Looking for suggestions on good old school 1960s/70s R&B and soul. Startin to get into it- give me shit to look up. Anyone?
You looking for just artists? Or particular songs?
Just artists of the top of my head:
Isley Brothers(my favorite)
Stevie Wonder(of course)
Sly & The Family Stone
The Ohio Players
Kool & The Gang
Jackson 5(yes..the Jacksons)
Looking for artists, songs, whatever.
Jay's version of "Ain't no Love" brought me to the Bobby Blue Band, who I dig. Luda's "Undisputed" brought me to Edwin Starr and Blinky's "We'll find a way" which is fuckin awesome. Plus I've always dug songs by Sam and Dave, the Temptations, etc.
So I'm just looking for anything that's cool.
Just a taste of some of my favourites. I grew up on this stuff - high school dances, radio. Still love it.
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
Wilson Pickett - Land Of a 1000 Dances (on Letterman)
Ike and Tina Turner - Proud Mary - This song starts slow and easy and then just goes nuclear at 2:25.
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas - Heatwave - definite Motown sound i.e. made more "pop" sounding
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas - Jimmy Mack
Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay
Marvin Gaye and Tami Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Four Tops - Baby I Need Your Lovin'
Temptations - I Wish It Would Rain
Sam Cooke - You Send Me
Simply Red - If You Don't Know Me By Now - his 1980's cover of the song by Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes
and the original:
Some early British Invasion, obvious R&B influences:
The Animals - Bring it On Home to Me
The Animals - Please Don't Let Me be Misunderstood
Gerry and The Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone
Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man
Edit: Fixed links
That Edwin Starr and Blinky song is great. Just checked it out on Youtube.
Here are a few more to check out:
Isley Brothers - Between the Sheets
"The Reverend" Al Green - Take Me to the River - made (even more) famous by the Talking Heads, who did an excellent job of "funking it up".
The Chambers Brothers - Funky
Jackie Wilson - Higher and Higher
Edit: Fixed Al Green link - must have been drunk on soul last night
I spent about an hour listening to Ray Charles on youtube today. Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole are also damn good.
Walking the Dog:
Will It Go Round In Circles:
High Heel Sneakers:
Memphis Soul Stew:
Knock on Wood:
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
You Cannot talk about the 70's with out talking about some FUNK!!
Funkadelic - Flashlight
Funkadelic - Atomic Dog!!
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove
And some classic R&B
James Brown TRY ME
That's what I'm talkin about fellas. Cake- great list man. Unfortunately you linked to "Proud Mary" for like four of them hahaha.
But still great songs on there.
The two that I mentioned before-
"Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2vCAqdFx1s
"We'll Find a Way"- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3J08q1iIXg
"I'm losin You" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n67cuHlcn1Y
James and Bobby Purify- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVuQCUbuf-4
Otis Redding- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-FQL-tJ3ic
Sam Cooke- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-NH5gA4JP8
Otis doing Sam- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTMuwUe4YhE
Etta James- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07DNiPodVdc
George Benson- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rMb0lLuNAA
Marvin Gaye- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbHeNkqRWtI
More Marvin- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDckI2P_DPA
Bill Withers- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVy5yOs0NSA
For the record, I think it's a toss up between Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke for best soul singer of all-time, but Otis Reddings voice personifies soul to me. I could post this stuff all day.
You'll enjoy this blog
Also, this isn't a classic, but Rapheal Saadiq [former lead singer of Tony Toni Tone!] is putting out some quality stuff, and you can never go wrong with Sade. oh yeah, Norah Jones ain't half bad.
Isley Brothers greatttt, what about Curtis Mayfield Leroy Hutson etc.?
Don't forget the Miracles and Smokey Robinson <3
Great thread idea.
I can, and have, listened to Otis Redding for an entire afternoon
Try a little tenderness
These arms of mine.
Higher and Higher - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyDHsyj2J5U
Chain Gang - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmLedW-YYfE
When I was about 5 years old in 1991 my dad bought be a box of 45's at a garage sale and it was almost entirely old motown records, I was the only kid at my all white Indiana grade school who said I wanted to be a Temptation on career day.
Glad you liked them. Can't get too much R&B. Fixed the links on both posts.