SOUL PATROL TOPS FOR THE MILLENNIUM - in Funk, Jazz , Soul, Rock, Blues and Culture

As selected by the Soul-Patrol Board of Directors, we think these are the tops in Funk, Jazz , Soul, Rock, Blues and Culture. Take a look and see if you concur...


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I. FUNK

a. Top 10 Jazz - Funk

New York Girl - Miles Davis

Some Skunk Funk - Brecker Brothers

Sun Goddess - Ramsey Lewis/EWF

Birdland - Weather Report

Mount Airy Groove - Pieces of a Dream

Soulful Strut - The Young/Holt Unlimited

Soul Makossa - Manu Dibango

Spectrum - Billy Cobham

Mr. Magic - Grover Washington

125th Street Boggie - Weather Report

Chameleon - Herbie Hancock

Dunbar HS Marching Band - Les McCann

Expansions - Lonnie Liston Smith

Bermuda Nights - Gerald Albright

Number One - Patrice Rushen

Summer Madness - Kool & The Gang

Earthjuice - Return To Forever :)

Hard Work - John Handy

Compared To What - Les McCann and Eddie Harris

Cross Collateral - Passport

b. Top 20 R&B Funk

Fencewalk - Mandrill

I Can Understand I - New Birth

Funky President - James Brown

Express - BT Express

Bustin Loose - Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers

Skintight - Ohio Players

Give it to Me Baby - Rick James

Slide - Slave

Tell me Somethin' Good - Rufus / Chaka Khan '

Escapeism/Make It Funky - James Brown

Walt's First Trip - Ohio Players

Cold Sweat - James Brown

Sophisticated Cissy - The Meters

Sing A Simple Song - Sly & The Family Stone

Maybe Your Baby - Stevie Wonder

Stretchin' Out(In A Rubber Band) - Bootsy's Rubber Band

Rock Creek Park - The BlackByrds

Sweet Sticky Thing - Ohio Players

P-Funk (Wants To get Funked Up) - Parliment

Sex Machine - Sly & The Family Stone

c. Top 20 Rock n' Roll/Funk

Earthquake - Graham Central Station

Somebody To Love - Mother's Finest

These Are the Voices - Fishbone

Elvis is Dead - Living Colour

Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group

Red House - Jimi Hendrix

Time Has Come Today - Chambers Brothers

Movin On - Mother's Finest

I Wanna Take You Higher - Sly and the Family Stone

(If I'm in Luck) I Might Get Picked Up - Betty Davis

Cult of Personality - Living Colour

That Lady - Isley Brothers

Scorpio - Dennis Coffey

Who Knows - Jimi Hendrix/Band of Gypsys

What I'd Say - Rare Earth

All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix

Let's Go Crazy - Prince

Super Stupid - Funkadelic

Standing on the Verge (of getting it on) - Funkadelic

d. Top 10 Hip Hop/Funk

It Takes Two (to make a thing go right) - Rob Base and E - Z Rock

Microphone Fiend - Eric B and Rakim

King Of Rock - Run DMC

The Message - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

Tramp - Salt - n - Pepper

Rebel Without a Pause - Public Enemy

Planet Rock - Africa Bambaata and the Zulu Nation

Bonita Applebaum - A Tribe Called Quest

We Got Our Own Thang - Heavy D and the Boys ''

Amerikkka's Most Wanted - Ice Cube

e. Top 5 Funk Artists of All time

James Brown

Mandrill

Shuggie Otis

Sly & The Family Stone

Funkadelic

f. Top 5 Funk Artists of the 1990's

(the pickings are really SLIM but)

Prince (I believe the brother can still achieve)

D'Angelo (although I don't really view him as a purely funk artist...brother got skills though)

Brand New Heavies (from the UK )

Maceo Parker (brother still workin)

Bootsy Collins (brother still workin)

g. Top 10 FUNK Concerts You Ever Attended

Sly & The Family Stone/Rare Earth/Funkadelic (1972)

Isley Brothers and Ohio Players (1975)

Graham Central Station (1977)

Hamilton Bohannon (1978)

Funkadelic, Natalie Cole, Ohio Players, Weather Report, George Benson (1974)

Talking Heads (1983)

Sly & The Family Stone (1972)

Mandrill/Curtis Mayfield (1972)

Prince (1992)

Jimmie Castor Bunch, Kool and the Gang, Crown Heights Affair (1974)

II. CLASSIC SOUL

a. Top 20 Songs/Artists From the 1950's

Rock and Roll Music - Chuck Berry

Long Tall Sally - Little Richard

What I Say - Ray Charles

Lonely Teardrops - Jackie Wilson

Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino

Along Came Jones - The Coasters

Tossin and Turnin - Bobby Lewis

There Goes My Baby - The Drifters

Tears on My Pillow - Little Anthony and the Imperials

Shout - The Isley Brothers '

Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean - Ruth Brown

Devil or Angel - The Clovers

60 Minute Man - The Dominoes

The Happy Organ - Dave Baby Cortez

Night Time is The Right Time - Ray Charles

Try Me - James Brown

Come Softly, Darling - The Fleetwoods

Get a Job - The Silhouettes

Maybelline - Chuck Berry

Sleep Walk - Santo & Johnny

b. Top 20 Songs/Artists From the 1960's

Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin

Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud - James Brown

Dance to the Music - Sly and the Family Stone

Reach Out/I'll Be There - Four Tops

Grazin in the Grass - Hugh Masakela

Soul Man - Sam and Dave

Sittin on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding

Fingertips - Stevie Wonder

My Girl - Temptations

Dancing in the Street - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Keep On Pushin' - The Impressions

Slip Away - Clarence Carter

Heat Wave - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Tracks of My Tears - Aretha Franklin

Baby, Make Me Feel So Good - The Five Stairsteps

El Pito (I'll Never Go Back to Georgia) - The Joe Cuba Sextet

Baby Workout - Jackie Wilson

c. Top 20 Songs/Artists From the 1970's

Proud Mary - Ike and Tina Turner

Skintight - Ohio Players

Lovin You - Minnie Riperton

Release Yourself - Graham Central Station

Love and Happiness - Al Green

(Dance with me in the) Disco Heat - Sylvester w/ Izorah Rhodes and Martha Wash

Sex Machine - James Brown

Wake Up Everybody - Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes featuring Teddy P

Theme to Shaft - Issac Hayes

Got to Give it Up - Marvin Gaye

Keep Your Head to the Sky - Earth, Wind, & Fire

I Can Understand It - New Birth

Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) - Sly & The Family Stone

You and I - Black Ivory

Power - Earth, Wind and Fire

Fencewalk - Mandrill

Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang

Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothin' - James Brown

New Bell - Manu Dibango

Show Me How - The Emotions

 

d. Top 10 Songs/Artists From the 1980's

No Ordinary Love - Sade

Remember the Time - Micheal Jackson/w - Teddy Riley

Fight the Power - Public Enemy

Sun City - Artists Against Apartheid (Little Steven)

Control - Janet Jackson /w - Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

Human - Human League /w - Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

Two Occasions - Babyface and the Deele

Johnny Be Good - Peter Tosh

Sweet Love - Anita Baker

Standin on the Top - Rick James and the Temptations

The Crown - Imhotep Gary Byrd Experience

Sign O' The Times Prince

Padlock - Gwen Guthrie, Sly & Robbie, Wally Badarou, et. al.

When Doves Cry - Prince

Remind Me - Patrice Rushen

With Each Beat of My Heart - Stevie Wonder

Ebony Eyes - Rick James and Smokey Robinson

Keep On Giving Me Love - Gladys Knight & The Pips

Gun - Gil Scott-Heron

1999 - Prince

 

e. Top 10 Songs/Artists From the 1990's

Unfinished Symphony - Massive Attack

Nervous Breakdown - Carleen Anderson

Brother/Sister - Brand New Heavies

Next Lifetime - Erykah Badu

Bang, Bang, Bang - Femi Kuti

Dahomey Dance - Arturo Sandoval

Sex In the Summer - Prince

Talk Show - Manu Dibango

Brown Sugar - D'Angelo

Human Beings - Seal

No Diggity - BlackSTREET

Be Happy - Mary J. Blige

This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan

Hey Mr. D.J. - Zhane

Sweet Liberation - The Family Stand

Billy Jack Bitch - Prince

Champagne - Salt 'n' Pepa

Have A Good Time - Brand New Heavies

California Love - 2Pac

Every Ghetto, Every City - Lauryn Hill

 

f. Top 10 Slow Jams Singles

Hypnotized - Linda Jones

Not on the Outside - Moments

Life is a Three Ring Circus - Blue Magic

Going in Circles - Friends of Distinction

People Make the World Go Round - Stylistics

For the Love that I Give to You - Delphonics

The Love We Had Stays On My Mind - Dells

I Guess You Got Your Hooks in Me - O'Jays

Natural High - Bloodstone

Fork In the Road - Miracles

You and I - Black Ivory

Ooh Baby Baby - Miracles

Danger She's a Stranger - Five Staisteps

Never Can say Goodbye - Jackson Five

Wind - Laura Nyro

I Love You For All Seasons - Fuzz

Baby Baby Please - Timothy Wilson

Wish I Had You - The Smith Connection

Somebody Loves You - The Delphonicss

 

g. Top 10 Slow Jam Albums

Under My Wings - The Smith Connection

Round 2 - The Stylistics

My Thing - The Moments

Tell Me This Is a Dream - The Delfonics

Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye

For Lovers Only - Temptations

Live at the Sahara - Isaac Hayes

The Magic of the Blue - Blue Magic

The Stylistics - Stylistics

White Gold - Barry White

h. Top 5 Soul Artists of All time

James Brown

Sly Stone

Issac Hayes

Aretha Franklin

Curtis Mayfield

 

 

i. Top 5 Soul Artists of the 1990's

Lauryn Hill

D'Angelo

Curtis Mayfield

Erykah Badu

Arrested Development

 

j. Top 5 SOUL Concerts You Ever Attended

The Delphonics

EWF

Graham Central Station

Issac Hayes

Gladys Knight and the Pips

Stevie Wonder

Patrice Rushen

James Brown

Solo

The Marvelettes/Jackie Lee/Dee Dee Sharp/ Deon Jackson/Wayne Cochran

Al Green

 

III. JAZZ

a. Top 20 Jazz Instrumentals of All Time

So What - Miles Davis

Night in Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie

Red Beans and Rice - Coleman Hawkins

Round Midnight - Thelonius Monk

Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington

Ko Ko - Charlie Parker

Giant Steps - John Coltrane

The Joint is Jumpin - Fats Waller

In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning - Oscar Peterson

Soulful Drums - Bro' Jack McDuff

Song For My Father - Horace Silver

A Love Supreme - John Coltrane

Tunji - John Coltrane

Take Five - George Benson

Ruby My Dear - Dexter Gordon

Sky Dive - Freddie Hubbard

Stolen Moments - Oliver Nelson

The Creator Has A Master Plan - Pharaoh Sanders

Eighty - One - Miles Davis

Sugar - Stanley Turrentine

b. Top 20 Jazz Vocal Performances of All Time

Send in the Clowns - Sarah Vaughn

Ev'rything I Have is Yours - Billy Eckstine

Unforgettable - Nat Cole

Love for Sale - Ella Fitzgerald

Mack the Knife - Louis Armstrong

I'll Remember April - Sarah Vaughn

Stompin' at the Savoy - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

You Don't See Me - Al Jarreau

It's Not Easy Being Green - Shirley Horn

Minnie the Moocher - Cab Calloway

Afro Blue - Dianne Reeves

30 Years - Betty Carter

Everyday I Have The Blues - Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross

Moody's Mood For Love - King Pleasure

The Late, Late Show - Dakota Staton

Body & Soul - Cassandra Wilson

Interview - Don Byron

Everything I Have Is Yours - Sarah Vaughn

I Wish You Love - Natalie Cole

When Sunny Gets Blue - Will Downing

c. Top 5 Jazz Artists of All time

Miles Davis

John Coltrane

Charlie Parker

Thelonius Monk

McCoy Tyner

 

d. Top 5 Jazz Artists of the 1990's

Roy Hargrove

Terrence Blanchard

Cyrus Chestnut

Branford Marsalis

Geri Allen

 

e. Top 10 JAZZ Concerts You Ever Attended

Return to Forever

Weather Report

Sun Ra

Miles Davis

Arturo Sandoval

Herbie Mann

McCoy Tyner

Roy Hargrove

Hugh Masekela/Earl Klugh/Herbie Hancock

Geri Allen

'Kind of Blue' at 40 - (w/ Geri Allen, Wallace Roney, Vincent Herring, Buster Williams, Ravi Coltrane, and Jimmy Cobb)

 

IV. BLUES

 

a. Top 10 Blues Vocal Performances of All Time

Jimmy Reed - ''Big Boss Man''

Sippie Wallace - ''I'm a Mighty Tight Woman''

Otis Rush - ''Double Trouble''

Big Mama Thornton - ''Hound Dog''

Son House - ''Preachin' the Blues''

Rufus Thomas - ''Walkin' the Dog''

Memphis Slim - ''Everyday I have the Blues''

T - Bone Walker - ''They Call it Stormy Monday''

Junior Wells - ''Hoodoo Man Blues''

Stevie Ray Vaughn - I asked For Water (and She Gave Me Gasoline)

b. Top 5 Blues Artists of All time

Jimmy Reed

Bessie Smith

Muddy Waters

Etta James

John Lee Hooker

c. Top 5 Blues Artists of the 1990's

Buddy Guy

Charles Brown

John Lee Hooker

BB King

Luther Allison

d. Top 5 BLUES Concerts You Ever Attended

B.B. King

Linda Hopkins

Buddy Guy

Charles Brown

Houston Juneteenth Blues Festival (Stevie Ray Vaughn, Sippie Wallace, Wilson Pickett, Lonnie Brooks, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Clarence Gatemouth Brown)

V. INFLUENCES - WHO HAS INFLUENCED YOU?

a. Top 5 Influential Musical Artists

James Brown

Ray Charles

Aretha Franklin

Sly Stone

Miles Davis

 

 

b Top 5 Influential Actors

Ossie Davis

Avery Brooks

James Earl Jones

Cycley Tyson

Paul Robeson

 

c. Top 5 Influential Writers

James Baldwin

Ralph Wiley

Dr. John Henrik Clarke

Hunter S. Thompson

Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu

 

d.Top 10 Athlete's

Joe Louis

Jesse Owens

Arthur Ashe

Julius Erving

Wilma Rudolph

Muhammad Ali

Willie Mays

Kareem Abdul - Jabbar

Wilt Chamberlin

Michael Jordan

e. Top 5 Political Figures

Malcolm X

Marcus Garvey

Barbara Jordan

Thurgood Marshall

Dr. Martin Luther King

 

f. What Single 20th Century Historical Event Would You Change If You Could and Why?

MALCOLM X'S EXECUTION - - - had he lived, he might have had the chance to build the institution he was attempting to build and perhaps america would be further along on the issues of race and class there would possibly be more progress in pan - african relations.

COINTELPRO - - - It effectively destroyed trust and unity amongst African - Americans. We've yet to recover from it.

VI SURVEY DEMOGRPHICS

a. Age Range:

 

25 - 30 - 4.3%

30 - 35 - 8.7%

35 - 40 - 17.3%

40 - 45 - 23.8%

45 - 50 - 23.8%

55 - 60 - 13.0%

b. Gender

Female - 52.7%

Male 47.3%

 

c. Location:

 

USA - 81.%

United Kingdom 3%

France - 1.5%

Japan - 1.5%

Netherlands - 1%

Germany - 1%

Canada - 1%

Sweden - 1%

Other - 10%

 

d: Race:

Black - 65%

White - 20%

Hispanic - 10%

Asian - 2%

Other - 3%

 

e: Income

50k - 100k - 60%

Less than 50k/yr - 20%

+100k/yr - 20%

 

 

 

f. Bonus Question:

Do You Eat Your White Castle's With or Without Cheese?

50/50 split

with one final comment...

WITH please....and do you think I could get FRIES TO GO WITH THAT SHAKE?