The 5th Dimension is an American popular music vocal group, whose repertoire also includes pop, R&B, soul, and jazz.
Originally known as The Hi-Fi’s, the group changed its name to The 5th Dimension in late 1966 and was best-known during the late 1960s and early 1970s for popularizing the hits like “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”, “Wedding Bell Blues”, “One Less Bell to Answer”, “(Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All”, and The Magic Garden LP.
The five original members were Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamonte McLemore, and Ron Townson. They have recorded for several different labels over their long careers. Their first work appeared on the Soul City label, which was started by Imperial Records/United Artists Records recording artist Johnny Rivers. The group would later record for Bell/Arista Records, ABC Records, and Motown Records.
Greatest Hits on Earth
(Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep At All
Stoned Soul Picnic
One Less Bell to Answer
Medley: Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)
Wedding Bell Blues
Save the Country
Love’s Lines, Angles and Rhymes
Up, Up and Away
Never My Love
Together Let’s Find Love
Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was an American R&B/Soul singer and songwriter.
A major figure in the development of American soul music, Pickett recorded over 50 songs which made the US R&B charts, and frequently crossed over to the US Billboard Hot 100. The impact of Pickett’s songwriting and recording led to his 1991 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Wicked Pickett
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
Ooh Poo Pah Doo
She Ain’t Gonna Do Right
Knock On Wood
Time Is On My Side
Up Tight Good Woman
You Left the water Running
Three Time Loser
Nothing You Can Do
The Tymes are an American soul vocal group, who enjoyed equal success in the United Kingdom as their homeland. They share the distinction of being one of the few acts to have one and only one chart-topper in both the U.S. and UK with different titles.
Someway, Somehow I’m Keepin’ You
Are You Lookin’
So Much In Love
The Sha-La Bandit
You Little Trustmaker
Sir Thomas John Woodward, (born 7 June 1940), known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the British Invasion. Since the mid-1960s, Jones has sung nearly every form of popular music – pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul and gospel – and sold over 100 million records.
When I think of Tom Jones, I think of the movie Mars Attacks, or Carlton Banks from The Fresh Prince. I’m sure women a bit older than me think of other things, since he is known to drive the ladies crazy (despite being married since ’57 he apparently has admitted to sleeping with up to 250 groupies a year)!!
This Is Tom Jones
Fly Me To the Moon (In Other Words)
Little Green Apples
(Sitting On) The Dock of the Bay
Dance of Love
Without You (Non C’E’ Che Lei)
That’s All Any Man Can Say
That Wonderful Sound
I’m a Fool To Want You
Let It Be Me
The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s.
The Supremes’ repertoire included doo-wop, pop, soul, Broadway show tunes, psychedelic soul, and disco. They were the most commercially successful of Motown’s acts and had 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. At their peak in the mid-1960s, The Supremes rivaled The Beatles in worldwide popularity, and their success made it possible for future African American R&B and soul musicians to find mainstream success.
I Hear a Symphony
Stranger In Paradise
I Hear a Symphony
With a Song In My Heart
Without a Song
My World Is Empty Without You
A Lover’s Concerto
Any Girl In Love (Knows What I’m Going Through)
Everything Is Good About You
He’s All I Got
Super Pop, Rock & Soul
Chase – Get It On
Looking Glass – Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)
Freddy Weller – Too Much Monkey Business
Leonard Cohen – Suzanne
The Chambers Brothers – Time Has Come Today
Edgar Winter’s White Trash – I Can’t Turn You Loose
Taj Mahal – Corinna
Laura Nyro – Time and Love
Grace Slick – White Rabbit
Pacific Gas & Electric – Are You Ready?
Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue
Blood, Sweat & Tears – And When I Die
Redbone – The Witch Queen of New Orleans
Shirley Ellis – Name Game
O.C. Smith – The Son of Hickory Holler’s Tramp
The Cyrkle – Red Rubber Ball
The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man
Dickey Lee – Patches
Caravelles – You Don’t Have To Be a Baby to Cry
Tim Hardin – Simple Song of Freedom
Janis Joplin – Maybe
Sly and The Family Stone – Everyday People
Blood, Sweat & Tears – Spinning Wheel
Christie – Yellow River
Buddy Miles & Carlos Santana – Them Changes
The Buckinghams – Hey Baby (They’re Playin’ Our Song)
Donovan – Atlantis
Cliff Nobels – The Horse
Paul & Paula – Young Lovers
Lesley Gore – It’s My Party
Spiral Staircase – More Today Than Yesterday
Loggins & Messina – Your Mama Don’t Dance
Mac Davis – I Believe In Music
Mongo Santamaria – Watermelon Man
Kooper, Bloomfield & Stills – Season of the Witch
Fantastic Johnny C – Boogaloo Down Broadway
Barbara Mason – Yes, I’m Ready
Gene Pitney – Only Love Can Break a Heart
James Brown and The Famous Flames – Try Me
Free Movement – The Harder I Try
Bobby Hebb – Sunny
Angels – My Boyfriend’s Back
Peaches & Herb – United
The Diamonds – Little Darlin’
Tymes – People
Big Bopper – Chantilly Lace
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap – This Girl Is a Woman
The Assrisi Brothers – Never My Love
Shirley Ellis – Nitty Gritty
“Screamin’” Jay Hawkins – I Put a Spell On You
The Spinners are a soul music vocal group, active for over 50 years, and with a long run of pop and R&B hits especially during the 1970s. The group, originating from Detroit, still tours regularly as of 2011. The band is also listed occasionally as Detroit Spinners, or Motown Spinners (for their 1960s recordings with the Detroit label).
Dancin’ and Lovin’
Let’s Boogie, Let’s Dance
Medley: Working My Way Back to You
Forgive Me Girl
With My Eyes
One, One, Two, Two Boogie Woogie Avenue (Home of the Boogie, House of the Funk)
Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), better known under the stage name Sam Cooke, was an American gospel, R&B, soul, and pop singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is considered to be one of the pioneers and founders of soul music. His contribution in pioneering soul music led to the rise of Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and popularized the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown.
Cooke had twenty-six U.S. top 40 hits between 1957 and 1964, and a further three after his death. Cooke was also among the first modern black performers and composers to attend to the business side of his musical career. He founded both a record label and a publishing company as an extension of his careers as a singer and composer. He also took an active part in the American Civil Rights Movement.
On December 11, 1964, Cooke was fatally shot by the manager of the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 33. At the time, the courts ruled that Cooke was drunk and distressed, and that the manager had killed Cooke in what was later ruled a justifiable homicide. Since that time, the circumstances of his death have been widely questioned.
Love his music! I’ve definitely been listening to these albums:
This Is Sam Cooke
The Best of Sam Cooke
Cold Blood is a long-standing soul-rock-jazz band founded by Larry Field in 1968 and originally based in the San Francisco East Bay area. They have also performed and recorded under the name “Lydia Pense and Cold Blood”, due to the popularity of their lead singer, Lydia Pense.
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
If You Will
You Got Me Hummin’
I Just Want To Make Love To You
I’m a Good Woman
Let Me Down Easy
Watch Your Step
Rose Royce is an American soul and R&B group. They are best known for several hit singles during the 1970s including “Car Wash,” “I Wanna Get Next to You,” “I’m Going Down”, “Wishing on a Star”, and “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”.
In Full Bloom
Wishing On a Star
You Can’t Please Everybody
Do Your Dance
You’re My World Girl
Love, More Love
It Makes You Feel Like Dancin’