50 Top Soul/R’nB Singers

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Here’s my list of the 50 top Soul/R’nB singers, their best record, and their birthdate. The number one song is “Midnight Train to Georgia.”

Allman, Gregg “I’m no angel” DECEMBER 8, 1947
Ballard, Hank “Work With Me Annie” NOVEMBER 18, 1927
Berry, Chuck “Maybelline” OCTOBER 18, 1926
Bland, Bobby “Blue” “Turn On Your Love Light” JANUARY 27, 1930
Brown, James “Please, Please, Please” MAY 3, 1933
Brown, Ruth “Oh What a Dream” JANUARY 12, 1928
Butler, Jerry “For Your Precious Love” DECEMBER 8, 1939
Carr, James “The Dark End of the Street” JUNE 13, 1942
Carter, Clarence “Steal Away” January 14, 1936
Cassidy, Eva “Songbird” FEBRUARY 2, 1963
Charles, Ray “Night Time is the Right Time” SEPTEMBER 23, 1930
Clovers “One Mint Julep” (1946-1990)
Cooke, Sam (Lou Rawls) “Bring It On Home to Me” JAN. 22, 1931
Domino, Fats “Going to the River” FEBRUARY 26, 1928
Five Du-Tones “Shake a Tail Feather” (1957-67)
Fogerty, John “I Put a Spell On You” MAY 28, 1945
Franklin, Aretha “Respect” MARCH 25, 1942
Gaye, Marvin “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” APRIL 2, 1939
Harrison, Wilbert “Kansas City” JANUARY 5, 1929
Holiday, Billie “The Way You Look Tonight” APRIL 7, 1915
Hunter, Ivory Joe “Since I Met You Baby” OCTOBER 10, 1914
Isley Brothers “Shout” (1954- )
James, Etta “All I Could Do Was Cry” JANUARY 25, 1938
King, B.B. “The Thrill is Gone” SEPTEMBER 16, 1925
King, Ben E. “Stand By Me” SEPTEMBER 28, 1938
Knight, Gladys “Midnight Train to Georgia” May 28, 1944
Lewis, Smiley “I Hear You Knocking” JULY 5, 1913
McPhatter, Clyde “Money Honey” NOVEMBER 15, 1932
McVie, Christine “Say You Love Me” July 12, 1943
Mimms, Garnet “Cry Baby” NOVEMBER 6, 1933
Neville, Aaron “Tell It Like It Is” JANUARY 24, 1941
Peebles, Ann “Can’t Stand the Rain” APRIL 24, 1947
Penniman, Little Richard “Directly From My Heart” DEC. 5, 1932
Pickett, Wilson “Midnight Hour” MARCH 18, 1941
Redding, Otis “Pain in my Heart” SEPTEMBER 9, 1941
Righteous Brothers “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling”
Robinson, Smokey “Tracks of My Tears” FEBRUARY 19, 1940
Ross, Diana “Come See About Me” MARCH 26, 1944
Scaggs, Boz “Loan Me a Dime” JUNE 8, 1944
Shirelles “He’s So Fine” (1957-82)
Sledge, Percy “When a Man Loves a Woman” NOVEMBER 25, 1940
Temptations “My Girl” (1960- )
Tex, Joe “The Love You Save” AUGUST 8, 1933
Thomas, Carla “B.A.B.Y.” DECEMBER 21, 1942
Troy, Doris “Just One Look” JANUARY 6, 1937
Turner, Big Joe “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” MAY 18, 1911
Turner, Tina “There’s Something on My Mind” NOVEMBER 26, 1939
Willis, Chuck “It’s Too Late” JANUARY 31, 1928
Wilson, Jackie “Higher and Higher” JUNE 9, 1934
Witherspoon, Jimmy “Ain’t Nobody’s Business” AUGUST 8, 1920
Wonder, Stevie “Living For the City” MAY 13, 1950
Wright, O.V. “Eight Men, Four Women” OCTOBER 9, 1939