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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:34 PM
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1960s Soul: My Top 300
You can read the full list here:

http://home.comcast.net/~soulexpress4/Top100-1960s.htm

To whet your appetite, here's the Top 20:

1. DARK END OF THE STREET James Carr (2/67) R&B #10, Pop #77
2. BRING IT UP James Brown & The Famous Flames (1/67) R&B #7, Pop #29
3. THINK Aretha Franklin (5/68) R&B #1 (3 weeks), Pop #7
4. I CANT TURN YOU LOOSE Otis Redding (12/65) R&B #11, Did not chart pop
5. A CHANGE IS GONNA COME Sam Cooke (1/65) R&B #9, Pop #31
6. WISH SOMEONE WOULD CARE Irma Thomas (3/64) Pop #17 (Billboard published no R&B chart in 1964.)
7. HOLD ON! IM A-COMIN Sam & Dave (4/66) R&B #1 (1 week), Pop #21
8. PEOPLE GET READY The Impressions (2/65) R&B #3, Pop #14
9. BERNADETTE The Four Tops (3/67) R&B #3, Pop #4
10. AINT NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (6/67) R&B #3, Pop #19

11. (I KNOW) IM LOSING YOU The Temptations (11/66) R&B #1 (2 weeks), Pop #8
12. THERE IS The Dells (2/68) R&B #11, Pop #20
13. PAPAS GOT A BRAND NEW BAG James Brown & The Famous Flames (7/65) R&B #1 (8 weeks), Pop #8
14. RESPECT Aretha Franklin (5/67) R&B #1 (8 weeks), Pop #1 (2 weeks)
15. (YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER AND HIGHER Jackie Wilson (8/67) R&B #1 (1 week), Pop #6
16. THE TRACKS OF MY TEARS Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (7/65) R&B #2, Pop #16
17. LAND OF A THOUSAND DANCES Wilson Pickett (8/66) R&B #1 (1 week), Pop #6
18. DANCE TO THE MUSIC Sly & The Family Stone (1/68) R&B #9, Pop #8
19. YOUVE LOST THAT LOVIN FEELIN The Righteous Brothers (12/64) R&B #3, Pop #1 (2 weeks)
20. ONE MORE HEARTACHE Marvin Gaye (2/66) R&B #4 , Pop #29

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Raenelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:38 PM
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1. Marvin Gaye would dominate my top 20
Very good list. I haven't heard of all of them. I'm going to print it out and explore those I don't know, and reacquaint myself with some I've forgotten.

One question: Did I miss it, or did you leave off Midnight Train to Georgia by Gladys Knight?
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:03 PM
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3. "Midnight Train To Georgia" is not from the '60s. It came out in 1973.
I'm currently working on a list of my favorite soul records of the 1970s. Rest assured, I'll rank "Midnight Train" pretty high!
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:03 PM
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2. Kool & the Gang -a 60's "soul review" that became the ultimate "soul-jazz
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 09:02 PM by papau
band -and in the 70's with "afrocentric garb"/Muslim names!

Perhaps they fit better with a Funky list for the 70's - along with Earth Wind and Fire.

But should Kool & the Gang "soul" of the 60's make your list - as in the 1969 "Kool and the gang"?

I read todays reviews of them and they sound second rate ("Earth Wind and fire on a bad day"!) - but I recall them as nice - perhaps showing my lack of critical judgement!

:-)
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