Soul/R&B & Motown Singles

Soul/R&B & Motown Singles

Soul music is a popular music genre that originated in the United States in the 1950s and early 1960s. It combines elements of African-American gospel music, rhythm and blues and jazz. Soul music became popular for dancing and listening in the United States – where record labels such as Motown, Atlantic and Stax were influential in the civil rights era. Soul also became popular around the world, directly influencing rock music and the music of Africa.

According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, soul is "music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a form of funky, secular testifying".

Soul/R&B & Motown Singles
Soul/R&B & Motown Singles

Soul music dominated the U.S. R&B chart in the 1960s, and many recordings crossed over into the pop charts in the U.S., Britain and elsewhere. By 1968, the soul music genre had begun to splinter. Some soul artists developed funk music, while other singers developed slicker, more sophisticated, and in some cases more politically conscious varieties. By the early 1970s, soul music had been influenced by psychedelic rock and other genres. The United States saw the development of neo soul around 1994. There are also several other subgenres and offshoots of soul music.

The key subgenres of soul include the Detroit (Motown) style, a rhythmic music influenced by gospel; deep soul and southern soul, a driving, energetic soul style combining R&B with southern gospel music sounds; Memphis soul, a shimmering, sultry style; New Orleans soul, which came out of the rhythm and blues style; Chicago soul, a light gospel-influenced sound; Philadelphia soul, a lush orchestral sound with doo-wop-inspired vocals; Psychedelic soul, a blend of psychedelic rock and soul music; Blue-eyed soul, music performed by white artists and Northern soul, rare soul music played by DJs at nightclubs in northern England.


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Average White Band - Pick Up the Pieces

Average White Band - (1974)

Solid centre variant of instrumental funk standard, U.S. chart-topping single, produced by Arif Mardin.

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Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood

Tom Tom Club - (1981)

Novelty rapping song by the American new wave band, taken from their self-titled debut album "Tom Tom Club".

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Dr. John - Right Place Wrong Time

Dr. John - (1973)

EX+ original UK Atlantic pressing of the American Billboard top-10 hit.

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Kokomo - Use Your Imagination

Kokomo - (1975)

"Promotion copy" variant of lead track from the British funk/soul band's second studio album "Rise & Shine", (#81 U.S. Billboard R&B chart).

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Blinky & Edwin Starr - Oh How Happy

Blinky & Edwin Starr - (1969)

Original UK pressing (TMG 748), of the gospel inspired duet, and soul club regular spin.

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The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love

The Supremes - (1966)

Well presented original TMG 575, (UK singles #3), the original version of the Holland-Dozier-Holland song.

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The Supremes - Baby Love

The Supremes - (1964)

Well presented original 1964 pressing of UK and U.S. chart-topping single, taken from The Supremes second studio album, "Where Did Our Love Go".

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The Buckeye Politicians - I Wish It Would Rain

The Buckeye Politicians - (1970)

Promotional copy variant of early 1970's crossover-funk, northern soul rarity.

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Eddie Wilson - Get Out in the Street

Eddie Wilson - (1969)

EX+/EX+ U.S. promotional variant of Texas-based northern/R&B.

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June Gatlin - Good Girl Gone Bad

June Gatlin - (1968)

Late '60s crossover in "time capsule" condition, with it's original birth company paper sleeve.

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Bobby Powell - Into My Own Thing

Bobby Powell - (1971)

R&B/funk with a cover of Sly Stone's "Into My Own Thing".

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The Hesitations - No Brag Just Fact

The Hesitations - (1969)

Late '60 northern/R&B, with crossover flip featuring Debbie Taylor on lead vocals with The Hesitations backing.

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Smoke - I'm So Lonely

Smoke - (1975)

U.S. Promotional variant of superior male group ballad. The Kansas City, Missouri, based group's only single release.

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Chuck-A-Luck & The Lovemen Ltd - Whip You

Chuck-A-Luck & the Lovemen Ltd - (1968)

New York based funk band fronted by Charles Whitworth.

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Charmells - Lovin' Feeling

Charmells - (1968)

Hayes/Porter produced/arranged cover of the classic Mann-Weil-Spector song, from the Memphis based female quartet.

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Aretha Franklin - Eleanor Rigby

Aretha Franklin - (1969)

Aretha's incredible cover of the Lennon McCartney standard, underlines her "Queen of Soul" title, (U.S. Billboard R&B chart #5).

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Billie Keene - Losers Win Sometimes

Billie Keene - (1969)

Dottie Records variant of '60s northern soul, in EX+/EX+ condition.

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Dan Brantley - Please Accept My Love

Dan Brantley - (1966)

EX+/EX+ example of '60s northern soul classic.

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Kool aad the Gang - Kool and the Gang

Kool and the Gang - (1969)

Original American De-Lite Records pressing of debut single, from the New Jersey funk band, formed by brothers Robert "Kool" Bell and Ronald Bell.

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Saundra Phillips - Miss Fatback

Saundra Phillips - (1975)

Mid '70s funk rarity, from the soul singer best known for her N/S club plays "World Without Sunshine" and "You Succeded".

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Billy Butler & Infinity - Free Yourself

Billy Butler & Infinity - (1971)

U.S. Billboard R&B chart #38, minor funk hit for Butler's new group with Batts, Larry Wade and Phyllis Knox.

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Joe Thomas Orchestra - I Don't Want Nobody (To Have My Love But You) Part 1

Joe Thomas Orchestra - (1964)

The group's only Jazz-inspired R&B single release.

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The Parliaments - Time

The Parliaments - (1968)

Classic '60s northern soul written by George Clinton, in "strong excellent" condition.

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Tommy Hunt - You Made a Man Out of Me

Tommy Hunt - (1964)

EX+ example of '60s northern soul classic, the issue with "It's All a Bad Dream" presed on the flip-side.

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David T. Walker - Watch Out Dynamite

David T. Walker - (1969)

The American guitarist's third and last single release through Revue Records, a self written and produced instrumental R&B song.

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Kenny Young - Leave Those Young Girls Alone (Old Men)

Kenny Young - (1969)

Promotional variant of the American soul singers only single release, written and produced by Van McCoy, gaining spins on the N/S circuit.

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The Continental Four - (You're Living in a) Dream World

The Continental Four - (1973)

EX+/EX+ (Jay-Walking JW 019), jazz influenced sweet soul, produced by Bobby Martin.

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The Mad Lads - Gone! The Promises of Yesterday

The Mad Lads - (1971)

Immaculate EX+/EX+ white label promotional copy of early '70s crossover, in it's original birth, company paper sleeve.

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Barbara and the Uniques - There It Goes Again

Barbara and the Uniques - (1970)

Hit on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart where it reached #16, the girl group's first release on Arden Records.

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The Greer Brothers - We Don't Dig No Busing (The Busing Song)

The Greer Brothers - (1972)

The Texas based family funk group's debut single, following the early success of Motown's Jackson 5.

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The Family Affair - I Had a Friend

The Family Affair - (1972)

Latin inspired jazz-funk single, the first of only two releases from the New York funk band.

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Valentine Brothers - Sound of Music

Valentine Brothers - (1978)

Promotional copy of late '70s electro funk/disco single, a cover version of the Rodgers/Hammerstein song.

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The Emotions - Love Ain't Easy Onesided

The Emotions - (1971)

Girl group R&B crossover, released through the Stax Records imprint Volt.

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Edwin Starr - Ain't It Hell Up In Harlem

Edwin Starr - (1973)

Promotional copy of single taken from the soundtrack to the blaxploitation genre motion picture "Hell up in Harlem".

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Richmond International - Maybe If I Leave You

Richmond International - (1973)

The funk/soul band's only single release, with the up-tempo instrumental "Back On the Road Again" on the flip-side.

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Leon Haywood - You and Your Moody Ways

Leon Haywood - (1971)

Early '70s rare soul, the more elusive of the two issues, released on the artist's own record label Evejim Records.

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Natural High - Bump Your Lady (Part 1)

Narural High - (1974)

The Mississippi funk band's debut single, with a company paper sleeve.

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Denise LaSalle - Get Up Off My Mind

Denise LaSalle - (1974)

Promotional variant of Detroit based R&B-funk single, in EX+/EX+ condition.

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Little Johnny Taylor - Everybody Knows About My Love

Little Johnny Taylor - (1971)

Stunning EX+/EX+ example of early '70s R&B-funk single, (U.S. Billboard R&B chart #9), in it's original birth, company paper sleeve.

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Victor Johnson - When You Say You're Mine

Victor Johnson - (1972)

Jazz based blues number, with rare soul spin "When You Say You're Mine" on the flip side.

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Notations - Superpeople

Notations - (1974)

An eye-catching Mint- example, of the in-demand, rare groove spin.

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Betty Baker and the Jaxis - Marching Out of Your Life

Betty Baker and the Jaxsis -

EX+/EX+ example of the rare soul classic, often spun at Cleethorpes Pier 1975-1978.

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O.V. Wright - I've Been Searching

O.V. Wright - (1974)

Los Angeles based R&B, taken from the album "Memphis Unlimited", produced by Willie Mitchell, and released through Don Robey's Back Beat label.

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The Eight Minutes - Take My Love (Don't Set Me Free)

The Eight Minutes - (1972)

1970's group soul/crossover by the eight piece vocal group from Chicago.

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The Undisputed Truth - Lil' Red Ridin' Hood

The Undisputed Truth - (1974)

EX+/EX+ example of minor charting single (U.S. Billboard #106), by producer Norman Whitfield's psychedelic soul group.

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