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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The Supremes - Baby Love

The Supremes - (1964)

Well presented original 1964 pressing of UK and U.S. chart-topping single, taken from The Supremes second studio album, "Where Did Our Love Go".

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Wayne Fontana - Pamela Pamela

Wayne Fontana - (1966)

Fontana's last charting single, with the N/S club regular spin "Something Keeps Calling Me Back" pressed on the B-side.

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The Precisions - If This Is Love (I'd Rather Be Lonely)

The Precisions - (1967)

EX+/EX+ original U.S. (Drew D-1003) pressing of N/S club "oldies" regular spin.

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The Buckeye Politicians - I Wish It Would Rain

The Buckeye Politicians - (1970)

Promotional copy variant of early 1970's crossover-funk, northern soul rarity.

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Jean Terrell - Rising Cost of Love

Jean Terrell - (1978)

Original U.S. (A&M 2064 stereo) variant of '70s modern soul room spin, from the former lead singer of The Supremes after 1970.

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The Sisters' Love - This Time Tororrow

The Sisters' Love - (1968)

Debut single release from the former members of Ray Charles' backing ensemble, The Raelettes.

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Sharpees - Tired of Being Lonely

Sharpees - (1965)

EX+/EX+ debut single release from the Chicago-based trio, fronted by Benny Sharp.

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The Precisions - A Place

The Precisions - (1968)

Strong excellent pressing of late '60s Detroit northern soul classic.

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Jewel Bass - Let Your Love Rain Down On Me

Jewel Bass - (1979)

U.S. Malaco 1055 stereo, modern soul room in-demander, in stunning "time capsule" condition!

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Eric and the Vikings - Vibrations (Made Us Fall in Love)

Eric and the Vikings - (1970)

Popcorn Wylie produced northern soul with up-tempo, instrumental B-side.

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Eddie Wilson - Get Out in the Street

Eddie Wilson - (1969)

EX+/EX+ U.S. promotional variant of Texas-based northern/R&B.

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The Volcanos - A Lady's Man

The Volcanos - (1966)

Classic northern soul floor-filler, from the Philadelphia-based quintet, that later went on to become The Trammps.

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June Gatlin - Good Girl Gone Bad

June Gatlin - (1968)

Late '60s crossover in "time capsule" condition, with it's original birth company paper sleeve.

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McKinley Travis - Get Yourself Together

McKinley Travis - (1970)

Strong excellent example of mid-tempo northern soul, with good deep soul flip-side.

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Lavell Hardy - Don't Lose Your Groove

Lavell Hardy - (1967)

The first of only two single releases, from the New York based R&B-funk singer.

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Bobby Powell - Peace Begins Within

Bobby Powell - (1971)

Early '70s R&B from the Louisiana born singer and keyboard player.

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Bobby Powell - Into My Own Thing

Bobby Powell - (1971)

R&B/funk with a cover of Sly Stone's "Into My Own Thing".

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The Hesitations - No Brag Just Fact

The Hesitations - (1969)

Late '60 northern/R&B, with crossover flip featuring Debbie Taylor on lead vocals with The Hesitations backing.

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Smoke - I'm So Lonely

Smoke - (1975)

U.S. Promotional variant of superior male group ballad. The Kansas City, Missouri, based group's only single release.

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