I think you're right, it is from Soul Train Awards 1993.
Those are some chill selections. I like the Maxwell song.
And since you mentioned history, I'm going to go back now. Back to one of the most influential and soulful artists of ALL time. A man that transcended music genres. Rhythm & Blues, Soul, FUNK, Hip Hop, Disco, Jazz, and the Blues. I'm talking about the Godfather of Soul JAMES BROWN.
I have a bunch James Brown records in my music collection. Grew up with this stuff along with BB King, John L. Hooker, Al Green, Ray Charles, Temptations, and so on going on road trips with my dad and my grannie.
No disrespect to Mr. Beverly but if you saw his performance at the BET Awards this year when the band was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award his voice just isn't the same. Some artists when they get older their voices fade a bit or get gravelly. However, his acceptance speech was uplifting. I've heard in their prime Frankie Beverley & Maze were one of the hottest live acts in the industry. I am a fan of the songs Notorious posted especially Happy Feelings!
Let's see what everyone's favorite artists and groups are by decade. I'll start, and I'm going to leave the 70's out of this for now since I'm not really sure. Probably leaning toward the Isleys for favorite group though.
Notorious, those 80s artists you listed best stuff was primarily in the 70s.
This is hard...
Favorite 60's artist: James Brown
Favorite 60's group: The Temptations
Favorite 70's artist: Stevie Wonder
Favorite 70's group: Earth, Wind, & Fire; The Jackson 5
Favorite 80's artist: Luther Vandross
Favorite 80's group: Guy
Favorite 90's artist: R. Kelly
Favorite 90's group: Boyz II Men; TLC; Dru Hill
Overall favorite artist of all time: James Brown, Michael Jackson, Prince, or Mariah Carey. Strictly talking R&B - R. Kelly.