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Posted: Aug 1, 2012 3:57 pm
What are five to ten R&B albums you would reccomend?
Posted: Aug 2, 2012 12:15 pm
Stuff that you can't go completely wrong with in no particular order

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
James Brown - Live at the Apollo
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
Prince - Sign O' the Times
Sly & the Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On
Otis Redding - Otis Blue
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul
Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way That I Love You
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
Prince - 1999
Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
Parliament - Mothership Connection
Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis
Al Green - I'm Still in Love with You
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis
Posted: Aug 2, 2012 12:53 pm
Streets of Fire sndtrk
This is on it. All you need to know

Eddie Murphy - s/t and How Could It Be
I mean how can you go wrong with the songs Party All The Time or Boogie In your Butt. Plus HCIB was produced by Stevie Wonder's cousin Aquil Fudge. Goddamn that's some serious R to the B

Dee Dee King - Standing In The Spotlight
The greatest rapper to ever rap.

Gong - Flying Teapot
Anything that George mutha humping Jefferson was getting freaky to is a monster

Buckner and Garcia - Pac Man Fever
If this isn't the true sound of urban struggle than I don't know what is

Chunky A - Chunky As Charged
a modern classic
Posted: Aug 2, 2012 1:46 pm
Posted: Aug 2, 2012 3:39 pm
do yourself a favor & get any number of the 8 "buttshakers" series LPs.

i just ordered a crapload of 'em from goner because i couldn't find them anywhere else except for ebay & a record store in cleveland i won't be at for at least a few weeks.
Posted: Aug 2, 2012 3:44 pm
still haven't seen one r&b album mentioned here.

bo diddley - all of them!
esquerita "s/t" (capitol / norton)
bobby blue bland "foolin with the blues" (charly records comp)
arthur alexander "shot of rhythm and soul" (charly records comp)

it's more a singles thing than albums though. you know this already.
Posted: Aug 2, 2012 4:17 pm
better than anything on bj's list

Posted: Aug 2, 2012 7:15 pm
These artists were already mentioned but these are my favorite LPs of theirs:

Sly and the Family Stone - Stand!
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Bobby Blue Bland - Two Steps From the Blues (great cover too)

I agree w/ BJ - 60 R&B tends to be more of a singles thing. Even LPs w/ great singles - like, say, Archie Bell & the Drells' Tighten Up, often aren't great albums.

And for my obscure pick:

Swamp Dogg - Total Destruction to Your Mind
Posted: Aug 2, 2012 9:28 pm
hey mark fur burger, i hella dig wayne cochran! i was lucky enough to get the self titled chess lp at the thrift behind my house last year. he rules, but he can't beat what i mentioned. plus it's after what is generally referred to as r&b anyway... it's soul, fer sure, but i don't really consider soul music as r&b anyway, if we're gonna be citing actual r&b records. it's like calling ska rocksteady. not to get all geeky or nothin.
Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:04 pm
Too late, you da geekiest. R and b to me is ginuwine and jodeci. BLOW IT OUT YO ASS!!!!
Posted: Aug 3, 2012 7:32 am
Posted: Aug 3, 2012 7:58 am
Too late, you da geekiest.

thank you!
Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:00 am
Buttsweat and tears is one of the reasons I want to bash most people I see in the side of the head. If you need horn charts in your rock, you should opt for the Manfred Mann
Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:27 am | Edited by: tigerblinds
I can't knock Manfred Mann...but come one he's got a white turtleneck under matching leather jacket and pants...that counts for alot. They're dripping in R&B.
Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:30 am
...saxaphone player has a gold medallion...that pretty much seals it.
Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:59 pm
r&B or "smooth adult contemporary" aka "quiet storm"?
Posted: Aug 4, 2012 1:03 pm | Edited by: Matto
Agreed on the mostly singles thing..but there's some good comp lp's around.....for Bobby Bland I really love those Duke recording best of's...vols 1 and 2...Booker T - Soul Dressing....That Bo Diddley EP comp....Dunno if they did a vinyl comp version, but those Little Willie John King Sessions Cd's are great....those Stax/Volt live in Paris LP's....Just dig for the earliest possible recordings, my Faves are mid 60's to very early 70's...Regional comps are cool too...
Posted: Aug 4, 2012 2:01 pm
The Sheppards, 18 Dusty Diamonds, on Solid Smoke.
Posted: Aug 4, 2012 3:05 pm
CO-SIGNED on that Swamp Dogg! One of my favorites.

Donny Hathaway "Live! '72"
Eddie Floyd "I've Never Found a Girl"
Temptations "Gettin' Ready"
Tyrone Davis "Can I Change My Mind"
Clarence Reid "Dancin' With Nobody But You Babe"

Pretty obvious suggestions, I think, but I don't know a whole lot about this kinda stuff. Excited for more responses.
Posted: Aug 4, 2012 7:08 pm
Good 60s Soul/R&B LPs are few and far between as they were usually a few singles pasted together with filler material...not many make for great albums...that said, there a few stellar ones, most notably, IMO Howard Tate "Get it while you can", William
Bell "Soul of a Bell", Johnnie Taylor "Wanted One Soul Singer", the aforementioned "Soul Dressing", Lee Moses "Time and Place", James Carr "you got my mind messed up", Sly Stone "A whole New Thing", Barbara Lynn "You'll Lose a Good Thing", "Here's Barbara"...45s is where it's at for the most part...
Posted: Aug 4, 2012 7:41 pm
I type while eating Popeye's, fingers all greased up, so you know this shit is fucking bonafide.

1. 60 minutes with Clarence Carter. (If Dr. CC isn't on your list somewhere you are confused.)
2. Brother Brother Brother by the Isley Brothers
3. His Woman Her Man vol.1 Ike and Tina. Yeah it's a comp. So what?
4. This is Our Country - The Impressions.
5. Osmium - Parliment. I call my baby pussycat. What do you call her?

hat Swamp Dogg record is good...because it sounds like a Clarence Carter record.
Honorable mentions to
Sly & The Family There's a Riot Going on
James Bulter - The Black Knight
WAR - The World is a Ghetto
and your chouce of James Brown record
Posted: Aug 4, 2012 7:44 pm
Yeah and this

Posted: Aug 4, 2012 7:52 pm
hat Swamp Dogg record is good...because it sounds like a Clarence Carter record.

Yes, Clarence Carter on LSD. So good.
Posted: Aug 4, 2012 8:25 pm
Baby Huey
Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club
Posted: Aug 4, 2012 8:35 pm
Whatever that Gene Chandler live LP is that has Rainbow '65 on it
Posted: Aug 4, 2012 8:44 pm
hat Swamp Dogg record is good...because it sounds like a Clarence Carter record.

Yes, Clarence Carter on LSD. So good.

this is obviously legendary on some level. don't think i ever heard about it til today:

Posted: Aug 4, 2012 9:15 pm
James Bulter - The Black Knight
This should say James Knight and the Butlers. And it's essential
Posted: Aug 5, 2012 2:20 am
Al green.
Hall n oats.
Color me badd.
Billy ocean.
Pat boone does chuck berry.(cant go wrong with that one..)
Posted: Aug 5, 2012 7:43 pm
Wow. Little Richard didn't make anyone's list?
Posted: Aug 5, 2012 7:54 pm
did he do an album as good as the esquerita capitol lp?
Posted: Aug 5, 2012 8:39 pm
to tell you the truth, if we're talking proper albums, hell if i know... but for my taste, i'd put "Ooh! My Soul" (Charly comp) on over that one any day (which isn't to say i don't love both).
Posted: Aug 6, 2012 3:26 am
Any Little Willie John album.
Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:48 am
Little Johnny Taylor..I think they put out a CD of the early Galaxy singles, Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, there's been several singles collections, Wilson Pickett - In the midnight hour, That Otis Reding/Carla Thomas LP, Early Ernie K Doe and Irma Thomas..(or anything else Allen Toussaint had anything to do with) in fact, New Orleans is a damn good place to poke around in that regard...Check out label comps from the likes of Ace, Stax, Hi , Fame, and Atlantic from that period...sometimes they can be a tad TOO comprehensive, but they give you a good cross-section..
Posted: Aug 6, 2012 12:01 pm
Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club

Posted: Aug 6, 2012 12:23 pm
are we talking r&b, soul, early rock 'n roll, funk, or WHAT?

or are we just talking popular music done by black people?
Posted: Aug 6, 2012 12:58 pm
Maybe this is in my head, but I see a difference between old soul and R&B. Maybe it's slight enough that it's like saying that Rocksteady isn't reggae. And it is, but I don't really like reggae, but I love Rocksteady.
I love old soul, but I don't think 'Off The Wall' is a soul LP, even though I think it's a good record...
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