Best Soul Singers of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Sam Cooke Sam Cooke Sam Cooke was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is mostly known for being a part of the soul movement.

Smooth, easy, playful, could singing feel more natural. I don't think do. Dancing voice. Simply BEAUTIFUL

My favorite in my mind the greastest singer the greatest singing voices his songs are very good there other great singer none to me are greater than sam cooke

2 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.
3 Ray Charles Ray Charles Raymond Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer.
4 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time .
5 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael 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.

Some stupid person says Mike wasnt soul..it seems you think that pop is a genre.Mike's records were not you're convectional music(beat it)rock,was sung with SOUL,funk(thriller),was sung with soul,rnb(Billie Jean),was sang with soul.and don't get me started on those j5 hits..I want you back,the love you save,I'll be there etc..watch how you speak of the god

He was never soul.

6 Otis Redding Otis Redding Otis Ray Redding, Jr. was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, and talent scout.
7 James Brown James Brown
8 Little Richard Little Richard Richard Wayne Penniman, known by his stage name, Little Richard, is an American musician, singer and songwriter.
9 Sly Stone

More funk and funk-rock than soul.

10 Bill Withers Bill Withers William Harrison "Bill" Withers, Jr. is an American singer-songwriter and musician who performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985. He recorded several major hits, including "Lean on Me", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Use Me", "Just the Two of Us", "Lovely Day", and "Grandma's Hands".

The Contenders

11 Ben E. King Ben E. King
12 Smokey Robinson Smokey Robinson William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive.
13 Etta James Etta James Etta 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

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

Brought a distinct soul element to Chicago blues.

16 Wilson Pickett
17 Mavis Staples
18 Patti Labelle

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

19 Allen Toussaint

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

20 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Whitney 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. V 1 Comment
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