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60s Soul music

A guide to the songs and artists of Sixties soul, including Stax, Northern Soul, Southern Soul, Deep soul, and every other kind!
  1. James Brown (3)
  2. New Orleans Soul (7)
  3. Northern Soul (3)
  4. Ray Charles (2)
  5. Stax/Volt (10)

What Is Soul Music?
A basic guide to Soul music, its best and most popular artists, singers, and songs, and a history of how the style fits into other areas of popular music. From the Oldies music guide at About.com.

Aretha Franklin
One in a series of profiles on rock and roll's most important artists of the oldies era, written and compiled by your Guide here at oldies.about.com.

Ike Turner
The man who helped invent rock and roll with "Rocket 88," helped create soul with "A Fool In Love," and entered into rock's notorious marriage with wife and musical partner Tina Turner. This Ike Turner profile is one of a series on music's most popular artists of the rock and roll oldies era, written and compiled by your oldies Guide here at About.com.

The Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers were one of the longest-lasting and most influential acts in the history of R&B, scoring hits across several decades with "Twist and Shout," "It's Your Thing," and "That Lady." This Isley Brothers profile is one of a series on music's most important artists of the rock and roll oldies era, written and compiled by your oldies Guide here at About.com.

Lou Rawls
Lou Rawls' deep, seductive, but churchy voice led him to a duet with Sam Cooke, and solo hits like "Love Is A Hurtin' Thing," "Natural Man," and "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine."

Sam Cooke
One of the architects of soul and also one of its first superstars, Sam Cooke's angelic, gospel-trained voice brought the church to the radio with hits such as "You Send Me," "Bring It on Home to Me," and "Having a Party."

Percy Sledge
Soul's saddest balladeer, Percy was the king of Southern Soul with emotional, gorgeous, earnest classics like "When a Man Loves a Woman," "Take Time to Know Her," and "The Dark End of the Street."

Sly and the Family Stone
The groundbreaking multiracial rock-funk unit who expanded consciousness and crossed racial and cultural lines with classic hits like "Everyday People," "Dance to the Music," and "Family Affair." This Sly and the Family Stone profile is one of a series on music's most important artists of the rock and roll...

Solomon Burke
A major fixture on the Sixties soul scene whose own hits like "Cry To Me" and "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love" proved to be a major influence on R&B, even as the pop charts rejected them. This Solomon Burke profile is the latest in a series on music's most popular artists of the oldies era, written and compiled by...

Tina Turner
The original soul diva and survivor, Tina the burner electrified audiences with her fiery persona and gutbucket soul, from "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" to "Proud Mary" to "What's Love Got to Do With It."

What is Country Soul?
A basic guide to "Country Soul" music, its best and most popular artists, bands, singers, and songs, and a history of how the style fits into other areas of pop and rock music. From the Oldies music guide at About.com.

The 10 Greatest R&B Hits of 1960
The ten biggest and best R&B hits of 1960, including girl group hits, early soul, dance songs, and more! A tribute to the best rhythm and blues hits of 1960. From your Oldies Expert at About.com.

What is Uptown Soul?
Uptown soul, its artists, songs, and music -- the definition of the style and its best and most popular songs, including the story of how it inspired other types of music. From the Oldies guide at About.com.

Playlist: The Elements of Soul
A playlist that traces the birth of soul music in chronological order -- the hit R&B songs that led to the development of the style. Classic R&B, doo-wop, and pop that led to soul music. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

In the Spotlight: Gene Chandler
Gene Chandler will always be known as the "Duke of Earl," but he's no one-hit wonder, at least in the R&B world, where he ruled the Uptown Soul of the '60s and became a noted producer in his own right. Learn all about the life and career of Gene Chandler in this latest profile on rock's first generation, from the Oldies Guide at About.com.

In the Spotlight: Jerry Butler
Jerry Butler is the Iceman, the man who helped usher in soul with the Impressions' "For Your Precious Love" and then defined his bluesy version of it with hits like "He Will Break Your Heart," "Only the Strong Survive," and "Hey, Western Union Man." This profile is the latest in a series on music's most important artists of the first top 40 era,...

In the Spotlight: Ben E. King
Ben E. King would be a early soul legend if he'd only replaced Clyde McPhatter as he lead of the Drifters during their "Uptown Soul" phase, but he also went on to an amazing solo career with hits like "Stand By Me," "Spanish Harlem," and "Don't Play That Song."

The Ultimate Guide to Soul
All about soul music -- an in-depth look at the labels, the songs, the hits, the legendary artists, and their history, impact, and legacy. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

James Brown
One in a series of profiles on rock and roll's most important artists of the oldies era, written and compiled by your Guide here at oldies.about.com.

I Thought They Were Black!
You thought they were black - blue-eyed soul and R&B artists who were white but didn't sound like it, from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Profile: Joe Tex
All about Joe Tex, the clown prince of soul who helped demolish the barriers between funk and Southern soul with hits like "I Gotcha," "Skinny Legs and All," and "Hold What You've Got." This Joe Tex profile is the latest in a series on music's most popular artists of the oldies era, written and compiled by your oldies Guide here at About.com.

Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels: In the Spotlight
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels were the original Motor City Madmen, the R&B bar band to end all bar bands and the progenitor of punk on hits like "Devil With a Blue Dress On" and "Jenny Take a Ride!" This profile of Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, including history, songs, chart hits, and trivia, is one of several bios on the most popular artists of rock's first generation, written and compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com.

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