Papa was a POLLING STONE: It's the 1970s SOUL/FUNK/DISCO ~~~ TRACKS POLL

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After the grand success of the 1970s SOUL/FUNK/DISCO ALBUMS POLL, it's high time to make a list of the best 1970s SOUL/FUNK/DISCO TRACKS!

Here's the deal: you have a weekend and a week to nominate your favorite soul, funk and/or disco tracks that were released from 1970 to 1979 (the main focus should be on 70s soul). You have an unlimited amount of nominations, but please use some common sense.

On Monday, March 27 I'll open the voting and campaigning thread, and I'm planning to have the rollout between April 10 and 14.

But let me start off the nominations with 30 great tracks.

Hits:
Minnie Riperton - Les Fleurs
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
The Emotions - Best of My Love
Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
The O'Jays - Back Stabbers
Chic - I Want Your Love
Michael Jackson - Working Day and Night
The Stylistics - Betcha By Golly, Wow

Epics:
The Stylistics - Children of the Night
The Temptations - Papa Was a Rollin' Stone
Lou Bond - To the Establishment
Noir - Rain
The Stylistics - People Make the World Go Round
Stevie Wonder - Another Star
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Cymande - Dove
Terry Callier - Dancing Girl
The Temptations - Smiling Faces Sometimes

Cool discoveries from the albums poll:
The Stylistics - Peek-a-Boo
Merry Clayton - Gimme Shelter
Caston & Majors - Child of Love
The Equals - Mystic Syster
Syreeta - Spinnin' and Spinnin'
The Stylistics - Pieces
O.V. Wright - A Nickel and a Nail
Stevie Wonder - Creepin'
Stairsteps - Pasado
The O'Jays - Listen to the Clock on the Wall

ArchCarrier, Friday, 17 March 2017 14:52 (eight months ago) Permalink

Oh my god, I had no idea this was happening. Basically impossible, but I'll try?

Milkwalker's World (Old Lunch), Friday, 17 March 2017 14:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

You are supposed to wait, there is a reason why we have the ordering and timing thead. So we don't have two polls going on at the same time.

Bee OK, Friday, 17 March 2017 15:10 (eight months ago) Permalink

I was afraid you were going to say that. But I never added this poll to the 'official' list and the album poll also ran happily alongside other polls IIRC. I'll make sure the rollouts don't overlap, which is the most important thing I think.

ArchCarrier, Friday, 17 March 2017 15:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

True, and I'm probably being a bit over protected. If you waited until the roll-out started it would have been much smoother.

Bee OK, Friday, 17 March 2017 15:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

Oh man. Glad I came back to ILX.

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Friday, 17 March 2017 16:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

:)

ArchCarrier, Friday, 17 March 2017 16:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

Ok, my first round of noms:

James Brown - Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine
Chic - Good Times
The Chi-Lites - Have You Seen Her
The Chi-Lites - Oh Girl
The Commodores - Machine Gun
Tyrone Davis - Turn Back The Hands of Time
Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa
Carol Douglas - Doctor's Orders
Earth, Wind and Fire - September
The Flaming Ember - Westbound #9
The Five Stairsteps - O-o-h Child
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way
Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary
The Jackson 5 - I'll Be There
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough
Michael Jackson - Rock With You
The Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
Kool & the Gang - Summer Madness
Curtis Mayfield - (Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below We're All Going to Go
Curtis Mayfield - Freddie's Dead
Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes - Wake Up Everybody
The O'Jays - Love Train
Freda Payne - Band of Gold
Wilson Pickett - Sugar Sugar
Prince - I Feel For You
Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
Prince - Soft and Wet
Prince - Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad
Sister Sledge - Don't You Miss Him Now
Sly and the Family Stone - Family Affair
Spinners - Could It Be I'm Falling in Love
Spinners - Ghetto Child
Spinners - How Could I Let You Get Away
Spinners - I'll Be Around
Spinners - It's a Shame
Spinners - One of a Kind (Love Affair)
Spinners - The Rubberband Man
The Stylistics - You Are Everything
Donna Summer - I Feel Love
Donna Summer - Last Dance
Donna Summer - Love's Unkind
Donna Summer - On The Radio
The Temptations - Ball of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)
The Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
War - All Day Music
Bill Withers - Do It Good
Bill Withers - Everybody's Talkin'
Bill Withers - Grandma's Hands
Bill Withers - Harlem
Bill Withers - Hope She'll Be Happier
Bill Withers - Let It Be
Bill Withers - Sweet Wanomi
Bill Withers - Use Me

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Friday, 17 March 2017 17:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

Only regret is this poll's going to be missing a whole ton of great early '80s boogie.

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Friday, 17 March 2017 17:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

Tried to keep to the essentials:

Aaron Neville - Hercules
Ace Spectrum - Don't Send Nobody Else
Al Green - Look What You Done for Me
Al Wilson - Show and Tell
Andrea True Connection - More, More, More
Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
Ashford & Simpson - It Seems to Hang On
Ashford & Simpson - Maybe I Can Find It
Chairmen of the Board - Give Me Just a Little More Time
Chic - What About Me
Donna Summer - Walk Away
Earth, Wind & Fire - Fantasy
Eddie Kendricks - Girl, You Need A Change Of Mind
Elton John - Are You Ready for Love
Evelyn "Champagne" King - Shame
Fela Kuti - Sorrow Tears and Blood
Gladys Knight & the Pips - Midnight Train to Georgia
Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes - Bad Luck
James Brown - Papa Don't Take No Mess
James Brown - Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing
Jimmy "Bo" Horne - Spank
Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues
McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
Sister Sledge - Thinking of You
Smokey Robinson - Cruisin'
Stevie Wonder - If You Really Love Me
Tavares - More Than a Woman
Teddy Pendergrass - I Don't Love You Anymore
Teddy Pendergrass - Turn Off the Lights
The Delfonics - When You Get Right Down to It
The Rolling Stones - Miss You
The Spinners - Honest I Do
The Stairsteps - Tell Me Why
The Staple Singers - If You're Ready (Come Go with Me)
The Stylistics - Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)
The Trammps - Hold Back the Night
Undisputed Truth - Smiling Faces Sometimes

Excited for this. Loved the albums poll.

gospodin simmel, Friday, 17 March 2017 17:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

So...wait, are we doing this or are we waiting to do this?

Milkwalker's World (Old Lunch), Friday, 17 March 2017 17:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

We're already doing it.

ArchCarrier, Friday, 17 March 2017 17:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

James Brown - Super Bad
James Brown - Hot Pants
James Brown - Funky Drummer (Parts 1 & 2)
James Brown - Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved
James Brown - The Payback
James Brown - Get Up Offa That Thing

kornrulez6969, Friday, 17 March 2017 17:36 (eight months ago) Permalink

So...wait, are we doing this or are we waiting to do this?

I should have held off my noms until this was definitively settled upon. If the consensus is that we should wait a bit, I would be completely in favour of that. Having this + the Talking Heads poll going at once is admittedly a bit head spinning.

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Friday, 17 March 2017 17:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

Don't the decade/genre polls usually just sort of happen in their own realm?

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Friday, 17 March 2017 17:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

Yes, that's usually what happens. I also don't mind if we stretch out the nominations for this poll till the Talking Heads rollout starts, but that might take a while.

ArchCarrier, Friday, 17 March 2017 17:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

If you can wait, that would be best.

Bee OK, Friday, 17 March 2017 18:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

x-post:

To be honest, I'm far more interested in this poll than the Talking Heads one, so I have no problem with this poll continuing.

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Friday, 17 March 2017 18:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

First round of nominations:

Dinosaur - Kiss Me Again
Donny Hathaway - A Song for You
Cheryl Lynn - Got to be Real
Minnie Riperton - Inside My Love
Sylvester - (You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real
Willie Hutch - I Choose You

one way street, Friday, 17 March 2017 18:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

Fine with waiting for the Talking Heads poll to finish. Voted there and really interested in the results.

Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand the Rain
Blue Magic - Spell
Boz Scaggs - Lowdown
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Cherchez La Femme
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Sour and Sweet
George McCrae - Rock Your Baby
Lee Dorsey - Yes We Can
Parliament - Funkentelechy
Patrice Rushen - Haven't You Heard
Raydio - Jack & Jill
Swamp Dogg - Total Destruction to Your Mind
The Dramatics - Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
Van Morrison - And It Stoned Me

gospodin simmel, Friday, 17 March 2017 19:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

Depending on how active this thread is going to be in the coming week (and I expect at least 500 nominations), I can either extend the nomination period or let it stay the way I described in my first post. We'll see around March 26. For now, everyone can keep posting their tracks.

I don't think the two polls will bite each other at all, especially since the complete Talking Heads discography can be listened to in a day. You could spend the rest of your life listening to the potential nominations for the soul poll.

ArchCarrier, Friday, 17 March 2017 19:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

I call "not it!" for compiling the Spotify list.

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Friday, 17 March 2017 19:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

Witch Queen - Witch Queen
Tantra - The Hills of Katmandu
Sylvester - I (Who Have Nothing)
Gino Soccio - Dancer
Stephen Encinas - Disco Illusion
Orlando Julius - Disco Hi-Life

clouds, Friday, 17 March 2017 19:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

Otis Clay: "Trying To Live My Life Without You"
Ann Peebles: "Didn't Take Your Man"

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 17 March 2017 20:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

Double Exposure - My Love is Free
The Isley Brothers - That Lady
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
The Floaters - Float On
Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft

MarkoP, Friday, 17 March 2017 20:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

Marvin Gaye: "Ego Tripping Out"
Marvin Gaye: "When Did I Stop Loving You, When Did You Stop Loving Me"

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 17 March 2017 20:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

The Mighty Hannibal: "The Truth Shall Set You Free"

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 17 March 2017 20:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

About half the "1970s Soul" folder on my hard drive has been listed already--the other half (I think there are some stray tracks in other folders I'll add later):

5th Dimension - One Less Bell to Answer
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Al Green - I'm Still in Love with You
Aretha Franklin - Day Dreaming
Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman
Billy Paul - Me and Mrs. Jones
Bloodstone - Natural High
Bloodstone - Outside Woman
Blue Magic - Sideshow
Brook Benton - Rainy Night in Georgia
Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose - Too Late to Turn Back Now
Delfonics - Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
Delfonics - Tell Me This Is a Dream
Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye - My Mistake (Was to Love You)
Dionne Warwick & the Spinners - Then Came You
Dramatics - In the Rain
Edwin Starr - War
Flaming Ember - I'm Not My Brother's Keeper
Four Tops - Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)
Honey Cone - One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
Honey Cone - Want Ads
James Brown - King Heroin
James Brown - Never Can Say Goodbye
Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now
Love Unlimited Orchestra - Walking in the Rain with the One I Love
Major Harris - Love Won't Let Me Wait
Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Mel & Tim - Starting All Over Again
Moments - Love on a Two-Way Street
Persuaders - Thin Line Between Love And Hate
Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Rose Royce - I Wanna Get to You
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - The Tears of a Clown
Spinners - They Just Can't Stop It the (Games People Play)
Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin'
Stevie Wonder - Living for the City
Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
Stevie Wonder - If You Really Love Me
Stylistics - You Make Me Feel Brand New
Sweet and Innocent - Express Your Love
Temprees - I'm for You, You for Me
Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together
War - The World Is a Ghetto
War - Summer

clemenza, Friday, 17 March 2017 21:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

You are supposed to wait, there is a reason why we have the ordering and timing thead. So we don't have two polls going on at the same time.

― Bee OK, Friday, March 17, 2017 11:10 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I was afraid you were going to say that. But I never added this poll to the 'official' list and the album poll also ran happily alongside other polls IIRC. I'll make sure the rollouts don't overlap, which is the most important thing I think.

― ArchCarrier, Friday, March 17, 2017 11:15 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

True, and I'm probably being a bit over protected. If you waited until the roll-out started it would have been much smoother.

― Bee OK, Friday, March 17, 2017 11:21 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Trust, most of us can focus on a decade/genre poll and an artist poll at the same time.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 17 March 2017 21:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

So stoked for this!

George Benson - Down Here on the Ground
The Crusaders - Street life
Bionic Boogie - Hot Butterfly
Roy Ayers - Running Away
Al Green - Tired of Being Alone
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
Stevie Wonder - Knocks Me Off My Feet
Curtis Mayfield - Right On For The Darkness
Joe Tex - Ain’t Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)
Bobby Womack - You’re Welcome, Stop on By
Sister Sledge - Thinking of You
George McCrae - I Get Lifted
George McCrae - Rock Your Baby
Isley Brothers - Work to Do
First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder
Leon Ware - Instant Love
Loleatta Holloway - Runaway
Bobby Caldwell - What You Won’t Do For Love
Lyn Collins - Think (About it)
Parliament - Flashlight
Funkadelic - (Not Just) Knee Deep
Eddie Kendricks - Date With the Rain
Chaka Kahn - I’m Every Woman
Earth Wind & Fire - That’s the Way of the World

Chantilly Bass, Friday, 17 March 2017 21:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

Brook Benton - Rainy Night in Georgia
Delfonics - Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
Flaming Ember - I'm Not My Brother's Keeper

I wondered how I missed these when I was making up my list earlier, and then I noticed: they're all *technically* from 1969. I am in no way interested in playing date police, though, so I'll leave up to our pollster how rigid we want to be with dates. It is hard for me to imagine a more quintessentially 70s Soul song than "Didn't I (Blow your Mind This Time)," (released, Wiki says, December 1969--the London Calling of 70s Soul tracks?).

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Friday, 17 March 2017 22:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

If they charted in 1970 I'd say they're fair game, but that's me.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 17 March 2017 22:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

I've got them dated as '70 on my player, so maybe they came out very late? I think they probably all peaked in '70. The other big one is "Tears of a Clown"--we've had this argument before--which actually came out in '67, I think, but hit #1 when reissued in '70. To me it absolutely belongs with 1970.

clemenza, Friday, 17 March 2017 22:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

Checked Whitburn--don't think I've taken that off the shelf for a decade--and "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Didn't I" both debuted on the Hot 100 in January of '70, and "I'm Not My Brother's Keeper" in October of '70.

The Flaming Ember are in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Huh?

clemenza, Friday, 17 March 2017 23:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady
Dee Dee Warwick - Down So Low
Ruby Andrews - You Ole Boo Boo You
Merry Clayton - Southern Man (<-- makes Neil Young's original sound like amateur hour)

More to come, certainly...

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 17 March 2017 23:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

From other folders (not sure why):

Al Green - Tired of Being Alone
Al Green - Have You Been Making Out O.K.
Barbara Mason - Bed and Board
Blues Brother No. 1 - Letter of Regret
Chakachas - Jungle Fever
Cookie Woodson - I'll Be True
Donnie & Joe Emerson - Baby (will have much abuse slung in its direction...)
Gil-Scott Heron - Winter in America
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes - If You Don't Know Me by Now
Joe Simon - Drowning in the Sea of Love
Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
Lyn Collins - Think (About It)
Swamp Dogg - The World Beyond

I'll leave the disco--some of which will be on my ballot--to everyone else.

clemenza, Friday, 17 March 2017 23:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

genres are tough to pin down, but fwiw we've done a disco poll. results: ...AND THE BEAT GOES ON! The GRAND ILM DISCO POLL results are revealed!

mookieproof, Friday, 17 March 2017 23:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

Bettye Swann - All the Way in or All the Way Out
Otis Clay - Tryin' To Live My Life Without You
Freda Payne - It's Yours to Have
Ann Peebles - If This is Heaven
Johnnie Taylor - Starting All Over Again
Tower of Power - What is Hip?
Leon Haywood - Long As There's You I Got Love
Diana Ross - Love Hangover
Bobby Womack - I Wish It Would Rain
Barrino Brothers - I Can't Believe You're Gone

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 17 March 2017 23:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

xp disco infiltrated the soul albums poll, so instead of pushing back we let it in. Same here, I guess.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 17 March 2017 23:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

cool

mookieproof, Friday, 17 March 2017 23:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

Maze ft. Frankie Beverly - Happy Feelin's
Rufus ft. Chaka Khan - Tell Me Something Good
Rufus ft. Chaka Khan - Sweet Thing

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 17 March 2017 23:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

Labelle - Going Down Makes Me Shiver (<--this has become one of my favorite songs ever ever ever over the past few years)

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 17 March 2017 23:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

bold title

mookieproof, Saturday, 18 March 2017 00:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

Al Green - Call Me
Al Green - Full of Fire
Brick - Dazz
Fred Wesley & the JBs - Doing It to Death
Funkadelic - You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks
Funkadelic - Cosmic Slop
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove
Jacksons - Blame It on the Boogie
James Brown - There It Is
Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
Marvin Gaye - Come Get to This
The Meters - Hey Pocky A-Way
The Meters - Just Kissed My Baby
The Meters - Fire on the Bayou
O'Jays - For the Love of Money
Parliament - Chocolate City
Parliament - Mothership Connection (Star Child)
Parliament - Bop Gun (Endangered Species)
Shalamar - The Second Time Around
Sly & the Family Stone - Luv n' Haight
Sly & the Family Stone - Just Like a Baby
Sly & the Family Stone - Runnin' Away
Sly & the Family Stone - In Time
Stevie Wonder - Ordinary Pain
Stevie Wonder - As
War - The Cisco Kid

Futuristic Bow Wow (thewufs), Saturday, 18 March 2017 00:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

Terry Huff and Special Delivery - Lonely One
Switch - There'll Never Be
Con Funk Shun - Ffun
L.T.D. - Love Ballad
L.T.D. - (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
Peabo Bryson - Feel The Fire
Peabo Bryson - I'm So Into You
Deniece Williams - Free
Emotions - Best of My Love
Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again
Hall & Oates - Sara Smile
Brothers Johnson - I'll Be Good To You
Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23
Earth, Wind & Fire - Can't Hide Love
EWF - Reasons
EWF - Serpentine Fire
Joe Tex - I Gotcha
Natalie Cole - This Will Be
Natalie Cole - Our Love
Natalie Cole - I've Got Love On My Mind
Commodores - Sweet Love
Commodores - Easy
Commodores - Brick House
Commdores - Just To Be Close To You
Ohio Players - Fire
Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster
Ohio Players - Skin Tight
KC & The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
KC & The Sunshine Band - Keep It Comin' Love
Barry White - Can't Get Enough
Barry White - Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up
Barry White - I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
Chuck Brown - Bustin' Loose
Brook Benton - Rainy Night In Georgia
Shirley Brown - Woman to Woman
Tavares - It Only Takes A Minute

jetfan, Saturday, 18 March 2017 01:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

The Chi-Lites – 24 Hours of Sadness
Eric Burdon & WAR – Spill the Wine
Renaldo Domino – Let Me Come Within
David Batiste & the Gladiators – Funky Soul
James Fountain – Seven Day Lover
The Dynamic Tints – Be My Lady
Four Tops – Still Water (Love)
The Isley Brothers – Get Into Something
Isaac Hayes – The Look of Love
Wilson Pickett – Don’t Let the Green Grass Fool You
The Gaturs – Cold Bear
Shuggie Otis – Strawberry Letter 23
Betty Wright – I Love the Way You Love
Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr – You Can’t Blame Me
The Main Ingredient – Everybody Plays the Fool
Al Green – You Ought to Be with Me
Cymande – The Message
Ann Peebles – I’m Going to Tear Your Playhouse Down

Gavin, Leeds, Saturday, 18 March 2017 08:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

i forgot that "hills of katmandu" did come out in the 70s originally

rly excited to see results rollout for this tho i'm not sure if i am aware of enough music from this era to submit a ballot!

dyl, Saturday, 18 March 2017 09:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

If you know 'Hills of Katmandu' you already have a head start. Also, there will be at least two weeks of campaigning, so I'm sure you'll find enough good songs to fill a ballot.

ArchCarrier, Saturday, 18 March 2017 09:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

some deeper cuts:

the montclairs - baby (you know i'm gonna miss you)
darrow fletcher - now is the time for love
african music machine - never name a baby (before it's born)
breakaway - understudy dj
gloria ann taylor - love is a hurting thing
now - land of now
the four tracks - charade
syreeta - black maybe

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Saturday, 18 March 2017 12:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

Ashford & Simpson - Found a Cure
Brenda & the Tabulations - Right on the Tip of My Tongue
Brighter Side of Darkness - Love Jones
The Chi-Lites - Stoned Out of My Mind
Eddie Kendricks - Shoeshine Boy
Freda Payne - Bring the Boys Home
The Fuzz - I Love You For All Seasons
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes - The Love I Lost
Johnnie Taylor - Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone
Laura Lee - Women's Love Rights
Sharon Paige and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes - Hope That We Can Be Together Soon
Tyrone Davis - Turning Point
War - LA Sunshine

Josefa, Saturday, 18 March 2017 15:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

song-database.com is good and accurate for billboard charts (tho not complete for all charts). if you view too many chart trajectories, tho, it'll start asking you to register and pay lol. to avoid that i usually just search for the artist or song i wanna look up and just look at the peak or debut date/peak date that i'm seeking out (w/o clicking on the chart trajectory). for example typing "i'll bet you" into the songs search bar tells me that it entered the chart in the oct. 4, 1969 issue and peaked at #63 in the nov. 1 issue.

for approximate 45rpm single release date estimates i usually look at 45cat.com since the ppl entering info there seem to know their shit and like to quibble over totally trivial shit like months of release, matrix numbers, when it was reviewed in trade journals and other things i don't care about. anyway that site sez the 45 for "i'll bet you" was issued in august '69.

dyl, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 07:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

Thanks, dyl! Those look really useful.

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 07:49 (seven months ago) Permalink

Hamilton Bohannon - Lets Start The Dance

jay kay huysmans (NickB), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 07:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

War ‎– Low Rider

jay kay huysmans (NickB), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 07:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

xxp - It also means that 'I'll bet you' isn't eligible for this poll. Save it for the 60s poll, which I'm sure will happen in the near future.

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 08:04 (seven months ago) Permalink

Camille Yarbrough ‎- Take Yo' Praise
Diana Ross - No One Gets The Prize
Diana Ross - The Boss
Donald Byrd - Change (Makes You Want To Hustle)
Donald Byrd - (Fallin' Like) Dominoes
Dorothy Moore - Misty Blue
The Futures - Ain't No Time Fa Nothing
Jean Terrell - How Can You Live Without Love
Johnny Mathis - Life Is A Song Worth Singing
Labelle - Moonshadow
Martha Reeves - I Should Be Proud
Millie Jackson - If You're Not Back In Love By Monday
Millie Jackson - Go Out And Get Some
Natalie Cole - Annie Mae
Ned Doheny - To Prove My Love
Pleasure - Joyous
The Rolling Stones - Hot Stuff
Samuel Jonathan Johnson - Reason For The Reason
Samuel Jonathan Johnson - Sweet Love
Shuggie Otis - Aht Uh Mi Hed
Stanley Winston - No More Ghettos In America
Sweet Charles - Yes It's You

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 10:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

N.B. I'm still adding non-Spotify tracks to a YouTube page at https://troubled-diva.com/ilm-soulfunkdisco-poll-nominations-tracks-not-on-uk-spotify/ - which has had the grand total of ONE visitor so far!

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 10:51 (seven months ago) Permalink

A few more good ones. Exactly 800 tracks now.

Millie Jackson - Hurts So Good
Pointer Sisters - Fire
The O'Jays - 992 Arguments
Carl Carlton - Everlasting Love
The Originals - The Bells
The Friends of Distinction - Grazing in the Grass
Edwin Hawkins Singers - Oh Happy Day
Stoney & Meatloaf - It Takes All Kinds of People
Flaming Ember - Mind Body and Soul
Chuck Brooks - Love's Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down, Pts 1 & 2
The Soul Children - I'll Be the Other Woman
King Floyd - Groove Me
The Tymes - You Little Trustmaker
Commodores - Slippery When Wet
100 Proof (Aged in Soul) - Somebody's Been Sleeping
Sylvia - Pillow Talk
New York City - I'm Doin' Fine Now

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

Chuck Brooks - Love's Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down, Pts 1 & 2

^ the groove on Part 2 of this one is great.

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

TEMPORARY NOMINATIONS LIST HERE:

http://pastebin.com/raw/R5ka3KNG

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

(Note that I removed the articles in front of band names for easy sorting and dupe-checking.)

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:35 (seven months ago) Permalink

The J.B.'s - Givin' Up Food For Funk

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 17:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

Ohio Players - Heaven Must Be Like This

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 23 March 2017 18:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose – Don’t Ever Be Lonely (Poor Little Fool Like Me)
Laura Lee – Rip Off
Curtis Mayfield – Doo Doo Wap Is Strong in Here

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Thursday, 23 March 2017 22:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

Labelle - Going Down Makes Me Shiver

is missing from the pastebin list.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 23 March 2017 23:39 (seven months ago) Permalink

Some favorites of mine that haven't been nominated yet...

Al Green – You Say It
Gene Chandler – Groovy Situation
James Brown – Make it Funky
Marvin Gaye – Is That Enough
Funkadelic – Red Hot Momma
Funkadelic – Sexy Ways
Funkadelic – Standing on the Verge of Getting It On
Parliament – Up For The Down Stroke
Parliament – Give Up The Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)
Sly & The Family Stone – Thank You For Talkin’ To Me Africa
Stevie Wonder – Don’t You Worry ‘bout a Thing
Wild Tchoupitoulas – Brother John

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 23 March 2017 23:51 (seven months ago) Permalink

Genie Brown - Can't Stop Talking
Crown Heights Affair - Say A Prayer For Two
Taana Gardner - When You Touch Me
The Supremes - I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do The Walking
The Supremes - Stoned Love
The Supremes - High Energy
The Undisputed Truth - Down By The River
The Undisputed Truth - You + Me = Love
Phreek - Weekend
First Choice - Armed and Extremely Dangerous
BT Express - Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)
Bunny Sigler - Great Big Liar
The Fantastic Johnny C - Waitin' For The Rain

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Friday, 24 March 2017 01:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

I can't believe I forgot to nominate one of my favorite Supremes singles, their first one without Diana Ross:

The Supremes - Up the ladder through the roof

ArchCarrier, Friday, 24 March 2017 13:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

Raydio - You Can't Change That

kornrulez6969, Friday, 24 March 2017 13:45 (seven months ago) Permalink

Very glad you caught the Raydio song--one of my favourites (and so poppy, I can see why it was overlooked).

clemenza, Friday, 24 March 2017 14:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

I don't know how much it matters, but I just wanted to note the spelling error in one of my noms:

Curtis Mayfield – Doo Doo Wap Is Strong in Here

should be...

Curtis Mayfield - Do Do Wap Is Strong in Here

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Friday, 24 March 2017 15:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

Aretha Franklin - Call Me
Aretha Franklin - Spanish Harlem
AWB - If I Ever Lose This Heaven
Bobby Byrd - I Know You Got Soul
Lee Sain - Them Hot Pants
Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man
Little Beaver - Party Down
Supremes - Bad Weather
Jackson 5 - Lookin' Through The Windows
Stevie Wonder - Heaven Is Ten Zillion Light Years Away
5th Dimension - Feelin' Alright
Eddie Kendricks - Keep on Truckin' Pts 1 & 2
Doris Duke - He's Gone (I'm A Loser)
Brenda and the Tabulations - One Girl Too Late

Ρεμπετολογια, Friday, 24 March 2017 21:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

Thanks! We're at 852 tracks now with a little more than 48 hours to go.

ArchCarrier, Friday, 24 March 2017 21:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

Um, for the third time...

Labelle - Going Down Makes Me Shiver

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 24 March 2017 21:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

The Rose Royce track should be "I Wanna Get Next to You," not "I Wanna Get to You."

clemenza, Friday, 24 March 2017 22:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

I got the Labelle the second time, don't worry!

ArchCarrier, Saturday, 25 March 2017 07:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

btw, that pastebin link is read only, it was just a temp list of the nominations up to that point.

ArchCarrier, Saturday, 25 March 2017 07:29 (seven months ago) Permalink

I just discovered that the chorus of 'Hard to Handle' is not "let me light your chemicals" but "let me light your candle 'cause". Took me about twenty years... O_O

ArchCarrier, Saturday, 25 March 2017 13:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

Of course HtH isn't nominated, but I just heard it in Etta James' live medley with 'Just One More Day', which is.

ArchCarrier, Saturday, 25 March 2017 13:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

Johnnie Taylor: Hijackin' Love

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 25 March 2017 13:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

Three big ones, that shouldn't be left out:
James Brown - Funky President
Maceo & The Macks - Cross The Tracks
Shirley & Company - Shame Shame Shame

And also my find of the week:
Don Thomas - Come On Train

mike t-diva, Saturday, 25 March 2017 13:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

Haven't really got time to think about this, but thread needs more First Choice for starters.

First Choice - Smarty Pants
First Choice - Newsy Neighbors
First Choice - Yes, Maybe No
First Choice - Gotta Get Away (From You Baby)

Jeff W, Saturday, 25 March 2017 13:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

Earth Wind and Fire - Evil
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
TJM - I Don't Need No Music
Marvin Gaye - A Funky Space Reincarnation
Rufus Thomas - The Breakdown
The Soul Children - It's Out Of My Hands

Akim and the Teddy Vann Production Company - Santa Claus Is A Black Man
The O'Jays ‎– Christmas Ain't Christmas, New Years Ain't New Years Without The One You Love
Margie Joseph - Christmas Gift
The Staple Singers - Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas
Rufus Thomas - I'll Be Your Santa Baby

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Sunday, 26 March 2017 15:29 (seven months ago) Permalink

El Chicano - Tell Her She's Lovely
Independents - Leaving Me
Chairmen of the Board - Chairman of the Board
Blackbyrds - Happy Music
Blue Magic - Three Ring Circus
Tower of Power - You're Still a Young Man
Bar‐Kays - Shake Your Rump to the Funk
Joe Simon - Get Down, Get Down (Get on the Floor)
O'Jays - I Love Music
Free Movement - I've Found Someone of My Own
Bill Withers - Lean on Me
Bobby Womack - That's the Way I Feel About You
Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme
Four Tops - Keeper of the Castle
8th Day - You've Got to Crawl (Before You Walk)
Chairmen of the Board - (You've Got Me) Dangling on a String
Honey Cone - Girls It Ain't Easy
Friends of Distinction - Love or Let Me Be Lonely
Norman Connors - You Are My Starship
Diana Ross - Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)
Kool & The Gang - Hollywood Swinging
Paul Humphrey & His Cool Aid Chemists - Cool Aid
B.B. King - Ain't Nobody Home
Brass Construction - Movin'
Clarence Carter - Patches
Dave & Ansel Collins - Double Barrel
Freda Payne - Deeper and Deeper
Tower of Power - So Very Hard to Go
Bell and James - Livin' It Up (Friday Night)
Impressions - Finally Got Myself Together (I'm a Changed Man)
Lost Generation - The Sly, Slick, and the Wicked
Heatwave - Always and Forever
Chi‐Lites - Are You My Woman? (Tell Me So)
Staple Singers - Touch a Hand, Make a Friend
Honey Cone - While You're Out Looking for Sugar
R.B. Greaves - Take a Letter Maria
Ben E. King - Supernatural Thing
Johnny Nash - Stir It Up
Average White Band - Cut the Cake
Ohio Players - Who'd She Coo?
Hues Corporation - Rockin' Soul
Donnie Elbert - Where Did Our Love Go
Dells - The Love We Had (Stays on My Mind)
Joe Simon - Power of Love
B.T. Express - Give It What You Got
Jackie Moore - Precious Precious
Winstons - Color Him Father
Rick James - You and I
Les McCann & Eddie Harris - Compared to What
Latimore - Let's Straighten It Out
Eddie Holman - Hey There Lonely Girl
Staple Singers - Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom Boom)
Ike & Tina Turner - I Want to Take You Higher
Foster Sylvers - Misdemeanor
Glass House - Crumbs Off the Table
Jimmy Castor Bunch - The Bertha Butt Boogie
El Chicano - Viva Tirado
Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee Eager - Ain't Understanding Mellow
Lou Rawls - A Natural Man
GQ - I Do Love You
Miracles - Do It Baby
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Love Land
Sly & The Family Stone - Everybody Is a Star
Three Degrees - Maybe
War - Why Can't We Be Friends?
Pacific Gas & Electric - Are You Ready
Chairmen of the Board - Everything's Tuesday
Stoney & Meatloaf - What You See Is What You Get
Main Ingredient - Just Don't Want to Be Lonely
Wilson Pickett - Don't Knock My Love
O'Jays - Use ta Be My Girl
Staple Singers - Respect Yourself
Jimmy Castor Bunch - Troglodyte (Cave Man)
Billy Preston - Nothing From Nothing
Eddie Kendricks - Boogie Down
Lamont Dozier - Trying to Hold On to My Woman
Enchantment - Gloria
Rose Royce - Golden Touch
Lou Rawls - Lady Love
William Bell - Tryin' to Love Two
Kool & The Gang - Higher Plane
Johnny Bristol - Hang on in There Baby
Soul Children - Hearsay
Marvelettes - Marionette
Presidents - 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years of Love)
Honey Cone - Stick-Up
Chi‐Lites - A Lonely Man
8th Day - She's Not Just Another Woman
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose - Treat Her Like a Lady
Little Sister - Somebody's Watching You
Johnnie Taylor - Cheaper to Keep Her
Gwen McCrae - Rockin' Chair
O'Jays - Put Your Hands Together
Honey Cone - The Day I Found Myself
Isaac Hayes - Do Your Thing
B.T. Express - Express
Jerry Butler - One Night Affair
Dells - Give Your Baby a Standing Ovation
Hollywood Persuaders - Thin Line Between Love & Hate
Malo - Suavecito
Al Green - Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)
Billy Preston - Will It Go Round in Circles
King Floyd - Baby Let Me Kiss You
Ronnie Dyson - (If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?
Peter Brown - Dance With Me
High Inergy - You Can't Turn Me Off (in the Middle of Turning Me On)
Chairmen of the Board - Pay to the Piper
Freda Payne - You Brought the Joy
Friends of Distinction - Going in Circles
Bobby Womack - Nobody Wants You When You're Down and Out

ArchCarrier, Sunday, 26 March 2017 19:20 (seven months ago) Permalink

About 12 more hours, 981 tracks.

ArchCarrier, Sunday, 26 March 2017 19:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

I will come up with nominations before I go to bed tonight!

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Sunday, 26 March 2017 23:35 (seven months ago) Permalink

Aretha Franklin - Don't Play That Song
Bee Gees - Night Fever
Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
David Bowie - Station to Station
David Bowie - Stay
Eagles - One Of These Nights
Gil Scott-Heron - Home Is Where the Hatred Is
Gil Scott-Heron - Lady Day and John Coltrane
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Where Are All My Friends
Johnny Bristol - You and I
O.V. Wright - Are You Going Where I'm Coming From
Spinners - He'll Never Love You Like I Do
Steely Dan - Peg
Stylistics - You'll Never Get To Heaven
Tavares - Fool's Hall Of Fame
Teddy Pendergrass: The Whole Town's Laughing at Me

gospodin simmel, Sunday, 26 March 2017 23:39 (seven months ago) Permalink

I want to push the list to 1,000.

5th Dimension - (Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All
Maxine Nightingale - Right Back Where We Started From
Dynamic Superiors - Shoe Shoe Shine

clemenza, Sunday, 26 March 2017 23:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

Eagles - One Of These Nights

I consider Wishbone Ash's "Blowin' Free" kind of soulful. I understand.

clemenza, Sunday, 26 March 2017 23:58 (seven months ago) Permalink

That's more the CSNY type of soul. One of These Nights IS a disco song. At least as much as Hotel California is a reggae song. Which might mean not enough for this poll but whatever.

gospodin simmel, Monday, 27 March 2017 00:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

Syreeta and Billy Preston - Go For It
North End - Kind of Life (Kind of Love)
Carrie Lucas - I Gotta Keep Dancin' (Keep Smiling)
Alice Clark - Never Did I Stop Loving You
The Jones Girls - You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else
Jean Carn - If You Wanna Go Back

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Monday, 27 March 2017 00:37 (seven months ago) Permalink

Don Covay - It's Better To Have (And Don't Need)
Gwen McCrae - Lead Me On
Betty Wright - Shoorah Shoorah
Hamilton Bohannon - South African Man
Denise LaSalle - Trapped By A Thing Called Love
Labelle - Something In The Air/The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Jackie Moore - Personally
Bobby 'Blue" Bland - Ain't No Love in the Heart of The City
ike and Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits
Whispers - A Mother For My Children
Slave - Slide
King Floyd - Can You Dig It

Ρεμπετολογια, Monday, 27 March 2017 02:00 (seven months ago) Permalink

Thanks Mike T-Diva for the playlists. The Spotify one has been soundtracking my day since I awoke this morning, with many new discoveries.

Ρεμπετολογια, Monday, 27 March 2017 02:22 (seven months ago) Permalink

Just a few under the wire nominations:

Linda Clifford - You Are, You Are
Sharon Ridley - Changin'
Earth, Wind & Fire - Can't Let Go
Roy Ayers - Love Will Bring Us Back Together
Curtis Mayfield - You're So Good To Me
Eddie Kendricks - Goin' Up In Smoke
Marvin Gaye - Come Live With Me Angel
Isley Brothers - Fight the Power
Patrice Rushen - Keeping Faith in Love
Rufus feat. Chaka Khan - Everlasting Love
High Fidelity - Magic Carpet
Ish - Don't Stop
Donald Byrd - Think Twice
War - Galaxy

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Monday, 27 March 2017 04:08 (seven months ago) Permalink

Oh, and ...

The Gap Band - You Are My High

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Monday, 27 March 2017 04:09 (seven months ago) Permalink

Plus ...

Syreeta - I'm Going Left

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Monday, 27 March 2017 04:10 (seven months ago) Permalink

Swamp Dogg - Synthetic World
Syreeta - Just a little piece of you
Bill Withers - You got the stuff
Roberta Flack - After You
Eddie Kendricks - please don't go away
Isaac Hayes- going in circles
Smokey Robinson- just my soul responding
Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye - You are everything
Mandrill - house of wood
The Supreme Jubilees - It’ll all be over
Marvin Gaye - Distant Lover
Nina Simone - Obeah Woman
The Isley Brothers - The Highways of my Life
Curtis Mayfield - Think
Isaac Hayes - Sunday Morning
Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band - Hard Times

Heez, Monday, 27 March 2017 04:44 (seven months ago) Permalink

The Equals - Funky Like A Train

jay kay huysmans (NickB), Monday, 27 March 2017 06:45 (seven months ago) Permalink

=== Nominations are closed now ===

ArchCarrier, Monday, 27 March 2017 07:34 (seven months ago) Permalink


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