Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
I'm old school:
Earth, Wind and Fire
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):
Armstrong (and Lillian Hardin Armstrong)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Ludvig van Beethoven
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sly & the Family Stone
Big Bill Broonzy
Huddy Ledbetter ("Leadbelly")
John Campbell (an emerging monster who passed on way before his time) http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=KpcE15tM2Eo