Steve Cropper. Duck Dunn (RIP). Matt Murphy. Tom Malone. Lou Marini.randy wrote:Weetabix wrote:The Blues Brothers Band! Hmph!
Bunch a wanna be players
Wannabes? Ooohkay then.
Anyway...what kinda R&B you want? Little more polished, go Detroit: Temptations, Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Four Tops, Jackson 5.
Little more elemental, go Memphis: Sam and Dave, Otis Redding, Eddie Floyd, Joe Tex, Booker T and the MGs, Wilson Pickett
If you want to go sideways, get some Gram Parsons, especially The Gilded Palace of Sin, the first Flying Burrito Brothers album. Parsons' idea was "Cosmic American Music," fusing country, country rock, and R&B. I was playing the album in the car once, and "Do Right Woman" and "Dark End of the Street" played, and my lovely wife said, "What is this -- The Commitments go country?"
Speaking of, Bobby Womack put out a pretty good country record called B.W. Does C&W. Legend has it Womack wanted to call it...something else.
But that is a tale for another time.