Soul music is a combination of rhythm and blues and gospel which began in the late 1950s in the United States.
Soul music is differentiated by its use of gospel-music devices, its greater emphasis on vocalists, and its merging of religious and secular themes.
With the introduction of influences from electro music and funk, soul music became less raw and more slickly produced, resulting in a genre of music that was once again called RandB (although the term is no longer an acronym), ususally disinguished from the earlier rhythm and blues by identifying it as "contemporary RandB".
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