Aretha Franklin was an Atlantic artist. Marvin Gaye was Motown. He was also one hell of a drummer and his real name was marvin gay....you can see why he'd change it.
and no, this white boy didn't need to google anything. I cut my teeth on soul and r&b.... and am conversant on old Sun artists, stax/volt and the memphis sound, as well as motown and atlantic artists. I even played in a 10 piece soul review. Only white kid in the band. Although I have snood on ignore I see by you posting his quotes that us white folks aren't allowed to know about "his" artists.
tell us snood if you will, about Deep Purple and Pink Floyd.
Hope . Change. Well, maybe not everywhere.