Top Ten Singers and Artists of Blue-Eyed Soul

Britgirl
Blue-eyed soul (or White Soul) is basically soul and R'n'B performed by white artists. I know there are so many; the ten I have chosen were the first which came to mind. Feel free to add a personal choice or vote for an existing favourite.

The Top Ten

1 Paul Butterfield Paul Butterfield

It's a genre that has been, admittedly, kept at arms distance from me, by me. I believe much of that is due to knowing 2 blues band bassists early on, and they both stating to me that they were pretty bored playing blues bass. This was confirmed by watching them perform live, they really seemed to be indifferent. It's only recently that I've come to realize what a great genre this, and all blues, truly is. This Butterfield cat is pretty good, thank you T. - Ned964

You're welcome! If it were not for somebody leading me gently into the amazing genre of Blues and such like, I would still be living on Cloud Coldplay! It's just nice to share it with someone else who appreciates it too. - Britgirl

2 Joe Cocker Joe Cocker John Robert "Joe" Cocker was an English singer and musician. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs.

As usual, I had such a hard time choosing one. Cocker had such a soulful voice, and obviously shared his gift with us all in any live show. I would imagine it was much the same in the studio. - Ned964

3 Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. She is also a well-known member of the 27 Club, as she overdosed on alcohol at age 27.
4 The Spencer Davis Group
5 Van Morrison Van Morrison Sir George Ivan Morrison OBE is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and record producer. In 2016, he was knighted for services to the music industry and to tourism in Northern Ireland.
6 Hall & Oates Hall & Oates Daryl Hall and John Oates, known more commonly as Hall & Oates, are an American musical duo from Philadelphia.
7 Dusty Springfield Dusty Springfield Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien, known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s.
8 Rod Stewart Rod Stewart Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.
9 Joss Stone Joss Stone Joscelyn Eve Stoker, better known by her stage name Joss Stone, is a British singer, songwriter and actress.
10 Boz Scaggs

I just know the 2 songs "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" but I really like them. - Ned964

Jojo is also a great song

The Contenders

11 The Guess Who The Guess Who The Guess Who was a Canadian rock band formed in 1962. The band was formed in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is mostly known for their hit "American Woman".

The Guess Who. I should've guessed. - Britgirl

Lead singer Burton Cummings.
Album Wheatfield Soul a great early example.

12 The Righteous Brothers
13 Richard Manuel Richard Manuel Richard George Manuel was a Canadian composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the pianist, regular lead singer, and occasional drummer of The Band.
14 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.
15 Michael McDonald Michael McDonald Michael Robert McDonald is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the bantamweight division of the UFC.

Oopps; wrong photo!

16 Bobby Caldwell
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