Best Soul Singers of All Time

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1Aretha FranklinAretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer–songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L.
2Sam CookeSam Cooke was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is mostly known for being a part of the soul movement.
3Ray CharlesRaymond Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer.
4Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time .
5Otis ReddingOtis Ray Redding, Jr. was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, and talent scout.
6James Brown
7Little RichardRichard Wayne Penniman, known by his stage name, Little Richard, is an American musician, singer and songwriter.
8Michael JacksonMichael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, entertainer and humanitarian. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King ...read more.V1 Comment
9Sly Stone

More funk and funk-rock than soul.

10Bill Withers

The Contenders

11Ben E. King
12Smokey RobinsonWilliam "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive.
13Etta JamesEtta James was an American singer who spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel.

Technically R&B, but there's no doubt she had soul. RIP

14Sam Moore and Dave Prater (Sam and Dave)
15Junior Wells

Brought a distinct soul element to Chicago blues.

16Wilson Pickett
17Mavis Staples
18Patti Labelle

Wandered around genres over the years, but deeply rooted in gospel/soul. One of the most phenomenal female voices ever.

19Allen Toussaint

A different, Louisana style of R&B/soul, and a very talented guy. RIP

20Whitney HoustonWhitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.V1 Comment
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1. Sam Cooke
2. Aretha Franklin
3. Marvin Gaye
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1. Ray Charles
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