30 Musical Greats we've lost in 2017

One of our saddest jobs at SoulTracks is to inform SoulTrackers about the deaths of soul music artists.  

We feel it is part of our mission to pay tribute to the legacies of thest all time greats. On this page we provide a list of those artists who have died during 2017, and a link to our tributes to them. They are shown in the order of the date we reported on their deaths during the year. Each artist's name or picture is a link to our written tribute to him or her.

Rest in Peace, friends. 

One of our saddest jobs at SoulTracks is to inform SoulTrackers about the deaths of soul music artists.  

We feel it is part of our mission to pay tribute to the legacies of thest all time greats. On this page we provide a list of those artists who have died during 2017, and a link to our tributes to them. They are shown in the order of the date we reported on their deaths during the year. Each artist's name or picture is a link to our written tribute to him or her.

Rest in Peace, friends. 

Gene Serina of the Vels
Big Cynthia (Southern soul singer)
Sylvester Potts of the Contours
Richie Ingui of the Soul Survivors
Marvell Thomas (Memphis keyboardist)
Ronald "Bingo" Mundy of the Marcels
Bobby Freeman (singer)
Al Jarreau  (singer)
   Walter "Junie" Morrison (funk legend)
   Clyde Stubblefield (legendary drummer)
   Larry Coryell (guatarist)
   Leon Ware  (singer and songwriter)
   Joni Sledge of Sister Sledge
   Tommy LiPuma (jazz producer)
   Robert P-Nut Johnson of Parliament-Funkadelic
   Chuck Berry
   Clem Curtis of the Foundations
 Brenda Jones of the Jones Girls
 Linda Hopkins (Gospel and Blue singer)
 Scotty Miller of Instant Funk
 Sylvia Moy (Motown songwriter)
 Cuba Gooding, Srof The Main Ingredient
 Kerry Turman (Temptations bass player)
   Pierre DeMudd of the Dazz Band
   Jimmy Hayes of the Persuasions
   Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers
   Curtis Womack
   Eddie Lewis of The Olympics
 Geri Allen (pianist and composer)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 Other Deaths

 Frankie Paul (reggae singer)

 Toby Smith of Jamiroquai

 
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