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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:46 PM

 

OK, the greatest latter-century (1950-99) soul song

I am not going to make a poll

That would be silly

I am going to emphatically state it is The Jackson 5 singing "I'll Be There"



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Reply OK, the greatest latter-century (1950-99) soul song (Original post)
Taverner Jan 2013 OP
NRaleighLiberal Jan 2013 #1
hifiguy Jan 2013 #28
pipi_k Jan 2013 #2
NoGOPZone Jan 2013 #3
CanSocDem Jan 2013 #4
livetohike Jan 2013 #5
Dyedinthewoolliberal Jan 2013 #6
Myrina Jan 2013 #9
kwassa Jan 2013 #39
Tom Ripley Jan 2013 #7
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #21
Tom Ripley Jan 2013 #8
Myrina Jan 2013 #10
aint_no_life_nowhere Jan 2013 #11
KamaAina Jan 2013 #12
tblue Jan 2013 #13
Kingofalldems Jan 2013 #14
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #24
Kingofalldems Jan 2013 #30
Doc_Technical Jan 2013 #15
Doc_Technical Jan 2013 #32
nolabear Jan 2013 #16
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #25
hopemountain Jan 2013 #29
Still Blue in PDX Jan 2013 #31
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #17
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #18
femmocrat Jan 2013 #19
Zorro Jan 2013 #40
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #20
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #22
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #23
davsand Jan 2013 #26
aint_no_life_nowhere Jan 2013 #27
DearHeart Jan 2013 #33
annabanana Jan 2013 #34
Flaxbee Jan 2013 #36
Xipe Totec Jan 2013 #35
Flaxbee Jan 2013 #37
kwassa Jan 2013 #38

Response to Taverner (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:49 PM

1. Marvin Gaye - What's Goin' On

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:24 AM

28. Period.

End of sentence. End of paragraph. End of article.

Nothing else even comes close.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:35 AM

2. My own

nominations:







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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:02 AM

3. What'd I Say by Ray Charles nt

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:05 AM

4. My personal favorite...



...is this one with Dionne, Gladys, Elton and Stevey.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:31 AM

5. This morning's favorite: Let's Stay Together

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:26 PM

6. I respectfully and lovingly

DISAGREE!!!!!!!!!!! :O)
I'd have to nominate Al Green and "Tired of being alone"

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:38 PM

9. That one was my first thought!

But I figured it popped into my head because I'm feeling lonley/outcast lately.

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:00 PM

39. Al Green is the best of the best.

Everyone nominated in this thread is a great, incredible singer. Al is the very best.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:04 PM

7. Mr. Jackie Wilson...

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:17 PM

21. An amazing song & artist. I still remember the 1st time I heard this song. It was electric!nt

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:07 PM

8. Mr. Sam Cooke

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:39 PM

10. ... just about anything by The Isley Brothers ...

n/t

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:50 PM

11. My all-time fave

and When A Man Loves A Woman, which was a monster hit when I was kid was the tune that really made me a fan of soul.



And I can't help but include this amazingly beautiful and soulful tune written by Quincy Jones and sung by James Ingraham.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:51 PM

12. Aretha!!

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:46 PM

14. Fever-- Little Willie John:

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:26 PM

24. Wow, that's amazing. I've only ever heard Peggy Lee's version. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:27 AM

30. Her version came later

Both versions well done but different for sure.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:36 PM

15. Otis Redding - Tramp

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Response to Doc_Technical (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:38 PM

32. But seriously folks,

Sam and Dave- "Wrap it up"

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:56 PM

16. Another Sam Cooke entry:



(Swoon)

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Response to nolabear (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:56 PM

25. sends shivers down my spine, every time I hear it.

I have a lot of his music. He had such a perfect voice.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:10 AM

29. my personal favorite...

anything by sam cook

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Response to nolabear (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:49 AM

31. You beat me to it! My choice, also.

I love Three Dog Night's cover of this song. Cory Wells does him proud.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:09 PM

17. Hot, woo boy, hot: Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On


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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:13 PM

18. I defy anyone not to break out in body movement to Barry White's Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe




Yowza, yowza. Who doesn't bob a head or wiggle a shoulder to this tune by the Love Meister?

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:20 PM

19. "When a Man Loves a Woman" by Percy Sledge

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #19)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:12 PM

40. Yes

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:05 PM

20. One of the greatest soul songs of all time: I Heard It Thru the Grapevine....Marvin Gaye


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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:21 PM

22. Wilson Pickett "Bring it on Home to Me"....so many amazing soul songs & artists...

I post one, then think of another, and another, and another.

Is this the best kind of music ever? Maybe so. I'm white....my mother was worried I might marry a black guy.

Sam Cooke recorded this earlier, but Wilson Pickett's version is my fave. I've heard Tom Jones do an amazing rendition of this song, too. Speaking of which....Tom Jones....blue eyed soul singer.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:24 PM

23. Tom Jones-one of the best blue eyed soul singers. "It Looks Like I'm Never Gonna Fall in Love Again"


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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:54 AM

26. Staple Singers I'll take You There, Sly Stone Thank You, Stevie Wonder Superstition.

All the stuff I was listening for on WLS and did not hear often enough. My father absolutely hated it and that just made me love it even more...



Laura

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:15 AM

27. Here's another one I dearly love

When I was a young musician in the early 1970s I backed a soul singer named Nancy Hyde on the guitar in a band and she could sound just like Gladys Knight on this great tune.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:32 PM

33. Bill Withers-Aint No Sunshine

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:03 PM

34. Whew! This WHOLE thread has got me

But where is Nina Simone?

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Response to annabanana (Reply #34)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:36 PM

36. and where is Etta James?

I mean, this is as classic as classic gets: At Last

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:07 PM

35. Ohio - A wake up call


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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:39 PM

37. If you want the Jackson 5, how about "Who's Lovin' You"

Listen to that sweet little boy's gorgeous voice.
So damn sad, his life trajectory.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:57 PM

38. Otis Redding, the genius. Songwriter and performer.

and he wrote Respect, later a huge hit for Aretha.

Try A Little Tenderness



Sitting on the Dock of the Bay



I've Been Loving You Too Long


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