There have been very few white male soul singers from The U.K. It got me thinking, from the few there have been, who was the better? The main
contenders in my opinion would be: Steve Marriott, Tom Jones, Joe Cocker, Long John Baldry, Eric Burden, Chris Farlowe, and maybe Mick Hucknall.
However my personal choice would be Steve Winwood. I have linked a video of a performance by Steve with The Spencer Davis Group when he was aged
What would be your personal choice ? If you had one of course.
Joe Cocker is the real item but a bit melodramatic for my taste. Mick Hucknall 'not too shabby' as Ron Wood says, and Ronnie played behind Rod so his
opinion really counts. Winwood is just a great all-round singer, he can do blue-eyed soul, but what he does best is Stevie Winwood. Same goes
for Bowie, in spades.
Rod was always a soul singer, never really wanted to be anything else. And what was he before? A gravedigger. For me that pretty much punches the
Bit late to the party here but I would like to offer Michael McDonald wonderful and our own although not so well known Peter Cox better perhaps known
as the lead singer of Go West. Listen to him and you will see what I mean.
Robert Plant is the best 'white British Male Soul singer' I can think of. His voice had soul even if he didn't sing many soul songs. If he'd wandered
away from the blues and rock music, he could have ripped a ballad like Otis Redding did.
Right now, Paulo Nutini is someone whose music and singing puts him up there as a modern soul voice.
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