Greatest Motown Singers

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21 Ray Charles Ray Charles Raymond Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer.

Ray Charles is a genius. However, he never sang on the any Motown labels. He is known for his Atlantic recording.

He should be number 1 its 4 am I will make big speech later!

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22 Brenda Holloway
23 Mary Wells V 1 Comment
24 Wanda Rogers (The Marvelettes) V 3 Comments
25 Paul Williams

Super underrated. One of the greatest voices of time. He could take your standard pop songs and turn them into soul masterpieces. The heart and soul of The Temptations. What a voice!

Paul Williams had a great voice,full of Soul and church on his day he was the best.

26 Barbara McNair

She needs to be recognized as a great singer and stunningly beautiful, Motown did not know what they had.

27 Bobby Taylor

Have You All forgotten the voice range on the cut "I Am You're Man", "Does You're Mama Know About Me", And my personal favorite "Malinda". Bobby Taylor Ranks right behind David Ruffin

28 James Brown James Brown V 3 Comments
29 Otis Redding Otis Redding Otis Ray Redding, Jr. was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, and talent scout.

This artist was never on the Motown label. He sang for Stax. Psy Attention people.

30 Janelle Monae Janelle Monae Janelle Monáe Robinson, known professionally as Janelle Monáe, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and model signed to her own imprint, Wondaland Arts Society, and Atlantic Records.

She is such an amazing singer and I wish people would listen to singers like her then that rap hip hop crap is so popular and I don't know why.

31 G. C. Cameron

It's a shame is my favorite oldie, this kid can sing listen to It's A Shame live

32 Billy Preston

Singing with stevie wonders wife of 14 months... Just fabulous

33 Berry White

Berry White was never signed to Motown.

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34 The Three Degrees

The Three Degrees were never signed to Motown.

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35 Tammi Terrell
36 Jean Terrell (The Supremes)
37 Jimmy Ruffin
38 Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Aretha 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.

This artist was never on the Motown label. Aretha sang for Columbia, Atlantic and Artists. Pay Attention people.

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