Southern Soul

A gritty, funky soul that borrows equally from the fervor of Southern gospel and the hard-driving energy of R&B. It is distinguished by a passionate, gospel-tinged singer, punchy horns, chicken-scratch guitars, and tight rhythm sections. Southern Soul emerged in the '60s, made famous by the Stax and Volt labels of Memphis and Muscle Shoals Rhythm section from Alabama It reigned until the early 70’s and is what we mostly think of when we refer to “soul music” today.

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