Blue Eyed Soul

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Dan Penn, for example, wrote two songs associated with black soul performers: "Do Right Woman-Do Right Man" (for Aretha Franklin) and "The Dark End of the Street" (recorded by James Carr). Many blue-eyed soul performers are British, and several of these artists have actually been mistaken for being black.

Ironically, the "blue-eyed" artists who have had the longest careers in this genre have done so by building a significant black following, as exemplified by the success of Hall & Oates, George Michael and Teena Marie on the R&B charts in the 1980s.

Blue-eyed soul artists:

  • Rick Astley
  • Bee Gees
  • Michael Bolton
  • The Box Tops
  • Boy George
  • Joe Cocker
  • Culture Club
  • Taylor Dayne
  • The Doobie Brothers
  • Eurythmics
  • Fine Young Cannibals
  • The Foundations
  • Hall & Oates
  • Eddie Hinton
  • Tom Jones
  • Annie Lennox
  • Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge
  • Teena Marie
  • Michael McDonald
  • George Michael
  • Van Morrison
  • Shaun Murphy
  • Laura Nyro
  • Roy Orbison
  • Robert Palmer
  • Dan Penn
  • Elvis Presley
  • Rare Earth
  • The Rascals
  • The Righteous Brothers
  • Mitch Ryder
  • Boz Scaggs
  • Simply Red
  • Spandau Ballet
  • Dusty Springfield
  • Lisa Stansfield
  • Joss Stone
  • Tony Joe White
  • Steve Winwood
  • Paul Young
  • Young Rascals

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