When I was growing up, male singers who combined good looks with an incredible vocal range and songs with a message were par for the course. Listed below are some of my favorite male vocalists from the sixties, seventies and eighties. These gentlemen have left an indelible mark on music that will last a lifetime.

1 Sam Cooke

2 Otis Redding

3 Nat King cole

4 Solomon Burke

5 Percy Sledge

6 James Brown

7 Little Willie John

8 Clyde McPhatter

9 Johnny Taylor

10 Isaac Hayes

11 Barry White

12 Peabo Bryson

13 Marvin Gaye

14 Luther Vandross

15 Freddie Jackson

16 Christopher Williams

17 Lilo Thomas

18 Alexander Oneal

19 Glenn Jones

20 Donnell Jones

21 Stevie Wonder

22 Curtis Mayfield