vintage soul music appreciation thread

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  1. mordecai

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    thought i'd start one of these to share what i've been listening to, and to hopefully find out about some songs and musicians i haven't heard of. some recent favorite tracks:

    bettye swann - don't you ever get tired of hurting me

    the impressions - my deceiving heart

    marion black - who knows

    larry coney - more time to explain

    doris allen - shell of a woman

    chairmen of the board - pay to the piper

    candi staton - heart on a string

    dramatics - whatcha see is whatcha get

    the charmels - as long as i've got you (for hip hop fans, pretty much all of the samples from Wu-Tang's "cream" are from this track)
     
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    I'm down with this thread

    some of my faves...all stompers that get me on the dancefloor

    The Flirtations "Nothing But A Heartache"
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    Temptations "Definite Change in you"
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    Ad Libs "Boy from NYC"
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    Supremes "Love is like an itch in my heart"
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    Miracles "Whole lotta shakin in my heart"
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    The Olympics "same old thing"
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    Betty Harris: Nearer to You:
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    Big Mama Thornton featuring Buddy Guy: Hound dog:
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    Etta James: Stormy Weather:
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    The Marvelettes: Mr. Postman:
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    How could I forget.

    Etta James: I'd Rather Go Blind:

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    this is the man right here, Geno Washington & Ram Jam Band


    a classic tune...well known but it fills the dancefloor when it gets played

    Northern classic, we had this song playing at our wedding when the wedding party came out
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    good calls. i can't find a lot of the ones i posted on youtube. how annoying. anyways, this is awesome:
     
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    Not soul per se, more like hammond grooves-soul jazz...but this is the f'ing man Jackie Mittoo
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    Guy Stevens' "Sue Records" in the UK produced tons of monster tracks..here's one
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    The uninitiated think this is a Soft Cell song, but the real Faces know what's up!!
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    Nina fucking Simone.
     
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    Nina fucking Simone.

    Hell to the fucking yes.
     
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    Nina fucking Simone.

    i guess i usually think of her as a jazz singer, but then again "break down and let it all out" is one of the craziest deep soul songs ever.
     
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    I generally like Northern stuff, dancefloor bombs.
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    I appreciate this appreciation thread! Edwin Starr: 25 miles
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    Reggie Garner - Hotline
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    Some of the best off the top of my head I could find: Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - "I Gotta Dance to Keep from Crying"
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