I’ve recently gotten into listening to this type of music after I watched “pretty in pink” and heard the song “Try a Little Tenderness” and then in the “Sex in the City” movie there was “how do you mend a broken heart”. I’d want it from the same time period as the above mentioned artists, not the stuff you hear on…
What you are looking for is 60’s and 70’s R&B music, and sense you are a beginner, these are just a few to start you off with: Sam & Dave, Little Anthony and The Imperals, The Dells, The Chi Lites, Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes, The Dramatics, The Floaters, Bobby Womack, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Mary Wells, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Chaka Khan,Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Isley Brothers, The Commodored, The Supremes, Ohio Players. I could go on but you should just go listen at your nearest B&N or Music store.
Al Green Movie
Bobby Womack-That’s The Way I Feel Aboutcha
Curtis Mayfield-THe Makings of You
The Impressions-I’m So Proud
Wilson Pickett-I’m In Love
Isaac Hayes-A Few More Kisses To Go
Lou Rawls-Lady Love
The O’Jays-Darling darlind Baby
The Temptations-You’re My Everything
Four Tops-Ain’t No Woman Like The One I’ve Got
Lean on me or Let’s stay together by Al Green or Dock of the bay and Popa’s got a brand new bag by Otis Redding
Also try The Superemes The Tempations ,and Marvin Gaye these are some good oldies
It was just my Imagination -The Tempations
You can’t hurry Love-The Supremes
My girl- The Tempations
Baby love-The Superemes
What’s going on-Mavin Gaye
I lived through the 50’s and 60’s, Some of the greatest are/were:
Freddie Boom Boom Cannon
and Jerry Lee Lewis
For the Otis Reddign type- Sam Cooke, Ben E. King,LIttle Anthony, songs from the 60’s and for Al Green- Teddy Pendergrass, Barry White, Jaheim, these are more of your soul artist, Anthony Hamilton, Angie Stone etc.
Tower of Power – So Very Hard To Go
Bobby Womack – Across 110th Street
Marvin Gaye – Ooh Child, Things Are Gonna Get Easier
Smokey Robinson – I Second That Emotion
The Temptations – I Wish It Would Rain
If you want something recent, try Amy Winehouse. Namely her song, Stronger Than Me.
sounds like you are on the threshold of discovering the blues and motown.go for it!