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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Jackie Wilson - The Who Who Song

Jackie Wilson - (1967)

UK collectors great double-sider with "Since You Showed Me How to be Happy", (uncharted in the UK), northern soul floor-filler.

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The Ronettes - Baby I Love You

The Ronettes - (1963)

Successful follow-up to "Be My Baby", written and produced by Phil Spector

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The Crystals - Then He Kissed Me

The Crystals - (1963)

London HLU 9773, Phil Spector/Elle Greenwich/Jeff Barry classic - UK and U.S. top-10 chart single.

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Ray Charles - What'd i Say

Ray Charles - (1959)

London HLE 8917 - Charles' concert closer from his album of the same name, hails the birth of soul music.

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The Velvelettes - Needle in a Haystack

The Velvelettes (1964)

The American girl group's chart breakthrough hit, produced by Norman Whitfield.

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The Miracles - My Girl Has Gone

The Miracles - (1965)

(TMG 540) - Follow-up to the million selling hit "The Tracks of My Tears", taken from the album "Going to a Go-Go" .

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The Miracles - I Like It Like That

The Miracles - (1965)

UK (SS 324) - The title song from their long-since deleted album of the same name.

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Marvin Gaye - Can i Get a Witness

Marvin Gaye - (1963)

UK (SS 243) Up-tempo Holland, Dozier, Holland penned soul standard, in excellent condition.

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Freda Payne - Band of Gold

Freda Payne - (1970)

Written by former Motown producers, Holland-Dozier-Holland (under the pseudonym of Edythe Wayne) and Ron Dunbar.

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Gwen McCrae - Rockin' Chair

Gwen McCrae - (1975)

United States Billboard R&B Chart #1, impressive twin titles in excellent condition.

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Four Tops - I Just Can't Get You Out Of My Mind

Four Tops - (1973)

Picking up big spins on the N/S circuit. Harder to find on a British pressing, where it failed to chart.

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The Commodores - Machine Gun

The Commodores - (1974)

U.K. TMG 902 - much sampled funk instrumental, taken from the band's debut album of the same name.

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Sly & the Family Stone - Family Affair

Sly & The Family Stone - (1971)

The American funk/soul band's final #1 hit single.

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Sly & the Family Stone - Runnin' Away

Sly & The Family Stone - (1972)

Taken from the album "There's a Riot Goin' On". The original recording, later covered by artists Paul Haig, The Raincoats and The Colourfield.

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Yvonne Fair - It Should Have Been Me

Yvonne Fair - (1975)

Stunning TMG 1013 the American soul singers only British hit single.

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The Chambers Brothers - I Can't Turn You Loose

The Chambers Brothers - (1968)

U.K. Direction (58-3865) - The American soul band's debut single release, an Otis Redding song cover version.

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The O'Jays - Back Stabbers

The O'Jays - (1972)

Huff / McFadden / Whitehead penned classic, from the album of the same name.

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Chi Coltrane - Who Ever Told You

Chi Coltrane - (1974)

Up-tempo N/S modern soul room in-demander, by the American rock-pop and jazz songwriter, pianist and singer.

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Brenton Wood - Another Saturday Night

Brenton Wood - (1973)

Excellent cover of the Sam Cooke classic, uncharted in the UK - Stunning!

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Isaac Hayes - Title Theme

Isaac Hayes - (1974)

British variant of the feature from the album "Tough Guys".

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The Bandwagon - Breakin' Down The Walls Of Heartache

The Bandwagon - (1968)

Great double sider, both regular soul club spin's, led by singer Johnny Johnson.

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Mary Wells - My Guy

Mary Wells - (1964)

Original EX+ Stateside (SS 288) U.S. Billboard chart-topper. Wells' signature song and her biggest hit single.

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Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown

Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - (1970)

TMG 745 - UK and U.S. #1 chart-topping single, released from their album "Make It Happen".

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Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman

Percy Sledge - (1966)

UK and U.S. #1 chart hit single, recorded at Rick Hall's FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals - Immaculate!

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Stevie Wonder - Superstition

Stevie Wonder - (1972)

Motown classic U.S. Billboard #1 single, taken from the album "Talking Book".

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The Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)

The Temptations - (1970)

U.K. (TMG 773), the final group release to feature founding members Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams.

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The Chiffons - One Fine Day

The Chiffons - (1963)

UK Stateside SS 202, written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and produced by the Tokens.

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Diana Ross and the Supremes - In and Out of Love

Diana Ross and the Supremes - (1967)

The final single to feature the vocals of original Supremes member Florence Ballard.

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Ruby and the Romantics - Our Day Will Come

Ruby and the Romantics - (1963)

The original version, a minor hit in the UK reaching #38 - Stunning!

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Otis Redding - Hard to Handle

Otis Redding - (1968)

Al Bell / Allen Jones penned R&B classic, taken from the album "The Immortal Otis Redding" - Stunning!

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The Young Rascals - Love Is a Beautiful Thing

The Young Rascals - (1966)

Classic garage rocker follow-up to "Good Lovin'", (uncharted in the UK), - An eye catching Ex+ suggesting few plays!

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Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine

Marvin Gaye - (1968)

U.S. Billboard pop singles #1, taken from Gaye's album "In the Groove", the third Motown artist to release a version of the Barrett Strong/Norman Whitfield song.

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Lulu with the Dixie Flyers - Hum a Song (From Your Heart)

Lulu with the Dixie Flyers - (1970)

Recorded at the Muscle Shoals Fame studios, taken from her 1969 album "New Routes", includes her B-side version of Jerry Jeff Walker's "Mr. Bojangles".

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The Isley Brothers - Fight the Power

The Isley Brothers - (1975)

The highly successful "negative opinion of authority figures" song, captivates the mood of young American's at it's time of release.

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People's Choice - Cold Blooded & Down Right Funky

Peoples Choice - (1976)

The American funk band's 11th single release, taken from their album "We Got the Rhythm".

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Lenny Kravitz - It Ain't Over 'Till It's Over

Lenny Kravitz - (1991)

American manufactured Virgin records 12" picture disc, includes B-side interview with Q Magazine's Robert Sandall - Stunning!

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Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin' (Part 1)

Eddie Kendricks - (1973)

Kendricks' first major hit as a solo artist, coming two years after his departure from The Temptations.

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David Ruffin - Common Man

David Ruffin - (1972)

EX+ U.S. Motown Demonstration record, released from the solo album "David Ruffin".

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Bob & Earl - Dancin' Everywhere

Bob & Earl - (1969)

Released to coincide with the re-release of their UK Top-10 hit, and best known recording "Harlem Shuffle".

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Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music

Arthur Conley - (1967)

EX+ example of single written and produced by mentor Otis Redding.

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Otis Redding - My Girl

Otis Redding - (1966).

The Steve Cropper blues-flavor produced version, of the song originally released by The Temptations.

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Edwin Starr - Headline News

Edwin Starr (1966)

The 1974 re-issue double-sided Northern Soul club classics, "Headline News" and "Stop Her On Sight (S.O.S.)", in EX+ condition.

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San Remo Strings - Hungry For Love

San Remo Strings - (1972)

Northern soul instrumental, released on the B-side of their cover version of "Reach Out I'll Be There".

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The Supremes - Nothing But Heartaches

The Supremes - (1965)

EX+/EX+ TMG 527 (uncharted in the UK), breaking the string of five consecutive number-one singles in the United States.

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Willie Hutch - Brother's Gonna Work It Out

Willie Hutch - (1973)

Debut single release, taken from the film soundtrack to "The Mack" starring Max Julien and Richard Pryor.

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