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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 to the pages of interest where you'll find free demos, chord sheets, rhythm tips and more.

Use the jump link menu below to quickly jump to a section of just scroll down the page to see all of the artists and songs that may be very familiar to you. This section, like the others, will be continually expending over time.

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Motown Rhythm And Blues

There are 4 artists sections here featuring Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, Ray Charles and Sam Cooke. Below those are 3 mixed sections containing 15 songs/ lessons each.

Eric Clapton

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

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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

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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

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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. I'll Come Running Back To You
  4. Twisting The Night Away
  5. Wonderful World
  6. You Send Me

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Mixed Motown & Blues Section Vol 1 of 3

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

  1. Al Green
  2. Amos Wilburn
  3. Ben E King
  4. Boz Scaggs
  5. Buddy & Ella Johnson
  6. Clyde McPhatter
  7. George Benson
  8. Howlin Wolf
  9. Jimmy Reed
  10. Joe Cocker
  11. Keb Mo
  12. Lou Rawls
  13. Luther Vandross
  14. Otis Redding
  15. RB Greaves
  16. Smokey Robinson
  17. The Blues Brothers
  18. The Fifth Dimension
  19. The O'Jays

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Mixed Motown & Blues Section Vol 2 of 3

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

  1. Bill Withers
  2. Billy Vera
  3. Cab Calloway
  4. George McCrea
  5. James Brown
  6. Jimmy Soul
  7. John Hiatt
  8. Kool & The Gang
  9. Muddy Waters
  10. Percy Sledge
  11. Robert Johnson
  12. Soloman Burke
  13. The Cornelius Bros & Sister rose
  14. The Four Tops
  15. The Spinners

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Mixed Motown & Blues Section Vol 3 of 3

And finally to cap of the Motown era are greats like Bob Marley, Lionel Richie and The Temptations.

  1. Bob Marley
  2. Bobby Charles
  3. Clarence Henry
  4. Grisman & Garcia
  5. Jimmy Reed
  6. Joe Bonamassa
  7. John Moreland
  8. Lionel Richie
  9. Mose Alison
  10. Ray Parker Jr
  11. Sleepy LeBeef
  12. Stevie Ray Vaughan
  13. The Drifters
  14. The Ink Spots
  15. The Temptations

Mixed Motown & Blues section Vol 3 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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