All Female R&B Singers From the 1960s

All female R&B singers from the 1960s is an extensive list of many singers from that era. Soul music dominated the U.S. African-American music charts in the 1960s, and many recordings crossed over into the pop charts in the U.S. per Wikipedia.

Female R&B Singers Alphabetical Order 1960-1969

  • Barbara Lewis
  • Barbara Lynn
  • Betty Everett
  • Dee Dee Sharp
  • Dinah Washington
  • Esther Phillips (Little Esther)
  • Fontella Bass
  • Little Eva
  • Mary Wells

Female R&B Singers By Year 1960-1969

Dinah Washington

“Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)” – 1960 (Brook Benton)

“A Rockin’ Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall In Love)” – 1960 (Brook Benton)

“This Bitter Earth” – 1960

Dee Dee Sharp

“Mashed Potato Time” – 1962

Barbara Lynn

“You’ll Lose A Good Thing” – 1962

Little Eva

“The Loco-Motion” – 1962

Mary Wells

“You Beat Me To the Punch” – 1962

“Two Lovers” – 1963

“My Guy” – 1964

Esther Phillips (Little Esther)

“Release Me” – 1962

Barbara Lewis

‘Hello Stranger” – 1963

Betty Everett

“The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)” – 1964

Fontella Bass

“Rescue Me” – 1965