Meaning and Definition of Soul | Concept and What is.

What is the Soul?


The Soul is a musical genre originated in the United States, which presents elements of other genres such as R & B and the Gospe; It is characterized by the passionate use of voice, attractive rhythms, body expression, use of applause and a sort of dialogue between the soloist and the chorus. It has been defined as music that arises from the black experience in the United States by the transmutation of Gospel and R & B, to become a form of secular Declaration and funk. Because of its combination of elements of the aforementioned Gospel and R & B, Soul presents a wide variety of styles and is one of the most influential rhythms of black music.

The Soul has its roots in Gospel and R & B. Major Soul Singers 1960s had as a main influence to the bands of Gospel of the previous decades. It considered that this style was born specifically, with singer Ray Charles and his song "I Got a Woman" in 1954. Also include Solomon Burke and Little Richard. But the Soul had its apogee with the musical birth of Aretha Franklin, who in 1967, achieved great popularity with their songs "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) and"Respect"." Aretha came to be considered the Queen of Soul, and until the day of today, is one of the most recognized artists in the history of music. Other artists who have contributed to Soul music are some like Eddie Floyd, Johnnie Taylor, James Brown, Bobby Womack, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson.

Since the 1980's, the Soul has been influenced by other musical currents that have been emerging. He is Hip Hop Culture and electronic music, which kicked off a style called contemporary R & B. Some production equipment such as Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Babyface and L.A. Reid, contributed greatly to the Soul, producing hits for artists such as Janet Jackson, TLC, Bobby Brown, among others. In addition, Soul artists such as Whitney Houston, Sade and Anita Baker, achieved great worldwide popularity.

Currently, the Soul has acquired worldwide recognition and is a rhythm that is still fashionable, thanks to artists such as Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, Duffy, Anastacia and Beyonce, among others.
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