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Old 12-12-2008, 08:44 AM
 
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Default Top Ten Male and Female R&B/Soul Groups/Bands of All time

1.) The Isley Brothers- (1957-present) key member- Ron Isley- Best Song- Between the Sheets

2.) The Temptations- (1961-present) Key Member- David Ruffin- Best Song- Papa was a Rollin' Stone

3.) Earth Wind and Fire-(1969-present) -Best Song -Devotion

4.) The Jackson 5- (1968-1975) - Key Member- Michael Jackson- Best Song- Never Can Say Goodbye

5.)The Staple Singers- (1948-94) - Key Member- Pops and Mavis Staples- Best Song- Let's Do it Again

6.)Kool & The Gang-(1969- present) Key Member- Robert "Kool" Bell- Best Song- Summer Madness

7.)The Bluenotes- (1960-97) Key Member- Teddy Pendergrass - Best Song- I Miss You

8.)The Gap Band- (1967- present) Key Member- Charlie Wilson - Best Song- Outstanding

9.) En Vogue- (1989- present) Best Song- Hold on

10.) Sister Sledge- (1972-present) Best Song- We Are Family

11.) 5 Heartbeats

How's my list- any groups that should/ not be on my list
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:33 PM
 
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1.) The Isley Brothers- (1957-present) key member- Ron Isley- Best Song- Between the Sheets

2.) The Temptations- (1961-present) Key Member- David Ruffin- Best Song- Papa was a Rollin' Stone

3.) Earth Wind and Fire-(1969-present) -Best Song -Devotion

4.) The Jackson 5- (1968-1975) - Key Member- Michael Jackson- Best Song- Never Can Say Goodbye

5.)The Staple Singers- (1948-94) - Key Member- Pops and Mavis Staples- Best Song- Let's Do it Again

6.)Kool & The Gang-(1969- present) Key Member- Robert "Kool" Bell- Best Song- Summer Madness

7.)The Bluenotes- (1960-97) Key Member- Teddy Pendergrass - Best Song- I Miss You

8.)The Gap Band- (1967- present) Key Member- Charlie Wilson - Best Song- Outstanding

9.) En Vogue- (1989- present) Best Song- Hold on

10.) Sister Sledge- (1972-present) Best Song- We Are Family

11.) 5 Heartbeats

How's my list- any groups that should/ not be on my list
For the Temps I would have picked "Just My Imagination" and the 5 heartbeats wouldn't have made my list.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:45 PM
 
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For the Temps I would have picked "Just My Imagination" and the 5 heartbeats wouldn't have made my list.
I put the 5 Heartbeats on there for laughs of course
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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Your list is good, but nine and ten I wouldn't have picked.

Parliament Funkadelic and maybe Brick.
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:29 PM
 
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Your list is good, but nine and ten I wouldn't have picked.

Parliament Funkadelic and maybe Brick.
I had a few notables that probably should have been 9 or 10- the Stylistics, Delfonics, and the Miracles.....Parliament could have been up there aswell
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:39 PM
 
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My list, deleting your 3, 6, 8 & 9 and throwing in Martha & The Vandellas to replace your 5 Heartbeats. Don't get me wrong your list is good and it's difficult to narrow this to only 10 ... same with Best Song as there is so many.

The Platters (1953 - Present) key member - Tony Williams - Best Song - All of Them - Only You, The Great Pretender, My Prayer, Twilight Time and on and on

The Four Tops (1956 -present) key member - Levi Stubbs (RIP 10/08) - Best song - Reach Out

Gladys Knight & The Pips (1953-1089) key member - Gladys Knight - Best Song - Midnight Train To Georgia

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (1955 - Present) key member - Smokey Robinson - Best Song - You Really Got A Hold On Me

Martha & the Vandellas (1957-1972) key member - Martha Reeves - Best Song - Dancing in the Street
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:33 PM
 
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1.) Earth Wind and Fire
2.)The Temptations
3.) The Manhattans
4.)The Jackson 5-
5.)The Staple Singers
6.)Enchantment
7.)Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes-
8.)Gladys Night and the Pips
9.) Frankie Beverly and Maze
10.) Supremes
11) New Edition

God bless
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:07 PM
 
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The Stylistics
The Miracles (Billy Griffen Lead Singer)
The Four Tops
Jermaine Stewart
Pebbles
Cherelle
The Spinners
Anita Baker
Dionne Warwick
Sylvia

Favorite R&B Song.

YouTube - Alexander O'neal & Cherelle - Saturday love
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:31 PM
 
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Maybe not top ten in volumn, but so, so many greats.... How about

The O'Jays
Betty Wright
Billy Paul
Archie Bell & the Drells
Three Degrees
Curtis Mayfield
and how can we leave out the godfather of soul?!

Anyone catch Terry Gross' interview with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff? I never realized how many songs they wrote.
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:38 PM
 
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Patti Labelle is probably the best in her band and solo career.
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