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David Ruffin

 

david ruffin

 

1st - grandmaster flash / marshall jones (ohio players) / bruce nazarian 2nd - arthur prysock / nathan heathman 3rd - willie mitchell / sir george martin (the beatles) 4th - arthur conley / vanity (denise katrina matthews) 5th - johnny adams / wilbert harrison 6th - doris troy / shirley brown / van mccoy / kathy sledge7th - kenny loggins 8th - little anthony / david bowie 9th - barbara carr / roy head10th - daryl l. cameron (captain skyy) / fayette pinkney (three degrees) / donald fagen / jerry wexler / johnnie ray / max roach 11th - mary j. blige / lee ritenour / rahsaan patterson 12th - george duke - phil perry / joe frazier / cynthia robinson (sly & the family stone) 13th - c.p. spencer (the originals) 14th - allen toussaint / clarence carter / linda jones 15th - george brown (kool and the gang) / fonce mizell / 'sonny' bivins (the manhattans)16th - aaliyah / sade / barbara lynn17th - cedar walton / eartha kitt / muhammed ali / william hart (delfonics)18th - david ruffin / frankie knuckles 19th - booker newbury III / harry mcgilberry (temptations) / trey lorenz 20th - ron townson (fifth dimension) / billy powell (the o'jays) 21st - edwin starr / richie havens / snooks eaglin / billy ocean 22nd - nolan strong (diablo's) / sam cooke 23rd - anita pointer 24th - aaron neville 25th - etta james / edmund sylvers / alicia keys 26th - bettye lavette / anita baker / jazzie b / deon jackson / jean knight 27th - bobby blue bland / l.j. reynolds / bobby hutcherson / thom bell 28th - phil flowers 29th - pauline henry (the chimes) 30th - jackie ross / jody watley / hank marr / buddy montgomery / ruth brown 31st - chuck willis / marvin junior snr. (the dells) / harry wayne (kc) casey

 

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Smokey Robinson

 

smokey robinson

 

1st - rick james / sadao watanabe / joe sample 2nd - sonny stitt / alphonso johnson / stan getz / al mackay (earth, wind and fire) 3rd - dennis edwards / john handy / johnny bristol / johnny guitar watson 4th - kae williams snr / florence larue (fifth dimension) 5th - ann sexton / barrett strong / bobby brown 6th - natalie cole / willie tee / bob marley 7th - king curtis 8th - otis leavill / ron tyson (temptations) 9th - barbara lewis / major harris / carole king 10th - roberta flack / smiley culture 11th - d'angelo / gerry goffin / rochelle fleming (first choice) / leon haywood / little johnny taylor / otis clay / sergio mendes / brandy 12th - gene mcdaniels / vince montana 13th - king floyd 14th - clarence reid / maceo parker15th - alvin cash / brian holland / melissa manchester 16th - bill doggett / ted taylor / james ingram / leon ware / marvin sease / ted taylor17th - orwill hoppy jones (the inkspots) 18th - bobby taylor (& the vancouvers) / irma thomas / randy crawford 19th - smokey robinson / bobby rogers (the miracles) 20th - nancy wilson 21st - nina simone / jose roberto bertrami / herbie goins 22nd - ernie k. doe / harvey mason / robert 'big sonny' edwards (intruders) / diane charlemagne / phillip ballou (revelation) / buddy tate 23rd - hall overton (jazz) 24th - george harrison / oliver cheatham / david fathead newman 25th - foster sylvers 26th - eryka badu / fats domino 27th - carl anderson / dexter gordon 28th - barbara acklin / general crook / willie bobo 29th - mervyn warren (take 6)

 

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Teena Marie

 

teena marie

 

1st - oliver sain 2nd - lawrence payton / larry carlton / bobby eli 3rd - junior parker 4th - bobby womack / miriam makeba 5th - teena marie / tommy tucker 6th - mary wilson / sylvia robinson / herman leonard 7th - kae williams jnr (breakwater) / hamilton bohannon / leon sylvers III 8th - gabor szabo 9th - jeffery osborne / lloyd price / ornette coleman / gil askey / laura lee 10th - bunny debarge11th - cheryl lynn / bobby mcferrin 12th - ruby andrews / al jarreau / george jackson / marlon jackson 13th - bobby patterson / frances nero / david peaston / candi staton 14th - quincy jones / sugarfoot / mark murphy 15th - jean carne / ralph mcdonald / rockwell / sly stone 16th - tommy flanagan 17th - patrick adams / lorraine ellison / nat king cole 18th - wilson pickett / vanessa williams / courtney pine 19th - clarence frogman henry / clarence paul / walter jackson / ruth pointer 20th - name 21st - lisa gay / solomon burke / rose banks / russell thompkins jnr 22nd - beverley knight / melvin sparks / george benson / tyrone brunson / stephanie mills 23rd - chaka khan 24th - billy stewart / don covay 25th - aretha franklin 26th - diana ross / gloria bare / teddy pendergrass / rufus thomas / james moody 27th - bunny sigler / sarah vaughan 28th - cheryl james (salt from salt n' pepa)29th - michael brecker / raymond davis (temptations) / louis price (temptations) / willie clayton 30th - tracey chapman 31st - lowell fulson / herb alpert / al goodman (ray, goodman and brown)

 

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Marvin Gaye

 

marvin gaye

 

1st - gil scott heron / jimmy cliff 2nd - marvin gaye / larry coryell 3rd - phillipe wynne / jimmy mcgriff / louis satterfield / eddie murphy 4th - carl davis / hugh masekela / major lance / jill scott / maya angelou / muddy waters 5th - bill bland / tony williams (the platters) / lenny mayes (the dramatics) / nicholas caldwell (the whispers) 6th - charlie rouse / richard 'popcorn' wylie / donald myrick (earth, wind and fire) 7th - billie holiday / frederick / ron 'have mercy' kersey / john oates / freddie hubbard 8th - deke richards 9th - steve gadd 10th - babyface / bobby smith (the spinners) / kenny lattimore11th - jimmy lewis / cleotha staples 12th - herbie hancock / ron louis smith 13th - al green / chris bangs / peabo bryson / louis johnson (brothers johnson) 14th - jerry knight 15th - mighty sam mcclain / jo jo benson / jeff golub / bessie smith 16th - dusty springfield / ed townsend / roy hamilton 17th - chris bartley / valorie jones18th - clarence 'gatemouth' brown / charles love (bloodstone) 19th - bernie worrell 20th - luther vandross / pop winans 21st - bobby mcclure / forrest / robert knight 22nd - charles mingus 23rd - narada michael walden 24th - joe henderson / richard owens (temptations) / bernard lee (hues corporation) 25th - bobbi humphrey / ella fitzgerald / jerry lieber / jimmy hughes 26th - d.c. larue / mike francis / giorgio moroder 27th - ann peebles / cuba gooding / maxine brown 28th - too short / steve khan 29th - duke ellington / toots thielmans / tammi terrell 30th tashan / bobby marchan

 

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Stevie Wonder

 

stevie wonder

 

1st - big maybelle / marva whitney / gavin christopher / ray parker jnr 2nd - lesley gore / randy 'rudy' cain (the delfonics)3rd - james brown 4th - nick ashford / tyrone davis / ron carter / bobby martin / jackie jackson 5th - andy gibb / jheryl busby / johnnie taylor 6th - herb jones (cleftones) 7th - jimmy ruffin 8th - phillip bailey 9th - david prater (sam & dave) 10th - arthur alexander / prince be (pm dawn) / ron banks / ruby wilson / bill coday 11th - irving berlin 12th - burt bacharach / norman whitfield / james purify / ronnie foster 13th - mary wells / ronnie foster / teddy randazzo / stevie wonder 14th - shanice wilson / raphael saadiq 15th - lenny welch / freddie perren 16th - barbara lee jones (chiffons) / billy cobham / ralph tresvant / janet jackson / pervis jackson (the spinners) 17th - bobby sheen / george johnson (brothers johnson) 18th - feliciano and butch tavares19th - grace jones / tom scott 20th - shorty long 21st - ronald isley 22nd - sun ra / johnny gill / donell jones 23rd - maxwell 24th - charles earland / patti labelle / prince buster / sarah dash / lou pride / heavy d /archie shepp 25th - donnie elbert / hal david / clarence burke / larry rosen 26th - miles davis / little willie john / oscar toney jnr 27th - dee dee bridgewater / ramsey lewis 28th - gladys knight 29th - rebbie jackson 30th - d'marie warren (alton, mcclain & destiny) / roland bautista / gladys horton (the marvelettes) / maxine powell 31st - charles drain / marlo henderson / paulinho da costa

 

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Curtis Mayfield

 

curtis mayfield

 

1st - nelson riddle 2nd - jimmy jones / lee andrews (congress alley) 3rd - curtis mayfield / deniece williams / henry stone / eddie holman 4th - leroy hutson / el debarge / anthony braxton / oliver nelson 5th - ronnie dyson / kenny g / brian mcknight 6th - gary u.s. bonds / grant green / wayman tisdale / levi stubbs7th - nikki giovanni / billy butler / prince 8th - boz scaggs / clarence 'fuzzy' haskins 9th - jackie wilson / kenny barron / les paul 10th - shirley alston (the shirelles) 11th - pretty purdie / glenn leonard (temptations) / joey dee 12th - chick corea / chips moman / lyn collins 13th - bobby freeman / marv tarplin / uriel jones / james carr 14th - eban brown (stylistics) / junior walker / marcus miller 15th - erroll garner / eddie hinton 16th - lamont dozier / eddie levert / ivan lins / gino vanelli 17th - name 18th - jerome smith (k.c. and the sunshine band) 19th - al wilson / paul kelly 20th - lionel richie / eric dolphy / chet atkins 21st - brenda holloway / deodato / mitty collier / clay hammond / dave godin / lalo schifrin / o.c. smith 22nd - ruby turner / verne allison (the dells) 23rd - lee john (imagination) / jimmy castor / rosetta hightower / anthony jackson 24th - garland green / marvin 'smitty' smith 25th - eddie floyd / mel waiters / harold melvin 26th - dave grusin / billy davis jnr 27th - louis risbrook (b.t. express) / 'doc' pomus 28th - jimmy munday / joe smith 29th - little eva / gilberto gil / evelyn 'champagne' king 30th - florence ballard / ronald winans / stanley clarke

 

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Phyllis Hyman

 

phyllis hyman

 

1st - bobby day (bob and earl) / syl johnson / andre crouch 2nd - ahmad jamal / paul williams (temptations) / stevie woods 3rd - fontella bass / damon harris (temptations) / leroy vinnegar 4th - bill withers / ralph johnson (earth, wind and fire) 5th - arthur blythe 6th - della reese / gene chandler / phyllis hyman / sherrick 7th - doc severinson / joe zawinul 8th - earl van dyke / louis jordan / billy eckstine 9th - debbie sledge (sister sledge) 10th - andy sojka (atmosfear) / john whitehead 11th - peter brown / bonnie pointer / 'roquel' billy davis / john holt 12th - swamp dogg / big john patton / bernie wilson (harold melvin & the blue notes) 13th - gerald levert 14th - gwen guthrie / soulwalking's birthday 15th - frank mccomb / gregory isaacs / millie jackson 16th - denise lasalle / william bell 17th - regina belle / abraham laboriel / jimmy scott / damon harris / phoebe snow 18th - martha reeves / screamin jay hawkins / johnny funches (the dells) 19th - phil upchurch 20th - carlos santana 21st - larry tolbert (raydio) 22nd - chuck jackson / al di meola / george clinton / keith sweat 23rd - renee diggs (starpoint) / madeline bell 24th - billy taylor / jennifer lopez 25th - verdine white (EWF) / rudy west (five keys) 26th - brenton wood / andrea marie truden (andrea true connection) / darlene love / betty davis / dobie gray / bobby hebb 27th - harvey fuqua / mary love comer 28th - nnenna freelon / rudy valee 29th - wanya morris (boyz II men) / joe beck 30th - david sanborn / buddy guy 31st - ahmet ertegun / hank jones / stanley jordan

 

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Isaac Hayes

 

isaac hayes

 

1st - jean wells / robert cray 2nd - 'fat larry' james / johnny kemp / augie johnson / homer banks 3rd - eddie jefferson / johnny graham (earth, wind and fire) / beverly lee (the shirelles) / syreeta wright / tony bennett 4th - big dee irwin / louis armstrong / timi yuro 5th damita jo (blues) / airto moreira 6th - randy debarge / abbey lincoln 7th - byron woods / heb reed 8th - david grant / joe tex / benny carter 9th - barbara mason / mighty hannibal / whitney houston / willie henderson 10th - patti austin / ronnie spector / bobby hatfield (righteous brothers) 11th - kenny gamble 12th - percy mayfield / pat metheney 13th - jimmy mccracklin 14th - larry graham / howard tate / sharon bryant 15th - billy griffin / stix hooper / bobby byrd / bobby caldwell / frederick knight / oscar peterson / little beaver 16th - james 'j.t.' taylor 17th - maysa leak 18th - maxine brown / sarah dash / edwin hawkins / ernie isley / sonny til / barbara harris 19th - johnny nash 20th - david lasley / c.l. blast / isaac hayes 21st - count basie / kim sledge (sister sledge) 22nd - roscoe shelton / edward roy patten (gladys knight & the pips) / chuck brown / james debarge 23rd - pebbles 24th - jeffrey daniels / dee harvey 25th - walter williams (the o'jays) / wayne shorter 26th - valerie simpson / branford marsalis 27th - lester young / yolanda adams 28th - kenny drew snr / dennis davis / kim (mel and kim) 29th - charlie parker / gene allison / meshell ndegeocello / dinah washington / kelvis & kendall duffie (kloud 9) / michael jackson 30th - robert clivilles (c and c music factory) / kenny dorham 31st - bobby parker / wilton felder / van morrison

 

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Otis Redding

 

otis redding

 

1st - archie bell / don blackman / terry callier / general johnson / art pepper 2nd - sam gooden (impressions) / bobby purify / horace silver / joe simon 3rd - memphis slim 4th - beyonce knowles / lawrence hilton jacobs / ronald lapraed (the commodores) / jerry ragavoy 5th - terry ellis (en vogue) / buddy miles 6th - ce ce peniston 7th - gloria gaynor / latimore / beloyd / little milton / sonny rollins 8th - david lewis (atlantic starr) / earl nelson (bob and earl)9th - billy preston / inez foxx / dee dee sharp gamble / elvin ray jones / otis redding 10th - roy ayers / jose feliciano 11th - harry connick jnr / estelle stewart / hiram bullock 12th - barry white / gloria jones / ali ollie woodson / judy clay 13th - damian dame / lewie steinberg / gene page / joan sledge 14th - oliver lake / amy winehouse 15th - george howard 16th - earl klugh / izora armstead (two tons of fun) / rodney franklin / b.b. king 17th - jack mcduff 18th - michael franks 19th - billy ward / (and the dominoes) / lloyd parks / brook benton / nile rogers / freda payne / carl davis / bill medley 20th - deah dame (damian dame) / eric gale / chico hamilton / eddie bo 21st - g.c. cameron 22nd - shirley jones / marlena shaw 23rd - john coltrane / ray charles / wallace & walter scott (the whispers) 24th - wayne henderson 25th - sam rivers / cecil womack / dee dee warwick 26th - gary bartz / little benny 27th - don cornelius / allan barnes (the blackbyrds) / keith barrow 28th - ben e. king / keni burke / sean levert / eldridge bryant (the temptations) / ko ko taylor 29th - jean luc ponty 30th - marilyn mccoo / cissy houston / basia / moses dillard / frankie lymon / patrice rushen / z.z. hill

 

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Donny Hathaway

 

donny hathaway

 

1st - donny hathaway / howard hewett / herb fame (peaches & herb) 2nd - freddie jackson / vanessa bell armstrong 3rd - jesse james / chubby checker / ronnie laws 4th - walter bishop jnr / nona hendryx 5th - arlene smith (the chantels) / darondo / richard street (temptations) 6th - thomas mcclary (commodores) 7th - larry young / toni braxton / joe evans / robert brookins / tata vega 8th - hamish stuart (AWB) / joshie jo armstead / robert 'kool' bell 9th - o.v. wright / abdullah ibrahim / nona hendryx / carmen boose / kenny garrett / yusef lateef 10th - ivory joe hunter / thelonius monk / richard street (the monitors) / neneh cherry 11th - daryl hall / billy higgins / jimmy diggs of the knight brothers / lester bowie 12th - nappy brown / sam moore / melvin franklin (temptations) 13th - dorothy moore / pharaoh sanders / shirley caesar / art tatum / ray brown 14th - karyn white / robert parker / norman harris15th - marv johnson / nellie lutcher / tito jackson 16th - bill johnson (sam & bill) / terry huff / sugar pie desanto 17th - wyclef jean 18th - laura nyro / wynton marsalis 19th - wilbert hart (delfonics) / george mccrae / jennifer holliday / sharon redd 20th - eddie harris / c.p. spencer (the originals) / jelly roll morton 21st - steve cropper / dizzy gillespie 22nd - bobby fuller 23rd - charlie foxx (& inez foxx) / dianne reeves / belita woods / ellie greenwich / ernie watts 24th - bettye swann / brenda j. payton (brenda and the tabulations) 25th - speech hoopla / don davis / bert reid (crown heights affair) 26th - bootsy collins / eddie henderson 27th - weldon irvine jnr 28th - cleo laine 29th - eugene 'bird' daughtrey (intruders) / king errisson / melba moore / randy jackson 30th - otis williams (temptations) / clifford brown / daryl coley 31st - bernard edwards / dooley silverspoon / yvonne wright / illinios jacquet

 

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Minnie Riperton

 

minnie riperton

 

1st - carmen lundy / phil terry (intruders) / ronald bell (kool and the gang) 2nd - earl carroll (cadillacs) / maxine nightingale 3rd - joe turner / clifford curry / billy mitchell 4th - jeff lorber 5th - ike turner / loleatta holloway / larry brown 6th arturo sandoval / lani hall / pebbles 7th - dee clark / joni mitchell 8th - gerald alston / steven howlett (froggy) / cubie burke / minnie riperton 9th - tommy dorsey / david ebo 10th - bobby rush / hubert laws / junior / sir mack rice / houston person 11th - laverne baker / ernestine anderson 12th - booker t. jones / errol brown / bob crewe / tevin campbell 13th - baby washington / idris muhammed / timmy thomas 14th - alexander o'neal / scherrie payne 15th - clyde mcphatter / camelle hinds / jimmy ellis (the trammps) / frankie gaye 16th - diana krall / 'blue' lovett (the manhattans) / dick griffey / lillian lopez (odyssey) / w.c. handy 17th - ronald devoe (bell biv devoe) / barney kessell18th - hank ballard / jenny burton 19th - tony rich / pete moore (the miracles) 20th - j. blackfoot 21st - alphonse mouzon / coleman hawkins / andrew love / david porter / lonnie jordan (war) 22nd - wendy moten / hoagy carmichael 23rd - betty everett / gloria lynne 24th - richard tee / donald 'duck' dunn / wayne jackson (memphis horns) / juggy murray jones 25th - percy sledge / jocelyn brown / stacy lattisaw 26th - garnet mimms / tina turner / skip scarborough / jean terrell / bob babbitt / lonnie cook 27th - randy brecker / jimi hendrix 28th - berry gordy / gato barbieri / r.b. greaves 29th - chuck mangione / ronny jordan / felix cavaliere (young rascals) / larry and roger troutman 30th - j.j. barnes / des'ree / june pointer / luther ingram / shuggie otis / raymond reid (crown heights affair)

 

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Donald Byrd

 

donald byrd

 

1st - billy paul / vesta williams / lou rawls 2nd - michael mcdonald 3rd - ronnie laws 4th - cassandra wilson 5th - little richard / frank wilson 6th - steve alaimo / willie hutch / frankie beverley / george williams jnr (the tymes) / len barry / dave brubeck 7th - andre lewis (mandre) / barbara weathers (atlantic starr) 8th - dan hartman / jerry butler / jimmy smith / sammy davis jnr. 9th - donald byrd 10th - walter 'clyde' orange (the commodores) / jessica cleaves (friends of distinction) / paul hardcastle 11th - jermaine jackson / benny spellman / mccoy tyner 12th - dionne warwick / sheila e / joe williams / anna ruby gordy gaye / grover washington jnr. 13th - sonny greer 14th - clark terry 15th - cindy birdsong / harry ray 16th - michael mccary (boyz II men) 17th - eddie kendricks / sheila and wanda hutchinson (emotions) / art neville / james booker 18th - anita o'day 19th - chuckii booker / cornell dupree / maurice white / lenny white 20th - kim weston 21st - betty wright / carla thomas / hank crawford / gwen mccrae 22nd - robin and maurice gibb (bee gees) 23rd - eugene record / esther phillips 24th - lee dorsey / woody shaw 25th - bob james / chris kenner / john edwards / sheree brown / steve mancha 26th - abdul fakir (four tops) / phil spector / herb johnson 27th - olu 28th - johnny otis / lonnie liston smith / pops staples/ donna hightower / bruce carter (pleasure) 29th - patti drew / yvonne elliman 30th - chris jasper / paul jackson jnr. / bo diddley / viola wills / jay kay (jamiroquoi) 31st - donna summer

 

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