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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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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Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston - It Takes Two

Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston - (1966)

EX+ early 1970s push out centre repress, of the single first released in 1966.

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The Isley Brothers - Put Yourself in My Place

The Isley Brothers - (1969)

Well presented 1969 UK release, (TMG 708), a cover of the Holland-Dozier-Holland song, with the N/S club play "Little Miss Sweetness" released as the B-side.

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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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Jnr. Walker and the All Stars - Road Runner

Jnr. Walker & the All Stars - (1969)

EX+ 1969 re-press of the single first released in 1966, with "Shotgun" pressed on the B-side.

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The Jackson 5 - Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

The Jackson 5 - (1970)

The Jacksons version of the Christmas song, originally performed on Eddie Cantor's radio show in November 1934.

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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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Wayne Fontana - Pamela Pamela

Wayne Fontana - (1966)

Fontana's last charting single, with the N/S club regular spin "Something Keeps Calling Me Back" pressed on the B-side.

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The Precisions - If This Is Love (I'd Rather Be Lonely)

The Precisions - (1967)

EX+/EX+ original U.S. (Drew D-1003) pressing of N/S club "oldies" regular spin.

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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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The Sisters' Love - This Time Tororrow

The Sisters' Love - (1968)

Debut single release from the former members of Ray Charles' backing ensemble, The Raelettes.

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Sharpees - Tired of Being Lonely

Sharpees - (1965)

EX+/EX+ debut single release from the Chicago-based trio, fronted by Benny Sharp.

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The Precisions - A Place

The Precisions - (1968)

Strong excellent pressing of late '60s Detroit northern soul classic.

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Jewel Bass - Let Your Love Rain Down On Me

Jewel Bass - (1979)

U.S. Malaco 1055 stereo, modern soul room in-demander, in stunning "time capsule" condition!

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Eric and the Vikings - Vibrations (Made Us Fall in Love)

Eric and the Vikings - (1970)

Popcorn Wylie produced northern soul with up-tempo, instrumental B-side.

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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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The Volcanos - A Lady's Man

The Volcanos - (1966)

Classic northern soul floor-filler, from the Philadelphia-based quintet, that later went on to become The Trammps.

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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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McKinley Travis - Get Yourself Together

McKinley Travis - (1970)

Strong excellent example of mid-tempo northern soul, with good deep soul flip-side.

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Lavell Hardy - Don't Lose Your Groove

Lavell Hardy - (1967)

The first of only two single releases, from the New York based R&B-funk singer.

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Bobby Powell - Peace Begins Within

Bobby Powell - (1971)

Early '70s R&B from the Louisiana born singer and keyboard player.

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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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The Soul Congress - The Playboy Shuffle

The Soul Congress - (1968)

Late 60's instrumental funk/soul.

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Marvin L. Sims - Danger

Marvin L. Sims - (1968)

U.S. Revue R 11038 (promotional copy) of late '60s northern soul, in it's original birth company paper sleeve.

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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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Bobby Patterson - I'm in Love With You

Bobby Patterson - (1972)

EX+/EX+ UK Action (ACT 4604), modern soul room rare soul in "time capsule" condition!

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King Curtis & The Kingpins - Instant Groove

King Curtis & the Kingpins - (1969)

EX+ U.S. Atco 45-6680, instrumental version of Aretha Franklin's "Save Me", which peaked #35 on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart.

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Jimmy Delphs - Almost

Jimmy Delphs - (1968)

The Karen multi-coloured label variant of classic 1960s rare soul, from the Detroit based singer.

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Brenda Holloway - Starting the Hurt All Over Again

Brenda Holloway - (1967)

Ashford/Simpson penned Motown classic and N/S club regular spin in EX+ condition.

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The Notations - Just You and Me

The Notations - (1972)

Chicago based R&B male group vocal, produced by Syl Johnson.

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Jo Ann Garrett - One Woman

Jo Ann Garrett - (1968)

Late '60s crossover with up-tempo, soul-sister, funk flip side.

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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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Ruby Winters - I Don't Want to Cry

Ruby Winters - (1969)

Nashville based rare soul from the late '60s, (U.S. Billboard R&B #15).

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Brenda Holloway - Hurt a Little Everyday

Brenda Holloway - (1966)

Soul ballad with mid-tempo flip, released through Motown imprint Tamla Records in 1966.

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Soul Attractions - I Forgot

Soul Attractions - (1973)

Male group ballad with deep soul flip-side, in "strong excellent" condition.

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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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Edwin Starr - Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On

Edwin Starr - (1971)

Norman Whitfield produced double-sider with "Cloud Nine" pressed on the B-side - a soul club regular spin.

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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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The Controllers - Is That Long Enough For You

The Controllers - (1975)

Promotional copy of the R&B quartet's debut single release, produed by label owner Frederick Knight - a '70s modern soul room in-demander.

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Jimmy Hughes - Why Not Tonight

Jimmy Hughes - (1966)

R&B release produced by Rick Hall, at his renown Muscle Schoals FAME Studios.

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J.J. Jackson - Down, But Not Out

J.J. Jackson - (1968)

Late '60s R&B belter, from the American soul/R&B singer, songwriter and arranger, in "strong excellent" condition.

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Darrow Fletcher - Honey Can I

Darrow Fletcher - (1979)

U.S. Atlantic issue of '70s soul in-demander with "Rising Cost of Love" pressed on the flip-side.

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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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