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Motown Rhythm And Blues
On The Acoustic


Here on my motown rhythm and blues page you'll find nearly 100 R&B songs you can easily learn on the acoustic. The links below will take you down this page so you can see the song titles I have lessons on by each artist. From there you can visit the appropriate page for free chord sheets, demos and tutorial purchase links.

Motown Rhythm And Blues

This first group of artists have their own pages. The others are mixed artist pages.

Bill Withers - Blind Blake - Eric Clapton - JJ Cale - Lionel Richie - Ray Charles - Sam Cooke

Mixed Motown 1 ---> Al Green, Amos Wilburn, Ben E King, Boz Scaggs, Buddy & Ella Johnson, Dorothy Moore, George Benson, Grayson Hugh, Howlin Wolf, Jimmy Cliff, Joe Cocker, Keb Mo, Lou Rawls, Luther Vandross, Maria Muldaur, Otis Redding, RB Greaves, Smokey Robinson, The Blues Brothers, The Fifth Dimension, The Manhattens, The O'Jays, Todd Snider

Mixed Motown 2 ---> Billy Vera, Cab Calloway, George McCrea, James Brown, Jimmy Soulm John Hiatt, Kool & The Gang, Muddy Waters, Robert Crea, Robert Johnson, Shirley & Lee, Soloman Burke, Stevie Wonder, The Cornelius Bros & Sister Rose, The Four Tops, The Spinners, Muddy Waters

Mixed Motown 3 ---> Billy Ocean, Bob Marley, Bobby Bland, Bobby Charles, Clarence Henry, Edsilia Rombley, Grisman & Garcia, Jimmy Reed, Joe Bonamassa, John Moreland, Mose Alison, Ray Parker Jr, Richie Havens, Sleepy LeBeef, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Drifters, The Four Aces The Ink Spots, The Temptations

Bill Withers Section

Here are 5 numbers from the great Bill Withers.

  1. Ain't No Sunshine
  2. Just The Two Of Us
  3. Lean On Me
  4. Lovely Day
  5. Use Me

Bill Withers section is here.

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Blind Blake Section

Here are 5 numbers from the 1920's and 30's by Blind Blake.

early morning blues blind blake
  1. 1.Bad Feeling Blues
  2. Chump Man Blues
  3. Diddy Wah Diddy
  4. Early Morning Blues
  5. Hard Pushin Papa

  • Blind Blake section is here.

    Eric Clapton Section

    Here are 17 great tunes you can easily learn in the Eric Clapton section when you visit that page.

    1. Before You Accuse Me
    2. Bell Bottom Blues
    3. Easy Now
    4. Further On Up The Road
    5. How Deep Is The Ocean
    6. Can't Stand It
    7. I Shot The Sheriff
    8. I've Got A Rock N Roll Heart
    9. Layla
    10. Let It Rain
    11. Malted Milk
    12. My Fathers Eyes
    13. Promises
    14. Rambling On My Mind
    15. Rockin Chair
    16. They're Red Hot
    17. Watch Out For Lucy

    Eric Clapton section is here.

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    JJ Cale Section

    This is a short section with only 5 songs from JJ Cale

    1. After Midnight
    2. Call Me The Breeze
    3. If I Had A Rocket
    4. It's Easy
    5. Trouble In The City

    JJ Cale section is here.

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    Lionel Richie Section

    1. Deep River Woman
    2. Easy
    3. Hello
    4. Long Long Way To Go
    5. Stuck On You

    Lionel Richie section is here.

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    Ray Charles Section

    Another short section here on Ray Charles.

    1. Cry
    2. Crying Time
    3. I Got A Woman
    4. Rainy Night In Georgia
    5. Seven Spanish Angels
    6. What I'd Say
    7. You Don't Know Me

    Ray Charles section is here.

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    Sam Cooke Section 

    A few classics here from the great Sam Cooke.

    1. A Change Is Gonna Come
    2. Bring It On Home
    3. Chain Gang
    4. I'll Come Running Back To You
    5. Twisting The Night Away
    6. Wonderful World
    7. You Send Me

    Sam Cooke section is here.

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    Mixed Motown 1 Section

    Some great numbers in from artists like Boz Scaggs, Otis Redding, and The Blues Brothers.

    1. Al Green - Lets Stay Together
    2. Amos Wilburn - One Scotch One Soda One Beer
    3. Ben E King - Spanish Harlem, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
    4. Boz Scaggs - Lido Shuffle, Look What You've Done To Me, Lowdown, We're All Alone
    5. Buddy & Ella Johnson - Lover Bird
    6. Dorothy Moore - Misty Blue
    7. George Benson - On Broadway
    8. Grayson Hugh - Talk It Over
    9. Howlin Wolf - Evil (Is Goin On), Who's Been Talkin
    10. Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come
    11. Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful, You Can Leave Your Hat On
    12. Keb Mo - America The Beautiful, Grandma's Hands, Hand It Over, Life Is Beautiful
    13. Lou Rawls - Fine Brown Frame
    14. Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father
    15. Maria Muldaur - Midnight At The Oasis
    16. RB Greaves - Take A Letter Maria
    17. Smokey Robinson - Crusin', Goin A Go Go, I Second That Emotion, Tears Of A Clown
    18. The Blues Brothers - Hey Bartender, She Caught The Katy, Sweet Home Chicago
    19. The Fifth Dimension - One Less Bell To Answer
    20. The Manhattens - Let's Just Kiss And Say Goodbye
    21. The O'Jays - Back Stabbers
    22. Todd Snider - Double Wide Blues, Fortunate Son, In Between Jobs

    Best Motown R&B Songs is here.

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    Mixed Motown 2 Section

    Another great group of artists here including cats like Bill Withers,  James Brown and Robert Johnson. 

    james brown songs
    1. Big Bill Broozy - Key To The Highway
    2. Billy Vera - At The Moment
    3. Cab Calloway - Minnie The Moocher
    4. Donald Kinsley - Big Boss Man
    5. George McCrea - Rock Your Baby
    6. James Brown - I Feel Good, It's A Mans Mans Mans World, Try Me
    7. Jimmy Soul - If You Wanna Be Happy
    8. John Hiatt - All The Lilacs In Ohio, Feels Like Rain, Have A Little Faith In Me, Tenn Plates
    9. Kool & The Gang - Celebration, Cherish The Love, Fresh
    10. Muddy Waters - I Got My Mojo Workin
    11. Robert Crea - Right Next Door
    12. Robert Johnson - Me And The Devil Blues, Walkin Blues
    13. Shirley & Lee - Let The Good Times Roll
    14. Soloman Burke - Cry To Me
    15. Stevie Wonder - A Place In The Sun,   Believe, I Just Called To Say I Love You, Signed Sealed Delivered, Superstition
    16. Tommy Tucker - Hi Heel Sneakers
    17. The Cornelius Bros & Sister Rose - Too Late To Turn Back Now
    18. The Four Tops - Bernadette, Goin Loco Down In Acapulco, It's The Same Old Song
    19. The Spinners - It's A Shame

    Motown R&B Artists is here.

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    Mixed Motown 3 Section

    And finally to cap of the Motown era are greats like Jimmy Reed, The Drifters and The Temptations.

    1. Billy Ocean - Suddenly
    2. Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved, Is This Love, No Woman No Cry, Three Little Birds
    3. Bobby Bland - Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City
    4. Bobby Charles - Goin Fishin
    5. Clarence Henry - I Don't Know Why I Love You But I Do
    6. Edsilia Rombley - Midnight Train To Georgia
    7. Grisman & Garcia - The Thrill Is Gone
    8. Jimmy Reed - Bright Lights Big City, Take Out Some Insurance
    9. Joe Bonamassa - Around The Bend, Mountain Time
    10. John Moreland - Blacklist, Salisaw Blue, You Don't Care Enough For Me To Cry
    11. Mose Alison - You Mind Is On Vacation
    12. Ray Parker Jr - A Woman Needs Love
    13. Richie Havens - Here Comes The Sun
    14. Sleepy LeBeef - Bright Lights Big City
    15. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Cold Shot, Life By The Drop, Pride And Joy, The House Is A Rockin
    16. The Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me
    17. The Four Aces - Heart Of My Heart
    18. The Ink Spots - I Don't Want To Set The , We'll Meet Again
    19. The Temptations - Get Ready, I Wish It Would Rain, My Girl

    Motown R&B Greatest Hits is here.

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    Thank you for visiting my Motown Rhythm And Blues page and I hope the info you found here useful.

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