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Soul Music
Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music Music is the art of arranging sounds in time to produce a composition through the elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. It is one of the universal ... that originated in the African American African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group An ethnic group or ethnicity is a grouping of people who identity (social science), identify with each other on the basis of shared attributes that ... community throughout the United States in the 1950s and early 1960s. It combines elements of African-American gospel music Gospel music is a genre of Christian music Christian music is music Music is the art of arranging sounds in time to produce a composition through the elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. It is one of the universal cult .. ...
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Al Green
Albert Leornes Greene (born April 13, 1946) is an American American(s) may refer to: * American, something of, from, or related to the United States of America, commonly known as the United States The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US), or America, is ... singer, songwriter and record producer best known for recording a series of soul In many religious, philosophical, and myth Myth is a folklore genre consisting of narratives that play a fundamental role in a society, such as foundational tales or origin myths. The main characters in myths are usually non-humans, such as ... hit single A hit song, also known as a hit record, hit single or simply a hit, is a recorded song A song is a musical composition Musical composition can refer to an piece or work of , either or , the of a musical piece or to the process of ...s in the early 1970s File:1970s decade montage.png, Clockwise from top left: U.S ...
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Psychedelic Soul
Psychedelic soul (sometimes called black rock or conflated with psychedelic funk Psychedelic funk (also called funkadelia or conflated with psychedelic soul Psychedelic soul (sometimes called black rock or conflated with psychedelic funk Psychedelic funk (also called funkadelia or conflated with psychedelic soul) is a music ...) is a music genre that emerged in the late 1960s and saw Black soul In many religious, philosophical, and myth Myth is a folklore genre consisting of narratives that play a fundamental role in a society, such as foundational tales or origin myths. The main characters in myths are usually non-humans, such as ... musicians embrace elements of psychedelic rock Psychedelic rock is rock music that is inspired, influenced, or representative of psychedelia, psychedelic culture, which is centered on perception-altering hallucinogenic drugs. The music is intended to replicate and enhance the mind-altering ..., including its production techniques, i ...
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Music Genre
A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music Music is the of arranging s in time through the of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. It is one of the aspects of all human societies. General include common elements such as (which governs and ), (and its associated concepts , , and ... as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from ''musical form In music, form refers to the structure of a musical composition or performance. In his book, ''Worlds of Music'', Jeff Todd Titon suggests that a number of organizational elements may determine the formal structure of a piece of music, such as "th ...'' and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Music can be divided into genre Genre () is any form or type of communication Communication (from Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic languages, Italic branch of the ...
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List Of Soul Musicians
This is a list of soul musicians who have either been influential within the genre, or have had a considerable amount of fame. Bands are listed by the first letter in their name (not including the words "a", "an", or "the"), and individuals are listed by last name. __NOTOC__ 0–9 *The "5" Royales The "5" Royales was an American rhythm and blues (R&B) vocal group from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, that combined gospel music, gospel, jump blues and doo-wop, marking an early and influential step in the evolution of rock and r ... *The 5th Dimension The 5th Dimension is an American popular music Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry. These forms and styles can be enjoyed and performed by people with little ... A *Aaliyah Aaliyah Dana Haughton (; January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001), known mononymously as Aaliyah, was an American singer, actress, dancer, and ...
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Southern Soul
Southern soul is a type of soul music Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music Music is the art of arranging sounds in time to produce a composition through the ... that emerged from the Southern United States The Southern United States, also referred to as the Southern States, the American South, Dixie, the Southland, or simply the South, is a geographic and cultural region In geography Geography (from Greek: , ''geographia'', literally .... The music originated from a combination of styles, including blues Blues is a music genre A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from ''musical form'' and musical style, although in ... (both 12 bar and jump), country A country is a distinct territorial bod ...
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Philadelphia Soul
The Philadelphia Soul were a professional arena football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia (colloquially known simply as Philly) is the largest city in the Commonwealth A commonwealth is a traditional English term for a political community founded for the common good In philosophy Philosophy (from , ) is ..., and competed in the Arena Football League The Arena Football League (AFL) was a professional arena football, indoor American football league in the United States. It was founded in 1987 Arena Football League season, 1987, making it the third longest-running professional football league ... (AFL). The Soul made five ArenaBowl The ArenaBowl was the Arena Football League The Arena Football League (AFL) was a professional arena football, indoor American football league in the United States. It was founded in 1987 Arena Football League season, 1987, making it the third lo ... appearances, winning their first appearance (2008 ...
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Northern Soul
Northern soul is a music and dance movement that emerged in Northern England Northern England, also known as the North of England or simply the North, is the most northern area of England England is a that is part of the . It shares land borders with to its west and to its north. The lies northwest of England ... and the English Midlands The Midlands is a part of and a that broadly corresponds to the of the . The Midlands region is bordered by and . The Midlands were important in the of the 18th and 19th centuries. Two of the nine official are the and . , in the West Mid ... in the late 1960s from the British mod scene, based on a particular style of black American African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group An ethnic group or ethnicity is a grouping of people who identify with each other on the basis of shared attributes that distinguish them from othe ... soul music Soul music (often ref ...
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New Orleans Soul
New Orleans soul is a musical style derived from the soul music Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music Music is the art of arranging sounds in time to produce a composition through the ... which has a large influence of the Gospel (music) Gospel music is a genre of Christian music. The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of gospel music varies according to culture and social context. Gospel music is composed and performed for many purposes, including aes .... New Orleans soul has ingredients of pop music Pop is a genre of popular music Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry. These forms and styles can be enjoyed and performed by people with little or no musical tra ... and soul and is influenced by boogie-woogie Boogie-woogie is a music genr ...
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Memphis Soul
Memphis soul, also known as the Memphis sound, is the most prominent strain of Southern soul Southern soul is a type of soul music Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music Music is the art of arranging sounds in ti .... It is a shimmering, sultry style produced in the 1960s and 1970s at Stax Records Stax Records is an American record label, originally based in Memphis, Tennessee Memphis is a city along the Mississippi River The Mississippi River is the List of longest rivers of the United States (by main stem), second-longest river a ... and Hi Records Hi Records is an American soul music Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African-American culture, African American community throughout the United States in the 1950s and early 1960s ... in Memphis, Tennessee Memphis is a city al ...
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Detroit Soul
Motown Records is an American record label owned by the Universal Music Group. It was founded by Berry Gordy, Berry Gordy Jr. as Tamla Records on January 12, 1959, and incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960. Its name, a portmanteau of ''motor'' and ''town'', has become a nickname for Detroit, where the label was originally headquartered. Motown played an important role in the racial integration of popular music as an African American-owned label that achieved crossover (music), crossover success. In the 1960s, Motown and its subsidiary labels (including Tamla Motown, the brand used outside the US) were the most of the Motown (music style), Motown sound, a style of soul music with a mainstream pop music, pop appeal. Motown was the most successful soul music label, with a net worth of $61 million. During the 1960s, Motown achieved 79 records in the top-ten of the Billboard Hot 100, ''Billboard'' Hot 100 between 1960 and 1969. Following the events of the 196 ...
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Chicago Soul
Chicago soul is a style of soul music that arose during the 1960s in Chicago. Along with Detroit, the home of Motown, and Memphis, Tennessee, Memphis, with its hard-edged, gritty performers (see Memphis soul), Chicago and the Chicago soul style helped spur the album-oriented soul revolution of the early 1970s. The sound of Chicago soul, like southern soul with its rich influence of black gospel music, also exhibited an unmistakable gospel sound, but was somewhat lighter and more delicate in its approach. Chicago vocal groups tended to feature laid-back sweet harmonies, while solo artists exhibited a highly melodic and somewhat pop music, pop approach to their songs. Accompaniment usually featured highly orchestrated arrangements, with horns and strings, by such notable arrangers as Johnny Pate (who largely worked with horns) and Riley Hampton (who specialized in strings). This kind of soul music is sometimes called "soft soul", to distinguish it from the more harsh and gospel-li ...
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British Soul
British soul, Brit soul, or (in a US context) the British soul invasion, is soul music performed by United Kingdom, British artists. Soul has been a major influence on British popular music since the 1960s, and United States, American soul was extremely popular among some youth subcultures, such as Mod (subculture), mods, skinheads, and the Northern soul movement. In the 1970s, soul gained more mainstream popularity in the UK during the disco era. However, a clear genre of British soul did not emerge until the 1980s, when a number of Black British, black and White British, white artists who made soul their major focus, influenced by contemporary R&B, began to enjoy some commercial success. British soul artists began gaining popularity in the United States in the late 2000s, leading to talk of another British Invasion, this time a ''soul invasion'' (in contrast to the 1960s rock music, rock and pop music, pop, and 1980s Second British Invasion, new wave and synthpop invasions). His ...
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