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100 Greatest Male R&B/Soul Vocalists

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Criteria: - Vocalists are rated by their ability, in their prime, for vocal range, power, ability to convey emotion, versatility, and uniqueness.

Edited By: Sampson
Last Updated: 11-09-2010

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100 Greatest Male R&B, Soul Vocalists
  1. Jackie Wilson
  2. Roy Hamilton
  3. Clyde McPhatter
  4. Sam Cooke
  5. Marvin Gaye
  6. Tony Williams (Platters)
  7. Solomon Burke
  8. Levi Stubbs (Four Tops)
  9. Little Willie John
10. Al Green
11. Smokey Robinson
12. Luther Vandross
13. Ronald Isley (Isley Brothers)
14. Sam Moore (Sam & Dave)
15. Stevie Wonder
16. David Ruffin (Temptations)
17. Jerry Butler
18. Jesse Belvin
19. Michael Jackson
20. Teddy Pendergrass (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes)
21. Aaron Neville
22. Eddie Kendricks (Temptations)
23. Wilson Pickett
24. Otis Redding
25. Little Richard
26. Ben E. King
27. Big Joe Turner
28. Nate Nelson (Flamingos)
29. Frankie Lymon
30. Usher
31. Johnny Moore (Drifters)
32. BeBe Winans
33. Willie Winfield (Harptones)
34. Donny Hathaway
35. Ray Charles
36. Wayna Morris (Boyz II Men)
37. Bobby Lester (Moonglows)
38. Howard Tate
39. Garnett Mimms
40. Johnny Carter (Dells)
41. Eddie Levert (O'Jays)
42. Billy Stewart
43. Maithe Marshall (Ravens)
44. Prince
45. Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind & Fire)
46. Jimmy Ricks (Ravens)
47. Sonny Til (Orioles)
48. James Carr
49. K-Ci Hailey (Jodeci)
50. Lou Rawls
51. Little Anthony
52. O.V. Wright
53. Marvin Junior (The Dells)
54. Phillipe Wynne (Spinners)
55. Hank Ballard (Midnighters)
56. Curtis Mayfield
57. Richard Berry
58. Eugene Mumford (Larks, Dominoes)
59. Bill Withers
60. William Howard (Dramatics)
61. "Pookie" Hudson (Spaniels)
62. Barry White
63. James Brown
64. Peabo Bryson
65. Bobby Marchan
66. Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men)
67. Gene Chandler
68. Rudy Lewis (Drifters)
69. Johnnie Taylor
70. Dennis Edwards (Temptations)
71. Johnny Adams
72. Jeffrey Osborne
73. Screamin' Jay Hawkins
74. Gene Allison
75. Russell Thompkins (Stylistics)
76. DeAngelo
77. Tevin Campbell
78. Walter Scott (Whispers)
79. Wallace Scott (Whispers)
80. Major Lance
81. James J.T. Taylor (Kool & The Gang)
82. Nolan Strong (Diablos)
83. Keith Sweat
84. Chuck Jackson
85. Rudy West (Five Keys)
86. Lionel Richie (Commodores)
87. Maxwell
88. Gerald Alston (Manhattans)
89. Frankie Beverly (Maze)
90. Sly Stone
91. Earl "Speedoo" Carroll (Cadillacs)
92. Nathan Morris (Boyz II Men)
93. Eugene Pitt (Jive Five)
94. R. Kelly
95. Harvey Fuqua (Moonglows)
96. Seal
97. Percy Sledge
98. Johnny Ace
99. Buddy Bailey (Clovers)
100. Johnny Tanner (The "5" Royales)
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