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Thread started 11/01/11 10:48am

HotGritz

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WHO IS THE KING OF R&B????

I'm curious.

If Aretha is the Queen of Soul and

MJ is the King of Pop and

James Brown is/was the Hardest Working Man in Show Business and

T.IP is the King of the South and

Prince is the Prince of Pop/Rock

Then who the hell is the King of R&B? confuse

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
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Reply #1 posted 11/01/11 10:51am

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Reply #2 posted 11/01/11 10:55am

rialb

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James Brown

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Reply #3 posted 11/01/11 11:08am

LiLi1992

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No one. razz
Royal titles in music - a strange thing. But they exist, so I accept it.
80-90% of people in the world know that there is the King of Rock and Roll (Elvis), the King of Pop (Michael), the Queen of Pop (Madonna), the Queen of soul music (Aretha), the Princess of pop music (Britney).
The others - impostors. lol
Talk about kings and queens only if it is world-known and accepted by most people.

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Reply #4 posted 11/01/11 11:13am

NDRU

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There is none, but Ray Charles is a candidate

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Reply #5 posted 11/01/11 11:15am

scriptgirl

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Didn't you get the memo? Whitney said it was Bobby

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #6 posted 11/01/11 11:17am

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rialb said:

James Brown

He already has a title, "The Godfather Of Soul".

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
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Reply #7 posted 11/01/11 11:19am

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scriptgirl said:

Didn't you get the memo? Whitney said it was Bobby

Whitney just wanted to be queen ------>
wife of the king = queen. lol

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Reply #8 posted 11/01/11 11:21am

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Marvin Gaye.

الحيوان النادلة ((((|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|)))) ...AND THAT'S THE WAY THE "TITTY" MILKS IT!
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Reply #9 posted 11/01/11 11:23am

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LiLi1992 said:

scriptgirl said:

Didn't you get the memo? Whitney said it was Bobby

Whitney just wanted to be queen ------>
wife of the king = queen. lol

touche!

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Reply #10 posted 11/01/11 11:31am

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It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business…you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor / Basically, music is nothing but prostitution anyway and managers are the pimps ~ Millie Jackson
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Reply #11 posted 11/01/11 11:38am

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Space for sale...
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Reply #12 posted 11/01/11 11:39am

RKJCNE

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scriptgirl said:

Didn't you get the memo? Whitney said it was Bobby

2012: The Queen Returns
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Reply #13 posted 11/01/11 11:40am

Layzie

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r. kelly

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Reply #14 posted 11/01/11 11:41am

ViintageJunkii
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lol

We all know R Kelly is the King of RnB

"Y'all tell me what's the RnB without the R-uh!"

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Reply #15 posted 11/01/11 11:57am

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ViintageJunkiie said:

lol

We all know R Kelly is the King of RnB

"Y'all tell me what's the RnB without the R-uh!"

R Kelly & Bobby Brown.

I didn't know it was named after them! lol

2012: The Queen Returns
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Reply #16 posted 11/01/11 11:59am

alphastreet

RKJCNE said:

ViintageJunkiie said:

lol

We all know R Kelly is the King of RnB

"Y'all tell me what's the RnB without the R-uh!"

R Kelly & Bobby Brown.

I didn't know it was named after them! lol

lol lol

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Reply #17 posted 11/01/11 12:11pm

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NDRU said:

There is none, but Ray Charles is a candidate

Makes the most sense.
An architect for sure.


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Reply #18 posted 11/01/11 12:15pm

Musicslave

Not that I'm nominating him or anything, but what you consider Sam Cooke? Soul?

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Reply #19 posted 11/01/11 12:24pm

HotGritz

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kitbradley said:

rialb said:

James Brown

He already has a title, "The Godfather Of Soul".

I forgot about that title.

Maybe Sammy Davis Jr. is the hardest working man in show business or Frank Sinatra?

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Reply #20 posted 11/01/11 12:27pm

HotGritz

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Rick James would be a good candidate.

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Reply #21 posted 11/01/11 12:35pm

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No one really has the title... but I personally say

Marvin Gaye... no question.

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Reply #22 posted 11/01/11 12:41pm

alphastreet

Was just listening to Marvin. Though I love him and Stevie and was feeling Stevie more, I'm suddenly feeling Marvin way more right now, I would give the title to either one of them, or both.

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Reply #23 posted 11/01/11 12:48pm

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alphastreet said:

Was just listening to Marvin. Though I love him and Stevie and was feeling Stevie more, I'm suddenly feeling Marvin way more right now, I would give the title to either one of them, or both.

Yea... I know... I feel Stevies impact is a bit beyond R&B though which is why I wouldnt give him such a limiting title.

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Reply #24 posted 11/01/11 12:56pm

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I hear y'all about Marvyn but damn, might as well throw Teddy and Luther into the mix. All of those dudes could easity qualify and their musical legacy lives on even though their careers and lives were cut short.

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Reply #25 posted 11/01/11 12:58pm

alphastreet

mjscarousal said:

alphastreet said:

Was just listening to Marvin. Though I love him and Stevie and was feeling Stevie more, I'm suddenly feeling Marvin way more right now, I would give the title to either one of them, or both.

Yea... I know... I feel Stevies impact is a bit beyond R&B though which is why I wouldnt give him such a limiting title.

Exactly, I was going to name him, but he really does transcend genres. I put on Maybe Your Baby after such a long time today, and calling it just r&b IS limiting.

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Reply #26 posted 11/01/11 12:59pm

Timmy84

The original king of R&B was:

James Brown personally said had it not been for him, he wouldn't have done show business.

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Reply #27 posted 11/01/11 1:01pm

Timmy84

alphastreet said:

mjscarousal said:

Yea... I know... I feel Stevies impact is a bit beyond R&B though which is why I wouldnt give him such a limiting title.

Exactly, I was going to name him, but he really does transcend genres. I put on Maybe Your Baby after such a long time today, and calling it just r&b IS limiting.

I may get flamed for this, but I categorize Stevie more as a pop/rock artist, then R&B. True R&B is in his blood and his voice was reared in gospel, but his 1970s, early 1980s output was more across the board. It wasn't just R&B or funk, it had strong pop and rock elements that was not missed. That's why he was refer to as a "top rock artist" then. When it came to R&B, Marvin and Smokey had him beat in that department...and I'm being for real. I'm not dissing Stevie's impact on R&B, just saying.

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Reply #28 posted 11/01/11 1:03pm

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Not that I'm nominating him or anything, but what you consider Sam Cooke? Soul?

Sam Cooke was doo-wop, blues, gospel, pop, proto-soul R&B. He definitely influenced what became soul (hence why people call him the Father of Soul) but then again, Ray Charles came out earlier and he had more of an influence than Sam overall. Both of them were big influences in the shaping of R&B though.

I think in terms of chart longevity, impact, influence and innovation, personally James Brown and Marvin Gaye compete for the top spots in my honest opinion of "kings of R&B" yet I feel they also influenced pop and rock as well.

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Reply #29 posted 11/01/11 1:04pm

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HotGritz said:

I'm curious.

If Aretha is the Queen of Soul and

MJ is the King of Pop and

James Brown is/was the Hardest Working Man in Show Business and

T.IP is the King of the South and

Prince is the Prince of Pop/Rock

Then who the hell is the King of R&B? confuse

James Brown is also The Godfather of Soul.

So to answer your question, James Brown is the king of r&b (rhythm and blues).

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