Soul music facts for kids
|Cultural origins||Early 1950s – early 1960s, United States|
|Mainstream popularity||International, 1960s through early 1980s, revival in late 2000s and early 2010s|
|List of musicians|
Soul music is a kind of music that mixes rhythm and blues, gospel music and white pop music. It started in the 1960s in the United States. Features of Soul Music are call and response, hand claps, body movement and a tense vocal sound.
Ray Charles is said to be inventor of Soul with his song "I Got a Woman". Soul is energetic music with main subjects of lyrics being love, dance and life. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame states that soul is "music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a form of funky, secular testifying." Recently, singers like Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse and Adele are known as Blue Eyed Soul singers. In some variations of soul brass and saxophones are used a lot.
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