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Old 01-01-2013, 09:54 AM   #16
Dedans Penthouse
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Originally Posted by Cindysphinx View Post
I'm old school:

Earth, Wind and Fire
The Temptations
Aretha Franklin
The Supremes
Bill Withers

For my birthday a few years ago, my husband surprised me with a trip to Wolftrap (a performing venue). He wouldn't tell me who we were going to see.

It turned out to be Earth, Wind and Fire. There were three surviving members, including lead singer Phillip Bailey.

Best. Gift. Ever.
Q: How do you turn a duck into a soul singer?
A: Put it in the microwave until it's Bill Withers. *rim shot*

In their prime (genre/alpha):

Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong (and Lillian Hardin Armstrong)
Billie Holliday
John Coltrane
Oscar Peterson
Art Tatum
Miles Davis
Joe Williams

Johann Sebastian Bach
Ludvig van Beethoven
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Vladimir Horowitz

The Beatles
Otis Redding
Sly & the Family Stone
Procol Harum
Tupac Shakur

Johnny Cash
Patsy Cline
Hank Williams
George Jones
Jimmy Rogers
Bill Monroe

Ma Rainey
Big Bill Broonzy
Huddy Ledbetter ("Leadbelly")
W.C. Handy
Bessie Smith
Son House
John Campbell (an emerging monster who passed on way before his time) http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=KpcE15tM2Eo
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