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vintage soul music appreciation thread

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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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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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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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