Genres of Soul Music

Soul Music

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Soul music is a combination of rhythm and blues and gospel which began in the late 1950s in the United States. Rhythm and blues (a term coined by music writer and record producer Jerry Wexler) is itself a combination of blues and jazz, and arose in the 1940s as small groups, often utilizing saxophones, built upon the blues tradition.

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A Timeline of phillysoul

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A selective and highly subjective chronicle of notable events in the city?s R&B and hip-hop history.

A selective and highly subjective chronicle of notable events in the city?s R&B and hip-hop history.A selective and highly subjective chronicle of notable events in the city?s R&B and hip-hop history.

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Neo Soul

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Neo soul (also known as nu soul) is a musical genre that fuses R&B, 1970s style soul, and hip hop. It is the third major genre of R&B/soul music to blend in hip-hop elements, after the new jack swing of the late 1980s/ early 1990s and the hip-hop soul of the early to mid 1990s.

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Blue Eyed Soul

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Blue-eyed soul is soul music as performed by white people and usually intended for white audiences. It exists in contrast to soul music performed by blacks, although many performers in the genre, such as The Box Tops, Eddie Hinton and Dan Penn, recorded many of the same songs done by black soul artists.

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Motown Sound

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The Motown Sound is a style of soul music with distinctive characteristics, including the use of tambourine along with drums, bass instrumentation, a distinctive melodical and chord structure, and a "call and response" singing style originating in gospel music.

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Memphis Soul

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Memphis soul is stylish, funky, uptown soul music that is not as hard edged as Southern soul. It is a shimmering, sultry style produced in the 1960s and 1970s at Stax and Hi Records in Memphis, Tennessee, featuring tasteful, melancholic, melodic horns, organ, bass, and drums.

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Philadelphia Soul

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Philadelphia (or Philly) soul, sometimes called the Philadelphia Sound, is a style of soul music characterized by lush instrumental arrangements often featuring sweeping strings and horns. The result is a much smoother sound compared to the more funky and gritty Southern and deep soul styles.

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Psychedelic soul

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Psychedelic soul is a subgenre of soul music that thrived during the late 1960s and early 1970s. A blending of psychedelic rock and soul music, the style is best exemplified in the work of multicultural rock band Sly & the Family Stone.

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Quiet storm

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Quiet storm is a late-night radio format, featuring soulful slow jams, pioneered in the mid 1970s by then station intern Melvin Lindsey at Howard University Radio, WHUR-FM, in Washington, D.C. Smokey Robinson's like-titled hit single, released in 1975 as the title track to his third solo album, lent its name to the format and to the radio program that introduced it to the public, as well.

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