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Obscure/underrated '60s soul singers

Baby Washington, a favorite of Dusty Springfield (who covered a couple of her songs), is a current obsession of mine. "That's How Heartaches Are Made" was probably her biggest hit.

Then there's Maxine Brown, who recorded the original version of Carole King's "Oh No Not My Baby," but had a few other minor hits as well.

Any fans of these two ladies? What other soul singers from this era don't get their due?

by Anonymousreply 20608/01/2013

Maxine Brown - All in My Mind

by Anonymousreply 101/26/2013

Baby Washington - I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face

(She also recorded under the names Justine Washington and Jeanette Washington.)

by Anonymousreply 201/26/2013

Baby Washington - That's How Heartaches Are Made

by Anonymousreply 301/26/2013

Linda Jones- died too young from diabetes. Hits include "Hypnotized" and "Your Precious Love". BTW, Dusty Springfield was a big Baby Washington fan!

by Anonymousreply 401/26/2013

Chris Clark, Love's Gone Bad:

by Anonymousreply 501/26/2013

Baby Washington

"Leave Me Alone"

by Anonymousreply 601/26/2013

Chuck Jackson

The link is Chuck and Maxine Brown.

by Anonymousreply 701/27/2013

Jackie Shane a mix of Little Richard and Diana Ross

by Anonymousreply 801/27/2013

Great thread! I enjoy threads like this, because I might uncover "new" singers that I haven't discovered.

I'll like to toss in Bettye Swann's name. So far, she's heads above what was suggested.

I love the tone of her voice.

Check out: Make Me Yours

or Don't Wait Too Long.

by Anonymousreply 901/27/2013

Lulu, that girl could sing soul.

by Anonymousreply 1001/27/2013

If you're going to bother to post, at least give us a link to a song on YouTube.

by Anonymousreply 1101/27/2013

Does Ketty Lester and "Love Letters" count?

by Anonymousreply 1201/27/2013

[quote]Lulu, that girl could sing soul.

GAYest post so far.

I knew when I clicked on this thread, it would be all GIRL singers.

Please continue.

by Anonymousreply 1301/27/2013

I remember a song on the juke box called "The Time" by Baby Washington and I think I am the only one who played it over and over again.

"The time has turned it's back on me."

by Anonymousreply 1401/27/2013

Buried in the background of The Platters was Zola Taylor who was permitted to do a rare solo and one of them was "My Old Flame." I loved this back in the day. I loved her voice.

She went on to be one of the many ex-wives of "Teenager" Frankie Lymon.

by Anonymousreply 1501/27/2013

[quote]Does Ketty Lester and "Love Letters" count?

Yes. Here is a link to her performing the song on Shindig in 1964. I'd forgotten how pretty it was.

by Anonymousreply 1601/27/2013

Ruth Brown did a wonderful cover of "Love Letters" on an album in the late '90s. I can't find it on YouTube, but here's a link to the album that it's on.

by Anonymousreply 1701/27/2013

Bettye Swann was a great one, though I prefer the deep soul she did for Capitol and Atlantic in the late '60s/early '70s.

Here's one of my favorites, "My Heart Is Closed for the Season."

by Anonymousreply 1801/27/2013

Erma Franklin (Aretha's older sister) and the original version of "Piece of My Heart":

by Anonymousreply 1901/27/2013

Oops. Here's Bettye Swann's "My Heart Is Closed for the Season":

by Anonymousreply 2001/27/2013

Chuck Jackson - Tell Him I'm Not Home

by Anonymousreply 2101/27/2013

One of my favorite finds from last year, thanks to NPR, this great little article which features 5 obscure soul songs from back then. My favorite, Little Ann's "Deep Shadows".

by Anonymousreply 2201/27/2013

Major Lance

by Anonymousreply 2301/27/2013

Bettye LaVette owns this thread.

She was sadly underappreciated for her original work. Now getting some well deserved acclaim.


by Anonymousreply 2401/27/2013

And Bettye now...doing a FLAWLESS version of this song.

by Anonymousreply 2501/27/2013

Little Willie John - Love his "Fever" so much more than Peggy Lee's (and I'm a Peggy Lee fan)

Barbara Lewis - she did "Baby, I'm Yours" and "Hello Stranger"

Doris Troy - She did "Just One Look." A one hit wonder who should have had more hits!

Agree with the mention of Linda Jones upthread. "Hypnotized" is such a great song.

by Anonymousreply 2601/27/2013

Jackie Moore:

She had a couple of mild hits with soul/pop songs ("Precious, Precious" and "Sweet Charlie Babe.") I guess her biggest hit was with the disco song, "This Time." She's a wonderful singer.

by Anonymousreply 2701/27/2013

Little Willie John's "Fever" was the original. I can't even listen to Peggy Lee's version.

Little Willie was hardcore. He died in prison after being convicted of manslaughter. His sister Mable had a hit with "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)."

by Anonymousreply 2801/27/2013

Little Willie John - Need Your Love So Bad

by Anonymousreply 2901/27/2013

Maxine Brown - Oh No, Not My Baby

by Anonymousreply 3001/27/2013

Maxine Brown - Funny

by Anonymousreply 3101/27/2013

Lorraine Ellison "Stay with Me" - love the emotion! Worth checking out on iTunes.

by Anonymousreply 3201/27/2013

Sugar Pie DeSanto

by Anonymousreply 3301/27/2013

Here's Bettye Swann's big hit: Make Me Yours

There are a ton of her songs that I liked, though, but this one seems to be the one that struck gold.

P.S. sorry for not posting a link.

by Anonymousreply 3401/28/2013

Here's another one of Bettye's, Today I Started Loving You, Again.

by Anonymousreply 3501/28/2013

R33, nope on Sugar Pie.

Try Big Mama Thornton.

R27, I love Jackie Moore. Sure wished she had a better catalog.

by Anonymousreply 3601/28/2013

Do Solomon Burke and Brook Benton qualify as obscure or underrated? I don't hear their names bandied about as much today as say, James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding or Sam Cooke, but they did have some top hits back in the day.

Solomon Burke's most famous hit, "Cry to Me":

by Anonymousreply 3701/28/2013

And here's my favorite Brook Benton/Dinah Washington tune, "A Rockin' Good Way":

by Anonymousreply 3801/28/2013

Etta James & Sugar Pie De Santo "In The Basement" Pt 1

Wow, it ROCKS!

by Anonymousreply 3901/28/2013

[quote]Do Solomon Burke and Brook Benton qualify as obscure or underrated?

Brook Benton, maybe, but definitely not Solomon Burke. He's great, but is neither obscure nor underrated.

by Anonymousreply 4001/28/2013

The genius of Johnnie Taylor (from 1968).

by Anonymousreply 4101/28/2013

Ladies and gentlemen, presenting Mr. 'Knock On Wood',

Eddie Floyd!

by Anonymousreply 4201/28/2013

I think Millie Jackson started in the late 60's. Takes her some time to get to the singing but when she does take the ride.

by Anonymousreply 4301/28/2013

Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz

by Anonymousreply 4401/28/2013

Jo Ann Garrett - I've Decided On A Whole New Plan

by Anonymousreply 4501/28/2013

Marvellettes - Desination Anywhere

The best of the forgotten Mowtown groups

by Anonymousreply 4601/28/2013

Cissy Houston should be remembered more for than just dealing with troubled family members.

by Anonymousreply 4701/28/2013

Brook Benton was great. I love "Walk on the Wild Side"

Love the Marvelettes, but I wouldn't call them forgotten. They were on the shortlist on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees this year. My favorite Marvelettes song is "Don't Mess With Bill"

by Anonymousreply 4801/28/2013

Does Candi Staton count as underrated?

by Anonymousreply 4901/28/2013

Inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame does not mean well known.

Little Willie John (the greatest soul singer of all time) is actually in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is barely remembered these days.

This was just an excuse to post another Little Willie John link:

All Around The World

by Anonymousreply 5001/28/2013

Working link for Candi Staton

by Anonymousreply 5101/28/2013

Love, love, love Candi!

Here's her brilliant take on the Elvis classic 'In The Ghetto'.


by Anonymousreply 5201/28/2013

Got to the top the hard way...

by Anonymousreply 5301/28/2013

These threads are some of the best at Datalounge, and one of the things we do best here. I always learn a lot.

Has anyone ever attended the Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans? It was cancelled last year but back this year. Some of the people on this thread will be performing, like Sugar Baby DeSanto. They will have a museum exhibition for Forgotten Heroes or something.

by Anonymousreply 5401/28/2013

Bettye LaVette for sure. But also Candi Staton

by Anonymousreply 5501/28/2013

[quote]Love the Marvelettes, but I wouldn't call them forgotten.[/quote]

Neither would I, even though they were on TVOne Unsung.

However, Unsung also featured Isaac Hayes, WTF?

by Anonymousreply 5601/29/2013

William Bell - Everybody Loves a Winner

by Anonymousreply 5701/29/2013

Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)

by Anonymousreply 5801/29/2013

R58, I love that song. One of my favorite "oldies"

by Anonymousreply 5901/29/2013

Bessie Banks "Go Now," and Toussaint McCall "Nothing Takes The Place of You"

by Anonymousreply 6001/29/2013

Brenda Holloway. She would have been a much bigger hit if Motown hadn't neglected her to push Diana Ross and the Supremes.

by Anonymousreply 6101/29/2013

Robbie Robertson mentions Little Willy John in his haunting "Somewhere Down the Crazy River" I always wondered if there was a real singer with that name.

by Anonymousreply 6201/29/2013

Another neglected Motown female singer:

Kim Weston - Helpless

by Anonymousreply 6301/29/2013

Laura Lee, I'll Catch You When You Fall

by Anonymousreply 6401/30/2013

r27, actually Jackie Moore charted higher with her early 70s stuff, than with the disco hit This Time, which didn't chart on the pop chart. It was a #1 club hit though and is her best remembered song. She recorded 2 disco/soul albums in the late 70s, but This Time was the only hit, so she lost her recording contract and never put out another album. Her last two albums have more good music in a similar vein though.

by Anonymousreply 6501/30/2013

Another Bettye Lavette fan here.

Also Laura Lee - late 60s/early 70s. Dirty Man, Crumbs Off The Table, Women's Love Rights ...

by Anonymousreply 6601/30/2013

I LOVED Ketty Lester, IIRC, she was a regular on either "Days Of Our Lives" or "One Life to Live"!

Marlena Shaw's version of "California Soul", which she recorded around 1969, was great. This song finally got noticed on, of all things, a Dockers TV ad! When a person thinks of 'soul' Dockers immediately come to mind!

by Anonymousreply 6701/30/2013

[quote]Marlena Shaw's version of "California Soul", which she recorded around 1969, was great.

Yes and I don't think it was a hit the first time round.

Another great and obscure '60s soul song that found fame long after the '60s was this one by Erma Franklin.

by Anonymousreply 6801/30/2013

Doris Troy - I'll Do Anything (He Want's Me To Do)

by Anonymousreply 6901/30/2013

Could we have a moritorium on the pretentious word "sublime" please? That said, whoever did and wrote the "It's Too Soon To Know" number that Linda Ronstadt covered was genius.

by Anonymousreply 7001/30/2013

Deborah Chessler wrote "It's Too Soon" in 1948 and it was a hit for The Orioles, also Etta James later. And Glenn Frey recorded it on his album last year! It's considered to be the first "rock & roll song."

by Anonymousreply 7101/30/2013

Your post was simply resplendent [R70].

by Anonymousreply 7201/30/2013

Could we have a moratorium on the overused word 'genius'. Also, let's also learn how to spell 'moratorium', if we're going to use it.


by Anonymousreply 7301/30/2013

Irma Thomas

by Anonymousreply 7401/30/2013

Dee Dee Warwick - Alfie.

She recorded it BEFORE Miss Dionne.

by Anonymousreply 7501/30/2013

Lulu - Oh Me Oh My

by Anonymousreply 7601/30/2013

Pat Lundy - It's Rainin' Outside

by Anonymousreply 7701/30/2013

Rozetta Johnson - That Hurts

by Anonymousreply 7801/30/2013

The Sweet Inspirations - Crying In The Rain

by Anonymousreply 7901/30/2013

Jimmy Radcliffe - Long After Tonight Is All Over

by Anonymousreply 8001/30/2013

Judy Clay & William Bell - Private Number

by Anonymousreply 8101/30/2013

"Marlena Shaw's version of "California Soul", which she recorded around 1969, was great.

I never said it was hit, I said it got noticed due to the horrid Docker's ad. btw, it was written by Ashford & Simpson.

By all accounts, the late British singer Nick Drake was not known at all in the US, just among US music fans, as myself who appreciated obscure artists. Others were aware of his work through listening to college radios in the 1970s.

Then, thanks to that Volkswagen ad using Drake's song "Pink Moon"(a song about suicide!), hipsters and others who weren't even born when Nick died in the 1970s, latched on to his music, acting as if they discovered some new artist. Many, at the time, assumed the song was new.

My point is, some crappy TV ads can, and do, introduce viewers to some great music which is already out there!

by Anonymousreply 8201/30/2013

Hey, I can I forget Denise La Salle's Trapped by a Thing Called Love.

by Anonymousreply 8301/31/2013

R74, thanks for the great find. I think you'll enjoy Denise La Salle and Bettye Swann.

For those who want to hear a male vocalist, how about Joe Simon. Here's his hit, Choking Kind.

by Anonymousreply 8401/31/2013

[quote]Could we have a moritorium (sic) on the pretentious word "sublime" please?

[quote]Could we have a moratorium on the overused word 'genius'.

Well exsqueeeze me!

How about we just stick with [italic]FABULOUS[/italic] for [italic]EVERYTHING[/italic] then?

Happy, sweets?

by Anonymousreply 8501/31/2013

Merry Clayton, sang solo and with gospel group, Brothers and Sisters Made Dylan's "The times they are a changin'" her own. She tore up the Stone's "Gimme Shelter"

by Anonymousreply 8601/31/2013

Dionne's hussy sister, Dee Dee Warwick(e).

Chaka Khan's sister, Taka Boom.

by Anonymousreply 8701/31/2013

Carolyn Crawford - My Smile Is Just A Frown Turned Upside Down.

Smokey Robinson later reworked his lyrics to this song into Tears Of A Clown.

by Anonymousreply 8801/31/2013

Tyrone Davis: "Can I Change My Mind", "A Woman Needs to be Loved". Masterful soul singing. He should be among the greats, imho.

Maxine Brown: "All in My Mind"

Barbara Lewis: Once popular, now forgotten. "Hello Stranger" is a gorgeous record

Brenda Holloway: "Operator", "I've Been Good to You"..excellent voice and singing

Eddie Holland (of Holland-Dozier-Holland) was a superb singer with a fine voice also: "Leavin' Here" and others

I love 50s-70s soul

by Anonymousreply 8901/31/2013

It's interesting to listen to this number after finding out from DL that Dee Dee was gay.

by Anonymousreply 9002/01/2013

Jean Dushon - As I Watch You Walk Away

by Anonymousreply 9102/01/2013

Post links, people. There is absolutely no excuse not to.

by Anonymousreply 9202/01/2013

The obscure, but not totally forgetten Jackie Ross and "Selfish One" (1964)...holy shit what a great little record+

by Anonymousreply 9302/01/2013

Here's a link for "Selfish One"

by Anonymousreply 9402/01/2013

Leola Jiles and The Apollas - Mr Creator.

by Anonymousreply 9502/01/2013

"Spring" by Bird Legs and Pauline. (1963)

"What people say won't mean a thing

'Cause in our hearts we'll know it's spring."

by Anonymousreply 9602/01/2013

I love "Selfish One" R93. Great stuff.

by Anonymousreply 9702/01/2013

R89, Soulman, you know soul! I am down with all of your suggestions, because I grew up with them.

I never knew of Eddie. He's okay, probably a better song writer.

by Anonymousreply 9802/02/2013

elderlez thread

by Anonymousreply 9902/02/2013

No love for Esther Philips?

by Anonymousreply 10002/02/2013

No Drugs for Esther Phillips!

by Anonymousreply 10102/02/2013

Walter Jackson Tear for Tear Speak Her Name After You There Can Be Nothing Corner in the Sun

by Anonymousreply 10202/02/2013

How about the silky sultry soul of Donny Hathaway? He's more of the 70s, but he's soulful and underrated.

Here's one of his classics, A Song for You.

by Anonymousreply 10302/03/2013

The Velvelettes - He Was Really Saying Something

by Anonymousreply 10402/03/2013

R98 - Thank you!

My favorite REALLY forgotten soul singer is Winfield Parker, but really only for one incredible record, "I'm Wondering" (included on the album "When a Man Cries"). Here's a link:

by Anonymousreply 10502/03/2013

Soulman, this is 98.

Winfield has a bit of a Sam Cooke sound.

The Honey Cones were a great group. Want Ads.

James Carr, You Got My Mind Mess Up

by Anonymousreply 10602/04/2013

Honey Cone

Want Ads

by Anonymousreply 10702/04/2013

Oh Soulman, do you know of Phyllis Dillon?

She's was a reggae artist, but she did a remake of Bettye Swann's song Make me yours that I like.

by Anonymousreply 10802/04/2013

R98/106 - I know that James Carr record, yes very good. He does sound like he's channeling Otis Redding though. The horns are great!

The Phyllis Dillon (never heard of her!) track is fun with that echo-chamber effect. Decent voice, ok song.


by Anonymousreply 10902/04/2013

Bettye Swann

by Anonymousreply 11002/04/2013

Garland Green - Jealous Kind of Fella

by Anonymousreply 11102/04/2013

Agree about Merry Clayton. Her albums were genius. Why did she all but disappear?

by Anonymousreply 11202/04/2013

Just discovered the original version of What A Man, by Linda Lyndell (1968). Loving it. Apparently she stopped performing soon after because of threats from white supremacist groups.

by Anonymousreply 11302/05/2013

Lynda has a great voice, but I think she failed by having poor song choices or opportunities.

by Anonymousreply 11402/05/2013

In the history of R&B/Pop/Soul, The Cookies fared better as raw-sounding back-up vocalists for top acts (Ray Charles during one of their early encarnations and Little Eva/Carole King later on) than they did on their own.

Here they chime in as "The Cinderellas" doing a dynamite job vocally with two great Carole King songs. The doom of this particular single was probably the arrangements: side A ("Please Don't Wake Me") was trying to sound too much like "And Then He Kissed Me" and side B ("Baby Baby I Still Love You") like "Da doo Run Run Run" - yet missing Phil Spector's Wall of Sound

by Anonymousreply 11502/05/2013

I'm just gonna sneak this one by The Daisies in here and dare you to stand still while listening. It's a great answer record to Bobby Freeman's "C'mon and Swim."

by Anonymousreply 11602/05/2013

Since we're talking about "The" groups now:

The Artistics - I'm Gonna Miss You

by Anonymousreply 11702/05/2013

Maybe, Tyrone Davis was mentioned, but he's so great he deserves another play.

"There it is is" one of my jams.

by Anonymousreply 11802/07/2013

James Ray - Got My Mind Set On You

by Anonymousreply 11902/07/2013

Don Covay. He was a big influence on Mick Jagger's vocal style. Also wrote Aretha's "Chain Of Fools".

by Anonymousreply 12002/07/2013

J J as hell.

by Anonymousreply 12102/07/2013

Betty Everett. Love her version of "You're No Good"

by Anonymousreply 12202/07/2013

I liked Beauxniqua Pettiway.

by Anonymousreply 12302/07/2013

Barbara Acklin - Love Makes A Woman

by Anonymousreply 12402/08/2013

Hey, what about Bobby Blue Band. Here's a song I liked, first time hearing it today.

by Anonymousreply 12502/09/2013

I grew up on Bobby. My parents loved Soul, R&B, and Jazz (and Classical and Country) but especially Blues. Here is one of my favorite Bobby Blue Bland songs.

Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City

by Anonymousreply 12602/09/2013

Z.Z. Hill is another one I grew up on. Although, Bobby and Z.Z. aren't necessarily obsure to Blues lovers.

Z.Z. Hill- Down Home Blues

by Anonymousreply 12702/09/2013

And boy oh boy does this one bring me back to my childhood.

Tyrone Davis- Mom's Apple Pie

by Anonymousreply 12802/09/2013

Here's another good one.

Dorothy Moore- Misty Blue

by Anonymousreply 12902/09/2013


You guys are hitting 'em out of the ballpark. Here's Johnny Taylor: Running out of Lies

Personal note: Johnny Taylor called my house by mistake.

When I asked who was calling, he said his name and told me I wouldn't know he was. I told him I did, and he started singing one of his songs to me. Plus, he told me a little history about the mix-up between him and Little Johnny Taylor.

Boy, if I knew Johnny Taylor's history with Sam Cooke, I would have kept him on the phone much longer. .

by Anonymousreply 13002/10/2013

The GREAT Bobby Patterson

Here he is with TCB or TYA:

by Anonymousreply 13102/10/2013

Joe Tex

Skinny Legs and All

by Anonymousreply 13202/10/2013

Marvin Smith - Have More Time

by Anonymousreply 13302/10/2013

Wales Wallace - We're Not Happy

by Anonymousreply 13402/11/2013

Gwen McCrae - Lead Me On

by Anonymousreply 13502/13/2013

Barbara Stephens - Wait A Minute

by Anonymousreply 13602/13/2013

Has someone said Erma Franklin (Aretha's sister) yet?

by Anonymousreply 13702/13/2013

The Originals - Suspicion

by Anonymousreply 13802/14/2013

How about good ol Candi Staton, He Called Me Baby.

by Anonymousreply 13902/15/2013

Billy Butler - Found True Love

by Anonymousreply 14002/15/2013

The Charmels - As Long As I've Got You

by Anonymousreply 14102/18/2013

Deon Jackson - Ooh Baby

by Anonymousreply 14203/01/2013

Garnet Mimms - As Long As I Have You

by Anonymousreply 14303/01/2013

Darrell Banks - Open The Door To Your Heart

by Anonymousreply 14403/05/2013

Mitty Collier - I Had A Talk With My Man

by Anonymousreply 14503/06/2013

Do you know Valerie Carr?

by Anonymousreply 14603/06/2013

Before she became the Rev. Della Reese of that shitty angels TV show, she was a great singer of the Sarah Vaughn school of singing.

by Anonymousreply 14703/06/2013

Royalettes - It's Gonna Take A Miracle

by Anonymousreply 14803/07/2013

"Woman to Woman" by Shirley Brown was a # 1 R&B song back in 1974.

by Anonymousreply 14903/07/2013

"From His Woman to You" was Barbara Mason's answer to Shirley Brown.

by Anonymousreply 15003/07/2013

The Esquires - Get On Up

by Anonymousreply 15103/08/2013

Marlena Shaw - California Soul

She also does a great job of Roberta Flack's "I Feel Like Making Love."

by Anonymousreply 15203/08/2013

R148: I like Laura Nyro's cover of "Gonna Take a Miracle" even better

by Anonymousreply 15303/08/2013

Jan Bradley - Mama Didn't Lie

by Anonymousreply 15403/08/2013

Little Milton - Baby I Love You

by Anonymousreply 15503/10/2013

I got one.Bobby Caldwell!"What You Won't Do For Love" And I got a big surprise for you all!THAT DUDE IS WHITE!!Whoa!Are you sure nobody did a black house keeper somewhere in his family,or a black singer?Also,Bobby Whitlock of the Righteous Brothers.Looked like a Ken Doll and sang like one of the Stylistics!

by Anonymousreply 15603/10/2013

Evie Sands was kind of a one-hit wonder of the Girl Group Era.

I knew a lot of the music of that time but never heard of her until a few years ago.

by Anonymousreply 15703/10/2013

For a bit of white soul you can't beat the great Timi Yuro. This doo wop era song was a big hit, but she remains an obscurity.

by Anonymousreply 15803/10/2013

Not soul as such, but fits the ethos of 60s girl group obscurities. This dyketastic Italian chanteuse had one hell of a voice on her.

by Anonymousreply 15903/10/2013

Ruby Andrews - Casanova (Your Playing Days Are Over)

by Anonymousreply 16003/11/2013

We've crossed over into some early 70's artists here, but still no mention of me?

by Anonymousreply 16103/11/2013

Well, Anonymous, you get mentioned in practically every thread!

by Anonymousreply 16203/11/2013

R149 love that song, it was my favourite on my Stax compilation.

by Anonymousreply 16303/11/2013

The Intruders - Together

by Anonymousreply 16403/12/2013

Ted Taylor - Somebody's Always Trying

by Anonymousreply 16503/14/2013

Oh dear. Another thread about the past. I think there should be a DL ban on discussing any event, music, films, plays, news,or books that were published/filmed/written prior to 1998. Fifteen years back is far enough. The past sucked anyways, why rehash it as wonderful? Move on guys, its a new day.

by Anonymousreply 16603/14/2013

[quote]Hope I Never Get Old

There's an easy way to achieve that

by Anonymousreply 16703/14/2013

"Ask Me" by the immortal Maxine Brown.

by Anonymousreply 16803/14/2013

Do the Whispers qualify?

by Anonymousreply 16903/15/2013

The Whispers' heyday were the late 70s and 80s, though they did start in the 60s.

By the way, Unsung just did a Whispers biography.

by Anonymousreply 17003/15/2013

Patti Drew - Tell Him

by Anonymousreply 17103/18/2013

William Bollinger - I Won't Have To Cry No More

by Anonymousreply 17203/19/2013

Spencer Wiggins - I'm At The Breaking Point

by Anonymousreply 17303/20/2013

Lea Roberts - Laughter In The Rain

by Anonymousreply 17403/21/2013

Little Ann - Deep Shadows

by Anonymousreply 17503/22/2013

Rita & The Tiaras - Gone With The Wind Is My Love

by Anonymousreply 17603/26/2013

Patrice Holloway - Stolen Hours

by Anonymousreply 17703/29/2013

Cathy Carlson - Hurts So Bad

by Anonymousreply 17804/03/2013

Sadly, Norma Tanega was a caualty of the debris left in the wake of the voracious Springfield's lesbian drama of the time.

by Anonymousreply 17904/03/2013

Timi Yuro?

by Anonymousreply 18004/03/2013

Charlene-I've Never Been To Me

by Anonymousreply 18104/03/2013

One hit wonder Charlene was no 60s soul singer.

by Anonymousreply 18204/04/2013

Cissy Houston was truly underrated.

by Anonymousreply 18304/04/2013

[quote]Has someone said Erma Franklin (Aretha's sister) yet?

I know, I was going to cause she decimated Janis and her sister here (sort of). But that is kind of an obvious one. Bettye Swann and Candi Staton are the other obvious 2 as they had mega acclaimed high profile reissue compilations.

This is the best thread here cause there are so many songs to discover. I have that "originals that Dusty covered" album and the majority here I still don't know. Brilliant stuff.

by Anonymousreply 18404/06/2013

Verdelle Smith - (Alone) In My Room

by Anonymousreply 18504/06/2013

Linda Griner - Goodbye Cruel Love

by Anonymousreply 18604/06/2013

and later recording as Lyn Roman - Stop! I Don't Need No Sympathy

by Anonymousreply 18704/06/2013

Sharon Cash - Let Me Be The One

by Anonymousreply 18804/08/2013

Barbara Mason OWNS this thread.

by Anonymousreply 18904/08/2013

Mitty Collier - Let Them Talk

by Anonymousreply 19004/10/2013

Robert Tanner - Sweet Memories

by Anonymousreply 19104/11/2013

I think most of Stax Records artists could fall into this category.

The record label lasted only 15yrs.

That was during the 60s and 1/2 of the 70s. I knew as a kid, whenever I saw that label, it was going to be good song.

Hmm... I'm thinking Carla Thomas was probably one of their biggest artists. Still, they produced some good soul songs.

by Anonymousreply 19204/14/2013

I like to add that the Soul Children, I'll be the Other Woman as a good fine from Stax.

by Anonymousreply 19304/14/2013

Thanks [R157], I was going to post about Evie Sands. I am obsessed with her. Since learning about her, I've tried to find out all I can. It is a very fascinating story how she came this close to being huge, only to see other acts record more successful versions of her songs.

She was a pretty young white girl with a huge voice..and is still making music today. It's worth an hour or so looking at her clips on YouTube.

Here is a good article about her "curse".

by Anonymousreply 19404/14/2013

Marv Johnson - I Miss You Baby (How I Miss You)

by Anonymousreply 19504/16/2013

Tiny Tim

by Anonymousreply 19604/16/2013

James and Bobby Purify - Let Love Come Between Us

by Anonymousreply 19704/19/2013

Did anyone watch "In Performance at the White House" this week? The theme was Memphis Soul (Stax). Though we had to put up with Justin Timberlake (ugh!), we also got Mavis Staples, William Bell, Eddie Floyd, Sam Moore, Steve Cropper and Booker T. Jones. Hooray! Not to mention some young kid who sings with the best of them.

by Anonymousreply 19804/19/2013

The Dells - There Is

by Anonymousreply 19904/20/2013

Gloria Jones: Tainted Love...1964.

by Anonymousreply 20004/22/2013

Tammi Terrell - All I Do Is Think About You

by Anonymousreply 20104/24/2013

Not all STAX artists are obscure or underrated. Both Otis Redding and Isaac Hayes are remembered and appreciated today.

by Anonymousreply 20204/24/2013

Tammi Terrell is not obscure or underrated singer.

by Anonymousreply 20304/25/2013

Love this version of I'm Glad There Is You by Gloria Lynne

by Anonymousreply 20407/31/2013

Miss Dorothy Morrison was the lead singer on "Oh Happy Day" by the Edwin Hawkins Singers. She went solo and gave us this head bopping tune.

by Anonymousreply 20507/31/2013

There's a terrific new documentary out now, "Twenty Feet from Stardom" that tells the stories of many of the underappreciated soul singers

by Anonymousreply 20608/01/2013
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