:03 PM

Prince

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by Anonymousreply 137April 30, 2024 1:05 PM

Ben E. King

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by Anonymousreply 138April 30, 2024 6:10 PM

This, when Average White Band and Ben E. King joined together on one of my favorite albums.

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by Anonymousreply 139April 30, 2024 6:17 PM

Baby come to me Lames Ingram &Patti Austin

Made famous by General Hospital and the Luke & Laura story line .

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by Anonymousreply 140April 30, 2024 6:18 PM

Atlantic Starr Secret Lovers

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by Anonymousreply 141April 30, 2024 6:21 PM

A Curtis Mayfield classic given royal treatment courtesy of En Vogue!

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by Anonymousreply 142April 30, 2024 11:38 PM

Speaking of AS

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by Anonymousreply 143May 1, 2024 12:14 PM

"Up On The Roof"

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by Anonymousreply 144May 1, 2024 9:32 PM

not sure if Parliament qualifies as soul but Give up the Funk stirred my soul

Turn this mother out!

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by Anonymousreply 145May 1, 2024 10:26 PM

George Clinton Atomic Dog

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by Anonymousreply 146May 1, 2024 10:40 PM

I love the slow and sexy numbers -

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by Anonymousreply 147May 1, 2024 10:57 PM

Well, if we're going to dip into the disco/funk/hip-hop sub-genres of "CLASSIC" R&B.......I will offer Heatwave. Rod Temperton, Genius.

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by Anonymousreply 148May 1, 2024 11:39 PM

No Temptations?

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by Anonymousreply 149May 2, 2024 12:18 AM

Or Miracles?

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by Anonymousreply 150May 2, 2024 12:18 AM

Ann Peebles

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by Anonymousreply 151May 2, 2024 12:37 AM

Love, love, love this song.

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by Anonymousreply 152May 2, 2024 12:29 PM

The Emotionsā€¦they had some bopsā€¦this is yet another song I got caught lip syncing to by mother šŸ«¢šŸ„“

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by Anonymousreply 153May 2, 2024 1:16 PM

R153, I'm surprised they didn't have more success. But then again, neither did a lot of groups, including The Three Degrees. I think it's because there was just so MUCH good music during that decade that lots of acts got crowded out, so to speak.

by Anonymousreply 154May 2, 2024 2:24 PM

Agreed r154. The field of talent was too deep back then.

by Anonymousreply 155May 2, 2024 3:34 PM

R155, exactly. Just thinking about all the soul/r&b acts from that time period makes me dizzy. And those are just the ones I'm aware of, I'm sure there are countless great acts that didn't even hit the Hot 100 that I just haven't discovered yet.

by Anonymousreply 156May 2, 2024 3:54 PM

Come on people... this is for classic R&B.

I love EW&F - still own my All 'n All on vinyl. But Boogie Wonderland is not R&B - it's disco.

Start a disco thread... others will enjoy and contribute. But stick with R&B here.

by Anonymousreply 157May 2, 2024 9:21 PM

Giving Him Something He Can Feel has to be one of the sexiest videos ever (funny, too). And En Vogue doesn't take anything off but a glove. And so many squirming handsome men help, too, of course.

by Anonymousreply 158May 2, 2024 9:30 PM

Lady T if the 80s are considered part of the classic era...

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by Anonymousreply 159May 2, 2024 9:46 PM

R157, but the lines really get blurred between soul, R&B and disco in the 70s. Also...

[quote] "Boogie Wonderland" was Grammy nominated in the categories of Best R&B Instrumental Performance and Best Disco Recording.[4] It won the Grammy for Best R&B Instrumental Performance.[5]

by Anonymousreply 160May 3, 2024 12:08 AM

*got, not get

by Anonymousreply 161May 3, 2024 12:09 AM

No Four Tops?

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by Anonymousreply 162May 3, 2024 1:20 AM

Not enough Smokey

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by Anonymousreply 163May 3, 2024 1:25 AM

Love Machine by The Miracles

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by Anonymousreply 164May 3, 2024 1:30 AM

Eddie Holman

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by Anonymousreply 165May 3, 2024 3:58 AM

Percy Sledge When a Man loves a woman

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by Anonymousreply 166May 3, 2024 4:06 AM

I asked for this album when I was five. I am not black, and I'm not going to repeat what my grandma said to me when I requested it. She still bought it for me, though, and I wore it out over the next few years.

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by Anonymousreply 167May 3, 2024 4:08 AM

Barry White Never never gonna give you up

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by Anonymousreply 168May 8, 2024 9:42 PM

Lou Rawls

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by Anonymousreply 169May 8, 2024 9:48 PM

R167 why even bring this up, what your grandma said about you buying black music? Youā€™re bringing this thread down with your patronizing remarks.

by Anonymousreply 170May 8, 2024 10:36 PM

Has this one be posted?

THE WHISPERS -- "It's a Love Thing"

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by Anonymousreply 171May 8, 2024 11:43 PM

Ooh, the Whispers!! Love this one too -

This thread is an embarrassment of RICHES!!

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by Anonymousreply 172May 9, 2024 12:46 AM

Love The Whispersā€¦

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by Anonymousreply 173May 9, 2024 1:29 AM

Maybe the best song from the Queen of Soul. The extended version is superior.

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by Anonymousreply 174May 9, 2024 4:33 AM

Maybe her second best song. I think Cissy Houston is very underrated as a singer. She provides the backup vocals here.

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by Anonymousreply 175May 9, 2024 4:34 AM

174 and 175- I was just going to post a question as to why there were no Aretha songs on this list. Is she not viewed as an R/B singer?

by Anonymousreply 176May 9, 2024 4:59 AM

[quote] The Emotionsā€¦they had some bops

ā€œBops.ā€

Vomit.

Not The Emotions.

You.

Go back to homeroom.

by Anonymousreply 177May 9, 2024 5:07 AM

I am always down for some of the Queen....

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by Anonymousreply 178May 9, 2024 8:28 AM

R176, she's technically Soul, but really, I think that can be included under R&B. Although, they are technically separate categories.

by Anonymousreply 179May 9, 2024 1:58 PM

R177 eat a bowl of dog shit. I said what I said. BOP THIS.

by Anonymousreply 180May 9, 2024 2:22 PM

Little Richard Luculle

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by Anonymousreply 181May 15, 2024 1:11 PM

This song moves me. Such a great talent. Clive Davis is an asshole. She deserved to be a B-list diva (I don't thinks she would want to be A-list).

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by Anonymousreply 182May 15, 2024 2:37 PM
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