Suggested Blues, Soul and R&B Musicians-3

MUSICIANS ON THIS PAGE: LONNIE JOHNSON * THE DRIFTERS * MARVIN GAYE * AARON NEVILLE * SHARON JONES * ARETHA FRANKLIN * THE TEMPTATIONS * ERIC BIBB * BETTYE LAVETTE * JOHN HAMMOND, JR. * THE FOUR TOPS * CANDI STATON * MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS * TRACY NELSON * TAJ MAHAL * MARIA MULDAUR  * IRMA THOMAS

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Silky-voiced Soul Man was great songwriter as well:

From his classic 1971 album “What’s Goin’ On?”:



76-year-old (as of 2018) Aaron Neville–New Orleans’ finest–has still got it:

Mr. Neville’s version of the classic Percy Sledge soul ballad:



Great R&B song:

Woody Guthrie folk classic redone as R&B:

Sharon duets with John Legend on the Marvin Gaye classic:

The late, lamented Ms. Jones covers a Sam Cooke classic:



A few songs from the Queen of Soul:

Playlist of expanded version of Aretha’s Lady Soul:

Aretha duets with the Eurythmics’ Annie Lennox:

More from the Eurythmics under “Suggested Pop & Rock Musicians-Page 4.”



Folk/blues/gospel singer:


Bettye LaVette brilliantly covers Bob Dylan’s “Unbelievable”:

Another Dylan song transformed by Ms. LaVette:

Beatle’s cover:


John Hammond, Jr. sings and plays the Robert Johnson Mississippi Delta blues classic:

Another Johnson classic:





Another 60s survivor (and great Soul singer):





A Dylan cover:


Live performance of Taj Mahal with the Pointer Sisters:

Playlist of entire album Oooh So Good’n Blues:

Blues with banjo, whistling and tuba:



Here Ms. Muldaur sings the Country Blues on a song by Memphis Minnie:

Short playlist of songs from the album Richland Woman Blues:


New Orleans soul queen Irma Thomas sings with Galactic: