At a Glance

The underscored numbers are linked to the relevant chart entry, but may take a few seconds to land.

1 Darrell Banks – “Open the door to your heart” – Revilot  (Detroit – 1966)
2  Willie Tee – “First taste of hurt” – Gatur  (New Orleans – c. 1970)
3  Benny Johnson – “Visions of Paradise” – Today  (Hunt Valley – 1973)
4  The Impressions – “Wherever you leadeth me” – Curtom LP  (Chicago – 1968)
5  Emanuel Laskey – “I’m a peace loving man” & “Sweet lies” – Thelma  (Detroit – 1966)
6  Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers – “One girl” – Gordy LP  (Detroit – 1967)
7  Matt Brown – “Thank you baby” – Jar-Val  (Atlanta – c. 1972)
8  Skip Jackson & the Shantons – “I’m on to you girl”
& “Promise that you’ll wait” – Dot-Mar  (Jersey City – 1969)
9  The Whispers – “Needle in a haystack” – Soul Clock LP  (Los Angeles – 1970)
10  The Topics – “God and you” – TSG LP  (New York – 1976)
11  Ernie Johnson – “I can’t stop the pain” – Artco  (Phoenix – 1967)
12  Bobby Williams – “Baby I need your love” – Sure-Shot  (Detroit – 1966)
13  Leon Haywood – Consider the source – Capitol  (Los Angeles – 1969)
14  Friday, Saturday & Sunday – “There must be something” – Dig  (Miami – 1971)
15  Johnny Summers – “I can’t let go” – Yorktown  (Los Angeles – c. 1967)
16  Moses Smith – “Keep on striving” – Cotillion  (Philadelphia – 1970)
17  The Temprees – “That’s why I love you” – Kent CD (UK)  (Memphis – early 1970’s)
18  Alex Brown – “I’m not responsible” – Sundi LP  (Los Angeles – 1970)
19  Bobby Bland – “This time I’ll be true” – MCA CD  (Houston – 1969)
20  Bobby Womack – “You’re messing up a good thing” – United Artists LP  (Muscle Shoals – 1974)
21  Shelley Fisher – “Girl, I love you” – Dalyer  (Chicago – 1972)
22  Sam Moultrie – “I’ll always love you” – Warren  (Muscle Shoals – 1971)
23  Don Varner – “When it’s over” – Charly LP (UK)  (Muscle Shoals – 1967)
24  Celest Hardie – “You’re gone” – Reynolds  (San Francisco – 1972)
25  George Hughley – “That’s why I cry” – Buddah  (Atlanta – 1970)
26  Jimmie Reed, Jr. – “I ain’t going no where” – Mercury  (Chicago – 1967)
27  Tony Troutman – “What’s the use” – Jerri  (Atlanta – 1976)
28  Al Scott/Mr. Soul – “What happened to yesterday”– Genuine  (New York – 1966)
29  Dee Dee Warwick – “Where is that rainbow” – Mercury  (New York – 1969)
30  Na Allen – “Thanks for nothing” – Atco  (Memphis – 1970)
31  Mark Putney – “Todays man” – Ovide  (Houston – 1969)
32  Dee Edwards – “(I can) Deal with that” – De·To  (Detroit – 1977)
33  William Branch – “Smiling eyes” – Rainbow  (Birmingham, Al – 1978)
34  Jacqueline Jones – “A frown on my face” – Loadstone  (San Francisco – 1974)
35  The Constellations – “I don’t know about you” – Gemini Star  (New York – 1968)
36  Lee Williams & Cymbal’s – “A girl from a country town” – Rapda  (Englewood, NJ – 1972)
37  Al Jones – “Let your heart be your guide” – KRL CD (UK)  (New York – 1970’s)
38  Robert Tanner – “Sweet memories” – Megatone  (Lynchburg, Va – 1969)
39  Rhonda Davis – “Can you remember” – Duke  (Berkeley – 1972)
40  Garland Green – “Come through me” – Kent LP (UK)  (Miami – 1973)
41  J.J. Barnes – “Call on me baby” – Goldmine CD (UK)  (Detroit – 1970)
42  Marvin Gaye – “It’s a desperate situation” – Motown CD (EU)  (Detroit – 1968)
43  The Kittens – “How long (can I go on)” – Chess  (Chicago – 1968)
44  Billy Butler & the Chanters – “My heart is hurtin’” – OKeh  (Chicago – 1964)
45  Jerri Jackson – “I can almost believe” – Parallax  (Cincinnati – c. 1969)
46  Tony Joe White – “What does it take (to win your love)” – Monument LP  (Nashville – 1970)
47  Claude Huey – “Feel good all over” – Early Bird  (San Francisco – 1966)
48  Sam Williams – “Love slipped through my fingers” – Tower  (New York – 1967)
49  Delilah Moore – “I’ll just walk away” – Money  (Los Angeles – 1972)
50  Bettye Swann – “You gave me love” – Money LP  (Los Angeles – 1967)

51  Tommy Tate – “If you got to love somebody” – KoKo (DJ)  (Muscle Shoals – c. 1977)
52  Towana & the Total Destruction – “Wear your natural, baby” – Romark  (Los Angeles – early 1970’s)
53  Hot Sauce – “Bring it home (and give it to me)” – Volt  (Memphis & Detroit – 1971)
54  Young Ladies – “I’m tired of running around” – Stang  (Englewood, NJ – 1970)
55  Pep Brown – “Are you leaving me?” – Lava  (Muscle Shoals – 1972)
56  Melvin Davis – “I must love you” – Groovesville  (Detroit – 1966)
57  Chicago Pete & the Detroiters – “I’m begging you” – Valerie  (Detroit – late 1970’s)
58  The Earle’s – “Everybody’s got somebody” & “Someday baby” – Tee-Ti  (St. Louis – 1970)
59  Jeanie Tracy – “Making new friends” – Brown Door  (Bay Area – 1975)
60  Darrow Fletcher – “It’s no mistake” – Crossover  (Los Angeles – 1975)
61  Sven Zetterberg – “Heartaches was all you got” – Last Buzz (Bromma, Sweden – 2003)
62  Ernest Mosley – “Stubborn heart” – La-Cindy  (Chicago – c. 1967)
63  Robert Parker – “I caught you in a lie” – Nola  (New Orleans – 1967)
64  Edwin Starr – “Headline news” – Ric-Tic  (Detroit – 1966)
65  Willie Pickett – “On the stage of life” – Eastern  (Detroit – 1972)
66  Purple Mundi – “Stop hurting me baby”  – Cat  (Miami – 1971)
67  Frank Dell – “He broke your game wide open” – Valise  (New York – 1967)
68  Aretha Franklin – “I can’t see myself leaving you” – Atlantic LP  (New York – 1968)
69  Delegates of Soul – “What a lucky guy I am” & “I’ll come running back” – UpLook  (Philadelphia – 1970)
70  John Bowie – “You’re gonna miss a good thing” & “At the end of the day” – Merben  (Philadelphia – 1966)
71  Al Wilson – “Now I know what love is” – Soul City  (Los Angeles – 1967)
72  Sidney Barnes – “I hurt on the other side” – Blue Cat (DJ)  (New York – 1966)
73  Cynthia Sheeler – “I’ll cry over you (Pt. I)” – JB’s  (Baton Rouge – 1975)
74  Jackey Beavers – “Lover come back” – Sound Stage 7  (Nashville – 1971)
75  Lorraine Chandler – “I can’t change” – RCA Victor  (Chicago – 1966)
76  Herb Ward – “Honest to goodness” – RCA Victor  (Philadelphia – 1968)
77  Freddie Terrell & the Blue Rhythm Band – “You had it made”
& “Why not me?” – Capitol (DJ)    (Atlanta – 1970)
78  Louis Curry – “You’re just plain nice” – Reel  (Detroit – c. 1965)
79  Terry Callier – “Look at me now” – Cadet  (Chicago – 1968)
80  The Volumes – “Ain’t gonna give you up” – Karen  (Detroit – 1970)
81  Billy Hambric – “She said goodbye” & “I found true love” – Drum  (New York – 1965)
82  Nathan Williams – “What price” – Lime  (Los Angeles – 1971)
83  The Natural Four – “I thought you were mine” – ABC  (Berkeley – 1970)
84  The T.S.U. Toronadoes – “Got to get through to you” – Atlantic  (Houston – 1969)
85  Betty Lloyd – “I’m catching on” – BSC  (Detroit – c. 1965)
86  Don Gardner – “Cheatin’ kind” – Sedgrick  (Chicago – 1967)
87  Phillip Mitchell – “Little things” – Hi  (Memphis – 1972)
88  Jimmy Hicks – “Tell her that I love you” – Big Deal  (New Orleans – 1972)
89  Robert Moore – “Tears of the world” – Blue Candle  (Miami – 1973)
90  The Arabians – “(Please) Take a chance on me” – Le-Mans  (Detroit – c. 1964)
91  The Camaro’s – “We’re not too young (to fall in love)” – Dar Cha  (Detroit – c.1969)
92  Johnny Moore – “Such a wonderful feeling” – Blue Rock  (Chicago – 1968)
93  Major Harris – “Call me tomorrow” – OKeh  (Los Angeles – 1968)
94  Dennis Edwards – “I didn’t have to (but I did)” – International Soulsville  (Detroit – c. 1965)
95  Art Gentry – “This is my chance” – Ace CD (UK)  (Muscle Shoals – 1972)
96  Billy Keene – “Somebody please” – Dottie  (Los Angeles – 1969)
97  Chuck Jackson – “Where you gonna run to now” – Motown LP  (Detroit – 1967)
98  Major Lance – “Without a doubt” – OKeh  (Chicago – 1967)
99  Reuben Howell – “You can’t stop a man in love” – Motown LP  (Muscle Shoals – 1973)
100  The Fidels – “Boys will be boys (girls will be girls)” – Maverick  (Los Angeles – 1969)

101  Alexander Patten – “A lil lovin’ sometimes” – Capitol  (Los Angeles – 1966)
102  The Artistics – “You left me” – Brunswick  (Chicago – 1968)
103  Magnetics – “When I’m with my baby” – Sable  (Chicago – c. 1967)
104  Danny Williams – “All those lies” – Musical Energy  (Bay Area – c. 1977)
105  Otis Clay – “You did something to me” – Hi  (Memphis – 1974)
106  The Temptations – “(Loneliness made me realize) It’s you that I need” – Gordy LP  (Detroit – 1967)
107  Candi Staton – “Too hurt to cry” – Fame LP  (Muscle Shoals – 1970)
108  Ray Lewis – “Sitting at home with my baby (tight’n our love up)” – D’ar/D’or  (New York – 1969)
109  E.J. & the Echoes – “Put a smile on your face” – Diamond Jim  (Detroit – 1967)
110  Jimmy Delphs – “Almost” – Carla  (Detroit – 1967)
111  Barbara Lynn – “You’re losing me” – Atlantic LP  (Clinton, Ms – 1968)
112  Bobby Kline – “Say something nice to me” & “Taking care of business” – MB  (New York – 1967)
113  Wilson Pickett – “How will I ever know” – Wicked  (Nashville – 1975)
114  Reggie Soul & the Soul Swingers – “My world of ecstasy” – Capri  (Chicago – 1968)
115  Barbara Mason – “You better stop it” – Arctic  (Philadelphia – 1969)
116  June Taylor – “Pick up the pieces” – Music Now  (Detroit – c. 1970)
117  The Imperial C’s – “Someone tell her” – Phil–L.A. of Soul  (Philadelphia – 1967)
118  Lee Garrett – “I can’t break the habit” – Harthon  (Philadelphia – 1967)
119  Ron & Candy – “Lovely weekend” – Inner City  (Los Angeles – 1972)
120  Brenda Jones – “Big mistake” – Mecury  (New York – 1974)
121  Barbara Hall – “You brought it on yourself” – InnoVation II  (Chicago – 1975)
122  The Up Tights – “Look a little higher” – Alley  (Jonesboro – 1969)
123  Jean Wells – “What have I got to lose” – Calla LP  (Philadelphia – 1968)
124  Buddy Smith – “When you lose the one you love” – Brute  (Detroit – c. 1966)
125  The O’Jays – “Just another guy” – Bell LP/Sundazed CD   (New York – 1968)
126  Kelly & Soul Explosions – “Talking about my baby’s love” – Dynamite  (Norfolk, Va – c. 1971)
127  The Paramount Four – “Sorry ain’t the word” – Kent 6T’s (UK)  (Nashville – 1970)
128  The Hesitations – “Wait a minute” – Kapp  (Detroit – 1967)
129  Willie Parker – “Don’t hurt the one you love” – M-Pac!  (Chicago – 1967)
130  Chubby Checker – “You just don’t know (what you do to me)” – Parkway (DJ)  (Philadelphia – 1965)
131  The Professionals – “That’s why I love you” – Groove City  (Detroit – c. 1965)
132  Ronnie McNeir – “Sitting in my class” & “Isn’t she a pretty girl” – De•To  (Detroit – 1966)
133  Loleatta Holloway – “Our love” – Aware  (Atlanta – 1973)
134  Earl Jackson –  “Soul self satisfaction” – ABC  (Chicago – 1968)
135  Ella Woods – “I need your love” – Merging  (Los Angeles – early 1970’s)
136  Pat & the Blenders – “Just because”
& “(All I need is your) Good, good lovin’” – Fast Eddie  (Philadelphia – 1968)
137  Shirley Lawson – “One more chance” – Back Beat  (Detroit – 1966)
138  Linda Jones – “If only (we had met sooner)” – Loma LP  (New York – 1967)
139  The Poets – “Wrapped around your finger” – J-2  (New York – 1967)
140  Joe Valentine – “I lost the only love I had” – Val  (Austin – c. 1968)
141  Bobby Burn – “I’m a dreamer” – Chant  (Atlanta – 1968)
142  The Jades – “Lucky fellow” – Mode  (New Orleans – c. 1967)
143  Steve Mancha – “He stole the love that was mine” – Goldmine CD (UK)  (Detroit – 1967)
144  The Vibrations – “End up crying” – OKeh  (New York – 1964)
145  The Voice Masters – “You’ve hurt me baby” & “If a woman catches a fool” – Bamboo  (Chicago – 1968)
146  Marvin Smith – “Who will do your running now” – Mayfield  (Chicago – c. 1970)
147  Bernard DuPree – “You are going to miss me” – Granger  (New York – c. 1965)
148  The Tempests – “I don’t want to lose her” – Smash LP  (Charlotte – 1967)
149  Jimmie Raye “Mr. Soul Spectacular” – “That’ll get it” – Moon Shot DJ  (New York – 1968)
150  Dean Parrish – “Determination” – Boom  (New York – 1966)