Soul/R&B & Motown Singles

Soul/R&B & Motown Singles

Soul music is a popular music genre that originated in the United States in the 1950s and early 1960s. It combines elements of African-American gospel music, rhythm and blues and jazz. Soul music became popular for dancing and listening in the United States – where record labels such as Motown, Atlantic and Stax were influential in the civil rights era. Soul also became popular around the world, directly influencing rock music and the music of Africa.

According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 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".

Soul/R&B & Motown Singles
Soul/R&B & Motown Singles

Soul music dominated the U.S. R&B chart in the 1960s, and many recordings crossed over into the pop charts in the U.S., Britain and elsewhere. By 1968, the soul music genre had begun to splinter. Some soul artists developed funk music, while other singers developed slicker, more sophisticated, and in some cases more politically conscious varieties. By the early 1970s, soul music had been influenced by psychedelic rock and other genres. The United States saw the development of neo soul around 1994. There are also several other subgenres and offshoots of soul music.

The key subgenres of soul include the Detroit (Motown) style, a rhythmic music influenced by gospel; deep soul and southern soul, a driving, energetic soul style combining R&B with southern gospel music sounds; Memphis soul, a shimmering, sultry style; New Orleans soul, which came out of the rhythm and blues style; Chicago soul, a light gospel-influenced sound; Philadelphia soul, a lush orchestral sound with doo-wop-inspired vocals; Psychedelic soul, a blend of psychedelic rock and soul music; Blue-eyed soul, music performed by white artists and Northern soul, rare soul music played by DJs at nightclubs in northern England.


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Leon Haywood - You and Your Moody Ways

Leon Haywood - (1971)

Early '70s rare soul, the more elusive of the two issues, released on the artist's own record label Evejim Records.

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Natural High - Bump Your Lady (Part 1)

Narural High - (1974)

The Mississippi funk band's debut single, with a company paper sleeve.

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Denise LaSalle - Get Up Off My Mind

Denise LaSalle - (1974)

Promotional variant of Detroit based R&B-funk single, in EX+/EX+ condition.

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Little Johnny Taylor - Everybody Knows About My Love

Little Johnny Taylor - (1971)

Stunning EX+/EX+ example of early '70s R&B-funk single, (U.S. Billboard R&B chart #9), in it's original birth, company paper sleeve.

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Victor Johnson - When You Say You're Mine

Victor Johnson - (1972)

Jazz based blues number, with rare soul spin "When You Say You're Mine" on the flip side.

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Notations - Superpeople

Notations - (1974)

An eye-catching Mint- example, of the in-demand, rare groove spin.

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Betty Baker and the Jaxis - Marching Out of Your Life

Betty Baker and the Jaxsis -

EX+/EX+ example of the rare soul classic, often spun at Cleethorpes Pier 1975-1978.

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O.V. Wright - I've Been Searching

O.V. Wright - (1974)

Los Angeles based R&B, taken from the album "Memphis Unlimited", produced by Willie Mitchell, and released through Don Robey's Back Beat label.

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The Eight Minutes - Take My Love (Don't Set Me Free)

The Eight Minutes - (1972)

1970's group soul/crossover by the eight piece vocal group from Chicago.

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Young-Holt Unlimited - Just a Melody

Young-Holt Unlimited - (1969)

Jazz-based soulful instrumental, taken from the trio's album of the same name.

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The Undisputed Truth - Lil' Red Ridin' Hood

The Undisputed Truth - (1974)

EX+/EX+ example of minor charting single (U.S. Billboard #106), by producer Norman Whitfield's psychedelic soul group.

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African Music Machine - Camel Time

African Music Machine - (1973)

EX+ elusive, white label variant, of early '70s funk rarity, by the New Orleans-based funk band.

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Gary Toms Empire - 1-2-3-4 (Let's Do It Again)

Gary Toms Empire - (1978)

EX+/EX+ example of New York band's R&B/funk-disco single release, taken from the album "Let's Do It Again".

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Maceo and All the King's Men - Got to Get'cha

Maceo and all the King's Men - (1970)

The grey centre label variant of the funk single, with the jazz-based "(I Remember) Mr. Banks" released as the B-side.

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Willie Henderson - The Dance Master Part One: Instrumental

Willie Henderson - (1973)

The 4-prong centre variant of the two-part funk single.

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Joe Simon featuring the Mainstreeters - Theme From Cleopatra Jones

Joe Simon - (1973)

Theme to the Warner Bros. blaxploitation genre film Cleopatra Jones.

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Eddie Spencer - If This Is Love (I'd Rather Be Lonely)

Eddie Spencer - (1976)

The 1st British issue of the single first released in the United States of America in 1968, from the Canadian R&B vocalist.

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Dennis Landry - Sing My Song

Dennis Landry - (1974)

West coast early 70's funk track in Excellent condition.

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