Number One R & B Hits of 1967

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1967 R & B

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Tell it Like it Is - Aaron Neville
Are You Lonely for Me - Freddie Scott
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Love is Here and Now You're gone - Supremes
I Never Loved a man (The Way I Love You) - Aretha
Jimmy Mack - Martha and the Vandellas
Respect - Aretha
I Was Made to Love Her - Stevie Wonder
Make Me Yours - Bettye Swann
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Baby I Love You - Aretha
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Cold Sweat - James Brown
Funky Broadway - Wilson Pickett
(You're Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
I Heard it through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight & the Pips
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Number One R & B Hits of 1967

Postby pcqgod » 10 Jan 2018, 19:21

Pick up to three of your favorite rhythm and blues #1's from A.D. 1967. Vote changing enabled.

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Re: Number One R & B Hits of 1967

Postby OCT » 10 Jan 2018, 19:28

I love the ones I've heard (dunno Bettye, dunno Freddie), but that's

top 3 Supremes for me (the little spoken word sections with the harpsichord - fuck!),

JB at his absolute peak,

and as every schoolboy knows, Sam and Dave didn't put out a weak single.
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Re: Number One R & B Hits of 1967

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 10 Jan 2018, 19:34

I needed 4 votes at minimum:

Tell it Like it Is
I Never Loved a Man
I Was Made to Love Her

Would have added Cold Sweat at #4.
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Re: Number One R & B Hits of 1967

Postby Rayge » 10 Jan 2018, 19:35

Martha, the Supremes, Stevie. Burned out on Tell it, don't know/remember several of the others, have controversial views about Sam and Dave and Glad and Jim, so find myself voting the Motown card.

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Re: Number One R & B Hits of 1967

Postby K » 10 Jan 2018, 20:29

Christ I need 10 votes. I could have voted for all the Aretha, but chose 'Never loved a man'. Then the Stevie and the JB.
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Re: Number One R & B Hits of 1967

Postby toomanyhatz » 10 Jan 2018, 20:36

Some of these I love, but as I grew up listening to AM radio, I have heard each of these at least 132,786,742 times. The Stevie and James are the two that were probably played less than they should have been, and "Respect" most likely to renew the thrill after a suitable hiatus. But like most here, there's nothing here I'd argue against.
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Re: Number One R & B Hits of 1967

Postby Darkness_Fish » 10 Jan 2018, 20:42

Stevie Wonder, Jackie Wilson, and Sam and Dave fer me.
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Re: Number One R & B Hits of 1967

Postby Muskrat » 10 Jan 2018, 20:57

Jackie, Aaron and "I Never Loved a Man." Choosing from among the Aretha records was rough.
No. 4 would have been Stevie.
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