Greatest Soul Singer?

Who Was The Greatest 60's Soul Singer?

  • Can't Decide,they are all superb

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  • Marvin Gaye

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  • Otis Redding

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  • Sam Cooke

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  • Jame Brown

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  • Percy Sledge

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#1
I've been listening to a lot of Sam Cooke of late,and I would have to say in my opinion he was the greatest soul singer - only just though,wiith the Big O trailing a very close second.
Saying that,I could quite easily have a change of opinion tomorow.
Mind you,Have a listen to "Dark End Of The Street" by Percy Sledge - magnificent.
 
#3
I think a prerequisite might be an appearance in the Blues Brothers film and possibly also the good sense not to get shot.
 
#4
A lot would depend on the preferred sound? Motown, Stax or Atlantic for example...For me the sound of Stax is the genuine sound of soul. Motown was far too commercial although still brilliant, whilst soul wasn't a speciality of the great Atlantic label. Stax and it's sound gave us Otis Redding and Carla Thomas as a duet, two of the greatest soul singers ever...Sublime!!!
 
#5
Just a quick one. have you ever listened to Barb Jungr. The lady is superb, does a lot of Elvis covers, puts a real different spin on his classics.
Give her a whirl...
 
#6
merchantman said:
Etta James
Etta James gives me the chills. Don't forget Anita Baker, either.

But although I love pretty much everyone on the list, particularly Marvin Gaye, and their different sounds/styles, I'm afraid my sentimental vote must go to...

... the Reverend Al mothafuckin' Green.
 

oldbaldy

LE
Moderator
#7
merchantman said:
Janis Joplin
Now there's a girl who knew how to party.
 
#9
Jackie Wilson and our very own Dusty Springfield could mix it with the best.
 

maguire

LE
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#10
aretha. no question.
 
#11
Best SOUL singer? It's a no-brainer - Otis Redding.

MsG
 
#16
I would imagine that most fans of Otis Redding have seen the Stax Revue concert in Norway 1967?
If for some reason you havn't,you should go download/buy/beg/borrow/steal a copy - now!
Watch Sam & Dave do their thing like nobody else could,admire Otis Redding at his finest,gasp in amazement as Booker T & The Mgs belt out classics(racially mixing it YEARS before The Specials ever did!)see Norwegian Beatniks enjoying the concert of their lives, and laugh at the Norwegian squaddies being employed as security and NOT digging that sweet Stax sound!

10/10
 
#17
Rudie said:
I would imagine that most fans of Otis Redding have seen the Stax Revue concert in Norway 1967?
If for some reason you havn't,you should go download/buy/beg/borrow/steal a copy - now!
Watch Sam & Dave do their thing like nobody else could,admire Otis Redding at his finest,gasp in amazement as Booker T & The Mgs belt out classics(racially mixing it YEARS before The Specials ever did!)see Norwegian Beatniks enjoying the concert of their lives, and laugh at the Norwegian squaddies being employed as security and NOT digging that sweet Stax sound!

10/10
A most excellent recommendation there, Rudie my man! For those who missed the times themselves, but would like to know what it was all about, go here:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000UB054U/?tag=armrumser-20

I have this awesome little beauty and I must have watched it at least a thousand times without ever growing tired of it. A must-have! A true revelation!

MsG
 

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