Soul Music

Soul Music is a music genre that has an origin from the US towards the end of the 1950s and in the early 1960s. It combines elements of African American gospel, rythm & blues and jazz. Soul music became popular in the United States because you could both dance and listen to the music. Record companies such as Motown, Atlanta and Stax were influential publishers of soul music. Soul also became popular around the world, which influenced rock music and music from Africa.

Important subgenres

Some of the most important subgenres of soul are a Motown style from Detroit, a rhythmic music influenced by the gospel; a deeper soul and southern soul, energetic soul style combines R&B with gospel. Memphis soul, which was a shimmering and stifling style. New Orleans soul, which came from the rythm & blues style. Chicago soul, a lighter gospel influenced sound. Philadelphia soul, a more lush with orchestral sound with doo-wop inspired song. Psychedelic soul, a mixture of psychedelic rock and soul. Blue-eyed soul, soul music performed by white artists. British Soul and the Nordic Soul, which is a rare soul music played by DJs at nightclubs in northern England.

Perhaps it was Sam Cooke who in 1957 set the tone for soul when he got his big break with the song You Send Me. The first artist who really got a real breakthrough was probably Ray Charles. He was one of the first to connect gospel music with rythm & blues together with worldly texts. Other artists who did soul music were James Brown, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and others. The record label Motown records from Detroit played a crucial role in the development of soul. There are several different genres of music developed from the soul, including the house, disco and hip-hop music. In New Jersey casinos it is often a lot of music, but the genres is different, but it sometimes are soul music.

5 Jun 2019