Artists like Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, and especially Fantasia, manage to keep the grit and vulnerability of soul music alive. However, male R&B artists of today seem to be missing the emotionality of female artists. Back in the '60s and '70s artists like Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, and Al Green would break down and cry on stage -- now everyone wants to be a thug or sexy. In my opinion, the last emotional soul singer of R&B was K-Ci from Jodeci.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
What happened to the soul of male artists? And please don't tell me R. Kelly is in the category!
Check out this awesome performance from a 23 year-old Teddy Pendergrass in 1973 when he was with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. He is singing "I Miss You" like the woman is just about to walk out the door! Please ignore that awful Ike Turner gilda...
Why can't the men bring it like this anymore!
Posted by Clay ::
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