Greatest Soul Group / Artist of All Timeoutlaw_ridah
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The beautiful band! Was made from 5 brothers each tried to do the best! But it`s seems that in this band was a genius, and this is Michael Jackson, the reason that this band must to be no. 1! - Laryssa
Only Black group to headline a stadium tour, most global record sales, and oh by the way, they gave us Michael Jackson, enough said.
The temptations are better than the Jackson 5 blue, David ruffin, and Eddie Kendrick, also, Paul. Those are the best singers ever. Put a David ruffin record on and we will see who is better
Gotta agree. no one compares to the Jackson5 nor to MichaelV7 Comments
Hands down the greatest group of all time. Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, Paul Williams, Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin. All were capable lead singers and unlike the Jackson 5... Every member had a hit record with they're voice as lead. Just My Imagination, My Girl, Since I Lost My baby, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, I Can't Get Next To You, Cloud Nine, Get Ready, The Way You Do The Things You Do, Ain't too Proud To Beg, I Wish It Would Rain and many many more. Perfect harmonies and could out dance, out sing and out dress any other group in sight!
The Jackson Five were not in the same class as the Temptations as performers - they had Michael, which is true, but the Temptations had some of the best male singers ever to sing soul, pop, show tunes, top-40, American Tin Pan Alley, etc. They are and have been in a class by themselves. The first Motown group to be awarded a Grammy.
Unbelievable.! The Temps are THE greatest soul group of ALL TIME! My girl, Just my imagination, Get ready, ain't too proud, I know, I'm losing you, I'm gonna make you love me, I wish it would rain, Law of the land, Since I lost my baby and THE ALL TIME GREAT Papa was a rolling stone. The list is too long to mention but they also pushed back barriers and took Soul to new levels.
And anyway the Jackson 5 and or Michael Jackson, as good as he was, aren't SOUL!
Way before there timeV10 Comments
Soul Brother No. 1 should be No. 1 on this list... if people were smart.
James brown hands down! Greatest live show artist of all time! Nobody could rock the apollo theatre like this man! When you played that place you'd better come correct!
7th? Not possible! James Brown, is THE king of SOUL music!
Get real people SHOULD BE #1V4 Comments
Shining star, september, mighty mighty, fantasy, boogie wonderland, lets groove these are all great songs
Love the many talents and superb musicianship that made up this group! So much more than just a bunch of guys singing and dancing. I enjoy their music still today.
I totally agree with you. earth wind and fire is easily the best group of all timeV5 Comments
Really?! Do I really need to share my opinion about Marvin Gaye, he's a genius! He was a damn great artist, it's a pity that he is in 3rd place, shame on you voters = )
I fell in love with her voice the first time I heard it.
Most of the songs out out there from some of the greatest artist Gladys Knight has performed at some time or another and delivered throughout the years on stage and T.V. at 70 years old she still showing us all she's got it and she's not going anywhere she well earns the title the Empress of soul
Wow what a genius!
Genius of a man
Sam Cooke pioneered the genre and was ultimately unmatched as one of the best and most iconic voices of all time. The perfect voice, perhaps somewhat lacking the passion at times of Otis, lent to the quality of just about any song.
Sam Cooke is the BOSS. he inspired and influenced everyone. he has the perfect voice. he is FLAWLESS!... "The Man Who Invented Soul"!
Sam gets my vote. The purest voice of them all. He was as smooth as silk
Simple, Sam Cooke is what we call Soul today.V5 Comments
A career cut too short, just the few years of work that we do have to base our judgement blows away everyone else! His voice, with so much feeling, is so amazing that you almost forget the music that is playing behind it.
Deep music. Soulful voice with unbarred emotion. A great artist. Superb songwriter. Relatable lyrics. If he hadn't died in that plane crash, he would be definitely one of the most popular artists ever.
The maddest, grooving like hell, singing like a possessed god! He makes me want to shake my body, even though I know I shouldn't dance, out of respect for my fellow human beings...
Just recently got into him, Amazing singer, great lyrics and really a powerful voiceV10 Comments
Musically, Sly and the Family Stone is the best (Curtis Mayfield is a close second). The band is very tight and their music has intricacies not present in other soul acts at the time (Except CM).
Countless albums, appealing to generations, spanning decades - continually redefining the genre while shaping modern chart music. An unrivalled musician with a voice that's unique and inspiring. Truly the greatest artist of all time!
Without these guys motown would have never been as big as it was. They helped Berry Gordy start Motown as they brought talent to motown and they wrote and produced tons of songs for the temps, marvin gaye, stevie wonder, supremes, mary wells, jackson 5, the 4 tops and even influenced the beatles. More groups have remade their songs than any other Motown group or artists and they had more top 40 hits than the other groups.
Without the Miracles Motown would not have had the success it had. They had the most angelic harmony and had the most all around impact on Motown with their singing, songwriting, A&R work and production. They were the most copied group. They were even copied by groups like the Beatles.
Al green is the man. he makes me want to boogie even when I'm asleep.
The one and only Al Green!!!!
A better singer than Marvin or Otis.V5 Comments
WHAT A VOICE NONE BETTER IN SOUL MUSIC THE GREATEST
A great singer but 2 high on the list and ahead of too many legends
Amazing singer combining passion, vulnerability, range, and downright soulfulness
He is amazing how he sings should be number 1
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3. Sly & the Family Stone
2. Earth, Wind & Fire
3. Sam Cooke