According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, soul is “music that arose out of the black expertise in America by way of the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a type of funky, secular testifying”. Catchy rhythms, confused by handclaps and extemporaneous body strikes, are an important function of soul music. Other traits are a call and response between the lead vocalist and the chorus and an especially tense vocal sound.
Originally the term was related to mid-Nineteen Sixties white artists who carried out soul and R&B that was much like the music launched by Motown Records and Stax Records. The Righteous Brothers, The Rascals, Spencer Davis Group, Steve Winwood, Van Morrison & Them and The Grass Roots were well-known blue-eyed soul musicians in Nineteen Sixties.
Performers included Timbaland, Aaliyah, Whitney Houston and Destiny’s Child. Hypersoul maybe also be seen as a precursor to trendy R&B. … Read More