The Society of Cool
men.... levi stubbs and david ruffin .....ladies dusty springfield and pp arnold
Smokey Robinson, Johnny Ace & Brenda Holloway
For me, although too many to mention:
Black Male Artiste: Nat "King" Cole and Sam Cooke
Black Female Artist: Etta James and Ronnie Spector
White Male Artiste: Chris Farlowe and The Righteous Brothers
White Female Artiste: Dinah Lee and Dusty Springfield
Contemporary Artistes: Amy Winehouse, Raphael Saadiq, Cee Lo Green, Duffy and Adele
Marvyn Gaye, also the singer of (today any way !) my favourite soul record of all time "Loved Starved Heart of Mine", closely followed by Darrell Banks.
having thought about this question for a while now and it's about as hard a music question you could throw at us, there are so many but being forced into a decision.
Otis , try to listen to ' I've be loving you too long' on you own and not get a bit tearful.
Janis Joplin to me the greatest female singer of all time. she should be black
Either Otis Redding or Marvin Gaye!
Easy- Luther Vandross.
Was it not Lionel Rich Tea that did 'Easy' ha ha.
Yrs Chris, it was! :-)
Nah this was a white label I was on about.
James Carr, listen to him singing "Dark End Of The Street", you can hear the pain in his voice.