music picklists

R&B and Soul Bands/Groups

These are the best known soul and R&B bands/groups that enjoyed great success mostly during the 1960’s through the 1980’s.

1Smokey Robinson and The Miracles47Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
2The Temptations48The Chi-Lites
3The Supremes49Sister Sledge
4The Platters50Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
5Four Tops51Archie Bell & The Drells
6The 5th Dimension52The Intruders
7Commodores53Ike & Tina Turner
8The Jackson 554B.T. Express
9Kool & The Gang55The Cookies
10James Brown and The Famous Flames56Hi-Five
11The Spinners57Honey Cone
12Gladys Knight & The Pips58The Manhattans
13The Pointer Sisters59Klymaxx
14The Stylistics60Shalamar
15The Isley Brothers61The Miracles
16The Drifters62Ruby & The Romantics
17Martha and The Vandellas63Ray, Goodman & Brown
18The Coasters64The Main Ingredient
19The Shirelles65Tavares
20Little Anthony and The Imperials66Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony
23The Staple Singers69The Undisputed Truth
24Boyz II Men70The Three Degrees
25The O'Jays71Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
26The Ronettes72MFSB
27The Marvelettes73The Contours
28En Vogue74Shirley & Lee
29Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes75The Bar-Kays
30The Impressions76The Dixie Cups
31TLC77The Blackbyrds
32Hot Chocolate78Dyke and The Blazers
33The Delfonics79The Emotions
34Sam & Dave80The Bobbettes
35The Brothers Johnson81The Flirtations
36Atlantic Starr82Five Stairsteps
37New Edition83The Ad-Libs
38The Gap Band84Blue Magic
39Rose Royce85The Trammps
40The Whispers86McFadden & Whitehead
41Booker T. & The M.G.'s87The S.O.S. Band
42The Friends of Distinction88The Winstons
43Peaches & Herb89Chairmen of The Board
44The Orlons90Cameo
45Tower of Power91James & Bobby Purify
46The Dramatics92Tony! Toni! Tone!